Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato Stew

I’m a busy wife and mom AND  I know I’m not alone (thanks for being crazy busy with me).  Just because we have many hats to wear doesn’t mean we need to compromise on having healthy dinners!  I’ve already shared some quick and easy healthy dinners like my Turkey and Black Bean Baked Burritos and my Avocado Tuna Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  Oh, how could I forget about my Shepard’s Pie?  Well, sit back and relax, my friends.  I’ve got another quick and easy one that you’ll fall head-over-heels for!     I’m sharing this recipe over at 4Men1Lady today!  Here’s the LINK to the full recipe and post....
Golden Harvest Stew

Golden Harvest Stew

This ‘before’ wasn’t my worst (trust me… it’s coming), however I was still excited to trash my ‘before’ and improve the image. Natural light makes the photo warm and inviting by emphasizing the true colors of the food.     When the weather starts to get cold, all I want to do is cuddle up in a blanket with a warm bowl of stew.  Especially a bowl of THIS stew. Red AND sweet potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, carrots, and tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork?  I just had a large bowl, but I’m ready for seconds!   Print Golden Harvest Stew Ingredients 2 pound boneless pork cutlets or sirloin tip roast cut into 1-inch pieces 2 Tbs olive or coconut oil 6 small red potatoes washed and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 large carrots peeled and chopped 2 ear corn shucked and broken into pieces (about 8) or 1 cup frozen corn 1 small sweet onion chopped 32 oz organic chicken broth/stock 15 oz organic vegetable broth 1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped (or leave seeds in for added spice) 2 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp salt 1 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp pepper Chopped parsley Instructions Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork or sirloin pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to crock-pot slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley, and mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours, or until done. To serve, sprinkle with parsley. Recipe Notes Serves 4 to 6 people Recipe slightly altered from Crock-Pot Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipe.   Need some more...
Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower

Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower

I tried numerous of times to make mashed potatoes with cauliflower.  One time, it turned out like a soup.  AND then one time, it was really chunky.  After my many fails, I was about to give up on trying until I FINALLY figured it out!  The texture turned out perfect.  Try them out and let me know what you think! Print Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets and washed well 3 large red potatoes washed well and cut into chunks 1 cup coconut milk 1 Tbs fresh parsley 1 Tbs oregano 1 tsp fresh or dried rosemary 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese optional Instructions In a large skillet, bring cauliflower florets and 1 cup coconut milk to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes until tender. In a large pot, bring about 4 cups of water to boil. Add potato chunks and boil for about 15 minutes until tender. Once cauliflower and potatoes are tender, drain both and return them back to the large pot. Add parsley, oregano, rosemary, salt, pepper, and cheese. Mash until potatoes are smooth and herbs are well mixed. Serve hot and enjoy! Don’t forget to try my Ziti Spinach...
Not Yo Momma’s Shepard’s Pie

Not Yo Momma’s Shepard’s Pie

Mom, what’s for dinner?  Honey, what’s for dinner?  Self, what ARE we going to have for dinner?!?!  Until I became and wife and a mother, I didn’t realize these questions could feel like a 50 lb bag of stress some days….  Since I’m now the busy mom, I decided to create a healthy, modern, this-is-2013 Shepard’s Pie casserole. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:160] I’m sharing my Shepard’s Pie recipe over at 4 Men 1 Lady today!   Here’s the LINK directly to the recipe.  Don’t forget to come back and share what you thought of the...
Manly Steak Soup

Manly Steak Soup

Print Manly Steak Soup Ingredients 1 tsp Olive or Coconut Oil 2 medium ribs of celery chopped 4 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 small onion chopped 1 medium green bell pepper diced 2 tsp minced garlic 32 oz organic beef broth or stock low sodium 15 oz organic vegetable broth low sodium 1.5 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp black pepper 4 large red potatoes cut into cubes 1 lb sirloin steak all visible fat discarded and cut into 1 inch pieces 2 Tbs steak sauce lowest sodium available Instructions In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly tender. Add beef broth/stock, vegetable broth, thyme, and pepper to celery mixture. Bring to boil. Add potatoes and steak and reduce heat until soup is constantly simmering. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes are soft and steak is very tender. Add steak sauce and mix well. Serve and...

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