baked potato and greens soup

Mmmm…time for hearty winter soups! Ingredients: 4-6 baking potatoes baked, cooled and chopped into chunks 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp crushed fennel 1 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp sage 1 tsp salt plenty of fresh ground pepper 4-6 cups vegetable broth 4 cups kale, diced into…

Polenta with white beans and fresh tomato

Thanks to some great friends on Portland, OR for cooking up some polenta love and getting me hooked! Ingredients: 3 cups water 1 cup corn grits (polenta) try Bob’s Red Mill (Gluten Free will need to double check package to ensure GF) 1 can rinsed white beans (cannelini, great northern, or white kidney) 4-5 fresh…

crispy chickpeas

This is one of my favorite snacks ever since my friend Lauren had them at a little get together a while back.  I have made them both baked and “fried” and tend to prefer the “fried” version. Ingredients: 1 can rinsed chickpeas 1-2Tbsp olive oil pinch of salt and pepper big pinch of your favorite…