Hearty Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup

Here’s a hearty beef and vegetable soup that couldn’t be easier. You simply stir all the ingredients together in the slow cooker and then let it simmer away unattended. In several hours you’re rewarded with a big batch of satisfying soup that will fill you up with minimal fat and calories. This tasty vegetable beef […]

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Easy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

This easy broccoli cauliflower soup is based on another simple recipe template I use a lot. There are gazillions of recipes for “cream of vegetable soup” and/or “pureed vegetable soup” online and in cookbooks that are virtually all the same with very minor differences among them. (Trust me, I’ve spent more time than I should’ve […]

Jamie Oliver Vegetable Soup with Beans Recipe

Spring Vegetable and Bean Soup

I made this Jamie Oliver Vegetable Soup with beans recently. It’s from his book, Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals. He describes it as a “lovely soup – very simple and traditional.” I don’t know about simple. This Jamie Oliver Vegetable Soup requires a lot of chopping! But it is delicious. […]

Dinosaur Kale Salad

Kale Salad

Dinosaur kale, which is also known as Lacinto kale, isn’t as tough as curly kale so it it works well in raw salads, like this one. This raw dinosaur kale salad is crunchy, colorful and delicious. The whole family enjoyed it when I made it recently and I think yours will to. The dressing adds […]

This Borscht Recipe is One of My Favorite Winter Soup Recipes

Winter Borscht

This borscht recipe caught my eye as I was scanning one of my favorite cookbooks of the moment, Simply in Season: Recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods in the spirit of More-with-Less. Having never made or even tasted borscht before, I had no preconceived ideas about what ingredients it should contain. Usually, this leads me […]

How to Boil Corn on the Cob


It’s hard to beat boiled corn on the cob, especially when it is in season and freshly picked. With just 2 PointsPlus value per medium ear (without butter), it’s a Weight Watchers friendly Power Food too! Boiling is the quickest, easiest, tastiest way to prepare fresh corn. Many people prefer grilling corn on the cob […]