Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday recipe links

In the interest of sharing the love, I am now devoting blog space here on my recipe site to sharing the fantastic recipes I have been drooling over on the weekends. :-) I hope to make this a weekly thing, just like my health links on my other site.

To make it in my list, the dishes have to be yummy and good for you. Seriously. I'm looking for whole grains, dark leafy greens, fibre, lean proteins, beta carotene, get the picture. Bonus points for anything that is quick and easy. Anything not suited up and ready to fight on your behalf in your anti-disease fight will only be included in this blog if I think it holds some wonderful mental health benefits. :-) So there will be a smattering of crème brulée, apple pie and chocolate. (Some weekends, you could find that on my face.)
  1. Chard and white bean stew from the Smitten Kitchen.
  2. Split pea soup with country ham from Orangette.
  3. New Year Noodle Soup from 101 Cookbooks.
  4.  Editors' Picks in the Lentil Recipe Contest at Food52.
  5. Multigrain Starter Bread from Clotilde at Chocolate and Zucchini.
  6. Cauliflower Soup from The Wednesday Chef.
  7. Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Caraway Seed from Pinch My Salt.
  8. Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs from Saucy & Bossy. Note: add in the carrots they have omitted (or sweet potato) and serve on brown rice and you have a nice healthy meal. Plus, it's made in a slow cooker, so it's easy. This might be one to try if you are in the midst of chemo - sometimes spicy food is more appealing than bland when your taste buds are screwed up.
  9. And what I am having for breakfast this morning, bircher-muesli. Over 25 years ago, my friend Melisa introduced me to bircher-muesli at the Swiss Pastry Shop in Kamloops, BC, where we grew up, and from the first taste I was hooked (I also got hooked on their Whisky Truffles but that's another story). I add, of course, flax seed and wheat germ to mine. :-)


  1. Made the curried butternut squash and apple soup (from the Pink Ribbon diet book) yesterday for my "soup group" and it was delicious! Everyone raved about it!! I am thinking that if you halved the olive oil it would taste just as good with half the calories...

  2. That might be a good idea. Then you could use the olive oil you saved here elsewhere in your day, like on your bread! Or in a salad. The author wants you to eat the olive oil to get its benefits, but shifting it from one meal to another should not be a problem.

    I'm not a big curry fan - I may try to adapt it to a Thai curry soup. Thanks, Di!