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, omega-3s...you 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.)
- Chard and white bean stew from the Smitten Kitchen.
- Split pea soup with country ham from Orangette.
- New Year Noodle Soup from 101 Cookbooks.
- Editors' Picks in the Lentil Recipe Contest at Food52.
- Multigrain Starter Bread from Clotilde at Chocolate and Zucchini.
- Cauliflower Soup from The Wednesday Chef.
- Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Caraway Seed from Pinch My Salt.
- 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.
- 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. :-)