Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

You know those days where you come home from work and you know you should work out, but all you want to do is eat something healthy and warming and then climb into bed with tea and cookies and a book, and fall asleep wrapped in the warm embrace of a hot dinner and a thick down comforter? This chicken noodle soup is for precisely those days.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Spicy Beans with Wilted Greens and a Sausage on Top

Ok. We’ve tagged this recipe as vegetarian, and yes, we can see there’s clearly a sausage sitting on top of these beans and greens. But this recipe from Bon Appetit stands proudly, richly, healthily on its own without the sausage. Or, if you like sausage, then you can go there, too.

Spicy Beans with Wilted Greens
Spicy Beans with Wilted Greens

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Spicy Deconstructed Dumplings with Rice Noodles and Bok Choi

This deconstructed dumpling recipe has that familiar dumpling flavor, but comes together at home in a lot less time. Bright flavors from the ginger plus the option to add as many greens as you’d like make this recipe from the New York Times a delicious, healthy mid-week dinner. Also, we notice that if we make recipes from the NY Times, they tend to be those by Melissa Clark. Thanks Melissa!

Deconstructed Dumplings with Ginger
Deconstructed Dumplings with Ginger

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Stir-Fried Farro with Ginger Shrimp and an Egg on Top

As Seattle heads into a cold snap, we could really use something hearty to warm us up. Also: we love eggs, we love shrimp, and we’ve recently really gotten into the versatile, protein-rich grain called farro. So, we thought we’d try this recipe from Bon Appetit. Smashing!

Stir-Fried Farro with Ginger Shrimp and Fried Egg
Stir-Fried Farro with Ginger Shrimp and Fried Egg

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Toasted Farro Soup with Tuscan Kale and White Beans

It’s soup season. Time for something hearty and warming and stick-to-your-bones-y. And that means it’s time for farro. One of the oldest cultivated grains and packed with nutritional value, farro is found in the bulk section at your local grocery store.

Farro & Tuscan Kale Soup
Farro & Tuscan Kale Soup

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Healthy Fruit & Nut Bread

I love fruitcake with a passion. Others are a little more ambivalent. But even I recognize that when you’re looking for a pick-me-up, mid-afternoon work snack, an alcohol-laced fat bomb of a regular fruitcake isn’t going to fly. We discovered this healthy, hearty recipe several weeks ago, and have been making a loaf every week to take to work. Naturally, we had to share it with you.

Healthy Fruit & Nut Loaf
Healthy Fruit & Nut Loaf

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Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash & Green Apple Salad

Butternut squash is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Maple syrup is rich in love. Combine the two with apples in a roasted, caramelized melange and toss over greens with some pepitas and dried cranberries, and you have the makings of a richly satisfying salad. This recipe is from the fabulous blog Two Peas and Their Pod. Oh, and this the maple mustard dressing is good enough to drink. Or bathe in.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad

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