Spiced Indian Eggplant Curry

Indian Eggplant Curry - perfect with rice, naan, or on top of sauteed greens

Never did I ever think I would post a spicy recipe on my blog, or an eggplant recipe on my blog. Here we are, almost in 2015, and I can officially say that my tastebuds have matured: hello, spicy flavorful bowl of Spiced Indian Eggplant Curry. With chopsticks, because the traditional way of eating curry… 

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Smoky Pumpkin Soup

Smoky Pumpkin Soup with feta, sunflower seeds, and apple

Tis the season for Smoky Pumpkin Soup, and obviously all soups since I posted one last week as well. This soup is better for you than a pumpkin spiced latte, tastier than plain roasted pumpkin, and perfect for topping with all your favorite goodies – I chose apple matchsticks, sunflower seeds, and salty feta cheese. Don’t… 

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Spicy Arugula & Chicken Soup

Spicy Arugula and Chicken Sausage Soup with parmesan and red pepper flakes

This Spicy Arugula & Chicken Soup was my savior when I was sick with a cold last weekend: the perfect amount of spice to clear my nasal passages, plenty of broth to keep me hydrated, and protein and veggies to sustain me while my immune system worked on karate-chopping microbes. As we begin to have… 

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Creamy Butternut Squash and Kale Pasta

Butternut Squash, Kale, and Onion Pasta with a Ricotta and Lemon Sauce

Disclaimer: By posting this recipe, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. As the weather cools off this month, we all start gravitating towards recipes with warm flavors and hearty, filling ingredients. Creamy… 

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Crockpot Spiced Pear Butter

Crockpot Pear Butter with ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon warming spices

I think I am finally ready to welcome fall with open arms. Well, mostly open arms. One hand will be holding this Spiced Pear Butter packed with my favorite flavors of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and brown sugar. The other hand will be holding a spoon. I have finally been able to ditch my box of… 

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Healthy Veggie Fried Rice

Veggie Packed Fried Rice- an easy and healthy alternative to take-out

Today is a sad day: my first day back at work after 3 weeks of glorious vacation. I know you’ve had the feeling of coming off an incredible adventure high, back down to normalcy and the daily grind. It’s somewhat depressing. Today is going to be a long day for me, so the thought of… 

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