Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Wow – this has been a month of good eating! So many Christmas cookies, all-inclusive buffets, rich holiday foods, and delicious party┬áhors d’oeuvres. All amazing food, no doubt, but its time to move past all those delicious, rich foods and build back the resolve to eat delicious, healthier foods. This soup is the perfect recipe to do just that. We made a similar version in … Continue reading Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes

A few years ago, I picked up a copy of “All About Braising” by Molly Stevens because I wanted to do more braising recipes for guests as they can be done in advance with minimal work prior to plating. I love this book and have cooked from it many times for dinner parties. Her recipes are straightforward, elegant and delicious. I wanted to use some … Continue reading Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes

Big Batch Tomato Meat Sauce

Every year around this time, I get a little burned out on making sweet, fruity jams and start to focus on putting up tomatoes for the winter months. Because my tomato plants don’t yield a huge amount, I turn to bulk buying tomatoes at the farmers markets. Each week the vendors lay out all their colorful varieties of heirloom tomatoes, but I end up bypassing … Continue reading Big Batch Tomato Meat Sauce