What’s For Dinner Tonight?!

Happy New Year guys! We made it! In keeping with my goal of cooking at home more, I am recommending this insanely tasty soup I keep on rotation.

slow cooker thai chicken soup

It has been FREEZING here so last night for dinner I wanted something comforting and hot but EASY to prepare (duh).  So I stumbled upon this recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup on FoodieCrush.  It is tasty and feels decadent but is loaded with healthy ingredients.  I made a few tweaks that I listed below.

  • I added a container of sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • I added a stalk of lemongrass that I bruised and smashed before dropping into the pot
  • I added green onions
  • I only used one can of unsweetened coconut milk but added a little more chicken stock
  • I skipped the bell pepper and added peas, carrots, and a bit of chopped greens
  • I used brown rice noodles instead of rice

OK it seems like I made a lot of changes but I just worked with what I had!  You should do the same.  I will be eating on this alllll week!


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favorite things

And they can all be found in this ONE fantastic soup recipe I found on the Super Healthy Kids site I told you guys about a while back.  Find the whole recipe here.  There’s nothing I love more than a super food meal that tastes as good as it is for you. This is one of those meals!  It’s a great segue from long summer days to cool fall evenings. The soup is filling and loaded with protein, fiber, and vitamins. Make it, eat it, share it with your friends!

Cheers to soup season!


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Hoping for a Little Extra Luck in 2016? Me too. So I’m Making…



I am Southern through and through, born in Tennessee and raised in Virginia, traditions are a part of every holiday, special occasion and life event.  One of these traditions begins the very first day of each year. According to Southern Living, eating black eyed peas for “New Year’s Day supper will bring you fortune in the year to come.” Hey, it’s worth a shot right?

For 2016 I decided on this veggie filled lucky bean soup recipe from Green Plate Rule.  And I am so glad I did!  I followed the recipe precisely (I even doubled it!) but I did use canned organic tomatoes.


This is what I will be eating on all week!  Good luck alllll year from our kitchen to yours.  Check with us each week to stay on track with your resolutions, maintain your healthy habits, and for delicious new recipes!


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