If you watched my video on how to make the most delicious Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables you might be wondering what to do with all the leftovers. In less than 5 minutes you can have this hearty and flavorful soup. I top it with crisped chicken sausage for protein and to check the box of a complete meal, but you could always leave it out for a vegetarian option.
4 chicken sausage links (whatever flavor you like, this is the one I used for this recipe)
In a saute pan, cook the onions, garlic and rosemary in the olive oil on medium to low heat until the onions become translucent. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add them to a blender along with the roasted vegetables and vegetable stock and blend until very creamy and completely smooth. Add the pureed soup to a stock pot and bring to a simmer. Add the cream and stir. Meanwhile, dice the chicken sausage and crisp in a pan (a splash of olive oil will help brown the edges). Spoon the soup into bowls and top with sausage.
Spring is synonymous with eggs, both Passover and Easter use them as a symbol of life and rebirth. On our Passover table we always have a charred egg on the seder plate, symbolizing springtime and renewal and we offer a hard boiled egg with salt water as an appetizer. I thought this year I would make classic, herby deviled eggs using another Passover staple, parsley. The bitter herb is also […] Read Full Post
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photo courtesy Home & Family, recipe Dinner Reinvented
Chicken Marsala with Pan Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
4 chicken breast, trimmed, sliced horizontally and then pounded thin with a mallet (tip, place a towel under the cutting board, and plastic wrap over the chicken)
1 small package baby bella mushrooms, washed and sliced quarter inch thin
12 shitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup marsala wine
salt and pepper to taste
1 […] Read Full Post
Carrots and Acorn Squash are even more flavorful when roasted along with these warm Mediterranean and classic Middle Eastern spices. I tossed them in coriander and cumin, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper and roasted them on a sheet pan to make the most incredible healthy side dish. Try this for a weeknight dinner along with chicken, on top of a salad or puree the leftovers into a […] Read Full Post
Staying on track of your health and fitness goals isn’t as simple as just working out a couple days a week. I think losing weight and keeping it off is 20% fitness and 80% nutrition so keeping healthy snacks on hand is crucial for staying energized and feeling full all day long. Here are some of the things I keep on track and why they help me.
I know Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish for any holiday meal. But I’m giving the traditional recipe a face lift. As much as I like it, the sodium laden can of cream of mushroom soup leaves me feeling heavy and blah. So I’m skipping the cream all together, but keeping it indulgent by adding bacon and of course those crunchy fried onions on top. Give it a […] Read Full Post