Crock-Pot Red Thai Curry Chicken with Spaghetti Squash

Oh my goodness – this was delicious! I had chicken and a spaghetti squash for a recipe I use often, but wasn’t quite in the mood for that recipe. It is no secret that I love my Crock-Pot(s). So in researching I combined a couple of recipes and tried this awesome recipe. I highly recommend it if you want to put a healthy spin on red Thai curry.

Red Thai Curry Spaghetti Squash

Crock-Pot Red Thai Curry Chicken with Spaghetti Squash

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Crock Pot Minestrone Stew and Garlic Bread Recipe

I love minestrone soup. There is just something about it, especially with the freezing temperatures that Chicagoland has been having lately that just warms me up. And garlic bread… delicious for dipping! This garlic bread recipes is one of the my most requested dishes (and it is SO easy!). I set out to make a crock pot minestrone soup, that ended up being a stew, but a seriously fabulous and healthy one at that!

soupandbread

Minestrone Stew Ingredients:

  • 3 stocks of celery diced
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 can tomatoes (I put the juice in as well)
  • 3/4 can tomato paste
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1 can navy beans drained
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 2 cups of pasta of your choice that is on the smaller side (I used butterfly whole wheat)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsps minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 32 oz (organic) chicken broth (or vegetable)

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Healthier Brownies for a Lazy Sunday

Today I found myself in a very unique position for a Sunday: I was at home/in town and had absolutely no plans (save for a much needed morning yoga class). Even more, the man was out all day working on a consulting project, so not only did I have the day to myself, I had the abode to myself.

Weird.

The morning started off well. I got up in time to get to yoga (and find a place for my mat) and got my sweat on. After that, it was time to grocery shop. Grocery shopping solo is far different than grocery shopping with my partner, let me tell you. Suddenly I had so much TIME! Time to look at the shelves. Check out special and new products. Compare labels. Heck, get (almost) everything on my list. It was wonderful. Continue reading “Healthier Brownies for a Lazy Sunday”

Crock-Pot Chili

I love my crock pot. To be honest,  I love all THREE of my crock pots. I used to think that was too many, but there have been multiple occasions that I have used all three at once. I have a mini, medium, and large.  My large one is the one I use most often due to the size of many of my recipes. One of my favorite recipes is chili; especially this time of year.

IngredientRecipeHealthyChiliMost of the ingredients I used are in the picture above, but some I do interchange out. Below is the general recipe I follow, which frequently results in requests for seconds.

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