With the cold temperatures and snow we’ve been getting, I really wanted a simple, comforting, hearty meal, and a Rice and Bean Bake fit the bill perfectly. Most types of canned beans work great in this recipe, I personally used pinto and black, but feel free to switch it up or use whatever you have on hand!
This recipe is a great go-to side dish to make for yourself or company! I personally don't like it when sweet potatoes are served with sugar and made more into a dessert, but I do love a good savory sweet potato!
This is a healthy and delicious casserole for a cold Fall/Winter day! You can substitute the ground turkey for chicken instead, but I absolutely love the pairing of ground turkey and butternut squash together!
This miso soup is fantastic for a cold winters day! Because of all the ingredients it can get pretty salty, so make sure you use reduced or low sodium broth! This recipe can also be easily made vegetarian by swapping out the chicken broth for vegetable broth and leaving out the fish sauce.
Like all risottos this one takes some time, but it is well worth it! Barley risotto is much easier to get right than rice risottos, although you can still over stir it, it is more forgiving and less likely to become glue-like in texture. For this recipe I used hulled barley, but if you are using pearl barley you may want to use a little less broth, so when you may want to try it as you go, so you don't overcook it!
This is an easy lunch for a weekend! I'll admit it isn't the healthiest thing I could eat, but it's a nice go to when I don't know what to eat, as I tend to have all the ingredients for it. It can also be browned in a skillet for a more even browning, but I personally like it done on my portable electric grill.