Summer Mixed Grill with Cilantro Sauce

If food was music, this right here would be our summer anthem, friends. Behold my favorite kind of meal, right here…in every way, shape and form!

It’s going on once a week for sure. The Cilantro Sauce may be used as a meal in itself, with a spoon…you totally have my okay to do that. Pure, unabandoned flavor is all that I can say with this stuff. It takes any ordinary meal off that charts. It’s zingy, creamy, and so fresh tasting…we just love it so much! Continue reading

Sausage, Bean and Veggie Soup


If you’re looking for a phenomenal tasting, ridiculously quick and easy recipe for a warm, cozy pot of soup head on over to Twin Cities Moms Blog, friends.  I shared a family favorite today that I’m pretty positive you will adore as much as we do.  I have shared the recipe with you in the past, but it’s been a while, so in case you’ve forgotten about it or missed it the first time around I thought it would only be noble of me to share it again.  Especially considering the forecast here in Minnesota for the weekend.  Oye.  A piping hot bowl of this stuff juuuust might come in handy…brrr!     Continue reading

Lentil and Sausage Stew


I may have had MFPD when I threw this stew together.  That’s a thing, right?  Multiple Food Personality Disorder?  You know, when you get cooking and throw a bunch of random ingredients together that aren’t typically supposed to “go” with one another?

Italian sausage and greek yogurt?  Eh, it’s happened I suppose.  But cilantro?  Now thats just peculiar.  But right.  So very right with this stew. Continue reading

Weeknight Pasta with Sausage and Parmesan

Well, the time has come my friends. My computer has taken a turn for the worse. It will be admitted into the ICU on Thursday. Prayers, positive vibes and pleas that my not-backed-up blogging lifeline can make a full, healthy recovery. Turns out, pumping it full of nourishing food just wasn’t enough. Touché.  Continue reading

Sausage, Bean and Vegetable Soup


Well…it’s beginning to feel a lot like my favorite time of year.  Football has begun, the air has cooled down (at least for now) and soups and stews are preparing to overtake my kitchen, ahhhh the excitement is out of control over here!  This is a favorite of ours that is just perfect for this time of year because we can still utilize the fresh kale, carrots and potatoes from our local farmer.  The flavors of the soup are rich and warm without making the consistency too dense or heavy.  Real ingredients prepared quickly with crazy amounts of savory flavor…my kind of one pot meal.


Sausage, Bean and Vegetable Soup


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Pound Ground Italian Sausage

1 Large Onion, diced

3 Large Carrots, diced

6 Cloves Garlic, chopped

2 Bay Leaves

3/4 Pound Red Potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes

1 15 Ounce Can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

4 Cups Chicken Stock

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

3/4 Cup Half and Half

3 Cups Chopped Kale

1 Cup Fresh Shredded Parmesan


In a large pot or dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat.  Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up with the back of your spoon.  Remove sausage from the pain and drain grease.  Add the other tablespoon of oil to the pan along with onions and carrots.  Sauté for 5 minutes or until vegetables just begin to soften.  Add garlic and bay leaves and sauté for 1 additional minute.  Add potatoes, beans, stock, salt and pepper, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are just cooked thru.  Stir in the cooked sausage, half and half, kale and parmesan and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Serves 4-6