Spicy Bean Soup

Today was a crock pot soup kind of day.  If you don’t already know what that means, it means that I’m too lazy to actually cook a meal.  But we’re going to call this being efficient, ok?  And it actually turned out well and made plenty for leftovers!  That means that, in addition to dinner […]

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

I’ve kind of been stuck on new ideas for recipes to make.  I can’t ever seem to find a happy medium….either I have a billion ideas that I need to do RIGHT NOW or nothing.  So I asked some friends for suggestions.  And healthy chili was one of those suggestions.  It was perfect timing too.  […]

Creole Red Bean Soup

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that my family loves red beans and rice.  We have it at least 3 times a month.  It’s really about the perfect meal – just throw it in the crock pot in the morning and it’s ready when we get home.  Add a little rice and you’ve got […]

Pinto Bean Soup

I’ve really been enjoying making soups in the slow cooker this winter.   This one fit my “easy meal” criteria quite well….it takes less than 5 minutes of prep time, it’s ready when I get home from work, and tastes great.  And it’s extremely budget-friendly.  I made a huge batch of soup with the intention of […]

Our favorite soups

The slow cooker is very high on my list of “best inventions ever”!  It is so convenient to just throw a couple things in in the morning and come home to a delicious meal.  These are my family’s top 4 favorite slow cooker soups (in no particular order since we would never be able to agree […]

Crock pot Minestrone

We eat a lot of crock pot soups at my house.  They are delicious, filling, healthy, and easy.  What’s not to love about that?!  Mr. Real Food specifically requested minestrone so this is to honor his request.  It only takes about 20 minutes to prep the ingredients and another 6 or so hours cooking in […]

Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup

I recently joined a neighborhood co-op to get fresh fruits and veggies and this is the first week to get a basket.  We were thrilled with all of the food we got.  Coincidentally, my husband has also mentioned several times that he wanted me to make something with tomatillos.  In our co-op basket we had […]