Cherry Cordial Chili

1 lb ground turkey, cooked 1 small onion, diced 2 garlic clove, minced 2 cans petite diced tomatoes with juice 2 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed 20 maraschino cherries, rinsed and quartered 1 cup cherry jelly (ideally with no added sugars) 8 squares dark chocolate, broken into 1/2″ pieces 1 1/2 cups broth…

Jalapeno Tomato Soup

2 cans fire roasted tomatoes 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced 1 cup diced red onion (approx 1 small onion or 1/2 large) 1 cup diced carrots 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp balsamic vinegar (I used 1 tsp regular + 1 tsp jalapeno lime white balsamic) 1/4 cup parmesan 5 large fresh basil leaves 1/2…

iCANcook: Salsa Chicken

Ever wish you had time to make meals, but your schedule simply does not allow for hours of food prep? Then this mini food series is for you! Each week this October, I’ll post a new recipe starring canned food + spices + fresh meat. The preparation for each meal will be so minimal or…

iCANcook: Turkey Sausage Chili

Ever wish you had time to make meals, but your schedule simply does not allow for hours of food prep? Then this mini food series is for you! Each week this October, I’ll post a new recipe starring canned food + spices + fresh meat. The preparation for each meal will be so minimal or…

iCANcook: Buffalo Chicken Soup

Ever wish you had time to make meals, but your schedule simply does not allow for hours of food prep? Then this mini food series is for you! Each week this October, I’ll post a new recipe starring canned food + spices + fresh meat. The preparation for each meal will be so minimal or…

iCANcook: Meatless Quinoa Tacos

Ever wish you had time to make meals, but your schedule simply does not allow for hours of food prep? Then this mini food series is for you! Each week this October, I’ll post a new recipe starring canned food + spices + fresh meat. The preparation for each meal will be so minimal or…

iCANcook: Saucy Sausage with Peppers

Ever wish you had time to make meals, but your schedule simply does not allow for hours of food prep? Then this mini food series is for you! Each week, I’ll post a new recipe starring canned food + spices + fresh meat. The preparation for each meal will be so minimal or nonexistent that…

Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Bake

For the homemade cheese sauce: 1 tbsp butter or olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp cornstarch 1/3 cup cool water 1/3 cup warm milk 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar* 1/2 cup skim shredded mozzarella* 1/4 cup reduced fat grated parmesan Dissolve the cornstarch in the cool water and set aside. Melt the butter…

Crockpot Peach Chicken

1 cup red onion, diced 4-5 med/large boneless chicken thighs, cut into serving pieces 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 4 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 med jalapeno, diced small (seeds discarded) 2-3 ripe peaches, cut into 1/4″ slices In bottom of crockpot* spread red onion evenly. Lay…

Southwest Spinach Dip

16 oz frozen chopped spinach 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese 1 1/4 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained 1 packet taco seasoning* *Instead of a packet, I prefer to measure out spices as follows: 1 tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black…

Quinoa Italiano

1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups crushed tomatoes (less than one 28-oz can) 1 small/medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 small onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp smoked paprika sprinkle of crushed red pepper…

Buffalo Chicken Chili

1 1/2 cup cooked chicken, shredded or cubed (OR cooked ground chicken/turkey*) 1 can fire roasted tomatoes 1 can great northern beans 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 onion diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup frozen corn 2 celery stalks, diced 1/4 cup blue cheese Greek yogurt dressing (I recommend Bolthouse)** 1/4 cup buffalo sauce…