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: 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…

Garlic Zucchini Salad

1 – 1.5 lb zucchini squash, sliced or spiralized* (approx 2 small/med zucchini or 1 large) 1 1/2 cup sweet corn 1/2 cup feta cheese Marinade: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp honey 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, torn or cut into pieces (approx 10-12 leaves)…

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…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets (approx 5-6 cups) 4 cups water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes Boil water with bouillon in a med sauce pan; add cauliflower and cook until fork-tender. 1 med onion, chopped (approx 1/2 cup) 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until…

Spiced Butternut Soup

  Crockpot time: 4-6 hours // Serves 6 1 butternut squash, roasted and pureed, OR 2 cans pureed 100% butternut squash or 100% pumpkin (if you can’t find canned butternut) 1 small sweet onion, diced small (or white cooking onion) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chicken broth 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp salt…

Quinoa Chili

Ingredients: 2 cans (14.5 oz) fire roasted tomatoes 1 can (16 oz or less) tomato sauce 1 can (16 oz or less) black beans, drained 1 can (16 oz or less) cannellini or navy beans, drained 1 can (4.5 oz) diced green chiles 2 cups vegetable broth (or 2 cups hot water with 2 veggie…

Greek Cucumber Salad

1 regular cucumber, sliced and quartered (or half of an English cucumber) 12 kalamata olives, halved 6 large greek olives stuffed with feta, sliced 12 mild banana pepper rings, diced 1-2 roasted red peppers, diced 1/4 red onion diced small (or less, depending on preference) 1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese crumbles 12 small cheese…

Vegeta-ful Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 large carrots, peeled and chopped (approx 2 cups) 2-3 celery stalks, chopped (approx 2 cups) 2 cups green beans, trimmed and chopped 2 14-oz cans petite diced tomatoes 1 14-oz can garbanzo beans/chickpeas, drained 4 cups vegetable stock 1 1/2…