Souper easy & delicious #recipe #crockpot

Show your crock pot some love and whip up a batch of soup laden with a sprinkling of sexy spices, healthy protein, and a super carbs for those lunches and dinners when you want to swing the vegetarian way.





Sweet Potato, Chickpea, White Beans & Spinach Soup




3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cans of chick peas (drained and rinsed)
1 can of white kidney beans (or canelli beans) (drained and rinsed)
1 Vidalia onion (or sweet onion)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 cups broth (your choice, vegetable, chicken or beef)
5 cups of fresh baby spinach
2 TBSP. freshly squeezed lime juice
5 tsp. Kosher salt
3 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. olive oil

(Optional) If you like it spicy, then add some chili flakes or hot sauce.


1. Heat a small pan and add the oil to heat up, then saute the onion and garlic until they are transparent.

2. Transfer garlic and onion to crock pot and add: sweet potatoes, chick peas, white kidney beans, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, broth, salt and pepper.

3. Stir all ingredients well.

4. Cooking times: High for 4 hours – OR –  Low  for 7 hours

5. Once it’s finished cooking, unplug the crock pot, turn it off and add the baby spinach leaves and lime.

6. Stir and serve.

This recipe freezes well and also keeps in the fridge for a few days.



Any day can be Mardi Gras with Chicken Gumbo

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday

Celebrate lunch or dinner a la Mardi Gras style.

Slip in a jazzy CD, get some colorful beads (Dollar Store is great for picking up stuff like this) and transport your family and friends to New Orleans with this hearty, delicious, easy to make chicken gumbo.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups sweet (or spicy) sausages, sliced about one inch thick

1 can diced tomatoes

3 cups chicken broth

5 cups water

1 cup raw or frozen okra, sliced

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup sweet red pepper

1 1/2 cups of white (or brown) rice, uncooked

2 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. celery salt

salt and black pepper to taste



Brown the chicken breasts on both sides remove from heat and cut into bite sized pieces.

Set aside.

Brown the sausage.

Set aside.

In a crock pot add: everything EXCEPT the okra and rice. Okra and rice will be added later.

Cook on low for six hours.

At the end of five hours, add the rice and okra and let cook for one hour on low.

Stir and serve immediately.