Easy Carrot Ginger Soup

by zesty on November 14, 2012 · 33 comments

I need this. The weather is cold and damp today and I have a little sniffle.  I need this. I thought I would warm everyone up with a super simple smooth soup.  Now I have made this soup before but I had a bag of carrots hanging out in the fridge growing more hair than [...]


The week is starting.  This weekend was all about prepping for winter.  We did a full garage clean out and swapped all the summer stock for the winter shovels.  We organized the shed, tested the snow blower, did a final grass cut and prepped the garden for our first ever skating rink. As a garden [...]


Warm Up with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

by zesty on November 7, 2011 · 6 comments

Monday is here. Daylight savings time is in effect. I am ready for another work week. The sun is shining, birds are squawking and well I guess all of those are good things. Right? Yeah I guess you are right. I was a little unsure if I should share with you something sassy today ( [...]


A 15 Bean Chili To Make You Smile

by zesty on October 26, 2011 · 5 comments

Hey you!  How goes Wednesday?  Excited to be here?  Well I sure hoe you are.  I have a down home recipe today that will warm you up all the way down to your toes.  I built this chili on Sunday morning and it has been a huge hit.  Flavorful, rich and satisfying to say the [...]


Easy Bouillabaisse

by zesty on April 4, 2011 · 3 comments

It’s a new day! A new week!  And guess what?  The sun is out.  Whooo Hoooo.  Ok Ok enough of me being silly I have something very fun to share with you today.  A simple recipe that will warm you from the inside out with packs of flavor.  It always seems the simple things in [...]


Chicken Soup For The Soul and Media

by zesty on December 13, 2010 · 8 comments

Happy Monday to you! Some days you just need something simple to eat.  Something that will comfort you if you are feeling down, something quick if you are in a rush.  This no nonsense chicken soup will definitely do the trick.  Simple flavors really make you realize that good food can be made easy. Honestly [...]


Happy Friday! When this recipe started out – I was planning on preparing roasted turkey with a cranberry glaze as a tester recipe for Thanksgiving. About mid way through after I had started roasting the turkey legs, I switched gears as I roamed through the pantry. I noticed a bag of lentils calling my name [...]


Welcome to Mid Week Wednesday!  I have nothing exciting in my life to report except… work work work and some upcoming travel to the DC area.  So I thought I would get right to the point and chit chat about some homemade whole wheat chicken noodle soup that very well might loosen your socks.  I [...]


Curried Pumpkin and Apple Soup

by zesty on September 24, 2009 · 18 comments


Hi Cooking Readers, I am Mellissa from A Fit and Spicy Life and am very excited to be doing a guest post while Cooking is out of town. I thought I would share one of my fall favorites made with ingredients that are in season now and spices that really complement those flavors! Since this [...]


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