Turkey Lentil Soup

You know those recipes that run in families? Lentil soup runs in my family. I only discovered this when I sat down for dinner at my aunt’s house in Scotland and the first course was a soup just like my dad’s. They told me that my grandma taught all of them how to make it. Since moving to Canada, my dad adapted the recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, so I used turkey to make this recipe – but chicken works well, or you can leave out the meat entirely for a lovely veggie soup. Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto

Some days I have a really hard time getting inspired. I’ll walk around the aisles of the grocery store like a zombie, picking stuff up and putting it back. It’s those days where I end up just buying ingredients then figuring out a use later… which sometimes works out and sometimes just means I have to head back to the store. Luckily, it worked out for me on this day, when I picked up a butternut squash and some kale on my wander around the 3rd grocery store that day. After a quick Google, I settled on tweaking an Epicurious recipe for risotto and using this foodmomiac recipe as guidance. Continue reading