chili – no meat necessary.

Hello.  My name is Pixy.  I am addicted to my own chili recipe.  (Hi, Pixy.) I guess I should clarify before you think I’m too terribly arrogant – this recipe started with Rachael Ray’s Black Bean Chili Stoup recipe (soup and stew put together) but I’ve tweaked and renamed it and hugged it and squeezed it and called it my very own. How many years … Continue reading chili – no meat necessary.

vegetable soup provençal.

  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  two-thousand what? 17?  NOOOOO.  you must be joking.  wasn’t it just 1999 like a year ago?  and we were all so young and stupid and afraid of silly things, like Y2K? well here we go ~ another year, another chance to right the wrongs of 2016. i don’t know about you, but my body is screaming at me.  it’s telling me to slow … Continue reading vegetable soup provençal.

hearty italian bean soup (vegetarian)

anyone else having a tough time this january?  it’s cold here, but not much snow.  just dreary and gray. well, sometimes a hearty italian soup can be just the remedy, especially when served with a lovely glass of chilled, refreshing pinot grigio. this soup is a take on an italian classic ~ i’m convinced the italians weather their mild winters beautifully because they eat this … Continue reading hearty italian bean soup (vegetarian)