As the temperature cools down, and the leaves turn from green to orange, red and yellow, my kitchen comes alive. The pots and pans start humming, and sweet, tart, and tasty aromas fill the air promising and delivering great comfort. Autumn is time to cozy up.
Here are my favorite warm, healthy, filling, and comforting autumn recipes, which by the way, are all Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. I’m determined to keep those 50 pounds that I lost seven years ago LOST! I don’t plan on finding them anytime soon, no matter how much comfort food I crave.
My autumn mantra is: cozy, comfy…and healthy. Bon appétit!
10 Healthy Autumnal Yummy Tummy Recipes:
Leeky Chicken Soup
“Grandma’s New Age Penicillin.”
Fun Factoid: Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed the leek as a cure for nosebleeds.
2 tablespoons olive oil
10 medium leeks, trimmed, sliced, and well-washed (approx. 2 cups)
2 large baking potatoes, grated
2 medium carrots, grated
1 bunch parsley, chopped
8 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (There are some great brands now that are organic and low-sodium.)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a 6-quart pot over medium heat.
2. Add the leeks, potatoes and carrots.
3. Sauté until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. (If you feel that you need more oil, try adding a bit of water instead.)
4. Add the parsley, broth, salt, and pepper.
5. Bring to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered for about 40 minutes or until tender.
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