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Oatmeal With Caramelized Bananas

Sometimes the most simple efforts can make all the difference.  That is the case with this steel-cut oatmeal with caramelized bananas. With just a couple extra steps, you can take a bowl of humble steel-cut oats to the next level with banana slices caramelized in butter and brown sugar, a spoonful of chopped walnuts, and a dash of orange zest.  With just a few extra minutes, these simple steps elevate a bowl of oatmeal from basic to delicious and delicately decadent.  The flavor of the warm bananas softened in melted butter and brown sugar blends beautifully with the mild oats and crunchy walnuts, and the orange zest brightens it all.

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Pick-Me-Up Winter Soup

This bright, mineral-rich soup is full of flavor and full of nutrients to help your body feel its best.  Roasted acorn squash, carrots, celery, and onion are simmered and pureed, along with hints of spices such as curry, ginger, nutmeg, and a dash of chipotle.  Topped with a few roasted, salted pumpkin seeds, this winter pick-me-up soup is warming, super-nourishing, and inspiring.

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Nacho Chicken Bake

Warm up a winter evening with this cozy nacho chicken bake!  With chicken, rice, tomatoes, chiles, and corn all baked with lots of cheese and spices, this dish has “comfort food” written all over it.

Since most of the ingredients in this recipe come from my pantry or freezer, I like to pull it out when we are low on fresh produce and in need of a hot, dependable dish of delicious nourishment.  Though the total cooking/baking time takes between an hour and an hour and a half, (depending on whether you already have your chicken cooked), the amount of hands-on time is only about ten minutes, so you can get other things done while this bakes peacefully in your oven, filling your kitchen with a delicious aroma.

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