Crispy Bacon and Lentil Stew with Fresh Carrot Tops

You know I can hear you, right?

You’re wondering what would possess me to make lentil stew, when it’s springtime and people are looking for salads and grilling recipes.

Bacon and Lentil Stew

Let me just say that as far as I’m concerned, anytime of the year is perfect for a stew recipe, especially when the main ingredients are lentils and bacon.

Who doesn’t like bacon!

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Mexican Chicken Stew with and White Beans

When Mike turned 57 a few weekends ago, we headed over to my son’s house to watch a football game and celebrate.

Since nothing makes the football fans in my house happier than a big pot of chili, I set about hunting down a new twist on this football favorite.

Mexican Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Mexican Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomato

Before we talk about today’s easy side dish, I have news to share.

Ta Da! This blog post will be my 1011th! Can you imagine?

Not only am I celebrating that milestone, I’m honored to say that Mother Rimmy’s has been nominated as one of Skinny Scoop’s Top 25 Healthy Eating Blogs. I hope you’ll get a chance to hop on over to Skinny Scoop and vote for me.

Okay – enough celebrating. Time for a brussels sprouts recipe!

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Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms

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Hearty Fall Red Lentil Soup

My lovely red lentils turned green . . .

The average green lentils I find at my grocery store bore me, so you can imagine my excitement when I found a bin of red lentils in the bulk section waiting for me to dump them into a bag and head to the checkout counter.

Hearty Red Lentil Soup

Hearty Red Lentil Soup

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Sweet Potato and Chicken Soup with Basil and Turmeric

You might have noticed a few changes here at Mother Rimmy’s. Cory from Zesty Blog Consulting gave this blog a fresh coat of paint. Cory’s creative eye was just what we needed to spruce things up after four years of serving up healthy recipes. Thanks Cory – I love fresh starts!

Now let’s talk about why I need a steaming bowl of comfort . . . 

Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup

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Chili with Sweet Potato and Chicken Apple Sausage

There isn’t a one pot meal I enjoy more than chili. 

Why is that?

Because I can shake up a chili recipe any way I’d like. Adding leftover beef to the pot is classic in my house. I hate to waste even the smallest scrap of expensive steak.

Slow Cooker Flank Steak Chili

How about adding chicken or turkey to the pot.

A white chicken chili with tender pieces of chicken or turkey, creamy white beans, and a hint of cinnamon is a favorite chili rendition.

Chicken and White Bean Chili

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Spaghetti with Beefy Tomato and Pumpkin Sauce

Every season has a significance to it, doesn’t it?

Winter is all about the holidays.

Spring is all about surviving winter.

Summer is all about fun.

Then there’s my favorite season – fall.

I love the crispness in the air, and the amazing colors of leaves as they fall from the trees and scatter across my lawn. To me, this time of year has always been the beginning of a new year, not January 1st.

Maybe it’s because I work for a school district, so the new school year is when I want to evaluate my goals and get a fresh start on another year.

Quinoa Pasta with Beefy Tomato-Pumpkin Sauce

Quinoa Pasta with Beefy Tomato-Pumpkin Sauce

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