Entries by Barbara Sobel

One-Pot Lamb and Cauliflower Stew

This is a great recipe to make on a cool night when you get home late and need something simple to prepare. To make it even easier, you can buy pre-riced cauliflower. It is one of those recipes that is even better for lunch the next day.   Ingredients 1 lb. ground lamb 1 head […]

Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup

I love a good quick soup, especially in the fall. One big batch and I can have both dinner and lunch for several days. That means less cooking. You can use any combination of vegetables. If you can tolerate tomatoes, they would be a great addition, and so would a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Ingredients […]

Sheet Pan Salmon with Zucchini and Yam

Sheet pan meals are quick and easy, with hardly any cleanup. I paired this salmon with sliced zucchini and yams and seasoned with olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Ingredients 1lb wild salmon 4 zucchini cut in chunks 2 small yams cut similar size chunks 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon dried oregano Salt and […]

Green Chile Chicken Stew

This is a really easy stew that is great when want to have a quick one-pot meal. You can double the recipe and freeze half for another time. If you are vegetarian or want a meatless meal, substitute the chicken with black beans or garbanzo beans. You can serve with tortillas or rice and a […]


Rosemary Dijon Lamb

Lamb is one of my favorite animal proteins. Lamb is high in vitamin B12, zinc, and protein. Three nutrients that I personally tend to run low in. I buy 100% grass-fed lamb when I am making lamb for my family. 100% grass-fed lamb is usually grown on small farms where animals are more humanely raised […]

Stove Top Chicken and Vegetables

Have you ever had any of those nights where you get home late, everyone is starving, and you need to get dinner on the table ASAP? Thanks to a lot of precut vegetables these kinds of evenings in my house no longer guarantees that we are having take-out. Ingredients 1-1.5lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (or […]

Shrimp Stir Fry

I have recently rediscovered stir frying again. Stir frys are super simple, the possibilities are endless, and only one pan to clean up.  This week my son and I threw together an unusual combination of what was in the refrigerator and created a delicious quick dinner. We served it with leftover millet instead of rice […]


Self-Care Lessons from Toddlers and Pets

Nothing better than having a Monday off to sleep in, get organized, hang out with friends and family, spend time outside, exercise, and relax. In the midst of our busy lives, we often put the needs of work, family, and social responsibilities ahead of our own needs. An extra day off over the weekend can […]

Sheet Pan Chicken, Cauliflower and Carrots

I love sheet pan meals. They are just so easy to prepare and clean-up. I served this chicken, cauliflower, and carrot meal on a bed of baby spinach and arugula. The hot food wilts most of the greens and coats them with the thyme and lemon flavor from the juices. YUM!!   Ingredients 2lbs chicken […]

Eat the Rainbow

Have you ever heard the phrase eat the rainbow?  Each color in our fruits, vegetables, and herbs contain a unique combination of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are naturally occurring chemicals in plants that help protect plants from threats such as germs, fungi, and bugs. It turns out that phytonutrients are protective to us as well. To ensure that you […]