With winter well on its way, there is no doubt that it is cold outside. Only so many cups of hot tea and cocoa, blankets and reading sessions in front of the fireplace can really warm you up. So, what are you to do, as you count down the days until warmer weather is finally an everyday occurrence? Fear no, we have a solution. Cook up some healthy dishes to warm up the kitchen, hands and stomach. Hot veggies? Yes, please! Check out the ten ideas below before you get cooking.
Topped with warm, creamy cheese, bacon bites, scallions and sour cream, these potatoes do not just need to be a staple on game days. These potatoes make ideal side dishes or leftovers when zapped the next day in the microwave. To fill them, scoop out about a quarter of the potato before adding the toppings in layers. Also, to make things easier, be sure you are using baking potatoes to make these.Read More »
These peppers are stuffed with ground beef, rice, tomato sauce and cheese. Who knew veggies could be this tasty? Red and green peppers work best for this, but any color will do. Serve with soup or additional rice for a more complete meal.
Tomatoes, canned chilies, tomatoes and Velveeta comprise this warm dish. Packed with flavor, this goes well with potatoes, bread or chips. Warm it up and eat it up.
Almost like what you would get at a restaurant, this soup is the perfect accompaniment to crackers or crunchy bread. Eat it while it is hot to get all of the stringy goodness you crave.
Spaghetti and sauce is a comfort food classic. Served on warm pasta, it is sure to be a winner for dinner on a cold night –and during the days that follow.
Packed with flavor and substance, this chicken will make you feel like you are in sunny Greece, well, almost. Serve with rice or a salad.
Chef John shared this recipe for an Italian-American classic, packed with anise and fennel, with the world. He describes it as ‘hearty and delicious.’ This makes enough for two large servings, so enjoy.
Meat, beans, tomatoes and spices: what more could you want? This combination of many recipes works well if made in advanced and heated up the next day. Great for a crowd or just your family.
These yams bring the sweet into warm dishes. Lemony and delicious, they make a perfect side dish for any meal you choose.
This iteration replaces noodles with eggplant, but does not sacrifice the flavor. Spices and cheese make this a hit. Hint: peel the eggplant and cut into smaller strips to make for easier and more even cooking.
Cozy up with these warming winter vegetable ideas for a happier, warmer season. Stay warm
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