January 17, 2014 // 1:35 PM

Healthy Winter Recipes

Written by Scott Miller

Emily Enright (right), general manager of dining services, offers a selection of flavorful seasonal recipes to delight the most discriminating palates. If you lived at Garden Spot Village, you could eat like this every day!

Hearty Seven Bean Medley Soup

Ingredients:
Canned beans, drained—1/4 c. each:
Kidney
Northern
Lima
Garbanzo
Black
Pinto
Dry beans, soaked overnight—1/4 c. (after soaking):
Navy

2 c. V-8 juice
2 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. green pepper, diced
1/4 c. canned tomatoes, diced
1/8 c. carrots, diced
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Heat through. Serve piping hot with fresh bread.

 

Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 can beets, diced
1/4 red onion, sliced
2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Toss all ingredients except bacon in a bowl. Sprinkle salad with bacon and serve.

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