Great Recipes for Cold Days

Here are a couple recipes that are great to make for your family on a cold day…

Roasted Vegetable Chili

1 to 3 – yellow squash
 2 1/2 –  cups eggplant
 1 – small onion
 1 – yellow bell pepper
 1 – tbsp olive oil
 2 – cloves garlic minced
 1 – can Rotel tomatoes
 2 – can 15oz kidney beans
 2- 14 oz can tomato sauce
 Chop first four ingredients and put in 9 X 13 pan. Add garlic and olive oil and toss to coat well. Roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove and add all ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. I added cayenne pepper for a little extra heat and a little vegetable broth because it does get a little thick.

You can double the recipe so you can have leftovers the next day. 

Minestrone Soup

3 TBSP Olive Oil
1 C. onion (finely chopped)
½ c. chopped zucchini
½ c. frozen green beans
¼ c. minced celery (about ½ stalk)
4 tsp. minced garlic
4 c. vegetable broth
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans red kidney beans (drained)
2 (15 oz) cans white kidney beans (drained)
½ c. carrots chopped
3 c. hot water
2 TBSP parsley
1 ½ tsp oregano
3 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp basil
¼ tsp thyme
4 c. fresh baby spinach

In a large soup pot, sauté onion, zucchini, green beans, celery, and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes.
Add broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, water, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, basil, and thyme. 

Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add baby spinach and cook an additional 20 minutes.

  • Kelli

    Martha ~
    Here is another great snack while in the Daniel Fast. These are awesome!
    Crispy Pecans
    4 cups pecan halves
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    water (filtered)
    Soak pecans in salt & water for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain in a colander, do not rinse with water. Spread pecans on stainless steel baking pans and place in a warm oven (it calls for no more than 150 degrees – the lowest my oven goes is 170 – I had no problems) for 10-12 hours, stirring occasionally, until completely dry & crisp. Store in an airtight container. The buttery flavor of pecans is enhanced by soaking and slow-oven drying. Yum-Yum, Delicious!! Oh, if not crazy about pecans use almonds ~ delicious!