Winter Recipes

Turkey Quinoa Meatballs – Winter

This is one of my favourite meatball recipes, and when I serve it no one realizes it is egg and gluten free.  The meatballs always come out incredibly moist and flavourful.  They can be time consuming to make, so consider a double batch (although you might have to process in shifts if your run out of room).  They are always worth it!  These meatballs freeze very well, and are on a regular rotation in my home.  We often don't bother serving them with any pasta / grains and just eat them paired with some veggies.  Enjoy!

Slow Cooker New Mexican Turkey Stew — Winter

When I went back to work full time I was gifted a slow cooker.  I didn’t even open it for a little while, not knowing what exactly to do with it…  Now that the days are cold and dark, and I am working more, the slow cooker is among my go to kitchen tools.  I make this stew with dark turkey meat is more nutritionally dense than white meat (also it is way more flavourful).  I lay off the chiles as my 4 yr old will be eating with me, and he is not a fan of spice.  This is a hearty, grounding, filling, and nutritious meal that can be ready for 5:30 even if I get home not long before.  Thank goodness for modern technology.

Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth -- Winter

This is the perfect recipe to have going on a cold / damp winter night.  Bone broths are one of the most universal nourishing foods across various traditional cultures.  They are packed with lots of protein and minerals,  They are known to support the digestive tract, the immune system, and the production of neurotransmitters for balancing mood.  I like this recipe because it uses a slow cooker which makes it easier for busier folks.  Enjoy!

Homemade Chai Tea -- Winter

What better way to warm up then a hot cup of tea.  I am firm believer that no tea bag can rival chai tea made from all fresh herbs and spices.  This recipe contains several amazing ingredients that have wonderful medicinal qualities.  These herbs help with digestion, circulation, blood sugar balance, and are full of antioxidants.  This recipe can be made in large batches and can use caffeinated black tea or decaffeinated tea such as rooibos.  Enjoy this blend on a cool rainy day!