Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

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Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Sunday, February 27, 2011

vegetable chili ragu

here is a healthy recipe for the crock pot.  the vegetables can be combined with out without the kidney beans to your family's choice.

2 zucchini, 1/2 green pepper, onions, celery, frozen corn, kidney beans, chili powder, parsley, basil, 2 small cans of diced tomatoes, 1 jar of thick chunky salsa.  prepare, chop or combine the ingredients in the crock pot.

if your family enjoys some ground beef, brown the beef and serve as a topping along with the following other suggestions:  shredded cheddar, green onions, and sour cream.   cook the ragu for a minimum of four hours on HIGH and serve in chili bowls with toppings. 

along with the ragu, serve a side salad, crusty bread or tortilla chips and salsa.

1 comment:

  1. I subscribed to your blog, Karen. I didn't know about it before today! Thanks for the facebook post. I also LOVE Ina Garten and her recipes.