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Hot Potato Soup

It's the last week of October and still in the 70s! Even though this is one reason why I love Richmond, the warm weather has been messing with my fall favorites in the food and clothing departments.

But I couldn't wait to make some cold weather favorites anymore so yesterday I decided to cook up a batch of my mother-in-law's Hot Potato Soup. Well... this recipe was adapted from my mother-in-law's recipe in all its southern comfort cooking glory.

✔1 lb Ground Turkey soup ingredients ✔15 oz Cannelloni Beans (drained and rinsed) ✔1 Small Onion ✔4 c Potato ✔24 oz Tomato Sauce ✔4 c Water ✔ Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper

Brown the ground turkey. Chop the onion. Dice the potatoes. Combine all ingredients. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper to taste and if that's not enough heat for your taste buds load up on some sriracha. ???

Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for approx. 5 hours or until potatoes are soft.

I used russet potatoes because I had a bunch in the house that were about to go bad, but if you wanted to make this dish even healthier you could replace them with sweet potatoes.

soup bowl

What's your favorite fall recipe? Have you made it yet this year?

P.S. did you realize Thanksgiving is ONE MONTH AWAY?!



Banana Protein Pancakes

Not only are these pancakes delicious, but just four of them will give you nearly 20g of protein! Eat them alone on the go or add some scrambled eggs and a slice or two of turkey bacon for a perfectly healthy meal that will keep you satisfied for hours. (Yes, I used “bacon” and “healthy” in the same sentence! If someone tells you not to eat bacon you should cut them off immediately… you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.)   banana protein pancakes Ingredients ✔ 2 cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal ✔ 2 scoops Terra’s Whey Bourbon Vanilla protein powder ✔ 1 TBSP Cinnamon ✔ 1.5 tsp Baking Powder ✔ 2.5 cups Silk Coconut/Almond Blend ✔ 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ✔ 1 Ripe Banana ✔ 1 Large Egg

Grind the oatmeal in a food processor. Add the dry ingredients together. Mash the banana and mix the rest of the ingredients together. Spray pan with coconut oil. Place ¼ cup servings of batter onto heated pan and wait until you see the bubbles to flip (just like “regular” pancakes).

It’s THAT simple!

banana protein pancakes and eggs BONUS: These pancakes totally make your house smell like you’re baking Christmas cookies so if you wanted to turn these into a treat, add a few chunks of dark chocolate chips to your batter.