Cold Weather Recipes

posted on: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lentil and Sausage Soup | Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili | Glazed Salmon and Winter Salad
As I mentioned in my last outfit post, I've been trying to get into cooking more, so I've been testing out  some recipes that I've found on Pinterest.  The only thing about trying out recipes from Pinterest/blogs is that sometimes the directions aren't always as clear as they are from a cook book, which can be kind of scary for a newbie cook like me. I took some photos with my iPhone of a couple recipes I tried out and loved so I thought I would share.

I think the three recipes that I tested out are perfect cold weather food. The first photo is of a Lentil and Sausage Soup. I love soup anytime of year, so I really liked this recipe. It called for Turkey Kielbasa and just said to thinly slice and add to the mix. I wasn't sure what a Kielbasa was so I just picked up turkey sausage and baked it first before added it into the soup mix. 
Next I tried a Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili that was recommended by a friend and was sooo so good! I added some chicken to JP's bowl because he likes to have meat in his dinner meals, but this recipe really didn't need any meat to make it filling. The quinoa and avocado were filling enough. This is definitely becoming a staple in my house. 
Finally, Last night I tried out a homemade salad dressing and glazed salmon meal and I loved this one too. The salmon wasn't too different then anything I've tried making before, but the homemade salad dressing was delicious! I hardly ever eat salad because I'm not a big fan of salad dressing. I pretty much stick to plain balsamic vinaigrette if I do have salad, so making my own sweet balsamic vinaigrette was really appealing to me. 

What are your favourite cold weather recipes?

xo Ashley


  1. The sweet potato chili looks mouth is watering just thinking about it...


  2. Oh, yummy! Such great, hearty meals. That quinoa and sweet potato dish looks incredible :)