Recipe: Turkey Vegetable Soup

Made with a rich tomato broth, tons of vegetables, barley or brown rice, and seasoned to perfection!

After a big holiday like Thanksgiving, I find soup is a great, easy way to put leftovers to use that might otherwise go to waste. And let’s face it—I love a day or two of turkey and sides, but after that, I’d prefer something different, like my Turkey Vegetable Soup! :-)

Turkey Vegetable Soup is a great dish to make after Thanksgiving, or substitute chicken and other vegetables for a soup you can make anytime of the year!

Made with a rich tomato broth that’s full of vegetables, this hearty soup is amazing. And honestly, it really doesn’t take much time to pull together. (more…)

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup

Made with apples, leeks, and a touch of ginger and maple syrup this Butternut Squash Soup is delicious!

I love everything about soup—how it tastes, cooking it up, seasoning it just right, AND … making a large enough batch so I can enjoy leftovers for several meals after! :-) Yes, leftovers rock in my book. But that might be the problem with my recipe for Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup. It’s just so good there may not be leftovers!

This amazing butternut squash soup brings together roasted garlic, leeks, apples, ginger, and maple syrup for the most delicious bowl of soup I've tasted!

Now I have several different Butternut Squash Soup recipes that I make. I’m sure I’ll be posting the others sometime in the future, but today I wanted to share this recipe because it’s so delicious and extra special—perfect for a gathering like Thanksgiving or entertaining over the holidays.

What makes this recipe so wonderful? Well, there are several special touches that I’d like to highlight! (more…)

Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes with Greens

A delicious, healthy dish that can be served as a side or main meal!

Roasted vegetables … boy, do I love them! In fact I’ve shared recipes for them here, here, here, here … alas, there are too many recipes to share here, so feel free to look them up using our alphabetical recipe index under  “R” for “roasted.”

What I love about today’s roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes recipe is how wonderfully versatile it is. I’ve made it as a main dish, a side dish, and a salad. I’ve served it hot and cold. I’ve cooked it up for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and for regular weeknight meals. And perhaps best of all—once you’ve made it a couple of times, you’ll learn that you can change it really easily to reflect your mood and the ingredients you have on hand. Seriously, you couldn’t ask for more.

A delicious, healthy dish filled with balsamic roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and greens. Perfect for a weeknight meal or as a holiday side dish!

And just look at this dish! It’s absolutely stunning! (more…)

Recipe: The Best Pumpkin Pie Ever!

With a pumpkin, cream cheese filling and an optional nut crumble topping

Are you a pumpkin pie lover? If so, this recipe is perfect for YOU! I’ve been tinkering around in the kitchen for the past several weeks trying to master a new twist on this Thanksgiving classic, and you know what? I nailed it! But after trying half a dozen variations, you’d hope I’d have something to show for it. :-) But seriously … look at this beautiful pumpkin pie!

Bruce Bradley's Best Pumpkin Pie Ever features a delicious filling made with cream cheese, spices, and an optional nut crumble topping. Mmmm...amazing!

What makes my Best Pumpkin Pie Ever recipe simply amazing? Eggs, cream cheese, and milk give the pie a rich, creamy, custardy base. Then the pie is sweetened naturally with maple syrup and flavored with a delicious blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Mmmmm!!! Just writing about it makes me want to go cut another slice! (more…)

How to Celebrate a REAL Food Thanksgiving

It's all about simple steps, letting go, and being grateful!

I love Thanksgiving. Without a doubt it’s my favorite holiday. Perhaps that’s because I love to cook. But I think it’s also because it’s a holiday where family and friends come together, relax, joke, laugh, play games, AND …. there’s no pressure or expectations around gift giving. Phew!

Bruce Bradley's Tips, Tricks, and Recipes to Create a REAL Food Thanksgiving!

But let’s face it, Thanksgiving can be pretty daunting. If you’re not a confident cook or if you’re trying to eat less processed foods, Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming. But stop right there. The first order of business is to NOT be overwhelmed and ENJOY the holiday—no matter what! Regardless of where you are on your real food journey, I think it’s possible. Don’t believe me? Here are my simple tips and attitude adjustment tricks to help you out … PLUS a whole lot of recipes! (more…)