(Purple) Vegetable, Rice and Bean Soup

Purple vegetable soupI haven’t been very creative in the kitchen lately, hence the lack of recent recipe posts.  Between a couple of weekends out of town, hurting my back and spending a lot of time getting reacquainted with my couch and general holiday busy-ness, we’ve been resorting to quick thrown-together meals.
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Moroccan Stew

This is an easy, hearty and healthy recipe that made for a delicious dinner with great friends.  The chopping and spice-mixing was done ahead of time so the only thing left to do once people arrived was add things to the pot and stir!  As much as I enjoy cooking, I love spending time with friends more, and the last thing I want to do when I have company is spend the entire evening slaving over the stove.  Continue reading