Recipe Type: Freezer Meals

Last night I had the pleasure of having my friend Julia over to show me some of her delicious recipes. Julia is an amazing Italian cook. She can make leather taste good if she had to cook it! Her secret is simple, she cooks with only quality ingredients, like Pecorino Romano, good extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs are all subtle differences that make food go from good to great. She always has on hand, a can of her own homemade filetto di pomodoro sauce she makes from scratch in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak and jars them to use throughout the year.

Filetto di Pomodoro

These lightened up Italian turkey meatballs have been lightened up using ground turkey instead of beef. They are the perfect family friendly meal for any night of the week!

Skinny Italian Turkey Meatballs

Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans) usually pronounced pasta fazool, is a great tasting, hearty, vegetarian Italian pasta and bean soup, perfect for the cold, super quick and freezer friendly.

Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

Sancocho is a hearty soup, almost like a stew and is a traditional dish in the region of Antioquia, Colombia that combines potatoes, yuca, corn, plantains and meat. For me and my family this is the ultimate comfort food and is absolutely delicious.

Colombian Chicken Sancocho

This super easy butternut squash soup is the perfect Fall recipe to keep you warm and full. And did I mention it's only 1 point!

Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

Latin Yellow Rice

A great recipe for zucchini lovers – this casserole makes a great side dish.

Zucchini Casserole

Candied Tomato Sauce

Chicken Cacciatore – Chicken, red peppers and mushrooms simmer in tomato sauce for a great tasting, simple, weeknight meal your whole family will enjoy.

Chicken Cacciatore

Picadillo is my family's favorite dish! It's really quick and easy to make, I make it a few times a month and make enough so we have leftovers which are great in tacos, stuffed peppers, and just about anything you can think of!

Cuban Picadillo

When I was a kid, we had homemade soup every night before our meal and my Dad's Cauliflower Soup was always a favorite of mine. This is the perfect quick and easy low fat, low carb soup.

Dad’s Cauliflower Soup

This is a delicious black bean recipe from my Brazilian/Argentinian cousin, Katia. She makes the best black beans, the recipe handed down to her from her father, another great cook. Black beans are loaded with fiber. Try this over white rice with chimichurri sauce, for wonderful fusion of flavors from Argentina and Brazil.

Brazilian Black Beans

When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.

Split Pea Soup with Ham