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Paula Deen & Daisy Cakes' Kim Nelson this Wednesday!

Posted by David Venable 1322519569.283
Hello, foodies…
Are all those Turkey Day leftovers gone? Mine certainly are. I had a few turkey, cranberry, and stuffing sandwiches…and I savored every bite!
I think we all could use some lighter fare after all that delicious, but very heavy food. So we're focusing on healthy eating this Wednesday on In the Kitchen with David PM Edition. My recipe is a hearty, but oh-so-healthy Vegetable Lentil Stew. And guess who's joining us in the kitchen? Paula Deen and Daisy Cakes' Kim Nelson from ABC's Shark Tank!
Once again, here's your blog question: What's your favorite cold- weather healthy dish? Lighter soups? Turkey chili? How do you keep the comfort in your meal while cutting some of those calories? See you Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET. Looking forward to seeing you once again!
Keep it flavorful!

P.S. Don't forget all that's happening on my Facebook page! First, there's the sweepstakes where you can enter to win a culinary trip for two to Italy, courtesy of Vayama! (You can also sign up to win by submitting a story on the QVC Community page.) Then, be sure to take the Foodie Quiz to find out what kind of foodie you are. You can even take it for a foodie-friend and get great gift ideas for the holidays. Have fun!

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pork1322522360.06311 PostsRegistered 1/22/2011

Hi David my hot and comfort food is a pot of Beef Stew with lots of veggies looking forward to seeing you and Paula Deen she is one of my favorites besides you I watch her all the time have a great week

love my da­vid1322527555.85294 PostsRegistered 6/13/2010

{#emotions_dlg.blushing} I love potato soup with lots of potatoes and onions and a grilled cheese sandwich. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}


stitcher 251322527803.289 PostsRegistered 11/28/2011

Hi David,

I like to make vegtable lazagna or vegtable stew!

Mrs Chris P1322538328.03116 PostsRegistered 10/7/2011

Hi David! One of my favorite dishes for cold weather or anytime really is a meatball sandwich. I started using ground chicken breast to make the meatballs instead of ground beef. It's better for me so I don't feel so guilty about making them once a week. ;) I also use a whole wheat bun to cut a few more calories and get some whole grain in. I bake them in the oven instead of frying them and pair with some good veggies and I'm a happy girl! Have a good show and I'll be tuning in to see the shenanigans you and Paula will get into. :)

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BrandyC1322576001.267247 PostsRegistered 9/20/2009

Hi David,

We just love beef stew. I use super lean stew meat which I cut to bite size pieces. If there is any fat, which is just about nil on the meat I buy, I remove it. I add lots of fresh baby carrots, little fingerling potatos, green beans, etc. I put in way more veggies than meat. I use my CE oval PC and after browning the meat, I then add all the veggies, some liquid, spices, cover and cook on high for 20 to 22 minutes. Delicious!! Serve with cornbread or buscuits for dunking in the gravy and you have a really good meal on a cold day.

See you on Wednesday.....{#emotions_dlg.wub}

Infinite M­om1322581053.96446 PostsRegistered 7/18/2010

Hi David, It's minestrone soup for us! {#emotions_dlg.tt1}

gemini591322594188.84387 PostsRegistered 3/1/2010

Hello David,

This weekend I made Lasagna. Yesterday I made Beef Stew using my Cook's Essentials 4 qt Pressure Cooker (I just love that device!).

I like a good thick soup, chili, or stew to take the chill off but it has been relatively warm (Thank God) here in the Northeast so I haven't really made much of that yet.

I am thinking about a small pork roast for this upcoming weekend but not too sure yet as my daughter still hasn't said what she wants and let's face it, she is the boss when it comes to making food for home.

For Christmas dinner we are having KC Ham, Junior's Chocolate Cake, Green Beans, Brussels Sprouts, and Lord knows what else as she is still undecided about Macaroni & Cheese versus Potatoes. LOL

Thanksgiving was fun with the exception of my Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer. I bought it when it was the recent TSV and was in the process of mashing carrots when the beater literally exploded and broke into several pieces. Carrots went everywhere! I was so disappointed and called QVC but am told they need seven days to research to determine whether there is a replacement available. In the interim, I am without a hand mixer. Hope this matter gets resolved before Christmas. I bought a second hand mixer as a gift and am concerned about gifting it now. In retrospect, having a bath in mashed carrots was funny but not so much on that date if you know what I'm saying...

Have a great show.


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goocharoo1322609866.49546 PostsRegistered 8/13/2006illinois

Hiya, DV! Bear with me as our Dell is running goofy! As for Lighter comfort foods: I make a mean chicken soup with Barley & lentils & lots of veggies. OR a spicy turkey chili or a whole wheat light Mac & cheese. Pot roast w/Veggies or..the list goes on. See you then, y'all!!!

Secretary11322630670.7516 PostsRegistered 6/27/2010

Hi David,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

My favorite dish for cold weather is homemade chicken noodle soup.

Looking forward to seeing what you and Paula Deen will be up to!!

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fairknitter1322632888.011 PostsRegistered 11/29/2011

My family's go-to, cold weather meal is creamy split pea soup and corn bread. Yummm. Lighten up the soup by using Greek-style yogurt instead of 1/2 & 1/2 and turkey bacon & turkey ham. Shhhh... my secret about the turkey. No telling. :)

luvlabs1322657399.25375 PostsRegistered 11/11/2007

My mom's zucchini sausage soup. It's usually made with Italian sausage. To put a healthy spin on it I'll use turkey sausage. Then, beacuse you use the turkey sausage you lose some of the fat so to make up for it, I'll add more fresh herbs.

Another stand-by for me if I'm in a hurry is a store bought rotisserie chicken and a big salad!

the Tercek­ family1322668441.192 PostsRegistered 11/30/2011

My mother's after Thanksgiving tradition (and family favorite) is to make a hearty but light turkey soup with brown rice and veggies. It's super yummy and gives you something different to savor after the holiday besides the usual leftover turkey and stuffing.

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the Tercek­ family1322668835.592 PostsRegistered 11/30/2011

Butternut Squash Risotto with Wild Salmon.....yummy! A recipe adapted from Bob's pressure cooker recipe book....actually all of our recipes are healthier now that we have been using our Cook's Essentials Pressure Cooker nearly every night! We love you David and your crazy personality :)

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Bubbles D1322671957.89734 PostsRegistered 10/17/2010

Hi David, Love you, but I love,love me some Paula Deen, can not wait to see your show tonight. The other night I use the last of the turkey in my crockpot with a bag of pinto beans,carrots,onions,cerely and can of stew tomatos....side of corn muffins (use what in your pantry or fridge for a warm meal). We put the fireplace on and set down for dinner,it was so nice and the stew was soo..... good.All we needed that evening was a little snow{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}. Diane-Maryland

casper41322674279.1878 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010

David, I love watching your shows every Sunday and Wednesday nights. On your last show with Laura Weathers she said that her pie crust recipe would be posted. I can't find it please help. Thanks Linda in Spartanburg South Carolina

jack mcC1322678257.73315 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010

Can't wait to see your show tonight! glad to paula deen is back! i have missed her!


dice341322681276.6077 PostsRegistered 8/1/2010

Looking forward to the HealthyVegetable Lentil Stew. I have never cooked Lintil's will try it in a few days. Making individual chicken pot pies later. Have A Merry Christmas.

jenjensbobo1322683634.9632 PostsRegistered 10/16/2011

I like tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich.which i have a couple of times a week for lunch

PegC1322690078.45129 PostsRegistered 7/25/2010

I think my favorite healthy comfort food is beef vegetable or crab soup -- I use the same base and when I have it together I split in half and add cooked ground round to one and crab meat and old bay seasoning to the other. Warms the sole. Looking forward to your show.

Jillhill1322691010.8724 PostsRegistered 9/28/2011

I love turkey chili and you can never beat a good grilled cheese sandwich!{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

honeygram471322693665.37726 PostsRegistered 10/30/2011

David, I am with you when it comes to comfort food. Nothing like a big plate of mac and cheese maybe a chili dog or two, warm apple pie... and a cup of hot chocolate to wash it all down. Yummy ! {#emotions_dlg.wub}

debilynne1322694935.846 PostsRegistered 3/20/2011

hi david,how about any rice and bean dish,shepards pie made with pierogies instead of mash potatoes.talk about goood!!i like the change and they melt better than potatoes.happy holidays,debi{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

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knittingca­thy1322695400.1176 PostsRegistered 7/25/2010

Good evening all,

I am so happy to see that lighter fare will be presented tonight. I am still recovering from my near-fatal heart attack that I experienced the night before Thanksgiving last year. I just put an eggplant parmesan in the oven for dinner since I can no longer have any meat products. I have eaten no meat since the beginning of October and will appreciate the vegetable ideas tonight. We had a Thanksgiving of "sides" and there wasn't a single bit of meat in any of my dishes. We enjoyed everything. The best to everyone this holiday season,


moonbaby1322695545.52338 PostsRegistered 7/17/2010

Hi David, well I really can't cut those calories to well I love potato soup and vegetable soup my mom always made the best. I am really looking forward to tonights show with Paula and hope Tara will be around your shows are always the best wish I could buy it all. I will here waiting for your show. See ya soon

Pam from S­tanwood1322698184.117233 PostsRegistered 6/27/2010

I love a good soup...taco soup with low sodium chicken broth, chopped chicken breast (if you want), pinto beans or black beans, cumin, chili powder, garlic and top it with chopped tomatoes, avacadoes, green onion, crushed tortilla chips or sliced corn tortilla and salsa. You can use veggie broth if you want no animal, or use beef broth and chopped lean leftover beef.

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