Soups and Stews

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

September 1, 2011 Soups and Stews

My sweetie has a cold. So pitiful. It’s one of those sneaky summer colds that pounces when you least expect it. He needs soup, hot and spicy to clear the sinuses and soothe the throat.  And what’s more comforting than a bowl of old fashioned tomato? Only, this soup is a bit zestier than the [...]

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Summer Corn and Clam Chowder

August 18, 2011 Dinner

This post is going to be a quickie. Tomorrow I’m off bright and early headed for the farm in North Carolina. We’re taking care of wedding details this weekend, so much to do! It’s a tad overwhelming, but I know we’ll get there. While I’m running around like a crazy person, you can enjoy this [...]

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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew

July 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

This is what I call a summer hodgepodge meal. I had a pantry full of veggies and a very empty belly. So I made a spicy black-eyed pea and tomato summer stew- and you should too! Ingredients: (makes 4 servings) 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed (if using dry beans, cook fully before adding [...]

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Peach and Melon Soup

July 9, 2011 Soups and Stews

Today I bring you a recipe for soup from Saluda. The other night we dined at a local restaurant called The Purple Onion. I love this place. Great food, lively atmosphere. We ordered a peach and melon soup that reminded me of a chilled, summery gazpacho. The soup was so tasty, I decided to make [...]

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Summer Dream Weaver Soup

May 30, 2011 Soups and Stews

I know soup in the summer is a tad unorthodox and perhaps completely nutso, but it had to be done. Just look at all that color. Totally loony tunes. Speaking of crazy, don’t you just love people who use zany expressions in conversation? I feel like I never do it, so I really appreciate the [...]

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Veggie Pot Pie with Black Pepper Biscuits

May 4, 2011 Dinner

For Easter Sunday I wanted to make a meal that my fiancé wouldn’t soon forget.  As soon as I saw Joy The Baker’s recipe for chicken pot pie, I knew it was the the recipe for me.  It also, quite coincidentally, served as the long lost veggie pot pie recipe I’d been searching everywhere for. [...]

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Easy “Homemade” Tomato Sauce

April 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

I love a good marinara sauce- one that’s slightly sweet and tangy with a pop of oregano and bright red tomatoes. I love nurturing it for hours as the tomatoes cook down on the stove top and the kitchen becomes fragrant and alive with the aroma of garlic and spice. Good homemade tomato sauce is [...]

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White Bean Hummus Soup

March 22, 2011 Soups and Stews

Inspired by Jessica’s Cilantro Lime White Bean Hummus and Angela’s post featuring Garbanzo Bean Soup, I couldn’t resist infusing these ideas to create a soup for the season. It’s officially Spring! The snow has melted, flowers are in bloom, and birds are chirping away in their happy nests. But it’s a little chilly outside and [...]

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Vegan Coconut Chili

March 7, 2011 Soups and Stews

Go ahead and wipe that smirk off your face. I’m about to present you with the ultimate in comfort food and you’ll want to keep an open mind for this one. It’s still cold here in D.C. which means there’s ample time to squeeze in a few more hot soup recipes before Spring. Last post, [...]

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Curried Black Bean, Coconut, and Sweet Potato Soup

February 16, 2011 Soups and Stews

This winter I’ve been a soup fiend.  In fact, for a short time, I considered changing the name of this blog to Keep It Simple Soup because that’s all I seemed to ever make. I love soup- it’s comforting, dependable and makes great leftovers. The only problem was that I was getting in a tomato [...]

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