Soups and Stews

Kale and White Bean Minestrone

February 4, 2011 Soups and Stews

I came up with this recipe the other night after a long day at work. I was exhausted and tempted to order out, but we had just done a grocery run so I decided to use up some of the stuff we’d bought.  I wanted dinner to be a no brainer- throw a few ingredients [...]

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Potato Leek Soup

January 18, 2011 Soups and Stews

I’ve been referring to this recipe all day as “Good Girl Soup,” rather than calling it by it’s true French name, Potage Bonne Femme. I have no idea why it’s called that. Perhaps, because it’s broth-y and light and friendly to the figure? No, it calls for butter and “good girls” don’t eat that kind [...]

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White Veggie Chili

January 9, 2011 Soups and Stews

When I was a meat eater I used to love white chicken chili. I hadn’t had it  (or thought of it) in ages, until I came across a recent post on ELR. The creaminess and spices really appealed to me and I found myself craving the recipe immediately. I decided to make a vegetarian version, [...]

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Lentil and Radish Soup

January 7, 2011 Soups and Stews

Though I’ve been a fan of lentils for years, I’ve just recently discovered my love of radishes. For me, radishes were nothing more than an afterthought, something to garnish a dish or add color and crunch to a salad. A few weeks ago, I learned that radishes are a key ingredient in many Indian dishes [...]

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Apple Parsnip Soup with Crème Fraîche

October 31, 2010 Soups and Stews

I found this recipe in last month’s Cooking Light magazine. It was another “must make” that paired nicely with the chilly weather and Halloween festivities. I modified the recipe slightly by adding about a cup of roasted kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) squash that I had on hand. You could easily add butternut squash to this recipe [...]

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Spicy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

October 17, 2010 Soups and Stews

I love warm, spicy soup on a crisp fall day and last weekend was perfect for it. I decided to use up some of the ingredients in my pantry by creating a sweet and spicy soup featuring some of my favorite flavors. This soup is easy to make, friendly on the wallet and easy to [...]

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Guest Post- Spicy Corn Soup

March 28, 2010 Soups and Stews

I’m proud to present the very first guest post by my little sister. She called just yesterday with a delcious recipe for spicy corn soup with chicken or crab. She found a version of this recipe in Southern Living magazine and tweaked it based on the ingredients she had on hand (and to suit her [...]

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

November 4, 2009 Soups and Stews

Apples have certainly been highlighted a lot lately and I certainly am not going to stop now! As I’ve said before, I love using seasonal fruits and veggies and this soup fits in that mindset. Apples and squash are in season right now and what sounds better than making a sweet, creamy soup using both [...]

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Cool Watermelon Gazpacho

August 30, 2009 Soups and Stews

During these dog days of summer, cool off with some refreshing gazpacho. Gazpacho is a cold soup recipe traditionally made with tomatoes, but for this recipe, I decided to use watermelon. I had a soup similiar to this one in college while working at a fine dining restaurant. It made an impression on me and [...]

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Simple Lentil Dal

August 13, 2009 Fall

As you all know by now, Jessica and I both love indian inspired foods. But, it seems that no matter how hard I try to make classic indian dishes, they just don’t turn out quite right. Recently, a friend’s mom started her own blog, Healthy Indian Food From Mom, featuring traditional indian recipes that she [...]

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