Entree, Recipes, Soup

Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono is a Greek chicken and lemon soup. It is perfect for those times when you have a cold, the flu, or want some fresh comfort food. It’s lemony, chickeny, ricey, and just plain delicious. I’ve tried more authentic recipes for avgolemono soup, but they don’t work for me. Some of them have no vegetables […]

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Bamya Stew with Sweet Potato

Ingredients: olive oil 1 onion 4 cloves garlic 1.5 lbs. stew beef or lamb 1 sweet potato 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1 lb. okra, sliced in half vertically 3 Tbsp garam masala / Arab spice blend 1 tsp cinnamon black pepper to taste salt to taste water Saute the onion, garlic, […]

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Bolognese-Inspired Chili

I recently read The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez Alt, and I was mesmerized by his bolognese recipe. Since the boyfriend doesn’t care too much for bolognese, but he does like chili, I decided to make a bolognese-inspired pot of chili. The flavors are definitely chili, but the texture and cooking techniques are borrowed […]

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Chicken or Turkey Tortilla Soup

There many types of chicken tortilla soup types and they can be made as simply or complicated as you’d like. It all starts with the broth base, and there are a few directions you can go: poultry broth, tomato, creamy, and a few other variations I can’t think of right now. I’m a fan of […]

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Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is comfort food at its finest. I’ve made it a few times recently for football tailgates. I’ve tinkered with a few clam chowder recipes and landed on a few techniques that work well for me. Tips Ingredients Remove the skin from the salt pork. Dice it small and rinse in cool water. Add […]

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup Serves 2 1/4 c. dried morel mushrooms 1/2 tsp beef soup base 1/2 tsp chicken soup base 1 1/2 c boiling water 1 tsp olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 8 oz. mushrooms, roughly chopped 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp bouquet garni spice blend 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes 1/4 […]

Recipes, Soup, Whole30

Curried Coconut Carrot Soup

I love this recipe, and I always have to hunt to find it. Thus, I’ve copied and pasted it here. I can’t take any credit for how tasty and easy to make it is.  The original recipe can be found here:   Curried Coconut Carrot Soup serves 6 to 8 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 […]

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Giant Pot o’Chili

I made up this recipe before a big ice storm that we had in February 2010. Where I live has a knack for having the power knock out during any type of natural disaster. Over the years, we’ve learned to make a giant batch of food to munch on for 4-6 days if we think […]

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New Years Hoppin’ John and Collard Greens

In my family, we have always had the tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. This year, I decided to up the game and make a full meal for good luck. I made Hoppin’ John, collard greens, and rice. I used the Trader Joe’s brown rice medley that I […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Black Bean Soup

This soup is delicious, filling, healthy, and vegan. The best part is that it requires very little work for you, and yields delicious results. Vegan Black Bean Soup 1 white onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp oregano 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 bay leaf 1 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp […]

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Spicy Orange Lentil Potato Soup

So tonight I had a craving for some of the same lentil soup that we ate at St. Andrews last summer. For some reason, this soup is so absolutely delicious even though it’s ridiculously cheap and easy. I liked it so much that I got the recipe for it while I was in Cairo. So […]