Bean Hominy and Chipotle Soup

Posted on Oct 21st, 2011

I don't cook in large amounts usually, so I often end up with various leftover ingredients in my freezer. When their quantity becomes overwhelming, I make a list of them and figure out how I can use them up in just a few…

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Black Bean Chili

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010

Some recipes you tweak each time you make them. This is not one of those. It's perfect as it stands. I even whipped this up and entered it into a chili cookoff at work without tasting it first - that's how reliable it is.…

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Creamy Poblano-Hominy Soup

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

Here is a warming, savory soup for corn tortilla and roasted pepper lovers. I've been making this for years, just never got around to blogging about it. This was inspired by a restaurant recipe that appeared in the…

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Posted on Jan 26th, 2011

This is a recipe that I've been making variation on for years. It's one of the richest tomato soups out there, thanks to the balsamic vinegar. To neutralize the acid in the vinegar, you add some baking soda, which makes the…

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Curried Lentil Soup

Posted on Dec 10th, 2010

The weather is taking us on a roller coaster ride here lately. We've had a high of 83 F one day and a low of 33 F the next. So I made soup to warm us up, and then made it spicy to cool us down. It hits all the right…

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Emergency Pasta e Fagioli

Posted on Jul 28th, 2011

I am keeping a wary eye on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico right now.  If a storm is headed our way I want to know about it so that I can prepare.  (Hello Don).  Phase One, when a storm in the gulf actually…

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Grilled Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Posted on Jun 19th, 2010

If you have the time and you feel like being organized, you can grill these vegetables before making another grilled meal, then have the soup the next day. If you want to serve it immediately, give yourself a couple of hours…

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Grilled Vegetable-Lentil Soup

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

As promised, here is the soup I made from the grilled vegetables from yesterday. It's a big bowl of smoky vegetable goodness. Since you can freeze it, you can have that goodness on a night when the weather or your available…

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Posted on May 14th, 2009

do as I say not as I do watch the pot and don't burn the roux I just got my kitchen back from being remodeled. It's been functional, although still floorless, for almost a week, but I still have a few boxes to unpack,…

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Herbed Asparagus Soup

Posted on Feb 21st, 2011

The first skinny, tender asparagus of spring hit our supermarket last week. Our favorite way to have it is simply steamed with some thinly sliced garlic and finished either with a squirt of lemon juice and some sea salt, or…

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Oven-baked Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Posted on May 27th, 2009

" Like a lot of people, I'm a compulsive recipe collector. For a long time, I would cut the recipes out of newspapers and magazines, stick them in the back of my Joy of Cooking or Fannie Farmer cookbook, and then never…

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Peanut Soup

Posted on Jan 6th, 2011

I asked for a cookbook for Christmas this year from Jim and got two. The one I asked for was Vegan Brunch. The bonus cookbook was 400 recipes for soup. He admitted that the cookbook was as much for him as it was for me. The…

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Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Soup

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012

Here is a tasty something that I made with the masala paste from my last recipe post. Roasting the cauliflower adds a depth of flavor that makes it seem like you spent hours making the soup, but once the masala paste is…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup and what to do with an opened box of silken tofu

Posted on Feb 19th, 2010

Silken tofu, the kind that comes in a cardboard box, is a great ingredient to have around. Pureed, it can stand in for eggs and milk in a pumpkin pie, or high-fat ingredients in a savory dip. Sometimes, though, you might end…

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Seitan Chili Stew

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2010

Recently I made some more Roasted Vegetable Salsa for enchiladas, which calls for two pounds of tomatoes and one of peppers. When I went to the store, the Roma tomatoes and poblano peppers were on sale and they were…

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Smoky Corn Chowder

Posted on Sep 16th, 2009

Have you ever had this experience? You’re watching a cooking show, maybe Emeril Lagasse, and the chef prepares a lovely mirepoix of onions, celery and carrots. Your mouth starts to water as he adds garlic and peppers. You…

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Smoky Lentil Fennel Soup

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013

Everyone should have a lentil soup or two in their list of go-to recipes.  They're hearty, inexpensive, and perfect for a chilly night. Usually I don't make them the same way twice, but I made a pot in September with…

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Thai Curry Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013

I frequently see recipes for Thai curry butternut squash soup. The soup sounded delicious, so I made one, and it was! It was so delicious, in fact, that I wanted to make a similar soup with ingredients available year round.…

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Thai Tofu Noodle Soup

Posted on Oct 12th, 2010

I haven't been vegetable gardening for long, and this spring was the first time I planted my garden from seeds instead of buying plants. It was also the first time I planted basil in the garden, instead of in pots. I planted…

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The Best Mushroom Soup

Posted on Apr 16th, 2011

I've waited too long to post this mushroom soup recipe. Now that I’m back home, I can give it the attention that it deserves. The weather is just gorgeous here right now. I wish I could share it with all of you. We need…

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Vegan Buffalo Chicken Soup

Posted on Nov 18th, 2012

I bought a rare package of Gardein vegan chicken for a recipe I never got around to making, and then I came across a Buffalo chicken soup recipe that I was inspired to veganize. I threw more vegetables in than the original…

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White Bean Tempeh Chili

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014

For several years, my go-to chili recipes has been this black bean chili. I've made it so many times, though, that I've gotten a little tired of it and I've been looking for something different to make. Texans can be…

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White Gazpacho

Posted on Aug 18th, 2010

Cold soup has never appealed to me in the past. My air conditioner, though, has lost its will to live, and while we're waiting on parts, I don't want to do anything that's going to make the house hot. When I came across…

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Wild Rice and Lentil Soup

Posted on Nov 5th, 2010

Can you believe this soup is adapted from a crab cake recipe? Believe it! I love the way the flavors of the wild rice, cumin and lemon play off one another in this. You don't taste these individual components. Instead, they…

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