Showing posts tagged as 'soup-on-saturday'

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Travel

April 02, 2011 20:36

I was out to lunch the other day with a college student, and he mentioned that he wanted me to get another bean soup recipe up. So, this one is for him, and I'm pretty sure he'll like it. I trust you will too.For centuries, the people of Tuscany have loved beans. In fact, they have the unfortunate nickname of bean eaters. Tuscan bean varieties vary by geographic area, and some towns are known...


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Pizza Soup

Tags: Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 26, 2011 19:49

Earlier this week, I did a post on my rendition of roasted red pepper pita pizza. Knowing the college students I was preparing them for could consume them in large amounts, I thought it was a good idea to have a jar of prepared pizza sauce on hand in case we went through my home-made sauce.Luckily, I didn't have to use my backup, so today I thought I'd come up with a way to use it. Although we...


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Black and Red Bean Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 19, 2011 20:46

Sorry for the delay in getting this recipe up. I finished the Y challenge this morning and then had to get ready for some dinner guests. In hindsight, I wish I had made this easy soup tonight. It's easy to throw all the ingredients into a crock pot before you head into work. You'll come home to a great meal.


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Caldo Verde Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 12, 2011 06:56

For the last couple of years, I've learned to appreciate the simplicity of monastery cooking. I guess you could say that I owe it all to a Brother Vincent, a Benedictine monk from upper state New York.Before I bought his book, Sacred Feasts, I was unaware that, since the beginnings of monastic life, monks were basically vegetarian. Brother Vincent has written several cookbooks and books on...


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Barley and Mushroom Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 05, 2011 03:00

I know a lot of people don't like mushrooms, but I've always felt it's because they've never had them cooked properly :) Just kidding.Mushrooms are an important part of a vegetarian diet, mainly because they have a meaty texture and add a nice depth of flavor to a recipe. Throw them together with barley and roasted red peppers, and you have a great tasting combination.


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Lima Bean Soup

Tags: Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

February 26, 2011 20:02

I'll be the first to admit I wasn't always a fan of lima beans. I guess it was something about the consistency, but who knows.Recently, my next door neighbor sent a container of this soup over and it was actually quite tasty. Here's a version I think you'll like. Somehow, it reminds me that spring is coming:)


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Sweet Potato Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

February 19, 2011 06:11

Growing up, I don't remember ever eating a sweet potato. I'm not sure why, but it was only recently that I started integrating them into my diet. Sweet Potatoes are a great source of nutrition. High in fiber, they are loaded with vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. I hope you'll give this soup a try, even if you've never had sweet potatoes before :)Don't be afraid of the peanut butter. It adds...


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Tomato and Bulgur Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

February 12, 2011 07:33

Forgive me for having two back to back tomato soup recipes. The snowy cold weather has been hanging around my neck of the woods, and any kind of tomato soup always seems to pull me out of the winter blues. I want SPRING :)Actually, I was also looking to use up my store of bulgur wheat that I purchased for my Lentil Chili recipe. Bulgur wheat is a whole grain. The kind I use from Bob's Red Mill...


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Tomato and Bread Soup

Tags: Inspiration, Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

February 05, 2011 06:32

I was visiting with a family the other day, and all the kids were home because school had been cancelled. When my friend asked them what they wanted for lunch, they asked for "red" soup. Interesting. I realized that, since the mom and dad don't like tomatoes, they must not use thatname with their kids. It brought a smile to my face. What kid doesn't like a bowl of tomato soup, served up with a...


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Potato and Leek Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

January 29, 2011 07:54

Since it looks like its cold just about everywhere, I know we're all looking for some comfort food. Most recipes for Potato and Leek soup include heavy cream, chicken broth and butter as ingredients. One recipe I found online included a full pound of bacon. Oh my...In my desire for something more healthy, I wanted to lighten things up. Give this easy and filling recipe a try.


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