Showing posts tagged as 'soups-and-stews'

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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Minestrone

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

January 22, 2011 05:55

Anyone who loves soup knows that there are thousands of versions of Minestrone. Loaded with flavor, it's a simple soup to prepare. This version is adapted from one found in Twelve Months of Monastery Soups by Brother Victor Latourrette. He and his brother monks live at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery in New York.


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Lentil Chili

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

January 15, 2011 14:43

I knew I was going to be hungry when I returned from today's first session of my ten week Fitness Challenge at the Y. Although it was a bit disorganized, all 36 of us got our marching orders for the weeks to come. It's going to be fun :)

I wanted something different, and I came upon a recipe for Lentil Chili. Wow, two of my favorites, together for the first time :)

Making chili using lentils,...


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Black Bean Soup

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

January 08, 2011 06:39

This post is the first of what will be a weekly series entitled Soup on Saturday. Every Saturday, I'm going to post a soup/stew/chili recipe for you to try out.Since it's snowing here today, I was looking for something hearty. If you use this recipe, please post a comment and let us know how it turned out. Enjoy!

Black Bean Soup

1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight in cold water

1 1/2 tb...


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