Showing posts tagged as 'soups-and-stews'

Mushroom Soup

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

December 26, 2010 11:18

If you're lucky enough to have a few days off this week, try this recipe out. I made it for some friends on Christmas Eve, and everyone loved it. Being the cautious type, and since I had never made this recipe before, I made the soup the day before. Given the complexity of flavors, I'd encourage you to do the same.

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Lentils with Wine Glazed Vegetables

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

December 18, 2010 20:19

This recipe is one of the first I posted on my blog, and it quickly became a favorite. I'm making some changes to the look and feel of my site, so I'm re-posting some older recipes in a single format, rather than all the recipes together in a running list. It will make it much easier to find recipes and other posts in the future.So, why lentils? First off, they've become a great staple in my...

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Easy Chili

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

December 10, 2010 14:50

I raced home from the gym the other day and I was starving. I was craving a bowl of chili, and remembered that I had all the ingredients waiting in my kitchen.Since the summer, I've been stocking my pantry with lots of canned goods, and I pick them up whenever they're on sale. Be sure to get no salt added items whenever possible.I also have an assortment of dried beans, but they take an...

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Roasted Squash and Apple Soup

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

November 16, 2010 06:55

Squash and apples are pretty bountiful right now. Roasting them together adds a nice depth to their wonderful flavors. Throw in some garlic, and you have a simple and tasty soup, perfect for a cold fall evening. Enjoy.

Roasted Squash and Apple Soup

serves six

3 lbs butternut squash

2 medium granny smith apples, halved and cored1 head garlic4 cups vegetable stockSalt and pepper to tastePinch of...

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Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup

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

November 10, 2010 08:16

Yesterday morning, I was looking through one of my favorite cookbooks,Twelve Months of Monastery Soups. I wanted to try to make something quick, simple, and, of course, tasty. I also wanted to prepare something I hadn't made before. Brother Victor's Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup met all my criteria, and the end result was one of the best soups I've made.Generally, I don't use swiss chard much,...

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Tuscan Harvest Soup

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

October 22, 2010 03:26

Moosewood Restaurant in New York. According to them, this hearty soup is usually made around the time that olives are harvested. I know I just wrote about Italy yesterday....One day, I hope I can make it there during the olive harvest. I heard recently that someone invented a machine that shakes the olives from their branches. That's not what I want to see. Instead, I want to go someplace where...

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Emeril’s Vegetarian Chili

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

October 15, 2010 11:46

I don't have time to watch the Food Network much, but the other day I caught Rachel Ray making a Vegetarian Shepherd Pie. While she was preparing the dish, she mentioned that she and her husband go meatless three or four times a week. Nice.That got me thinking, and I made a trip to the Food Network website, which, I found out, is loaded with vegetarian recipes. While searching around, I came...

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St. Francis and Pain

Tags: Catholic-church, Italy, Soups-and-stews, Spirit

October 04, 2010 21:43

St. Francis is one of the greatest saints in the history of Christianity. You can learn all about him by clicking his name above. As I mentioned in yesterday's posting, I had the chance to be in Assisi for his feast day during the Jubilee Year of 2000. I've been to Assisi many times, but this trip was special. I was with my mother and sister, along with a good friend of mine who later became a...

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Tags: Inspiration, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

October 02, 2010 21:03

On the way home from lunch on Friday, I took one of my friends to our local Trader Joe's. She's never been to one, and since it was on the way and I needed a few things, we made the stop.One of the items on my shopping list was a re-supply of their 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix I blogged about the other day.In fact, I bought several bags for my co-workers who asked me to pick a bag up for them....

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Bean Soup

Tags: Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

September 26, 2010 20:34

Trader Joe's several weeks ago, and I picked up a bag of 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix. I was on a mission to begin stocking my pantry for the fall/winter, and I really wanted to move away from canned beans, which are loaded with sodium.You'll remember from earlier posts that beans are one of the most healthy and economical things you can eat. Just 1/4 cup of this mix contains 52% of your daily...

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