Creamy Tomato Soup – Oct 18, 2016

Tomato soup

Ingredients: 3 T olive oil 1 1/2 C chopped red onions (2 onions) 2 carrots, unpeeled and chopped 1 T minced garlic (3 cloves) 4 lbs. tomatoes coarsely chopped (5 large) 1 1/2 t sugar 1 T tomato paste 1/4 c packed chopped fresh basil leaves, plus julienned basil leaves for garnish 3 C chicken stock 1 T salt 2 t freshly ground black pepper 3/4 heavy cream Croutons for garnish Heat the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed...

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Autumn Red Bean Casserole – Sep 20, 2016

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4 Tbsp Butter 3 Medium Yellow Onions, Chopped 1 Large Green Pepper, Chopped 1 Large Clove Garlic, Minced or Pressed 1 lb. Sausage (links or bulk) 3 Cans (15 1/4 oz. size) Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained 2 Cups Dry Red Wine - get a good quality wine...drink the rest:) 1 Bay Leaf and 2 or 3 Whole Cloves 3 Tbsp Tomato Paste Salt Freshly Ground Pepper Butter a 3 Qt. Casserole, set aside. Melt remaining butter in a heavy...

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Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup) – Aug 1, 2016

10 oz. Chourico sausage - 1/4 in. sliced 1 large Spanish onion - diced 2 cloves Garlic - sliced. Don't be afraid to go for a 3rd or 4th. The Portuguese love their garlic. 6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes - diced (Peel if you like, but their skins are thin and they're fine if well washed) 4 Cups Water or half water half Chicken stock or broth 6 Cups Chicken Stock 1/2 lb. Kale or collard greens - thick middle...

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Quick and Spicy Rotisserie Chicken and Black Bean Stew – May 9, 2016

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Serves 4 Start to Finish: 20 Minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, scrubbed and chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chipotles in adobo sauce, finely chopped, sauce included 2 cups low sodium chicken stock, hot 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 2 cups shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken 2 tablespoons lime juice Toppings: 1/2 large avocado, cubed 1 medium tomato,...

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Spinach Tortellini Soup – Apr 5, 2016

1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach (I use a bag of fresh baby spinach and add it in right before serving. You can also put fresh spinach into each bowl and pour the soup over it to wilt.) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cups water 2 cans (14.5 oz each) roasted garlic seasoned chicken broth (I have not seen this in years, so I'm generous with the minced garlic and use...

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Portobello Mushroom Chili – Mar 29, 2016

5 cups diced, stemmed portobellos 3 cups water 1 cup yellow onion diced 2 teaspoons diced garlic 2 cups tomato crushed (I used canned) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne Garnish with green onion and cheddar Place all ingredients except garnish in soup pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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Coconut Curry Lentil Soup – Mar 21, 2016

1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons curry powder ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste) 4 cups vegetable broth 1 can coconut milk 15 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 ½ cups dry petite red lentils, rinsed and sorted 2 to 3 handfuls chopped spinach, kale or other green Salt and pepper to taste Chopped cilantro, chopped green onion and/or...

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