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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Tuscan Bean Soup – Sep 26, 2016

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1/2 cup kidney beans soaked overnight or 1 (14-ounce) can store-bought beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup cannellini beans soaked overnight or 1 (14-ounce) can store-bought beans, drained and rinsed 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling on bread> 1/2 pound diced pancetta 2 cups diced yellow onions 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrots 4 cloves garlic, sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (14-ounce) can chick peas, drained and rinsed...

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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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Zucchini Soup – Aug 9, 2016

zucchini soup

2 pounds small to medium zucchini (about 5) stems trimmed but not peeled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (32 oz.) carton reduced-sodium chicken broth Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil 6 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese 1. Slice part of one zucchini into julienne strips to equal 1/2 cup strips, cutting each julienne...

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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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Carefree Crock Navy Bean Soup – Jul 19, 2016

1 pound dried navy beans, rinsed and drained 6 cups chicken broth 1 onion, chopped 2 stacks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1/2 bay leaf 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained salt and pepper to tasteCombine everything except the tomatoes in a crock-pot. Cook on High for 1 hour, turn to Low and cook 8-10 hours. When the beans are tender, add tomatoes.

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Crock Pot Summer Corn Chowder – Jul 12, 2016

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5 russet potatoes, scrubbed well and cubed 2 onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cans corn, undrained (I used 4 ears of fresh) 2 tablespoons butter 1 can chicken broth 1 cup milk In a crock-pot, add everything except the milk and cook on low for 8-9 hours. (You know your own crock-pot, so adjust the time accordingly. I cooked the chowder for 5 hours.) Add the milk and cook for another 30 minutes, then serve up!

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(Not Your) Basic Black Bean Soup – Jul 5, 2016

Bowl of black bean soup

1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 teaspoon oregano (if using fresh herbs, triple the amount: 1/2 t dried = 1 1/2 t fresh) 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon cumin pinch red pepper flakes 2 cans chicken broth 2 cans black beans, drained (we added a third can of beans at the very end - whole beans) salt and pepper to taste In a soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat...

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Shrimp Chowder – Jun 21, 2016

Box of shrimp

8 oz. cleaned shrimp, chopped 1 slice bacon, diced 1 cooked potato, diced ½ cup sliced leek and celery 3 cups chicken stock 1 cup shrimp stock ¾ heavy cream 2 teaspoons minced chives 1 teaspoon herb de province 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon potato starch Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne Saute the bacon until it is rendered, remove and set aside, retain the fat, add the butter and saute the leek and...

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