Carrot and Ginger Soup – Jun 7, 2016

Cup of soup

Serving Size- 8 2 pounds fresh carrots -- Chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 onions -- minced 2 cloves garlic -- minced 1/4 cup crystallized ginger 1 tablespoon fresh ginger -- minced 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon sugar 2 sprigs thyme 1 1/2 cups carrot juice -- divided 4 cups water 1 tablespoon vinegar salt and pepper -- to taste In a large sauce pan, melt the butter and saute the onions, both gingers and the sugar for about 6...

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Spinach and Portuguese White Bean Soup – May 10, 2016

Bella the Dog

1 cup chopped onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper 1 bay leaf pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel 1 medium potato, scrubbed 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons dry sherry 8 oz. fresh or frozen chopped leaf spinach 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock 15.5 oz. no salt added cannellini beans, undrained black pepper to taste chopped fresh parsley for garnish In a soup pot, saute the onions and garlic...

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

Bella the dog

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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Garden Minestrone Soup – Apr 25, 2016

1/2 Cup thinly sliced celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes 1 Cup thinly sliced Zucchini 1/2 cup broken spaghetti 3 Cups hot water 1 teaspoon basil leaves 1 tablespoon parsley flakes 1/2 Cup thinly sliced carrot 3/4 Cup (1 large) potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 lb. green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon (I use low sodium) In a 3-Qt. Casserole, combine all ingredients (how easy!). Cover (get's easier!)....

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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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Spring Squash – Mar 15, 2016

Rabbits and a plant

Ingredients: 2 tart apples 1 Granny Smith apple 4 Tablespoon butter (I use less) 2 Cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 Tablespoon curry powder 3 pounds butternut squash or other squash or pumpkin (I buy the packaged cubes) 5-6 C chicken stock or vegetable stock 1 C apple cider or apple juice salt and pepper to taste fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped for garnish Directions: (put on some good music) Lovingly core and chop tart apples. (Granny Smith will be...

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