Thai Coconut SoupI don’t know why it took me so long to branch out to Thai food, but for whatever reason it did. It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that I really started getting into these flavors, and I have to say that they are now at the top for me! I love how […]
Creamy White Bean & Kale SoupSomehow, South Carolina has escaped wintery like weather this year, including the ice & snow storms that just hit most of the central and eastern states. We were in Nashville yesterday, and got caught by some pretty bad ice. A normal 6.5 hour trip took us almost 13 (with a pit stop in Tuscaloosa). I […]
Lentil-Potato StewI don’t know about you, but I just get little girl kind of excited about fall and the beginning of soup season. It’s probably how my hunter friends feel about the smell of deer pee and countless hours in the stand. Other people just don’t understand it (like ME), but somehow it amuses and fulfills […]
Crockpot Vegetable StockAllergen Information: Free of the top 8 allergens Special Equipment: Crockpot Many of my recipes call for vegetable stock, and with everything I cook, the quality of the foods, even down to the stock is very important to me. I like to make my own so I can not only control the taste, but also […]
Meatless Monday ChiliAllergen Information: Free of the top 8 allergens A good pot of chili is pretty much the ultimate. But if you’re using prepackaged chili seasoning packets, you are filling up on some MSG, GMO’s, and preservatives. Why do that when you can use REAL food? Instead of buying the packets, you just need a few […]
Savory Southwest ChiliAllergen Info: Free of top 8 Allergens Special Equipment: Crockpot This soup has the feel of chili but with a twist, and it perfectly satisfied my need for a “feel good” soup on our first (and only?) winter snow here in SC. I made two batches in case we were “snowed in” (which doesn’t take […]
Hearty Vegetable SoupThere’s nothing better in fall than a bowl of hearty vegetable soup. It’s the kind of meal that makes you warm inside just when life outside is getting crisp! To my friends in northern states—yes, it’s the middle of November here in South Carolina, and it’s just now getting crisp—in fact, I wore a short sleeved shirt today. We eat our hot bowl of soup and pray tomorrow will bring a chill 😉 When choosing vegetables for this soup, use local ones if possible. If local vegetables are not available, choose organic vegetables so you can limit your exposure to pesticides and chemicals! Organic frozen vegetables are fine too—and in fact, they are sometimes even better, since they are frozen within hours of being picked and therefore don’t travel and lose nutritional value! Pair this soup with a large salad and maybe some of your favorite cornbread (with organic cornmeal, of course!) and you have a perfect, savory meal!
Collard Green SoupI can’t believe I’m typing a Collard Green Soup recipe—you know I’ve come a long way in my food journey when you see this one! Now, after years of transition, I crave greens, and collards are one of them. I use them in my smoothies, as “bread” for my sandwich wraps, sautéed as a side dish, and now in a soup. If you have leftovers from your garden, this is the perfect way to use them up before they spoil. This recipe is packed full of nutritional goodness and will get you a great serving of your dark leafy greens! I paired this soup with a Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich on Sprouted Bread. Amazing!
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper SoupTwo years ago, I would spit my food across the table (ok, that’s a little dramatic), if I saw or tasted a red pepper in my food. Now, I’m creating soups ON PURPOSE that are packed full of them! I say it all the time, so this time is no different. Your taste buds do change and you start craving vegetables, and even ones you never liked! Roasted red peppers are not just great in soup, try topping a salad with some or adding them to a sandwich! I love having a rainbow of colors in my meals so I know I’m getting a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients! Now, if I could just get myself to like celery!!! There’s always next year, right??