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Soups, Stews, and Chili’s

Sweet Potato Soup With Ginger, Leek and Apple

March 15, 2013

I’ve been on the search for some really great healthy recipes lately. Like recipes that just SCREAM with nutrients. Sometimes I try and play certain dishes that highlight veggies off as nutritious, when in reality they are only moderately healthy at best when you consider the amount of cheese or butter used in their preparation… [...]

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Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

February 8, 2013

I made this stew in hopes of getting something healthful and nutritious into my diet. It tends to be quite the challenge to do that when I am constantly looking at buttery, sugary desserts and delicious dinners to make for the blog…. but sometimes I’ve just got to bunker down and force myself to find [...]

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Drop-Style Chicken and Dumplings

December 4, 2012

Here is the thing about Chicken and Dumplings- there are TWO kinds. In the North, you will tend to be served something akin to a soupier chicken pot pie topped with basically biscuits. In the South (and some Pennsylvania Dutch regions), you will be given a slightly thickened chicken broth with shredded chicken and long flat noodles. [...]

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

October 19, 2012

This isn’t your traditional, everyday chicken soup. This soup takes that soup to a whole new level- a seriously healthy, delicious level. Chicken soup has never been considered a “healthy” meal… it’s definitely more on the comfort food end of the spectrum. Mostly because it’s not particularly nutrient dense. Yes, it’s great for a cold [...]

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October Daring Cooks Challenge

October 17, 2012

As interesting as this months challenge was, I found it to be quite difficult. The challenge comes from Rachel, one of our non-blogging members, to make a complete Feijoada meal. Feijoada is a famous Brazilian black bean stew filled with meat, mostly pork parts. The other elements of the meal include farofa, vinaigrette, collard greens, and [...]

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

October 5, 2012

I’m not big on eating out. I tend to always have meals scheduled at home and only buy food on the go when it is absolutely necessary. It’s just too expensive for me to justify on a regular basis. But there are always those rare occasions (I’m talking once a year maybe, for real rare) where I [...]

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Quick and Spicy Marinara Soup

September 12, 2012

Ya know what’s great about this soup? The fact that the word “quick” in the title actually holds true. This soup is SO simple! The most effort it requires is for you to chop a few veggies and sauté them shortly. From there on you just dump in ingredients and let it simmer for 10 minutes or [...]

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Carrot Mushroom Barley Stew

August 14, 2012

This soup is one of my favorites. It’s a great chunky, healthy vegetable soup. It has a ton of “super foods” in it too- carrots, kale, and mushrooms. Not to mention barley, which is one of my favorite nutrient rich whole grains. It does have a bit of butter, but the butter really helps richen [...]

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