Vegetable Soup With Zucchini Noodles

Enjoy noodle soup without pasta, courtesy of the Spiral Slicer. At last, a healthy, fresh, and natural spaghetti noodle! Doesn’t that sound perfect? Noodles and soup belong together I think. Of course noodles seem to well with most everything. But I’m trying to eat more vegetables and less pasta. When I bought one of these little spiral vegetable slicers, it became much easier. I was delighted at how easy it was to use the...

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Bacon Pea Soup

As soon as the fall temperatures show up, soup goes on the menu at my house.  The chilly nights are so perfect for a hot, comforting soup.   It’s nice too, since the vegetables of summer, served cold then, now can be tossed in for a hot and nutritious dinner. We each have our favorites.  Mine vary from week to week, but nearly always include Beef Barley Soup, Chicken Brunswick Stew, and Spinach with White Beans. This week, it’s been a...

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Ham and Bean Soup for Dinner Tonight

Ham and Bean Soup for Dinner Tonight Leftover ham after the latest holiday? I had a lot left this year at my house. So it was time for some soup. My ham was boneless, so it was an easy task to dice a few slices. Aside from the time it tool to soak the beans overnight, this is very quick to assemble. You can use a food chopper, like my favorite Ninja Master Prep Professional, to have the vegetables ready in seconds. Toss all the...

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Langoustine Bisque

Langoustine Bisque or Soup. Have you tried my delicious recipe for Langoustine Hollandaise? You can see the recipe here. Don’t be tempted to throw away the langoustine shells, you can make a delicious and creamy soup using them as a base.It’s truly delicious. Because you discard the shells when you eat langoustine, it is really wise to make a soup or bisque with them. This is also one of those quick and easy recipes that...

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Lentil Bean Soup

Lentil Bean Soup Lentil beans are so good for us. They, along with other beans and legumes, are usually in the top 10 for healthy eating. Good for the brain, good for the heart, an excellent source of protein, and just plain delicious. Turmeric and cumin have both recently been shown to be good for a healthy brain as well. It’s so easy to combine them both into this tasty soup. Always looking for the perfect Lentil Soup recipe, I...

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Easy red lentil soup

Quick & easy red lentil soup This is simply delicious. Although the soup needs to cook for about forty five minutes, it’s incredibly quick and easy to prepare. The ingredients are items that you may normally have in your pantry and in addition to being so very tasty, this soup is nutritious and very inexpensive. To serve 4, you’ll need: 6 oz (1 cup) rinsed and drained red lentils 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons...

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Wurst Soup Recipe

Wurst Soup Recipe Wurst Soup is a family tradition that is made around the holidays especially on cold days on my fiancée’s side. It is a German soup made with sausage, potatoes and dumplings along with a sour cream mixture to make it creamy. When I first learned about this soup I thought the name of it was kind of weird. Is it the worst soup ever or is it good? Turns out it’s really good and Wurst is a German word meaning sausage. I...

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Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

You will think you have died and gone to heaven after tasting this soup. For our Thanksgiving meal, my son called to say ‘Mom, don’t make any soup! Amy and I will bring it already made!’ Well, I never pass up an opportunity to try something new, so I accepted their offer graciously. To say it was delicious, is an understatement! This soup was a knock out! It presented beautifully and tasted divine. I’m thinking that my son...

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Chilled Cucumber Soup

With summer nearing, it is time to plan some dishes that will be cool and refreshing without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  It’s also the time of year when we hope to have a lovely supply of freshly grown vegetables right from  our own gardens. One of the easiest vegetables I’ve grown in past years is a cucumber plant.  I love to make marinated cucumbers, with or without tomatoes and onions.  Of course they are wonderful in a...

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Grand Prix Gourmet: Baku Kufte

Kufte: Azerbaijan meatball soup. This is a fabulous soup that is really more of a main meal. It certainly makes a hearty lunch, especially when served with crusty bread to mop up the soup. A simple watercress salad is an excellent accompaniment, particularly since it is an ingredient which is very popular in Azerbaijan. Walnuts are an often-used ingredient in Azerbaijan and adding them to the watercress salad is perfect. One of the...

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Soups On!

The Soup Is On. When the temperatures begins to drop in the fall that means it’s time to get out the soup recipes. Use your favorite stock pot or get out the crock pot and create some warming delicious soups. There is nothing like a hot bowl of hearty soup to warm you up on those cold winter days. A nice bowl of soup could be a starter for a great meal, or it could be the great meal itself. Here are three soups that we like to make...

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Celebrate Homemade Soup Day

Celebrate Homemade Soup Day February 4th is officially designated as Homemade Soup Day. What a wonderful holiday to celebrate, at least here in the U.S. where it’s COLD almost everywhere and definitely perfect soup weather. Whether you go all out with a totally made-from-scratch homemade soup or if you cheat just a little by embellishing a can of store-bought soup (I call that a “homemade up” recipe), it’s easy...

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Authentic French Onion Soup

Authentic French Onion Soup French onion soup is not difficult to make but the onions do need special attention and they have to be cooked properly before you make the soup otherwise they will be too sweet. French onion soup is eaten in France all year round and it is served with croutons and gruyere cheese, which makes it a very filling and nutritious meal. The beauty of this delicious soup is that once it is cooked it does not taste...

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Yukon Gold Potato Soup and Gluten Free Cornbread

Yukon Gold Potato Soup. This Yukon Gold Potato soup is gluten free as it does not use any wheat flour to thicken the sauce. It uses Yukon gold potatoes, pork sausage and leeks. You can use red potatoes and I have even used Russet potatoes as well as White Rose potatoes. I make my potato soup like my mother did without milk or cream as my brother was severely allergic to milk and dairy. So I learned how to make my potato soup with the...

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Mom’s Creamy Potato Soup

Potato Soup. As a kid I remember my Mom making this potato soup often. She’d be in the kitchen getting the ingredients all cut up and ready to boil. Then later you could smell the soup boiling away. Oh how I couldn’t wait till it was done. I loved my Mom’s potato soup. It was always so creamy. The bacon bits were such an added touch. It’s nice to have Mom’s recipe to carry on the tradition in my own home....

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Pumpkin Patch Soup

My daughter Miss Norway made this great Pumpkin Patch Soup and I told her to take photos and I would write about it for Jaquo Magazine. This soup is so yummy for fall and winter! Save Print Pumpkin Patch Soup Rating  5 from 1 reviews Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds 3 slices of thick bacon cooked 1 onion chopped 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder or equivalent ½ teaspoon...

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Baked Potato Soup

On a rainy or snowy day there isn’t much more satisfying than hot soup for dinner. Something hot warming you from the inside out. That’s when it feels like a requirement to experiment with soups. Which is how the recipe for Baked Potato Soup became a favorite of mine. Usually I use a crockpot for soup. It’s so easy to toss in whatever ingredients you like and let them simmer all day, enjoying the scents wafting from...

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Vegan Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe This recipe was originally served at the BonBon Cafe in Lewiston, Maine. The recipe was published in the Sun Journal and was given by the cafe’s manager, Bonnie Loubier. The original recipe was an old one, but Bonnie had added her own touches.   Save Print Vegan Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe Rating  5 from 1 reviews Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 large, sweet...

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Senate bean soup recipe

Politics Gets Into The Soup A recipe of long-standing for bean soup has been a daily mainstay in the United States Senate dining room for several generations. Because it is made in such large quantities, it isn’t feasible for home use. But my recipe will give you a similar, smaller batch version for those who wish to try it out without making gallons at a time. Bon Appetit!   Save Print Senate bean soup recipe Rating  5...

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Savory Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Savory Red Lentil Soup Recipe The nice thing about lentils is that they cook up rather quickly, and they don’t need to be pre-soaked; just rinsed and drained. I have made various bean soups before, and did the pre-soaking thing. Then one day I came across a lentil recipe in The Oh She Glows Cookbook. The lentils didn’t require any pre-cooking and once the soup came to a boil; it only needed to cook for another 20 – 25 minutes. The...

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Spicy Parsnip and Potato Soup

Spicy Parsnip and Potato Soup This is one of the most delicious and warming winter soups I make for my family. The ingredients are basic and extremely good for you because root vegetables are high in fiber and a good source of roughage. If you’re not sure what a parsnip is I can understand because they are not available everywhere. Here in Britain they are very common. We usually eat them roasted in the oven with potatoes when...

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Chunky Vegetarian Potato Soup

Chunky Vegetarian Potato Soup I love the flavor of the vegetarian potato soup. Before becoming a vegetarian, I used the older version of this recipe with chicken broth. Since then I’ve changed out the broth, and replaced and/or eliminated some of the other ingredients. For instance, I now add diced mushrooms to my potato soup for an extra savory flavor. My preferred mushrooms for this are the Baby Bella mushrooms, although I...

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Pea soup recipe from Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton’s fresh pea soup recipe It wasn’t until I came to the States that I realised just how much the British love peas. I would be surprised to find out the peas head to list of Britain’s favourite vegetables. So when I discovered this recipe for pea soup from Eric Clapton, that didn’t surprise me either. Often, pea soups are made from marrowfat peas or split peas but this delicious soup is make using...

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Our Low Fat Hot and Sour Soup

Our Low Fat Hot and Sour Soup. Hot and Sour Soup variation by Sherry Atbutterfly and my daughter IoBlue [her pen name]. I LOVE Hot and Sour soup! I cannot remember when I first had it but I am guessing I was about 30ish when my boyfriend and I started to go to the local and extended area restaurants trying out their ‘house’ Hot and Sour soup. Each restaurant had their own version! It was the one soup that he loved to order...

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Cream of Broccoli Deluxe Soup

Homemade Soup. What a fabulous broccoli soup. My sister made this while I was visiting her and I thought ‘I’ve got to get this recipe’. It is from a cookbook called Forks Over Knives that has plant-based recipes it. I gathered the ingredients, my blender and pans. I had to make the cashew sauce in a blender. The recipe calls for raw cashews but unfortunately my local store didn’t carry them so I looked for unsalted...

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Lettuce Soup

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Left-Over Lettuce Soup. This recipe for lettuce soup is part of my frugal cooking series, providing cheap, easy and healthy recipes for vegetarians. Soups are always great value both in health and cost terms and I am always experimenting with whatever I have in the house. So when I had half a head of iceberg lettuce left just beginning to go limp the obvious choice was to make a soup.   I tend not to...

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Easy Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Easy Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe Are you looking for a vegetarian recipe for chili that doesn’t use veggie crumbles, and just more vegetables? Congratulations; you have found it. Years ago, I was looking for the very same thing myself. I did find some different variations, and have finally modified the recipes to be more personalized to what we like. This chili recipe has colorful bell peppers in it as well as two intriguing...

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

This fall it seemed appropriate to buy a pumpkin to use for cooking.  In past years we’ve always carved one or more for Halloween, but aside from the pumpkin seeds, we wouldn’t use the rest. It’s easy to cook them.  More involved to prep them for cooking. Still it is a lovely feeling to know you’ve used the whole pumpkin and made puree for cooking from scratch.  When you are cooking pumpkins it is suggested you...

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Barley Lentil Soup

  Lentil beans are so nutritious, so good for a healthy brain and body. Because of that, I am always trying new ways to cook them.  So when I saw a recipe that included lentils and barley too, I knew I had to try my own variation. Use a vegetarian bouillon cube to adhere to a vegan dish. If you aren’t concerned with that you could use beef or chicken bouillon as well. The recipe can be cooked stove top too, simmering until the...

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Beef & Barley Soup: Comfort in a Crockpot

BEEF BARLEY SOUP: COMFORT IN A CROCK POT Who says chicken soup is the best food to eat when you aren’t feeling your best? Now I now it does have some magical ingredient that apparently does help recover from a cold, but still. When we want something soothing, mild and comforting, I’ll pick this soup instead. Beef Barley soup is one of the favorites in my family. A slow cooker is an ideal way to make soup, especially this...

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Hearty Beef Barley Soup Made With Leftover Beef Dip And Au Jus

Hearty Beef Barley Soup Made With Leftover Beef Dip And Au Jus There is nothing more comforting on a cold, winter day than sitting down to enjoy a hot bowl of soup. One of my favorite soups to make is this hearty beef barley soup made from leftover beef dip and au jus using this easy, two-in-one slow cooker recipe. Cook once, eat twice! I start this recipe early in the morning by tossing a beef roast into the slow cooker on low for 8...

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Chili Stew Spices Up the Winter Appetite

Chili Stew Spices Up the Winter Appetite There’s nothing like the sassy, spicy taste of Chili Stew to perk up the winter dinner. For me, a pot of chili goes a long way. Chili dogs are a favorite as well as chili burritos. One of the key ingredients in my version of this delicious red elixir is pineapple juice. I like a slightly sweet stew. Beans are an integral part of a successful recipe in my book, so I try to use two or three...

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Fifteen Beans in a Soup

Fifteen Beans in a Soup Did you know that bean soup is a standard on the menu in the House restaurant in Washington, DC? It has been since 1904. Speaker Joe Cannon of Illinois directed that it be served every day. He was displeased by it’s absence from the menu on the one day bean soup was not served. Too bad his pleasure wasn’t Tiramisu cake. This disgruntlement over bean soup has made it a tradition at the Capitol. Read more about...

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White Bean Chili, Vegetarian with Soy Crumbles

White Bean Chili, Vegetarian with Soy Crumbles My favorite chili used to be one served with ground beef crumbled throughout. I loved the texture and taste with the beans. Since I try not to eat beef often anymore, our family needed a recipe that did not have meat. That is how this yummy recipe came about. It’s totally vegetarian, yet filled with the same taste of ground meat. Soy crumbles make it possible, and make it delicious. The...

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Kitchen Sink Soups On! Come and get it!

Kitchen Sink Soups On! Come and get it! There is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup when the temperatures outside start dipping into the minus categories……..Be brave, go outside and enjoy the cold air, it’s good for you. When you are done enjoying that part of the day, come inside, put the mits, hats, coats and all that other winter paraphanalia away or set them on the heat registers for the next trip outdoors,...

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Spaghetti With Bacon: You Call That Soup?

Spaghetti and Bacon: You Call that Soup? Warning! This recipe may be frowned upon by Italians. In my family with my Italian husband, a snicker could be heard anytime I had the nerve to call this dish spaghetti. Nevertheless, what you will find here will be a Norwegian version of the pasta dish. We’ve always called it Bacon Spaghetti. My cousins call it Spaghetti Soup. Both are fitting titles for this delicious—if not Italian—spaghetti...

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Spinach and White Bean Soup

Spinach and White Bean Soup If you are looking for a meatless comfort soup, this recipe is for you. A favorite recipe of mine from my Spinach Collection, this is a delicious, mild soup that you can prepare in minutes. While I use chicken broth, if you want to make the soup vegetarian, use vegetable broth as a substitute. The combination of broth, beans and spinach is delicious on a cold night. You know they say chicken soup is good...

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Three economical soup recipes from WW2

World War 2: Economical soup recipes Soup is surely one of the foods of the gods?  A good, homemade soup is nutritious, inexpensive, easy to make and so very tasty. During the Second World War, soup was an essential part of the diet in Britain. It was warming and nourishing and the clever cook could create delicious soup-based meals despite rationing and food shortages. Today, we have a lot to learn from the frugal habits of wartime....

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