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Kale Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Cauliflower, Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Kale Curry

Cauliflower, Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Kale Curry Here are all the reasons I have made this curry three times in the last two weeks: The temperatures have finally dropped. I bought 40 pounds of sweet potatoes from a farmer. It’s a fulfilling vegetarian meal option! All the colors make it so pretty. Curry leftovers for …

Poached Eggs in Minestrone Verde

Poached Eggs in Minestrone Verde

Perfectly Poached Eggs in A Happy Thick Minestrone Verde This past winter I engaged in a form of torture for thirty days. I did it in the name of health and post-holiday cleansing and camaraderie. Also, I hoped I would lose a few pounds. I did not lose weight. I did not feel great. I actually …

Spicy Roasted Eggplant Soup

Remember that amazing Spicy Roasted Eggplant Soup I had while I was walking St Cuthbert’s Way? Well, after two attempts, here’s my best guess on how to make it. The best bit about this recipe is that the eggplant is pureed which means my kids slurped this soup down without blinking. Shhhh! Don’t tell. Spicy …

Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Courgettes, French Peasant Soup

French Peasant Soup

I kind of pride myself on being able to make a peasant soup out of the groceries that are left at the end of the week. Just a few days ago I turned some cans of beans into dinner, and no one went hungry. This French Peasant Soup recipe is perhaps my favorite version of …

Flat in Aberdeen, Scotland, Chinos To Scotland

Roasted Apple & Squash Soup

I had been dreading spending my 40th alone so I was so happy to have my mama here and it turned out to be a quietly beautiful sort of day. Mother and I started the day by going out for breakfast and then walked to the shops and the Aberdeen Art Gallery, which has a …

Potato Kale Soup, Italian Sausage, Recipes with Kale, Soup for Dinner, Soup for Winter, What's For Dinner, Easy Dinners

Potato Kale Soup with Italian Sausage

This potato kale soup with Italian sausage is a standby at our house for years since a friendly neighbor gave me the recipe. The kids request it if it’s been several weeks since it’s been on the table.  It mimics Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, but they also add bacon to their soup.  I added the …

Petit Jean Sausage, Jumbalaya Recipe, Whats For Dinner, Crockpot Dinner

Crockpot Jumbalaya

I have found the most wonderful recipe for Crockpot Jumbalaya.  I have used it now three times, because it is so easy. You throw everything in the crockpot in the morning, including the raw chicken and dinner is ready when you walk in the door in the afternoon.  How easy is that?   I served …

tomato soup, roasted tomato basil soup, steps to making easy tomato soup, homemade tomato soup steps

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

My sister introduced me to the wonders of a roasted tomato years ago, and we’ve been making this roasted tomato basil soup in huge batches ever since. It is such a consistent family favorite that recently my mom, Whitney and I all made it within the space of a week. Usually we use a large …

chili, chili recipe, chili with beans and corn

Chino House Chili

For several years I have used the same chili recipe that I hunted down from a friend after we had it at an event at church.  I have made several alterations to it so now my recipe is scribbled on quite a bit, plus it is drizzled with red spots.  I added garlic (of course) …

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Chicken Soup with Rice

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

While Simon was under the weather over the school break, he requested a chicken soup with rice.  Like in the book Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak. When I served this one to him, he said that it was good, but it wasn’t really what he was thinking of.  I’m pretty sure he was …

Spring Bridal Shower

Last weekend, I helped several friends of mine throw a shower for a precious gal who is soon to marry the son of one of my very dearest friends. We had so much fun putting this party together, which we had at my friend Rhonda’s beautiful home around the pool.  She and I love to …

Black Eyed Peas

How do you turn two bags of frozen black eyed peas into dinner in an hour? Start with a big vidalia onion.  Chop it up small and saute it in the bottom of a heavy pan in a tablespoon of oil. Get a thick slice of Petit Jean peppered ham at the deli.  You can …

Red Lentil Soup

Does it feel like I have made too many lentil soups on this blog? (Daddy, don’t answer that.) Or maybe too many curried dishes? Well, this recipe combines the best of both, I promise. First of all, the recipe uses those split yellow and tiny orange lentils, so they practically dissolve by the time you …

Tomato and Cheddar Potato Soup

  Tomato and Cheddar Potato Soup Today we are moving very slowly. In fact, one little Chino missed the departure for school this morning due to an overwhelming need to despair in a puddle on the floor. She is now outside planting bulbs, because well, it worked for me. Next up, laundry and unpacking. We’re …

Rosemary White Bean Soup

Rosemary White Bean Soup Around August of this year, we decided that we were going to eat beans once a week this year to save money on groceries. The pot of beans has varied each week.  We’ve had purple hull peas and cornbread many nights.  Also, I’ve previously posted about how wonderful I find a …

Lentil Soup with Sausage

Today was wonderfully cool. I spent a lot of the day outside, and it was as pleasant as its been in weeks. When the temperatures drop about 10 more degrees, I’m going to make this soup. Unfortunately, I think they are going back up this weekend, but soon, very soon, we’ll be eating soup! I’m …

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup I saw Slumdog Millionaire this weekend.  Everyone should see this movie.  I would love to see it sweep the academy awards. However, two days after seeing it, my thoughts are a little too raw to be coherent so instead of talking about this film, I am giving you a recipe …

Upstate Minestrone Soup

Upstate Minestrone Soup

I made this wonderfully hearty soup last week for two different events at our house and though I have no pictures, I am giving you the recipe because I’ve had several requests for it.  I was introduced to this soup by my dear friend Karen Smith who I haven’t seen in oh, so long, but …

Roasted Vegetable Soup

  Roasted Vegetable Soup This roasted vegetable soup is a variation on Late Harvest Soup, a wonderful fall soup full of those delicious orange vegetables that match the leaves this time of year.  The small but distinct difference between last fall’s harvest pot and this year’s is the roasting of the vegetables.  Roasting brings out …

Zucchini Vichyssoise

Here are all the reasons I can think of that I am currently making a vichyssoise. It’s simmering on Anna’s stove as I write. 1. It’s cold here in Chicago. 2. I’ve been reading Barefoot in Paris, which is the book in which this recipe is found, and it’s cheaper than actually going to Paris. …