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Meandering eats: Pasta e Fagioli: On Stubbornness. I am incredibly lazy about soup.

meandering eats: Pasta e Fagioli: On Stubbornness

It's not a difficult dish to make, but I often end up obsessing about the nuances. It's not just a hot bowl of liquid, but flavors that need to be tweaked and balanced. With my obsessive need for perfection in soup, borne from a lifetime of my mother's perfect broths, I've given up. Last week, I arrived home from a fabulously fun dinner and my throat felt a little scratchy. I chalked it up to too much wine and too little water and went to bed.

At least, it's not like last year's plague. I was already semi-awake one morning last week, unable to sleep due to the heavy congestion. I know! I was alone, meaning that I'd have to change out of PJs to go to the market. Stubborn? With a big wadded handful of clean tissues, a relatively clean outfit, and big sunglasses to hide my bloodshot eyes, I made my way to the local market. Ever the food blogger, I took advantage of the fact that I was home during the day (natural light!) Medium-sized pots are best. Chilled Soups: Healthy Spring & Summer Soup Recipes. Chilled Soups: Healthy Spring & Summer Soup Recipes. Chilled Soups: Healthy Spring & Summer Soup Recipes. Chilled Soups: Healthy Spring & Summer Soup Recipes. Chilled Soups: Healthy Spring & Summer Soup Recipes. Chilled Soups: Healthy Spring & Summer Soup Recipes.

Do you make the most common Thai cooking mistake? The first overseas trip I ever took was a 3 week holiday to Bangkok and the beaches of Thailand.

Do you make the most common Thai cooking mistake?

I was instantly captivated by the warm, smiling people but the thing that really won my heart, of course, was the food. I had eaten plenty of Thai in Australia and was already a fan of the cuisine. But eating Thai in Thailand gave me a much deeper appreciation. Over the years I’ve gone through many Thai cooking phases but it’s been a while since I really got into cooking Thai. Which is a shame. Cabbage, Bean and Crispy Kale Soup « Wholesome Cook. Kale is so en vogue right now!

Cabbage, Bean and Crispy Kale Soup « Wholesome Cook

Everyone is talking about it, cooking it and eating it and now so can you. But why should you? Because, in a nutshell, it is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup. So it’s been quite the roller coaster these past 24 hours.

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

I had intended on writing a fun recap of the fabulous birthday weekend I had spent with all my friends, however when I received a phone call from my Dad this morning saying my Grandma was rushed to the hospital due to a sudden heart attack, my mind went blank and this blog post no longer mattered. Nothing mattered to be honest. Curried Yam & Red Lentil Soup - Shrinking Kitchen : Shrinking Kitchen. This story is not meant to turn you off to this soup.

Curried Yam & Red Lentil Soup - Shrinking Kitchen : Shrinking Kitchen

Cause it’s really super delicious. But here goes: I make my daugther’s baby food. She’s ten months old and I’m trying desperately to make sure she has an adventurous palate. Russian Friday – Mushroom Soup with Barley « While Chasing Kids. April 27, 2012 by Anastasia “Journal, I’m on a sugar cleanse.

Russian Friday – Mushroom Soup with Barley « While Chasing Kids

I haven’t had any sugar in over three weeks. Rosemary Garlic Chickpea Soup. Aside Rosemary Garlic Chickpea Soup After a holiday season filled with gustatory delights composed from an excess of cream, sugar and butter, it’s natural to want to scale back a bit.

Rosemary Garlic Chickpea Soup

Now, I’ve never been one to deny myself a treat or two; a rare day passes when something sweet or rich (or lucky me, both) does not pass my lips, asceticism just isn’t my style. With that said, it’s hard to ignore the general trend of eating a bit more consciously this month. I briefly contemplated a cleanse, realized that was a bit extreme, and would most likely result in cranky Nicole (sugar makes me sweet!) Soup seemed a natural place to start, few foods seem to pack in more flavor and virtue per bite. *Aside from the rosemary, though I find that cut rosemary lasts remarkably long in the fridge, and lucky me, I have a burgeoning herb garden from which I can snip a few sprigs. Dig into a steamy bowl of this nourishing (and delicious, I promise) soup. Adapted from O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook. Traditional Greek Bean Soup. Ingredients 300g white beans 1 big onion (chopped) 2 carrots (sliced) 2/3 of a cup choped celery. For the Love of Food: Creamy Mushroom Soup. I think I’m having an identity crisis.

Instead of dreaming about kale I’ve been thinking about cupcakes. Instead of listening to Sara Bareilles or Jack Johnson I’ve been rocking out to Katy Perry. Russian Friday – Vegetarian Borscht « While Chasing Kids. April 6, 2012 by Anastasia This beet soup would probably be one of the first items that pops up if you google “Russian cuisine”.

Russian Friday – Vegetarian Borscht « While Chasing Kids

However, being more of a pastry person while growing up, I skipped all the borscht hype. Eight months ago our family was invited to a Russian dinner that completely changed my attitude. A few… quite a few.. disastrous attempts later I am finally proud to present my vegetarian version of this famous Russian dish. Traditionally borscht is made with beef broth and beets (of course), and there are a million different ways to prepare it. Corn & Cheese Chowder. Last week, I whipped up three yummy soups, all perfect for Halloween night and all guaranteed to: 1.

Corn & Cheese Chowder

Give your trick-or-treaters a nice warm head start before they take off on their quest to fill their bags to the brim with candy 2. Possibly cut down on the number of pieces of candy your child will consume while he is trick-or-treating 3. I can’t think of a third thing. Its Friday It Must Be Soup! March 3 Indian Style Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spinach. I am beginning to think I am having a soup identity crisis lately.

Its Friday It Must Be Soup! March 3 Indian Style Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spinach

I am usually ALL about the soup and have no trouble finding soups that speak to me but lately, nothing looks that good. Maybe it's because we haven't really had much in the way of winter weather. It's been mild, we haven't really had any snow that has stuck around for more than a day and if you didn't know what month it was, you would have sworn that we have spent the last 4 months enjoying the very first moments of spring. I find it difficult to get all fired up about making comforting, cold weather foods without the cold weather part and find my mind wandering to Toronto summery thoughts of wood fires, bbqs, wine on the front porch and garbage strikes.

Bake Your Day » Buffalo Chicken Soup with Orzo. Friday, March 2, 2012 Buffalo Chicken Soup with Orzo Because Bake Your Day needed another buffalo chicken recipe, I made you buffalo chicken soup. Baked Tortilla Chicken Over Brown Rice and Cheesy Broth. Tortellini Soup with Chunky Tomatoes and Spinach. Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup with a Rosemary Boule. I’ve been feeling like having soup with some crusty, steamy-when-you-break-it-open bread. Today, I made just that. I made a tomato soup that was creamy and tart with fire-roasted tomatoes, and herb-y with fresh basil. Chipotle Pumpkin Chili. I made this pumpkin chili on Halloween. It was a nice dinner to warm up to after being out for the evening trick-or-treating with my son, he was Mater from Cars. This year I made my pumpkin chili with lots of chipotle pepper goodness. It was very smoky and delicious. To give it less heat and more smoky flavor, I stripped the seeds out of the chipotle peppers.

Thai Corn Chowder. Pasta e Ceci Soup. Once Upon A Time: Enchantingly inspired recipes. Bewitching Kitchen. I am so excited about this post, because it’s my first time taking part of “The Secret Recipe Club”. If you haven’t heard about it, it is a group event in which each month you are assigned one food blog to cook a recipe from and another blogger will be matched with your blog. The assignments are distributed a few weeks in advance, but every post must be published on the exact same day and at the exact same time! How cool is that? ;-) This event grew so much that now they have 4 different groups with “reveal days” a week apart. Tami has two kids, 8 and 13 years old, so her blog is perfect for those with young kids and/or teenagers, who must face all the stresses of an extra-busy life, and still bring a nice meal to the table.

PASTA E FAGIOLI (slightly modified from Tami’s Kitchen Table Talk) Saute everything together for a couple of minutes, add the beans, crushed tomatoes, water, and chicken stock. To print the recipe, click here ONE YEAR AGO: Mesmerizing Lemon Bars. Roasted Squash and Cauliflower Soup. Roasted Tomato Zucchini Soup. Buffalo Chicken Chowder. Creamy Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup.

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Carrot Celery Leek Potato Soup. Vegan, glutenfree. CARROT SOUP RECIPE ~ Rak's Kitchen. 12 Days of Christmas Baking! Day 1: Church Windows. Blogging Over Thyme. Carrot & Lentil Soup (that will get you through this winter!) White Bean and Spinach-Pesto Soup. Texas White Chicken Chili. Thanksgiving Detox/Beans & Greens Soup. Coconut Curry Soup.

The most wonderful time of the year. Reader.