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Roasted Bell Pepper Slow Cooker Soup with Goat Cheese and Chive Toasts #PepperParty #recipe #soup #appetizers #slowcooker

Roasted Bell Pepper Slow Cooker Soup with Goat Cheese & Chive Toasts #PepperParty

Roasted Bell Pepper Slow Cooker Soup with Goat Cheese and Chive Toasts #PepperParty #recipe #soup #appetizers #slowcooker

For this slow cooker soup bell peppers are roasted in the slow cooker before being puréed with tomatoes. The goat cheese and chive toasts float prettily on top of the soup.


Hearty Vegetarian Stew with Marsala and Cream Cheese

Hearty Vegetarian Stew in Popover Bowls by @cookthestory

This is a quick, easy and hearty vegetarian stew that’s perfect for Meatless Monday. It’s made with mushrooms, carrots, thyme, marsala and a touch of cream cheese, all served in a bowl-shaped popover.


Spiced Homemade Tomato Soup w/ Lime Cream

This is a bowl of homemade tomato soup. It has been spiced with garam masala, an Indian spic blend. As a garnish there is a drizzle of lime zested yogurt cream.

Homemade tomato soup! So easy to make. So fun to play with different flavors. This version has Indian spices and a tangily fresh lime zest and yogurt cream. It’s a little bit different from straight up tomato soup. Maybe even better.


Garlicky Manchego Toast on Bean Soup

13 Bean Soup Recipe with Garlic Manchego Toast Broiled on Top, Broiled Soup, Baked Soup, Cheese Soup

Beans! They’re hearty. They’re meaty. They make my tummy happy. When Bob’s Red Mill asked me to come up with a bean recipe for their October Soup Mix Celebration I was beyond excited to get cooking. The bean soup recipe I’ve developed is wholesome enough for a weeknight but special


Tales Of A Leftover Chicken: Staying Off My Feet & Simply Silky Squash Soup

On Monday we had a bit of a scare. I started having contractions, painless at first, then a little pain. When they became regularly spaced at 4 minutes apart we jumped into the car and headed for the hospital. I’m only 32 weeks pregnant so we were seriously hoping that the baby was not coming […]


Corn and Chipotle Soup Might Help. Will You Make Me Some?

He jogs up the field, a zig, a zag, oops a tumble but then he’s up again and in position. The ball streaks toward his outstretched hands as the crowd goes nuts. Yes! He caught it! A proud parent jumps up and claps. Not me. I was not the proud parent at the Y’s Itty […]


Tales of a Leftover Chicken Episode I: Soup to Feel Better About the News

I haven’t been feeling great lately. I have bronchitis. Worse. yesterday morning I woke up to disappointing news from my home country. I’m not going to get into the details here because: it’s way too upsetting and I don’t want to ruin your day; it’s very political – I’ll wait until we know each other […]


A Korean Stew to Soothe Any Cold (Jaden Hair’s Spicy Korean Tofu Stew)

At Food Blog Forum Orlando last weekend I won an amazing prize: Jaden Hair‘s The Steamy Kitchen: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner. When I got home my little J came down with a fever and cough. My own followed. I wasn’t in the mood to cook, let alone sample new dishes. Or […]


Wrapping Up the Box: Empty the Fridge Soup and Frozen Fruit Smash

This is the last post in the series What’s in the Box? Tips for Dealing with Your Weekly Produce Box. I’m sad that it has come to an end. It’s been such fun sharing my organic improvisations with you while also reading your fantastic tips for how you get through your boxes of fruit and […]


It’s Springtime: How Do You Use Up Lettuce and Herbs?

When asking people about their weekly produce box, I heard from many of you who belong to Community Supported Agriculture Groups (CSAs). Y’all have reported that springtime is the most difficult because your farm share is flush with lettuce and herbs. So flush that your family starts looking like a bunch of rabbits and you […]

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