soups & stews archive

smoky spicy bean chili & elsewhere…

I love chili. It’s spicy, filling and a giant bowl full is perfect for hunkering down and getting cozy. It’s comfort food so there’s no need to get fancy with anything. When it comes to chili recipes, I feel that…

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moroccan chickpea and vegetable stew

I’d love to say that I’m back in the kitchen, but it’s been a slow process getting things back to normal. Not because I don’t have the will, but because my time is short. There’s been work to catch up…

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maritime fish chowder

I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to fish and seafood. Generally, I do like fish dishes…but I become a bit more skeptical when it comes to fish stews and broths.

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chana masala

Life seems busier than usual. I feel like I’m swallowed by work and while I’m not complaining one bit, it makes day to day tasks a bit more difficult. I usually do most of the grocery shopping, but as I…

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carrot rice soup

It’s November which means that it’s getting darker earlier and there’s a definite chill in the air. It’s that time for a quick and simple belly warmer and I think this soup fits the bill perfectly. It’s also a nice…

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chicken thighs in riesling

I’m often in amazement of the simple meals I manage to put together. Really, did I just make something taste freakin’ amazing out of the humble crap I found in my fridge? When I found myself with some defrosted chicken…

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whole grains & vegetable soup

Yesterday I woke up and my eyeballs hurt. I was also walking around like a zombie. Despite having a good night’s sleep, I just couldn’t seem to wake up, so doing things like talking to clients and working on design…

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sweet potato, corn & jalapeño bisque

Soups are one of my favorite meals. They are quick and simple to make and you can usually find something in your cupboard to throw into the pot. Variations are endless and they make for an affordable meal. My husband,…

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