soups & stews archive

on the mend: red lentil soup with lemon

Last week I was illin’, through and through. I had lost my voice and was pretty much a sad sack of sickness. On Thursday night I couldn’t make it to a business dinner we had planned with some new clients,…

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curry in a hurry: curried red lentil stew with chickpeas and rainbow chard

I made this dish last week when I was doing a lot of running around. I was out of the house most nights and did not spend a lot of time cooking, opting for days of adventure and fun instead…

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beat the clock: italian minestrone with beans, pasta and chard

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, but I’ve pretty much sucked at the documentation part of things. I could tell you about the amazing chicken tortilla soup I made yesterday for lunch or the wonderful spicy pork loin…

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hot damn: black bean pumpkin soup

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’re probably aware that I am a huge soup lover and my dear husband is not. But I’ve recently discovered a way for my picky husband to finish a bowl (or sometimes…

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spring and winter wrestle. winter wins: cabbage, potato & chorizo soup

I should be thinking about springtime and cherry blossoms and picnics, but instead of sunshine, today Vancouver was covered in that ol’ familiar cloud cover. Go away, grey, we’re sick of your drab! Maybe I should have searched the local…

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the magical fruit: pineapple baked beans

When I was a kid I loved eating baked beans from a can. They had to be the kind that contained maple syrup and I’d definitely pick over that 1 gigantic fatty piece of bacon that seemed to mutate from…

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recovery: black bean soup with ham

Dealing with a small electrial fire, electrians, and finding a new place to live really caught me off guard and into the waiting arms of a big bad sickness. I hate being sick and having this flu was the absolute…

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power hungry: curry and miso udon soup

I’ve been on a total udon kick lately…and having them on sale at the large asian supermarket isn’t stalling any cravings. Recently, I’ve made a Japanese-style udon soup with salmon, vegetarian stir-fries and the other night I decided it was…

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