Moroccan Lentil Vegetable Soup

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It’s mid-May and there’s (still) a chill in the air.  When I made this soup I wanted something to warm me up.  You may not need warming by the time you read this post but if you do, may I suggest a warm slurp of flavor!

This brothy soup recipe is similar to my Hearty Lentil Soup but the flavour is distinctly different yet subtle and delicate.  Cinnamon is the star here and the aroma is heavenly.  One bonus is that this soup makes a lot so I ended up freezing the bulk of it.  Continue reading

Lemony Chicken Dill Soup

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Every once in a while I surprise the heck out of myself by cooking up a recipe that makes me think, “Wow! This is SO GOOD. I should open up my own restaurant.”  This Lemony Chicken Dill Soup was so surprisingly flavourful, I couldn’t believe it!   The lemon dill really pull it all together.  Every spoonful was slurp-heaven!   A perfect balance of flavours will have you coming back for more.

From start to finish, this soup took about 1 hour and 20 min but worth every second. I highly recommend any one who loves lemon and dill to make it.  Just wait until your first taste!  You’ll know exactly what I’m carrying on about. Continue reading

10 Vegetable Soup

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After looking over several healthy vegetable soup recipes, it was time to get organized.  I made a list of all the veggies I wanted in my vegetable soup and decided that I would use one cup of each vegetable.  I chose my favourite vegetables for the soup and you can do the same with your soup as this is a very forgiving recipe!  The same goes for any herbs and spices that appeal to you as well.  I would have added more types of vegetables but they were out of season (I suppose I could have used frozen but I really wanted to use fresh). Having said this, my corn was frozen. If you need more veggies in your diet, here is a way to get them in you.  Also, I didn’t cook my soup to death as I like my vegetables with a slight crunch to them.  Once the soup was fully combined with all the ingredients, I simmered it for 10 -15 minutes.  Be sure to simmer for longer if  you desire softer vegetables. Continue reading

Fool Proof Squash Soup

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This Squash Soup recipe is an easy and basic recipe that is VERY forgiving.  Very low in calories and fat, not to mention satisfying. You don’t need exact measurements of any of the ingredients really.  However, I do give you the exact measurements of what I did with this soup.  If your soup is too thick, add more broth and salt to taste. You can easy personalize this soup by adding in a sprinkle or two of cinnamon. A pinch of cardamom or curry powder will also give a little kick. A little bit of cream to garnish is also a good option.  We garnished our soup tonight with chopped green onions.   The possibilities are endless.  Keep the flavour as mild or bold as you prefer.  Another idea is to serve this soup mild and have your family/guests add the seasonings and garnishes they prefer. Continue reading

Chicken Chili

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Chili is one of my favourite go to staple recipes.  Sometimes, when I don’t know what to make for dinner, I almost always have all the ingredients on hand to make Chili.  Satisfying and filling not to mention easy to make.   This recipe does not contain any real spicy heat.  You can easily add the level of heat you like with chili flakes, Tabasco Sauce, jalapeños, or other hot sauce of  your choice.  Or you can have your family or guests add their own level of heat suits them.  Serve with your favourite Nacho Tortilla Chips for a nice added crunch. Continue reading

Mama’s Minestrone Soup

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There’s no need to ever buy canned Minestrone Soup when you have this recipe. Tastes great and freezes well. So easy to make!  Optional: Keep it Gluten Free with GF Pasta. Freeze leftovers. Always nice to find a surprise in your freezer when you don’t feel like cooking!  Feel free to choose other veggies or beans you like for this soup. Just substitute the correct amounts. Continue reading

Seafood Stew

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Anytime you want to impress the socks off of anyone, this is your stew.  It’s so good and flavourful. Serve with crusty bread and a fresh garden salad.  Get ready for rave reviews!  Easy to make.  Seafood might be a bit pricy (I understand) but worth every slurp!  Lots of leftovers if you’re making it for yourself. Freezes well. Continue reading