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Broccoli Cheddar Soup
November 23, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment
Broccoli Cheddar Soup

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 medium onions, finely diced
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 pounds broccoli florets
2 quarts reduced fat, low sodium/organic chicken broth (can be made with vegetable stock as well)
1/2 cup all …

Coconut Curry Shrimp & Scallop Soup
April 5, 2011 – 12:46 pm | One Comment
Coconut Curry Shrimp & Scallop Soup

Coconut Curry Shrimp & Scallop Soup (with Baby Bok Chop and Butternut Squash). (Recipe modified from Nigella Bites “Pumpkin & Seafood Curry)
Made out of necessity because I had no pumpkin, lime leaves, lemon grass, nor …

False Alarm Chili
November 2, 2010 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
False Alarm Chili

Late work day? This “False Alarm Chili” is just the thing to set the night in motion…and take the stress off of you! (N.B. For an alternate chili that uses the traditional kidney beans, see …

Guilt Free Soup
October 21, 2008 – 3:18 pm | No Comment
Guilt Free Soup

Guilt Free Soup
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 large carrots, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. butter
2 c. vegetable broth
1 lb russet potatoes, diced
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 …

Chili Con Carne
October 10, 2008 – 9:50 am | One Comment
Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne
1 lb 93% lean ground beef (or ground turkey breast or ground chicken breast)
14 oz dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
28 ounces diced tomatoes (or 2 14 oz cans of petite diced …

Fiery Sweet Potato Soup
October 9, 2008 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
Fiery Sweet Potato Soup

Fiery Sweet Potato Soup
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp dried oregano leaves, crushed
6 cups vegetable stock
4 cups peeled sweet potatoes (cubed 1/2 inch in size) (about 1 …

1-2-3-4-5 Leek & Potato Soup
October 6, 2008 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
1-2-3-4-5 Leek & Potato Soup

1-2-3-4-5 Leek & Potato Soup
1 cup of Fat Free Half & Half
2 large leeks, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
3 cups of chicken stock
4 ounces Canadian Bacon, diced
5 medium russett potatoes, peeled, diced
Spritz bottom of soup pan …

Spicy Beef and Broccoli Soup
October 4, 2008 – 5:06 pm | No Comment
Spicy Beef and Broccoli Soup

Spicy Beef and Broccoli Soup
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 lb lean sirloin, cut into small cubes
1 small white onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz reduced sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 …