Kitchen Sink Soup

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Last night in a rush to prepare dinner, I made one of my fairly standard go to meals; but it always comes out different. I call it “Kitchen Sink Soup” because everything I can find in my kitchen typically goes into it, except the kitchen sink… Before we ate, I took a picture of my bowl (it was so pretty!!) and quickly put it up on Facebook and of course, you all wanted the recipe and of course I want to share it with you! Like I said on Facebook, this soup is more of an idea than a recipe that should be followed to the T so feel free to change it up as you and your tastebuds see fit.

Oh, by the way, when I make (any) soup I make a GIANT pot so we can have leftovers for the next day. For example, the little boys had leftover soup for breakfast this morning topped with a fried egg (from our very own chickens). Deliciousness in a bowl!

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Creamy Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry

This recipe was inspired by a reader who emailed me a recipe that he created for a seafood curry that was served over roasted pumpkin.  Of course I can never leave anything alone so I revised his recipe to make this Creamy Pumpkin Curry. The whole family loved this savory fall soup and I hope your family does as well!

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Caldo De Pollo

Caldo De Pollo

I recently posted about the endless soup options one can come up with from simply boiling down a left over chicken carcass.  Besides the chocolate custard that I made for my family on Valentines Day, I also roasted a chicken and the next day came up with this delicious and blog worthy soup.  The rain is back in Northern CA and having a warm and subtly spicy chicken soup for leftovers has been comforting and yummy!

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Recipes for the season

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Happy Holidays!!  The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, a time of merriment, a time for reflection on the year behind us and a time to plan for the future.  Alright, now it’s time to get real. The holidays can also be down right STRESSFUL and often our joy can be lost in trying to simply survive the insanity of shopping, wrapping, packing, flying, driving, and dealing with relatives…   [Read more...]

Chicken Chili Soup

Chicken Chili Soup

I must say, this soup was a huge success! So good in fact that the leftovers I imagined enjoying today were gone in a flash as I watched the last bits of soup being scraped from the bottom of the pot. I’m not sure what the heck I’m going to do as my boys continue to grow, and eat, and eat, and grow and holy cow – it’s crazy how much food these creatures consume! If I had a dollar for every time I heard the words, “I’m hungry” well – you get the picture. So, the moral of the story is, if you have as many hungry mouths to feed as I do, or if you make this over the weekend and want plenty of leftovers to get you through another busy week, double this recipe!!

Also, stay tuned for my next blog which will feature an entire paleo Thanksgiving meal plan!  In the spirit  of the holidays, check out this blog from Cavegirl Cafe – a great reminder that it’s time to start getting ready for the season!

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Warm up with some soup!

This weekend we had a terrific rain storm which kept us huddled around the fire and craving soup.  This soup is easy, delicious, comforting, and tastes even better the next day.  Here’s how you do it:

Cover the bottom of a big pot with olive oil and add 1 diced red onion.  When onions start to become transparent add 1 lb of grass fed beef and 1 lb of ground pork sausage.  Brown meat and season with a little sea salt, and a generous amount of garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, and three dashes of cayenne pepper.  Throw in 4 sliced carrots, 8 sliced stalks of celery, two big handfuls of green beans, 4 cups of organic free range chicken broth, and 1 can of organic diced tomatoes.  Let the soup simmer for about 45 minutes or until veggies are tender. 

Also pictured is the chicken salad I had for lunch today –  and Rowan with a GIANT glass of water….

Chicken salad was diced chicken breast, green onions, celery, grapes, pecans, mayo, grapeseed oil, red wine vinegar, and cracked pepper.  Served with carrot “chips” and steamed brussel sprouts.

Enjoy!!

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