Archive for ‘Soups & Stews’

February 6th, 2014

Tuscan Kale & Cannellini Bean Soup

by Chrissy

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Whoa it was raining in Southern California. But then it stopped several hours later, you know, once traffic was a huge mess for hours and after we served our local homeless in the pouring rain. But we were glad to be able to that. Rain or shine, people still go hungry.

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I think we just had our whole winter’s worth of weather. Although, I hope that wasn’t the extent of it, because we are facing a rough drought on this … Read more...

January 23rd, 2014

“Three Sisters” Squash Soup {Vegetarian}

by Chrissy

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What is “Three Sisters” you ask? In the Native American culture, squash, corn and beans are known together as the “three sisters”. I bet they don’t fight like sisters, though. They are all perfect complements to one another.

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I don’t know if you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying “Three Sisters” Stew, but it is quite tasty. The Whole Foods nearby, introduced the two of us and we’ve been great friends ever since.

This is the soupy version, because … Read more...

January 14th, 2014

Chicken Noodle Soup {a classic}

by Lauren

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There are about as many versions of chicken noodle soup recipes as there are cute puppy videos online but this is my favorite version. Simple, healthy, and determined to knock out your cold or flu.

My mom used to give me chicken and stars soup as a kid. I loved that stuff. The best reason to be sick was to have Campbell’s chicken and stars soup. I haven’t had it for a very long time but I’m sure that salty … Read more...

January 5th, 2014

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup {with chicken sausage}

by Lauren

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I made a couple of delectable cheese boards for a NYE party last week and we still had quite the hunk of blue cheese left over. I had the urge to make something special with it since it’s rare that we have any cheese other than feta, cheddar, or parmesan in the house.

We haven’t been dishing out very many soup recipes this season in the LYK so I thought I’d indulge winter and make this pureed vegetable soup.

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You … Read more...

November 8th, 2013

Shakshuka

by Chrissy

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Shakshuka, my friends, is the best tomato dish out there. I am convinced.

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And it is pretty. Oh so pretty.

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One of my good friends, Erin, gave me the recipe for Shakshuka. She swears by it’s goodness and authenticity, so naturally I was sure to make this as soon as I could gather the ingredients.

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I just recently planted a flourishing herb garden in a couple of various-sized pots and it makes my heart leap to go fetch some herbs … Read more...