Acini de Pepe Soup

This hearty yet simple soup is perfect for slurping around the fire pit on chilly spring evenings with the fam. Ingredients 4 servings frozen meatballs of choice 2 cups dried acini de pepe 2 large carrots, sliced into coins, larger coins sliced in half 3 cups collards, mustard greens, chard or kale, rough chopped 5…

Butternut Toscana

As I’m typing, the weather outside is already frightful, with up to three inches of snow forecasted for this morning followed by an afternoon of sleet. So, since we’ve all got no place to go (winter advisory aside) it’s the perfect time to simmer a pot of soup on the stove. This recipe merges two…

Mash Baked Potato Soup

So, I discovered this brilliant little holiday idea, while doing a bit of online recipe research, that suggested baking potatoes for mash rather than boiling them to help free up stove space. With one hella’ sore arm, here’s my advice folks: don’t do it! Just boil your potatoes the day before, if you must, but…

Poblano Corn Chowder

Between standing in line to cast our votes and walking the pup at the park near our home, we spent hours outdoors in the blistering cold wind yesterday. So, soup was an easy decision for dinner. I can’t resist adding a bit of heat to most my dishes (40 degree wind chill not needed) and…

Tonkotsu Broth

Ssso, what to do with a large pork shoulder bone? Hmmm? Tonkotsu ramen broth! (Any excuse for ramen, right?) This stock is slightly different than most other bone broth recipes, as it needs to remain at a pretty steady hard boil for a lengthy amount of time, rather than a slow simmer. Other than that,…

Alphabet Soup

The temperature dropped last night back down to 37 degrees, and this morning I woke up to a sunshiny day wrapped up in a chilly breeze. With this onset of cooler weather, and since I have an array of “ugly” veggies in the fridge, (thank you Misfit Market!) a big bowl of vegetable soup for…

Minestrone

Ingredients 6 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup red kidney beans 1 cup zucchini, chopped 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes 2 cups collard greens, chiffonade (or use greens of choice) 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup ditalini pasta, or small pasta of choice 1 tbsp dried…

Leftover Makeover Chicken Curry and Rice Soup

Ingredients 1 cup leftover roast chicken breast, drums, or thighs 1/2-1 cup leftover rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 cup frozen vegetables of choice 1 tsp Thai Red Curry paste 1/2 cup Thai Basil, rough chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemongrass, sliced 2″ inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and…

Soba Noodles in Ginger Lemongrass Broth with Mushrooms & Miso

Whenever there are unhappy tummies or a bout of cold viruses spreading through our house, noodle soups are my go-to cure-all remedy. In my opinion, there is nothing as healing as a warm bowl of broth spiked with fresh ginger, garlic, lemon, and herbs. Homemade broth is a familiar, comforting, deliciously medicinal mouthful of scrumptiousness…

Smoked Shank Pho

The 10lb bone-in pork shank I picked up from Herman’s Quality Meats and smoked for our Christmas dinner provided me with all kinds of leftover inspirations. I wasted as little of the shank as possible and even utilized the ham bone to make the amazing Pho style stock I used for this recipe. For the…