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Minestrone Special – Soups and Stews Series #14

  Minestrone means “Big Soup” to Italians and is more common in Italy that pasta. The ingredients and the way it is prepared can vary from region to region within the country and traditionally is not made from a set recipe. It is typically made with whatever ingredients are at hand – especially fresh, seasonal vegetables. […]

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Old Fashioned Chicken Soup (The Ultimate Comfort Food) – Soups and Stews Series #12

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup is good for whatever ails you – and is truly the ultimate comfort food. This recipe (my mom’s favorite) is very simple and can be used as the base for a number of variations.  It can also be easily adapted to another favorite dish in my family, “Chicken and Dumplings.” INGREDIENTS […]

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Mexican Vegetable Soup – Soups and Stews Series #11

Mexican Vegetable Soup is loaded with flavor and just the right touch of heat from the jalapenos. It includes the delightful combination of fresh corn, avocado and lime in all the right proportions. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon virgin olive oil 1 pound onions, peeled and diced very small 2 medium carrots, peeled and […]

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Potato Soup (Hot) or Vichyssoise (Cold) – Soup and Stews Series #9

Potato Soup is one of the easiest and simplest soups you can make – requiring minimal ingredients and extremely versatile. It can be made with potatoes only, which is delicious. It is a wonderful basic soup you can build on by adding vegetables of choice – carrots, leeks, turnips, tomatoes, etc. In other words, the […]

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