• Asian
  • Coconut Curry Lobster Bisque

    This is a recipe I’m posting at least half for my own record keeping as anything else. I still have some lingering questions about the¬†recipe and I don’t have great photos, but I’ll share what I’ve got and try to update the next time we make it. But man, it’s too good to lose! Backstory: […]

  • Chicken/Poultry
  • Chicken Minestrone

    Well the month and our experiment with The Zone is almost up as is my whirlwind tour of Zone Meals in Seconds cookbook. It’s been … interesting. I’ve done well on The Zone, losing about 9 lbs, which for a month is pretty good (and technically, I still have ’til Friday for my four weeks […]

  • Beef/Pork/MEAT
  • Cinnamon Lamb Stew

    from: adapted from The Kitchn Ingredients 2 pounds boneless lamb stew meat (such as as shoulder), cubed 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, sliced thin 4 carrots, diced 4 celery stalks, diced 3 15 ounce cans chopped tomatoes […]

  • Clean
  • Baked Potato Soup

    from: Cooking Light Ingredients 4 baking potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds) 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 ounces) 6 cups 2% reduced-fat milk 1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded extrasharp cheddar cheese, divided 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream 3/4 cup chopped green onions, divided 6 bacon […]

  • Clean
  • Lentil Soup

    from: Ina Garten Ingredients 1 pound French green lentils 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for serving 4 cups diced yellow onions (3 large) 4 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts only (2 leeks) 1 tablespoon minced garlic (2 large cloves) 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 […]

  • Clean
  • Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    Ingredients 1 tablespoon melted butter 1/2 medium chopped onion 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups half-and-half cream 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 lb fresh broccoli 1 cup carrot, julienned 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese salt and pepper Directions Saut√© onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and […]

  • Lighter
  • Orange Soup

      from: Parenting Ingredients 12-oz package frozen cooked winter squash 1 Tbs olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion (1 small onion) 1 Tbs flour 1 tsp salt, or to taste 3/4 cup half-and-half 1/4 cup low-fat milk 1 1/2 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth Directions Thaw the squash in the microwave for 5 minutes. Remove […]

  • Lighter
  • Fall Vegetable Soup

      from: Parenting Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 carrots, sliced 2 small potatoes, diced 1 parsnip, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup raw rice 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 16-ounce can whole tomatoes with juice 1 16-ounce […]

  • Lighter
  • Creamy Artichoke Soup

      from: Fitness Magazine June 2007 Ingredients 2 med potatoes, cut into 1.5 inch chunks 2 C broccoli florets (the nice part) 2 T EVOO 1 t kosher salt freshly ground black pepper Directions Heat oven to 400. Toss the potatoes and broccoli with the oil; add salta and pepper. Spread the veggies on a […]

  • Meatless
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Ingredients 1/4 C butter 3/4 C chopped green onions, including tops 2 C chopped fresh mushrooms 2 T four 1 C half and half 1 C chicken broth or stock 1/4 t salt 1/8 t pepper Directions Ina dutch oven, cook green onions in butter over low heat until tener. Add te chopped mushrooms and […]