Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Posted by Anthony on October 22, 2017 in Soup


Serves: 8

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

The other day, my wife requested that I make Tomato Basil soup some time. Rather than just getting a can of it at the store, I decided it was high time to try my hand at a new recipe. So I sought out some recipes and found one that seemed like a good one (though let’s be honest, most every recipe was about the same). Well, I gave the recipe a go, and admittedly, it was a complete bust. I followed the recipe exactly, and the end result was bland and overly brothy. So I had to improvise and add in some last-minute magic. In the end, my off-the-cuff efforts were worth it, as the final product was one of the best Tomato Basil soups that my wife and I have ever had. If you’re in the mood for a good, flavorful, and healthy soup to warm you up, look no further. You’ll be glad you tried this recipe!

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Vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Chili

Vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Chili

Posted by Anthony on September 18, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 60 min

Difficulty: Easy

After a few cooler days here in Michigan, with the feel of fall in the air, I was inspired to try a new chili recipe, both for a change of pace and also for another recipe to add to my 50 in 15 Challenge. I did a bit of poking around at various black bean chili recipes, and found a few that I liked. Rather than just picking one, I ended up making a recipe that was a combination of all of them. The end result was a phenomenal, hearty, and healthy chili that’s sure to please. Even though it’s vegetarian, the inclusion of quinoa and soy burger crumbles help make it more hearty. And dare I say that if you don’t tell anyone what kind of “meat” it includes, they won’t notice the difference.

If you’re looking for a new chili recipe, do yourself a favor and give this one a shot. It pairs swimmingly with some homemade Sweet Cornbread Muffins, and is a definite winner for football season and the chilly months to come!

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Summer Vegetable Soup

Summer Vegetable Soup

Posted by Anthony on June 15, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

I was in the mood for some soup the other day, and found a delightful recipe for Summer Vegetable Soup in the Forks Over Knives cookbook. With a couple of minor modifications, I ended up with a delicious, healthy, and flavorful cup of soup that has “summer” written all over it. If you’re in the mood for a cup of summer soup, give this a shot. You’ll be glad you did.

Bon Appétit!

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Groundnut (Peanut) Stew

Groundnut (Peanut) Stew

Posted by Anthony on June 1, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 20 min (active), 40 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

Last week, my wife and I received a newsletter for each of our children that we sponsor through Compassion International. One of the items included in each newsletter was a recipe for a native dish that is typically eaten by the child. Feeling inspired by the recipes, and seeing the opportunity to add the new recipes to my 50 in 15 Challenge, I decided to try my hand at each one.

First up was this recipe for Groundnut (Peanut) Stew, which is a recipe from Northern Uganda where our sponsor child Stuart lives. I looked at a few other recipes for Peanut Soup, and saw that there is a variety of ingredients that can be used, but I chose to stick with the recipe and ingredients from the Compassion newsletter. The end result was surprisingly tasty — sort of like a peanut-flavored vegetable curry. And it just so happens that it’s both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

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Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Posted by Anthony on May 26, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 35 min

Difficulty: Easy

As part of Meat Free May, I’ve found myself eating a fair amount of soups and salads. One of my favorite soups that I’ve made so far has been a Tuscan Vegetable Soup recipe that I found on the Food Network website. I made a couple of minor modifications to the recipe to suit my own preferences and tastes, but the recipe is largely unchanged. It’s a delicious and satisfying recipe, packed with tons of veggies and plenty of flavor. It’s not only been a great addition to my Meat Free May, but also to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

If you’re in the mood for a good bowl of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly soup, give this one a try. You’ll be happy you did.

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