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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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Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

Posted by Anthony on April 6, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6

Time: 35-40 min

Difficulty: Easy

Being a big fan of soup, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes — or at least variations on recipes I’ve made before. Well one of my all-time favorite soups is black bean chili, which I recently found a recipe for on the Beachbody Blog. I used their recipe as a base, but made a few tweaks of my own based on what I thought would be good additions. The end result was nothing short of my quintessential black bean chili — it’s hearty, healthy, Vegetarian-friendly, all sorts of delicious, and pairs perfectly with some Sweet Cornbread Muffins. And it made for another nice addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Stoplight Chicken Skillet with Rice

Stoplight Chicken Skillet with Rice

Posted by Anthony on March 22, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 4-6

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

This evening I found myself in the mood to add another recipe to my 50 in 15 Challenge. I had some extra colored bell peppers on hand, and inspired by my similarly-named Stoplight Chicken Pizza, I decided to throw some of them together with a few other veggies and some chicken in a skillet, and serve over some brown rice for a nice, healthy dinner. I must admit that the end result is quite phenomenal. It’s easy to make, is very flavorful, and has just a bit of a kick from the crushed red pepper that’s added. This is most definitely a recipe I’ll be making again soon.

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Heart-Healthy Minestrone Soup

Heart-Healthy Minestrone Soup

Posted by Anthony on January 18, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 50 min

Difficulty: Easy

I’ve been on a big soup kick lately. And on a relaxing Sunday afternoon (especially during another Michigan winter), there’s something especially comforting about making a fresh batch of homemade soup. I’ve made a variety of soups already, but today I tackled a heart-healthy homemade Minestrone for the first time, and boy was it delicious. It proved to be a perfect addition to a side salad for the first course of our dinner of Lasagna Rolls. And since it was my first time making Minestrone, I am also able to check off another recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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