Archive for ‘Beans’

Grandpa Jack’s Minestrone

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I think I was still in college when I first had this soup, and I knew then that I needed the recipe. (By the way, every now and then, I’m a little aghast that I haven’t shared this with you yet; it’s one of my all-time favorites, and it’s also now a great way to […]

Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup

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This soup is quite similar to the Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup that I posted about a few weeks ago (about which I’ve gotten great reviews – thanks, guys!), but it’s just different enough and just good enough that it’s worth sharing, too! We had this at Happy Hour last night and my Crockpot was scraped […]

Pumpkin Black Bean Chili

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This chili was a little bit of a leap of faith for me since it prominently features two flavors that I’m not typically wild about: pumpkin and parsley. However, I was feeling adventurous and wanted to celebrate some fall flavors. Plus, I was feeding it to a crowd, so there were good odds that I […]

Chili Blanco Especial

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My mom has been making this soup, from the fantastic Creme de Colorado cookbook, for ages. I have the recipe hand-written on a recipe card from her when I went to seminary, and at the time I was a little shocked to discover how expensive white pepper was/is. It was worth it in this soup, […]

Slow-Cooker Chili

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Serving slow-cooker chili to guests (along with chips and salsa and margaritas — what a perfect meal for a 0-degree day!) almost seems like cheating. You throw everything in the pot and, viola! dinner is ready when the guests show up. Just be sure you have cheese and tequila on hand.

Martha Stewart’s Chicken Posole

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Now that I am a mother of two, I have several more reasons to love soup. One is that it can be made in steps depending on when you get windows of opportunity throughout the day. So if, for example, one child wakes up and needs to be nursed right after you put the chicken […]

Taco Soup

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Have you ever filled out a recipe card? You know, the types our moms (if you’re in my generation) exchanged all the time, and they had notebooks or boxes filled with them? In this “All Recipes” / Google era, I don’t always appreciate what a labor of love it is to laboriously write all of […]

Spiced Lentil Soup

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This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to blog for almost a year… I guess time flies when you’re … doing other things. A friend sent me this recipe, though, after it had been given to her as “good for moms right after having a baby” (I’m sure she said it more eloquently than that). […]

Black Bean Soup for 1, 2 or 4

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I’m in the mood for Black Bean Soup for lunch. It’s 11:37 and I’m hungry; how on earth am I going to pull this off?  Easy! I’m going to pull the half-can of leftover tomato sauce in my fridge, the half-used box of chicken stock, a can of black beans and a few other ingredients […]

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

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I alluded to this recipe the other day, but here it is in full: Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup. I’d recommend making this soup “by the book” (if it can be “by the book,” given that it comes from the Internets) the first time, and then you can play around with it after that. […]