Archives: Soup/Stew

Chicken and Orzo Soup

January 25, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

This Chicken and Orzo Soup is easy-to-make, tasty, and a great recipe for whipping up a pot of something comforting without spending hours in the kitchen. Orzo, rice-shaped pasta, is available in most grocery stores. If you can’t find it, substitute another small-shaped pasta. I used kale instead of spinach because that’s what I had on hand. • Read More »

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Friday Turkey Vegetable Soup 101

November 23, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Friday Turkey Vegetable Soup 101 | Filed in: Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

I love Thanksgiving leftovers, especially when I turn them into an entirely different meal…it’s my favorite part of the whole Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe for Friday Turkey-Vegetable Soup is a good, basic soup for using the turkey carcass and some leftover turkey. For the soup base, I started with 4 quarts of water, let  it simmer for • Read More »

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Mother’s Chicken and Dumplings

November 11, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Mother’s Chicken and Dumplings | Filed in: Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

I was hankering for comfort food the other day and decided to try my hand at chicken and dumplings. Having never made this dish before, I chose a recipe by Lisa Schroeder, owner of Mother’s Bistro. Mother’s Bistro is famous around Portland for it’s classic comfort food and let me tell you, this recipe did not disappoint: plump, • Read More »

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Balsamic Beef Stew

November 9, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Beef stew is classic comfort food. It’s a simple dish yet satisfying to the core. This recipe for Balsamic Beef Stew filled the house with a wonderful aroma while it slowly simmered on the stove, and was the perfect meal for a cold Fall day. Husband was almost giddy when he found out what we were having • Read More »

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Tips on Freezing Soups

October 29, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Handy Hints, Soup/Stew.

Tips on Freezing Soups -from The Foster’s Market Cookbook by Sara Foster with Sarah Belk King  Since soup usually is made in large quantities, some, or all, of it is likely to be frozen for later use. Here are some tips for freezing soup: Before putting soup into the freezer, let the mixture cool to room • Read More »

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Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeno

October 24, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.

This super easy, Mexican-inspired soup is delicious and can be made with basic pantry ingredients. To make more of a meal, I served the soup with a green salad and quesadillas stuffed with green chiles, cheese and corn…Olé! I substituted a teaspoon or so of chopped chipotle chile with some adobo sauce for the chopped jalapeno, • Read More »

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Smoky Chicken Chowder

October 19, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Smoky Chicken Chowder | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.

This delicious, Southwestern-inspired chowder is hearty, slightly smoky, and a little spicy…perfect for a chilly Autumn evening! I made a few changes to the recipe but nothing that drastically altered the final dish. Instead of a jalapeno chile, I used a little more chopped chipotle chile (which adds both heat and smoky flavor to the soup), a • Read More »

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Ginger Scallion Egg-Drop Soup

October 13, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Ginger Scallion Egg-Drop Soup | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

I woke up with a scratchy throat today (poor me!) so I’m doing everything in my power to fight off the crud: doses of Vitamin C, drinking a honey and cider vinegar elixer (my friend Amy swears by it), and this tasty chicken soup for lunch.  The recipe calls for smashing 3 whole scallions and slicing the ginger then simmering it • Read More »

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Asian Dumpling Soup

April 3, 2011 | By andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Although it’s officially spring, the cool weather here in the Pacific Northwest means it’s still soup season. A few days ago I made this super quick and easy Asian Dumpling Soup when I was home with the sniffles. Recipes like this are the reason I always like to have a package of potstickers in the freezer. • Read More »

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Guinness Beef Stew

March 13, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Beef stew of any kind is always a winner in my house! So with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d give Guinness Beef Stew a try. Even if you’re not a fan of the famous dark Irish beer, you’ll still love this stew! The Guinness Draught beer makes the stew rich and chocolatey without giving • Read More »

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