Category Archive: Soup/Stew

Hearty Lentil – Barley Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

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So enjoyable is the nutty chew of the barley, tender lentils, the sweetness of the sweet potato and the earthy flavor of the cooked kale. I was happy with it at this point but I knew if I tried to serve it to hubby Tom as is, the first thing he would ask would be, where’s …

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Beef and Bean Chili – Slow Cooker


The slow cooker / crock pot is perfect for making chili, that slow cooking allows all of the flavors to develop and once you put that lid on, your work is done! I love that. Of course remember that recipes are just a starting point. Use the ingredients you have on hand. If you don’t have …

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Black Bean Soup


This is super economical to prepare since it starts with a bag of dried black beans. Although it doesn’t photograph well it is a flavorful, filling soup. It is super easy and will easily feed six people. Black Bean Soup Beans: 6 cups water 1 pound dried black beans, rinsed and picked over 2 bay …

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Italian Sausage Bean Soup with Kale


On top of the outstanding flavor,this soup is a powerhouse of fiber,vitamins and good nutrition! The Italian sausages do add a lot of flavor and the al fresco brand are really low fat and low calorie for a sausage. These soup freezes well so be sure to put some away to enjoy later in the …

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Brazilian Ham and Black Bean Soup


Delightful!   Brazilian Ham and Black Bean Soup 1 quart chicken broth 1 can 14.5 ounce petite diced tomatoes 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 medium-large onion, cut into medium dice 1 teaspoon chopped garlic* 12 ounces diced ham 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into medium dice 1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut …

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