Category Archive: Soup/Stew

Butternut Squash & Bean Chili

Butternut Squash & Kidney Bean Chili

We are at the tail end of the Winter Squash season but if you can find a butternut squash you need to make this soup. I was in Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods the other day and both still have butternut squash in stock. My daughter Katy made this recipe first and she said I needed …

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Smothered Chicken and Barley

Smothered Chicken and Barley

This is pure comfort food with the hearty chew of barley, the moist tender chicken thigh meat dusted with a lovely combination of spices all nestled in a sauce created with canned tomatoes and chicken broth. You might have everything on hand right now to make this dish. The end result is a thick creamy stew …

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Cider Braised Pork and Fall Vegetables

Cider Braised Pork and Fall Vegetables

Apple cider makes this stew rather sweet so be sure and choose a tart apple to add the last 20 minutes of cooking time. The pork loin was tender and moist. Although tasty, the end result was really sweet – we like less sweet main dishes so if I made this again I would cut …

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Spicy Coconut Shrimp Stew

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Light, fresh, flavorful and low calorie – this Thai inspired recipe is going on the menu again soon. Spicy Coconut Shrimp Stew 3 lb. jumbo (21 to 25 per lb.) shrimp, peeled and deveined Kosher salt 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into very thin 1-1/2-inch-long strips 4 scallions, thinly …

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Mushroom Barley Soup

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Even though this is a meatless meal it still packs a whopping 10 grams of protein per serving. The mushrooms and barley give it plenty of chewmaking it quite satisfying and filling. Mushroom Barley Soup 2 cups beef broth 99% fat free 8 cups chicken broth 99% fat free 2 large carrots, peeled, sliced 2 …

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