Tag Archives: Soups and Stews

Kale Soup with Farro

Kale Soup with Farro

I love soups in the winter – they are so comforting, and can also be so nourishing when prepared at home!  Store-bought soups are often too salty and loaded with flavorings, questionable meats, and refined carbs that do not contribute anything to our health.  But at home, if you can chop a few veggies andRead More

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

As my farmer’s market wraps up, a few staples that have been consistently available for the past few weeks are winter squash, potatoes, and leeks.  One of my goals for this winter is to get better at making soup, and so potatoes and leeks immediately made me think of potato leek soup.  Many recipes outRead More

Homemade Chicken Stock, Two Easy Ways

Homemade Chicken Stock, Two Easy Ways

Store bought chicken stock is one of those products which really irks me.  Even the seemingly good quality ones (organic, free range, low sodium, etc.) have long ingredient lists which include things like “natural chicken flavor” (shouldn’t the flavor come from the chicken itself??).  But somehow making homemade stock always seemed like so much effort!Read More

Moroccan Lamb Stew

Moroccan Lamb Stew

This post was originally published on June 1, 2010. Last time I ordered meat from my CSA, I decided to branch out a bit from my typical beef and poultry selection and bought two kinds of lamb – stew pieces and a lamb leg steak.  The steak is still in the freezer waiting for theRead MoreRead More

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

A few years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time for a very small group – just my parents, hubby’s parents, and the 2 of us.  At the time I was in a small apartment and just starting to practice my cooking skills, which led to a menu including an overcooked turkey breast, stuffingRead More

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Beef stew is one of my favorite winter meals.  Every year I make it once or twice when I’m in the mood for something really comforting, and so in preparation for this craving I ordered grass-fed stew beef the last time I was stocking up on meat from my CSA.  Last week, as I wasRead More

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Something that makes me very happy is having a freezer stocked with home cooked, ready to go meals.  I actually have a dream about having a walk-in freezer one day that’s full of things I’ve made!  Well, maybe not a walk-in, but a freezer bigger than the apartment-sized one I have now :).  Some foodsRead More

Chili

Chili

In addition to hosting a birthday brunch for the munchkin last weekend, my in-laws were staying with us for the weekend.  We got a babysitter and went out after the baby’s bedtime Friday night, but Saturday night we decided to stay in.  My goal was to find something that everyone liked but could be madeRead More