Archive | Soups and Stews

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup)

It is freezing! I mean, it’s really cold. Yes, I know it’s winter and it’s supposed to be cold but it’s the kind of cold you feel in your bones. The kind of cold that makes you feel like you’re getting sick even if you’re not. When I think about what to eat, anything less […]

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Hug in a Mug Tomato Soup

The weather has been pretty erratic around here. One day it’s cold, the next day it’s warm and sunny, the next day it’s pouring rain. Last night the wind was blowing hard enough that we had to take the wind chimes down so they wouldn’t fly off and break. We even had some snow last […]

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VeganMoFo: Rachael Ray and Yum-O Stoup

If I were granted a wish where I could choose just one TV celebrity chef to go vegan, it would be Rachael Ray. As I’ve written before, Rachael Ray is my favorite TV celebrity chef, though she would be the first to say, “I’m not a chef, I’m a cook.” Finding and watching Rachael on […]

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Chili con Tempeh

One day it feels like Spring, the next it feels more like Winter again. One day I’m posting salad recipes and today I’m back to warm, comforing foods like chili. This is my vegan take on Chili con Carne but instead of meat, crumbled tempeh is browned to give it that same “beefy” texture. The […]

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Three Bean Chili

We had our first snowfall the other day. Beautiful snow that covered the grounds and the cars and looked like whipped cream. It was time to break out Benny’s snowsuit. We have never found a coat that was able to keep him from shivering in the cold so we always double-layered him in a sweater […]

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Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

Soup or Bisque? Traditionally, a bisque is a soup that contains shellfish but traditions are made to be broken. According to Wikipedia, “bisque is also sometimes used to refer to cream-based soups that do not contain seafood, in which the ingredients are pureed or processed in a food processor or a food mill. Common varieties include […]

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VeganMoFo: "L" is for Lentil Veggie Soup

The “V” Word continues to celebrate VeganMoFo, the month of delicious Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “L” is for Lentil Veggie Soup. When I was a kid, my mother would make lentil soup and I would refuse to eat it. It was brown and I thought soup should not be […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Ratatouille Stew Edition

This is the time of year when all the people who are fortunate enough to have gardens start wondering what to do with all the masses of vegetables they have harvested. Their kitchens are overrun with tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplants, peppers, corn, etc. They begin marathons of cooking, canning and freezing. Well, I have no […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Purple Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar Crisps Edition

It’s now September. Summer is almost over and the weather is getting cooler already. Then again, some days have been hot and muggy. The produce sections of the supermarkets and the farmer’s market stands illustrate the coming change of seasons. The bright yellow and green summer squash rest next to the deeper yellow butternut and winter squash. […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Indian Vegetable Stew and Chickpea Scallion Crepes Edition

After several recipes that involve frying, it’s time for some healthier, figure-friendly ones. After all, it is summer and there are no jackets and sweaters to hide under. When I began my weight loss journey, there were a few recipes that were sure-fire “eat-this-and-the-scale-will-smile-upon-me” dishes. My scale, by the way, is named Pandora. I chose […]

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