Harvest Chicken Apple Stew

Oct 7, 2012 by

I’m sitting here in the quiet house on a sunny, brisk Sunday afternoon. There’s a fire crackling under the big screen TV with football on. The house smells like the chicken soup simmering on the stove. Most of the chores are done for the weekend, the kids are outside riding bikes while Mike saws something with some loud appliance....

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Indian Beef Stew

Jul 22, 2012 by

Okay, so I started out making beef Rogan Josh – one of my favorite things to order when I we go for Indian food – and then everyone lost their damn minds. Apparently, it wasn’t “real” or “authentic” and Rogan Josh is made only with lamb and with this very rare spice only found on the left side of a...

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Paleo Tom Kha Gai – Thai Coconut Chicken Sou...

Apr 4, 2012 by

When I get sick, all I want is soup. Usually I have plenty of stock and/or frozen soup on hand but sometimes I send Mike out to fetch me some Tom Kha Gai from our favorite Thai place. (Note: I am the worst sick person ever and I feel like he deserves a medal each time because I would just punch me in the face.) This creamy, sweet, spicy chicken...

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Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup

Feb 17, 2012 by

This recipe was my guest post over at Food Renegade last year but I figured I’d re-post it here at the tailend of this winter and right before Mardis Gras! It was originally inspired by my husband’s cold. Nothing clears the sinuses quite like a spicy jambalaya. This version is quite spicy but can be altered to your tastes by lowering the...

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Spicy Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Cr...

Oct 4, 2011 by

I spent the last two weeks bitching about it being cold, whining about my fading tan, missing my sun dresses and skirts, and generally being inconsolable that winter is so rapidly approaching. The long, dreadful, dreary Midwestern winter. OMG, I literally want to weep thinking about it. I even booked a flight with Liz to go visit Holly for a...

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Cream of Caramelized Onion and Cauliflower Soup

Jul 14, 2011 by

Ok, I know what some of you are thinking. It’s summer where most of you are. And judging by most of your tweets and FB posts, it’s hotter than a moose’s manbits where you live.  But I made this soup a couple of weeks ago when it was cold and rainy. Seriously, Iowa weather slays me. One day it’s 68 and storming and the next...

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Spinach Chicken Meatball Soup

Mar 22, 2011 by

This soup basically came about because my husband is sick with some sort of upper respiratory thing that just won’t die and I wanted him to get some of my pastured chicken bone broth in him. I could have just made an easy chicken soup I suppose since I had a boatload of  chicken stock but you know me, I like to toss things up a bit....

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Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Sage Beef Soup

Jan 13, 2011 by

This post submitted to Real Food Weekly over at the W.H.O.L.E. Gang!! Go check them out for other amazing organic, whole food recipes submitted this week! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I posted on Facebook today that “Love” was making something for someone else you won’t eat. Especially being a foodie and especially being so open-minded on...

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Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Jan 3, 2011 by

Ok everyone, are you ready for some healthy recipes to start off 2011? There’s really no better way to get in a ton of protein and vegetables at once other than a good, hearty soup, and this one is chock full of both and so delicious. Made with a homemade stock, it’s full of nutrients and packed with vitamins and minerals. I’m...

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African Chicken Chickpea Peanut Stew

Dec 29, 2010 by

I had a hard time naming this one so I resorted to word play and alliteration. Not being trained in any ethnic cuisine, I have been very into researching and learning how to make many of my favorite dishes left behind on the East Coast where I could literally find any ethnic food I wanted within miles. My favorite was an Ethiopian restaurant and...

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Warm-Your-Insides-On-a-Snow-Day Goulash

Dec 27, 2010 by

I’ve been holding off on posting this for some time. But since half of the country is snowed in, I figure a warm goulash might be something to hit the spot after digging your car out of a five-foot snow drift. It’s funny to me now: living here in the Midwest after growing up in Jersey, you see how differently people react to the...

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Better-Than-The-Fancy-Restaurant French Onion Soup

Dec 20, 2010 by

First of all, I realize I am probably going to injure myself with all of this patting myself of the back lately but this soup was DAMN good. It wasn’t the first time I’ve made this but it was the first time I used the crockpot to caramelize the onions first. Yes, this added many, MANY hours to the recipe. But it’s a winter...

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Homemade Beef Bone Broth/Stock

Dec 7, 2010 by

I’ve read a few snide comments here and there when people put up recipes that require stock. Like “1 c. beef stock. I use canned since I am not Martha Stewart and don’t have fresh grass-fed beef stock in my freezer” or “I’m not fancy enough to make my own stock.” And it makes me INSANE. I think people have...

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Sweet and Savory Sage Stew with Pumpkin and Cherri...

Nov 19, 2010 by

I have a few things in queue to post but since the weekend is coming up and it’s cold in most places, I figured you guys might like an easy crockpot recipe. I made this one before but it was before I went grain-gluten-free and now my whole approach to stews and thickening agents has changed — for the better I think, since I tend to...

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Everything but the Kitchen…Schtoup?

Oct 28, 2010 by

I’m not sure if it was my grandfather or my mother who coined the term, but growing up we always had “schtoup” — not quite a stew but not quite a soup. And basically it was anything that we had in the fridge, thrown in a pot with some broth. Often we’d thicken it with a roux. However, since I no longer eat grain,...

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It’s-All-Fun-And-Games-Till-You-Lose-An-Eye Crockp...

Oct 11, 2010 by

At one point in life, I was asinine enough to touch my eye after making chili. It was an early Sunday morning years ago before children, where sleeping was, you know, something we did. Mike was sleeping and I got up early to start the chili. I had finished up, and I DID wash my hands. I had an itch and didn’t think anything of it, so I...

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Sweet and Savory Morroccan Beef Stew

Oct 11, 2010 by

This is one of a series of recipes I’m moving over here from my pre-primal (now defunct) cooking site before the hosting runs out so they may seem a bit dated. I’ll be making adjustments or edits in order to keep the recipe primal (in this case, eliminate noodles and sub spaghetti squash or riced cauliflower). — You know...

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Pumkin Cauliflower Soup

Oct 11, 2010 by

This is one of a series of recipes I’m moving over here from my pre-primal (now defunct) cooking site before the hosting runs out so they may seem a bit dated. I’ll be making adjustments or edits in order to keep the recipe primal (for instance, in this case, all I had to do was eliminate the croutons)So, hold on to your RSS feeds;...

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Crockpot Beef Bean and Cabbage Soup

Oct 5, 2010 by

Ok so I know some people who eat primally shun legumes. There’s some compelling arguments why, but for me, I think I’d dig myself a shallow grave and weep bean-free tears until I mummified myself if I could never have peanut butter again. I tolerate them well and can’t deny the nutritional impact some legumes deliver. That being...

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Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Sep 10, 2010 by

Fall brings out the best in me and last weekend, I wanted some soup. Warm, rich, creamy cheesy soup. Now, I eat dairy and I know some of you don’t, so I guess you’ll have to skip this one. This recipe also makes A LOT of soup. I really don’t know how to cook in small amounts and stuff like this can feed a family for DAYS.Or...

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