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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Turkey Meatball Soup

Nov 28, 2011 by

This year for  Thanksgiving, we did a potluck thing. Each person brought a few dishes and we rented out the very nice clubhouse of my parent’s apartment complex. It worked out awesome (well, except for Miami losing in the last second of the game). No one’s house was a mess and the burden to cook the whole meal wasn’t on any one...

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Paleo Pumpkin Beef Stew with Acorn Squash and Cran...

Oct 26, 2011 by

Well the title pretty much sums this all up.  I make soups and stews a lot, and often I make what we call “schtoups” – a hybrid somewhere between a super thick stew and a thin, brothy soup. Because we don’t use gluten and I try and remain grain-free whenever possible, I’ve learned some new tricks to thicken stews and...

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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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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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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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