Creamy Arugula Soup
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound yukon gold potatoes, chopped into 1-inch chunks
4 cups water or vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
3 cups fresh arugula
1/2 cup coconut milk or half and half
Freshly ground black pepper
Firehouse Chili - 2017 winner Hormel Chili’s American’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest
Louisiana firefighter Jeremy Chauvin dedicated the recipe to his brother, Spencer. a local fire chief who died while on the job in 2016. The actual chili recipe comes from Chauvin’s mom, and adds a New Orleans twist to a classic red chili. The ground beef, spices, and tomatoes are combined with a dark roux, made from butter and flour cooked until the mixture goes a deep shade of brown. The roux is mixed with “trinity,” a mix of bell peppers, onions, and celery native to Louisiana, then added into the chili. Recipe declares as prepared below serves 8 people. That is a VERY generous serving!
For the chili mixture
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 pounds ground beef
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon white or cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons steak sauce (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 ½ cups diced tomatoes
1 cup ketchup
2 cups tomato sauce
1 ½ cups tomato paste
1-2 cups V-8 juice 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Hot sauce to taste.
For the roux mixture
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons flour
3 stalks celery, diced
2 bell peppers, diced (this used red and yellow jarred roasted peppers)
1 white onion, diced
2 shallots, diced ( this used an additional onion instead)
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
Cooking Instructions:1. In Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Brown ground beef.
2. Drain beef; return to Dutch oven. Add salt, white pepper, black pepper, curry powder, turmeric, chili powder, steak sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Add diced tomatoes, cover, and cook 15 minutes.
3. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the butter is foamy, whisk in 2 tablespoons flour until fully incorporated. Whisk until the mixture reaches a dark brown color.
4. Add diced celery, bell peppers, onion, shallots, and garlic. Stir to fully combine.
5. Uncover the chili mixture, and add roux with vegetables. Add ketchup, tomato sauce, tomato paste, V-8 juice and apple cider vinegar. Bring up to a simmer and serve hot. Taste and add hot sauce to taste.
6. Enjoy with cheese, sour cream, chips, on a burger, or any other way you want!
Creamy Non-Dairy Onion Soup
Butternut Squash Bisque
Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup
1. In a large saucepan, saute onions,celery and carrots in oil until tender.
2. Add 4 cups broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3.. Cool slightly. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth.
4. Return to pan; add the remaining broth and bring to a boil.
5. Add broccoli, salt and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
Gingered Cauliflower and Broccoli
Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew
Simple Cream of Celery Soup
White Bean, Fennel, Spinach Soup
Fennel tastes like a cross between onion and celery with a dash of licorice, and is perfect in salads, dips, soups, and more. Though it may look like an onion, it’s actually part of the carrot family, and when cooked, it becomes tender and even a little sweet. It is also a great source of vitamin C, and it’s loaded with antioxidants to boot.
Peppery sautéed arugula is dressed in a delicate buttery sauce with lemon, garlic and sherry vinegar. Pair this quick and easy side dish with roasted chicken or fish. Adapted from Eating Well.
Coconut Curry Carrot Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons peeled, finely grated, fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
Pinch ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds carrots (5 large), scrubbed well, cut into 1/4-inch thick coins
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup low-fat coconut milk
2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch fresh kale with stems removed and leaves chopped
Pinch of sea salt
½ cup sliced pickled beets*
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
*Pickled beets recipes.
Canning method compliments of Janet Baker
4 lbs. beets
3 cups onions, thinly sliced
2 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp mustard seed
1 tsp whole cloves
3 sticks cinnamon, broken
1 Tbsp whole black pepper
1 bay leaf
1. Wash and drain beets. Place in large pot, cover with boiling water and cook until tender.
2. Let cool until you can skin comfortably. Slice.
3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 mins.
4. Add beets and cook until hot throughout.
6. Remove cinniamon sticks.
7. Pack hot beets into 4 hot pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
8. Ladle hot pickling liquid over beets, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
9 Remove air bubbles. Cap with two-piece caps.
10. Process 30 minutes in a boiling water canner.
Quick pickled beets recipe
Refrigerator Pickled Beets are so easy to make and last up to 6 weeks, so you can always have some available for a side, salad, or healthy snack!
4 medium roasted beets , cooled, peeled, and sliced (<< click that link for how to make roasted beets)
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon (dry) ground mustard
5 whole black peppercorns
1, Bring the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and mustard to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for a few minutes; take off the heat and allow to cool a bit.
2. Add peppercorns and beets to a clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid. (This particular recipe fits nicely into a 1 liter sized jar.) Pour the brine in, covering all the beets.
3. Cover and set aside for several hours (or up to 24), then transfer to the refrigerator.
Notes-This particular recipe will keep up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator.
Cream of Cauliflower Soup
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth (substitute vegetable if you wish)
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon dry sherry (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or scallions
1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes and carrots and cook 5 minutes more. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Stir in cauliflower, cover, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor, or in the pot using an immersion blender. Return to low heat and stir in milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg and sherry. Heat through. Serve garnished with parsley or scallions.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup
2. Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool slightly and puree soup in batches in a blender; return to slow cooker and heat through.
3. If desired, top servings with sour cream and pepitas.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth or water if necessary.
Bring the elegant taste of France into your own home in under 30 minutes with this easy and delicious Rissoles recipe! A rissole (from Latin russeolus, meaning reddish, via French in which "rissoler" means "to redden") is a small patty enclosed in pastry, or rolled in breadcrumbs, usually baked or deep fried. Like a little meatloaf with the filling having savory ingredients. This one features zucchini, oregano and garlic.
• 1 small brown onion
• 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (or normal)
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 small zucchini
• 1 small carrot
• 1 egg
• 1 large garlic clove, minced
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon oregano (or other herbs of choice)
• 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
• 1-2 tablespoons oil
Fresh Tomato Soup
2 medium sweet red peppers
2 medium sweet yellow peppers
1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce or pasta sauce, divided
1 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
1 small onion, chopped
1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
Crumbled blue cheese, optional
Yield 4 servings
1. In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, eggs, onion, flour, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and salt. Stir well enough to disttribute ingredients evenly.
2. Heat a small amount of oil in a skllet over medium-high heat. Drop zucchini mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls and cook for a few minutes on each side until golden.
3. Serve as is or garnish with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream.
NOTE: These freeze very well so make a batch for enjoying in the fall or winter.
Baked Stuffed Peppers
1 ¼ pounds ground meat
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
2 cups fresh diced tomatoes
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 ½ cups chicken broth
6 bell peppers
Yield:2 1/2 cups
1 pound cooked ham, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon mustard powder
Optional: 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
Combine all ingredients (except optional) in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add sweet pickle relish (if using) and stir in. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to 2 hours for flavors to meld. Use as a sandwich filling or spread on crackers for a snack or dip for raw veggies. Great with celery sticks!
Crock Pot Pork Belly
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