27 posts tagged Soup

Pumpkin Ale Pork Chili

So, it's finally starting to feel like Fall around here, and with the slowly changing leaves (very slowly, because Dallas has been hovering in the mid-70s this week), it's starting to look a bit like it, too. So, when my friend Miah posted this recipe for a pork chili simmered in pumpkin ale with chocolate, pumpkin, and spices, I thought "What on Earth? That sounds really odd." And my next immediate thought was ". . . but Miah wouldn't steer me wrong. . ." And he absolutely didn't. The combination of flavors this chili produced were nearly addicting. It's a bit on the spicy side (so, I've been told; my sensitivity to spice has been reduced drastically in recent years) so it may be "Holy crap, my tongue! It burns!" spicy to those of you who haven't been challenged to eat raw peppers as of late. Also, while the garnish may not look exceedingly appetizing (and as a friend pointed out, a bit like melted Velveeta), it's a really uplifting flavor and is delicious mixed in with the very complex sweet and spicy chili. Continue Reading

Chicken, Bacon & Cannellini Bean Chowder

This week has been a bit of a bust in our household. I've been sick since last Tuesday/Wednesday, and just when I'm finally feeling a bit better, poor W has come down with the same icky cold that started my sinus infection and bronchitis. So, last night I was in a total comfort food mode and wanted to channel this Tiger vs. Dragon Soup from Aarti's (yes, the Food Network's Star's former blog, Aartilla the Fun that I made a few weeks ago). But, I wanted it to taste more homey and rich, so based it on a chicken and cannellini bean soup I had made in the past, with the addition of some bacon . . . and some creamed corn. The creamed corn gives it a delightfully sweet touch that contrasts nicely with the savory comforting richness of chicken paired with bacon. I'm feeling better now. But, I'll probably have to make a new batch to get W through his sickness. Bless his heart. <3 Continue Reading

Chicken Peanut Stew

Looking back through my past (most recent) posts, it's clear I need to make some apologies to you, dear Reader. Or excuses. Whatever you really want to call them, I haven't been adding content at a pace I'm happy with, so I wanted to make sure I submitted something before we made it through October with nary a new recipe. It seems like this year is just flying by, and with the cooler weather approaching, I'll be much more likely to spend a Sunday cooking and photographing dinner. Continue Reading

Tomato Basil Bisque

Our garden is just on fire this month. Tomatoes are being produced at a phenomenal rate and our basil is just in fantastic shape! I haven't really been posting as many recipes lately because frankly, I haven't been cooking nearly as much. The summertime is just my least inspired season to explore in the kitchen because of the heat, but truly, with our garden producing as much as it has, how could I not! This bisque was a fantastic and light weeknight dinner and because W always makes crostini topped with salt, pepper, olive oil and parmeggianno reggianno when I make soup, it made for a nice meal. Continue Reading

Bean and Quinoa Chili (Chili Sin Carne)

I don’t know what it is with my desire to cook chili 11ty different ways this month, but this was another one of those “clean out the pantry” adventures that turned out much better than I expected it would. I’ve been on a quinoa kick again lately, so this was a very flavourful way to utilize it. I wrote the recipe with a bit of heat, so if you’re not a huge fan of spice, I would tone down the use of chilies and jalepenos. Continue Reading