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Beef chili

My favorite chili recipe. Paprika, cumin, chili powder and savory meats stewed together with a dark lager sounds heavenly on a crisp cold afternoon with football playing in the back ground. Chili should taste like a blend of chili powder,…

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Summer Gazpacho

Gazpacho was one of the things I fell in love with while working at a restaurant in Santa Monica California. Gazpacho is best when the vegetables are at their best, summer, and the soup is best after it refrigerates for…

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Ramen Soup

My love for Ramen Soup is deep. It started a few years ago when I went to the largest Ramen festival of all time in Los Angeles. They had chef’s from around the world and their passion began mine. Ramen…

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Asparagus soup

Everyone needs a good Asparagus soup recipe. This recipe I created for Traditional Home Magazine is delicious with it’s hint of pistachio and cream. This Asparagus soup tastes like asparagus, but it’s softer and milder than plain asparagus, because it has…

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Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic dish for a cold winters day and a feel good meal for any time you’re sick. When I was younger my mom made chicken soup with homemade stock (and left out the vegetables in…

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Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup is a vegetable soup that can be made completely vegetarian if you desire, but this recipe is made with a chicken broth to give it an extra boost of flavor. Minestrone can also be made with potato rather than…

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Tomato and rice soup

Not only are soups wonderful to make the day of, but they are perfect to freeze and reheat. The secret is to freeze the soup with little to no air in the container to prevent crystals from forming and to…

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Vichyssoise

This Vichysoise is AMAZING and this coming from a person who is not typically a vichyssoise fan. Typically this dish was served at every luncheon my grandmother made, but this is definitely not my grandmothers’ soup but she would definitely…

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Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum soup is a combination of sweet, salty and acidic flavors. Mushrooms, green onion and chicken broth are just a few of the ingredients that makes this starter so great. Make it for lunch, dinner, fall or winter. Go…

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Carrot-Ginger Soup

This Carrot-Ginger Soup recipe was created with fall in mind. We all need basic soups in our repertoire and this carrot ginger soup is a perfect addition. Please keep in mind if you don’t love ginger you can always leave…

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Easy Gumbo

This Gumbo recipe is really tame and yet still lovely. It’s a thinner broth and not as spicy as traditional Gumbo, but by doubling the roux recipe and adding more pepper plus spicier sausage you can make it a thick…

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French onion soup

French onion soup is a delicious medley of slow cooked onions with rich beef broth, thyme and sherry vinegar topped with a toasted French bread and salty Gruyere cheese Heat a large sauté pan on a medium high fire. Next…

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