Chilled Curried-Butternut Squash Soup

Written by Chacha on Nov 25th, 2015 in Appetizer, Butternut Squash, Chicken stock, Cloves, Cream, Curry, Onions, Soups, Thanksgiving | No Comments

This delicious soup blends chicken stock, butternut squash, onions, garlic, cloves, curry and cream for a perfect first course at your Thanksgiving table Ingredients 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut up (see Cook’s note below) 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 medium onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled, and finely chopped 4 cups […]

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Tortilla Chicken Soup

Written by Chacha on Aug 8th, 2012 in Cheese, Mexican, Poultry, Recipe, Soups, Tortillas, Vegetables | No Comments

Ingredients 2 whole chicken breasts, bone in, skin on, split Extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground cumin Chili powder Garlic powder Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 white onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 6 large cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and chopped 3 Serrano or 2 Jalapenos peppers, minced 1 (16-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 ½ quarts good […]

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Black Eye Pea Soup

Written by Chacha on Aug 3rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Dry Beans, Meatless Side dish, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

  Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 pound dried black eye peas Extra-virgin olive oil 2 1/2 quarts water 5 large cloves of garlic, smashed, divided 1 big onion, thinly sliced, divided 1/2 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped ½ tsp. oregano 1 tsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. vinegar 2 tsp. tomato paste 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves Tabasco […]

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Black Bean Soup

Written by Chacha on Jul 5th, 2012 in Black beans, Dry Beans, Latin, Meatless Main Dish, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the soup: 1 pound dried black beans (preferably Goya brand) 1 smoked ham hock, optional 6 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, divided 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1/2 green pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced Extra-virgin olive oil 4 quarts water 1 teaspoon dried Mexican or Greek oregano leaves, crumbled 2 teaspoon freshly ground cumin […]

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Two Beans Beef Chili

Written by Chacha on Jun 22nd, 2012 in Beef, Chili, Main Dish, Meats, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp. bacon grease 1 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 3/4-inch pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium onions, finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped ½ poblano pepper, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper Chili powder, recipe […]

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Black Bean Shrimp Chili

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Chili, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 3-4 stalks of celery, chopped 1 ½ bell peppers, chopped 3-14.5oz cans diced tomatoes ½ c medium Picante sauce 1 tsp. cumin 1tsp basil 1-2 tsp. chili powder 3-4 cans black beans, drained Freshly ground pepper to taste 2 to 2 ½ lbs. of shelled and  cut raw shrimp Extra virgin olive oil Directions Sauté […]

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