Quick Bean and Bacon Soup

This is another super quick dinner recipe that is hearty, healthy, filling and the longest part of this recipe is cooking the bacon. 🙂 You could easily make this bean and bacon soup vegetarian by using vegetable stock and leaving out the bacon, but for non vegetarians the bacon makes this soup. This recipe usesContinue reading “Quick Bean and Bacon Soup”

Quick Chicken Soup with Garlic Chili Oil

This is another quick and healthy dinner recipe, but with a tasty twist. The quick chicken soup comes together really fast. I used this great ingredient I have recently added to my cooking arsenal to get great chicken flavor in a short amount of time. Have you heard of this Lee Kum Kee chicken powder?Continue reading “Quick Chicken Soup with Garlic Chili Oil”

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Before I get to the roasted cauliflower soup, if you haven’t checked out my eCookbook page, I have created a pdf mini cookbook with five fantastic fall cookie recipes available for purchase. It includes 5 recipes with color photos and instructions in an easily printable format. Check it out here. This is a really easyContinue reading “Roasted Cauliflower Soup”

Pakistani Beef Stew (Nihari)

One of my sons saw a YouTube video of someone making this dish and asked me to make it. I love it when my kids are interested in food we haven’t tried. I love cooking new things and it is even more fun when I know someone really wants to try the dish. Nihari, orContinue reading “Pakistani Beef Stew (Nihari)”

Budae Jjigae – Korean Army Stew

Like many delicious foods, budae jjigae is a fusion dish of two different cultures. Born out of hard times, the soup came to be in a time of food scarcity after the Korean war. Items from American military bases like Spam, hot dogs, and baked beans were added to Korean soup, noodles, rice cakes andContinue reading “Budae Jjigae – Korean Army Stew”

Caldo Verde + Quick Garlic Tomato Cheese Bread + Zucchini

Caldo Verde is a Portuguese soup made from chorizo, potato and collard greens or kale, in a chicken or vegetable broth seasoned with onion, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. The chorizo here is Spanish style chorizo, more like salami, not the tasty chorizo used in tacos. When you lightly brown it first, it imparts soContinue reading “Caldo Verde + Quick Garlic Tomato Cheese Bread + Zucchini”

Vietnamese Beef Phở

Phở is a tasty dish of broth and rice noodles, topped with meat and herbs. There are many variations, and they are all delicious. This is a bit of a cheater recipe for the broth, but it is my go to for the beef version because it is quick, but still SO flavorful and complex.Continue reading “Vietnamese Beef Phở”

Beef Sukiyaki

I fell in love with this dish at a Japanese restaurant way back in college, and I love making it at home because its fairly quick and easy but also super satisfying and filling. The broth is meaty and savory and a little sweet, topped with noodles, tofu, steak and veggies. I used Korean sweetContinue reading “Beef Sukiyaki”