Have you ever been hungry for a bowl of hearty tomato soup? I wasn’t sure what “hearty tomato soup” meant the other day, but that was the kind of tomato soup I wanted. We were having guests for dinner but they would be arriving late, after another event, and I was preparing steaks to broil and veggies and rice on the side. A crockpot meal would have been ideal for that uncertain dinner hour, but since steaks don’t broil in a crockpot, I opted for soup instead. Tomato soup with some extras that might tide us over till a late supper, or be a good first course. Here is what we had. No leftovers.
A gluten-free dish with zip that’s healthy and also easy to fix — that’s a good one to pull out of the recipe box! The shrimp provides the low-fat protein, the vegetables add more flavor and nutrition, and the seasonings can be as peppy as you like. It’s a light, filling dish for a gluten-free diet.
From a Texas Hill Country town founded by German immigrants comes the best chili I know — adapted from my Oma, although she would have used at least twice as much chili powder, or sometimes she added one or more chili petines (pequins) to the pot.
One of my husband’s and my favorites is this healthy, flavorful version of minestrone.
Pumpkin is so easy to cook with when you have a can in the cupboard or a container in the freezer. This pumpkin soup is simple to make, flavorful, yet also so good for you!