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Favorite Soups

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  1. Chiefsmom

    Chiefsmom Boxer Insane

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    I love soups... especially when it gets cold out. Here's an easy crock pot soup that's very tasty! Please share your favorite soups! I'm working on building some good recipes. ;)

    White Chili Toscana (similar to Zupa Toscana from the Olive Garden -but thicker like a chili- a few different ingredients as well).

    In crock pot.... add

    2 ~14.5 oz cans chicken broth
    2 1/2 Cups water
    2 chicken boullion cubes
    1 1/4 tsp minced garlic
    1 med. yellow onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper (chopped)
    3 cups diced potatoes.
    1 can cannellini beans (drained)
    1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1/4 tsp. black pepper
    2 cups Kale leaves, cut in half and sliced)
    2 tbsp. flour
    1 lb. ground sausage (either mild italian sausage or chorizo) Browned.
    2 tbsp. crispy bacon chunks (pre-cooked).
    1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (add at the end).

    Cook for 8 hours on low in crockpot. In the last 30 minutes, add heavy whipping cream.
     
  2. bayleighmom

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    Cheesy Potato soup

    7-8 peeled potatoes, chunked
    3-4 carrots, sliced
    2-3 stalks celery, sliced
    onion, chopped
    1 can corn
    1/2 pound cooked, crumbled bacon
    1 can chicken broth
    parsley
    salt & pepper
    8 oz. Velveeta cheese
    milk

    Boil veggies til tender in broth and enough water to cover. Drain 1/2 off the liquid off, add milk, parsley, bacon and salt and pepper. Bring to boil and add velveeta. Stir til cheese is melted and serve.
     
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    Curried Parsnip & Carrot soup.


    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 onion, peeled and chopped
    1 tablespoon curry powder
    1kg carrots, peeled and sliced
    1/2 parsnips, peeled and sliced
    8 cups vegetable broth
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
    2 tomatoes, chopped
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Heat oil in a stockpot over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until soft, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add curry powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

    Add carrots, parsnips and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

    Puree in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to pot; season with salt and pepper and heat thoroughly.

    Serve garnished with yogurt, tomatoes and parsley.


    Sometimes I add coconut milk.

    Its a very common receipe but I love it. I freeze so much of this and it great for those cold days.
     
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    Butternut Potage
    One Butternut Squash ( the one shaped like a pear)med /large
    2 small onions
    4 apples peeled and cut in slivers (like for a Pie )
    3 Tbsps of fresh grated ginger root
    1 1/2 boxes of chicken stock Campbells
    Saute you veggies until onions become clear add rest of ingredients when everything is cooked puree in blender.
    This recipe was given to me by a chef She told me the ingredients and basically I had to figure out the rest. It is so tasty and amazingly filling.
     
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    elindave Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I love inventing new soups. But, I'll start off at the very basic. Here's a home made chicken broth recipe ....

    1 whole roaster chicken (cut into 4 pieces)
    1 teaspoon peppercorns
    2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    4 sprigs fresh parsley
    2 large yellow onions (leave the peels on, do not slice them)
    3 to 4 large carrots
    2 celery stalks
    1 green pepper
    salt to your taste

    Fill a large stockpot with water (enough to cover the chicken) and add the chicken, salt and peppercorns. When the water boils, add the rosemary, onions, carrots, celery, and green pepper. Turn the heat down to medium - low, and let it simmer for approximately 2 hrs and 15 mins. Then add the parsley and more salt if you like. Cook for another 15 min. Once its done, drain the liquid into another pot using a strainer.

    I freeze the broth for other recipes. I also keep frozen vegetables in the freezer so I can add them to the broth along with soup noodles.

    Eli

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  6. Chiefsmom

    Chiefsmom Boxer Insane

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    Yum! These sound great! Here's another fave...

    Italian Soup

    1 lb. mild italian sausage
    1 onion (sliced)
    1 large can tomatoes (diced)
    15 oz can garbanzo beans
    15 oz can beef broth
    1 1/2 cups water
    2 med. zucchini quartered and sliced
    1/2 tsp. sweet basil

    Brown sausage and onions.

    In crock pot: add tomatoes, beans, broth, and water. Cook until heated through. Add sausage/onions, zucchini, and basil. Simmer until Zucchini is tender.

    Super easy and super yummy!
     
  7. JoRoJoRy

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    This is a really good version of creamy chicken noodle (yum yum)


    Tortellini Soup

    3 chicken breasts cooked and cut in pieces. (I just boil in water on stove)
    1 pkg cheese totellini
    3 cans chicken broth
    2 cans cream of chicken soup
    5-6 cups water
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 head broccoli, or frozen broccoli florets equivilant
    1 cup carrots cut
    2 cloves garlic
    1/2 tsp basil
    1/2 tsp oregano

    Mix chicken broth, soup, water, onion. carrots garlic, basil, and oregano and simmer 1 hour.
    Add broccoli, tortellini and chicken. Cook additional 1/2 hour or until broccoli and tortellini are soft. Serve with parmesean cheese.
     
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    Not the best time for this but it is fantastic when the weather is hot.

    Gazpacho

    10 oz of bread
    21 oz. of tomato
    2 cloves of garlic
    2 onions
    2 red and green peppers
    1 cucumber (optional)
    7 tablespoons of oil
    2 tablespoons of vinegar
    1 1/2 tablespoon of water


    Grind the cumin, the garlic and the soaked bread in one bowl and then in a seperate bowl mix the chopped onion, the chopped tomato, the oil, the vinegar, the salt and the garlic mixture, whizz it with the mixer and add very cold water to mix everything. Add salt and strain it. Keep it in the fridge until served.

    Serve with the tomato, the cucumber, the pepper and the toasted bread cut to dices.
     
  9. elindave

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    Apologies, for my basic chicken broth i forgot to mention to add 2 FRESH BAY LEAVES with other ingredients. Oops!

    Eli
    Nikita (Aug 28 07) fawn, floppy, docked
     
  10. Chiefsmom

    Chiefsmom Boxer Insane

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    You may cringe.... but try it first..... It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tried it last night)!

    Mashed Potato Soup

    1 20 oz. package refrigerated mashed potatoes
    1 14 oz. can chicken broth
    1 garlic clove minced
    2 green onions, sliced
    2 oz. swiss, cheddar, or smoked Gouda Cheese (I combined 1/2 mild yellow cheddar and 1/2 smoked Gouda)~ shredded. (equals about 1/2 cup). If you mix and match 1/4 cup of each kind.

    Cook in your slow cooker on low for 3 1/2 hours.

    Top soup with a dallop of soury cream and crumbled bacon!

    Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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