Taco Soup

By Lena Shore / October 15, 2020 /

My friend Rebecca Yarbrough gave me this recipe and it was really good. Can be frozen.

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Kevin’s InstantPot Pot Roast/ Stroganoff/ Stew-Thing-Dinner

By Kevin Pettway / October 26, 2018 /

You can go a couple of different directions with this recipe, depending on how long you simmer it for at the end. The longer the simmer, the saucier and less soupy it will be. It’s a matter of preference though. It’s pretty wonderful either way.

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Kevin’s Bean and Ham Soup

By Kevin Pettway / February 22, 2018 /

INGREDIENTS 1 lb dry of Great Northern beans—(cooked) 3-4 quarts of stock (I use chicken for ham soup because I am a heathen) 2-3 lbs of smoked ham hocks or shanks 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (I know, right?) 1/3 cup Sake (Not being pretentious, I was out of white wine and this was great.) 2…

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Kevin’s Hot Smoked Chicken and Avocado Soup

By Kevin Pettway / November 26, 2017 /

Ingredients: 48 ounces chicken/bone broth (I like the bone) Salt to taste (For soups, I often salt with chicken base paste.) 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 4 medium carrots, chopped 4 stalks of celery, chopped 3 avocados, cubed 2 large poblano peppers 3 chicken breasts, pounded flat chopped cilantro…

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Taco Soup

By Lena Shore / December 3, 2014 /

1 pound ground beef (or turkey) 1 onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder (Kevin used taco seasoning) 8 ounces cream cheese 2 10-ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes (Kevin used diced fresh tomatoes and chopped up a poblano pepper) 2 cans of beef broth (we used chicken broth) Brown meat…

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Amazing Turkey and Cabbage Stew

By Kevin Pettway / September 20, 2013 /

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of chicken base paste (you can use salt instead, but start with 1 tablespoon and test it first) 4-5 cloves of garlic — chopped A handful of fresh basil leaves — about 2-3 tablespoons compressed — torn 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger — peeled and chopped 1½ cups of cooked chickpeas 2…

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Kevin’s Awesome Creamy Clam Chowder

By Kevin Pettway / November 17, 2012 /

Ingredients: Six 6.5 oz. cans of chopped clams, drain and reserve liquid Three pints (one and a half quarts) chicken stock Two 13.5 oz. cans of low-fat coconut milk One 1/2 pint of heavy cream (Seem schizophrenic to use low-fat coconut milk and heavy cream? Maybe it is. But the end result is a soup…

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Raw Carrot Ginger Soup

By Kevin Pettway / July 19, 2011 /

3 cups Carrot Juice 1 ripe Avocado 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar (or honey) 1 Tbsp. Ginger, minced 1/4 tsp. ground Cayenne Pepper 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt 1/2 cup Coconut Meat, optional 2 Tbsp. Avocado or Olive Oil, for garnish 2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped, for garnish Puree the first seven ingredients in a blender until…

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Garden Chowder

By Lena Shore / December 29, 2010 /

This is a recipe I got from Passionate Homemaking. It’s really great, easy to make and simple to make substitutions… which I did of course. Click the link above for the original recipe. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand that sound good. Spinach, kale, beans, potatoes, etc. 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter…

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Sweet Potato Stew with Swiss Chard

By Lena Shore / October 20, 2009 /

This recipe came from Toni Fioré at It’s one of my favorites! Ingredients: 2 T. olive oil 2 c. diced yellow onion 1 t. salt 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red Thai or jalapeño pepper minced, with the seeds (adjust to suit your taste) 1 T.…

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