Soups, Stews and Legumes

Soups, Stews and Legumes

3-Ingredient Potato Leek Soup

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There are few things as satisfying as a bowl of humble potato leek soup. The mild flavors of the leeks pair perfectly with the creamy potatoes. This 3-Ingredient Potato Leek Soup has a silky, creamy texture without the addition of any milk or cream.  Loaded with potatoes and leeks, pureed […]

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Potato Leek Chickpea Soup

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Idaho’s unique environment provides nearly perfect growing conditions for potatoes.  The growing season of warm days and cool nights, rich volcanic soil, clear water from mountain-fed irrigation, and clean air make Idaho potatoes superior in texture and taste to potatoes grown anywhere else, except maybe Italy, of course. Chickpeas are […]

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Chicken Posole Soup (Red or Green)

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In Mexico, there are various types of posole (or pozole, the difference is mostly regional) – red, green, white, chicken, beef, pork.  This recipe is not the traditional Pozole Rojo that is simmered for hours and is more of a stew using pork, dried chilies, and hominy.  This quick and […]

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Beef-iest Barley Soup

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This Beef-iest Barley Soup recipe is rich, hearty, satisfying comfort food with huge flavor and minimal effort!  The rich beefy flavor comes from searing the beef first then using the fat from the meat to cook the soffritto.  The Italian version of mirepoix, soffritto starts with the same foundation of […]

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Celery Root and Fennel Soup

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Contrary to popular belief, celery root is not the root of the celery stalks we see in stores.  It is closely related botanically but is bred specifically for the root instead of the stalks.  It has a distinctive taste of celery and parsley with earthy notes and the texture of […]

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Cannellini Bean and Fennel Soup

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Cannellini Bean and Fennel Soup has a thick, rich-flavored broth that comes mostly from the cooking liquid of the beans. But what really makes the soup sing is the fennel flavor — silky sweet from the bulbs, aromatic and herbaceous from the chopped fronds.  I love the flavor of fennel!  […]

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Mediterranean Red Lentil Soup

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If you think lentils are boring and bland, this recipe for Mediterranean Red Lentil Soup will surprise your taste buds.  The best part, it comes together quickly – 20 minutes of prep and 20 minutes cooking time is all you need to serve a warm and comforting bowl of super […]

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Acquacotta (Traditional Tuscan Soup)

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Acquacotta is the perfect in-between-season soup when it’s still cold outside but you are thinking about spring.  The literal translation of the name of this traditional Tuscan soup is “cooked water”, which doesn’t sound very appealing, but truly is rich, savory, and satisfying.  This is a rustic peasant dish and […]

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Corn and Poblano Chowder

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Nothing tastes as good as sweet, fresh, August corn.  Fortunately, there are some recipes that can be almost as good and very satisfying using frozen corn.  Creamy, comforting, and flavorful Corn and Poblano Chowder is just such a recipe (if fresh corn is available, that is always my first choice).  […]