Beef and Vegetable Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/9/2018 to Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

I loved the Perfect Chicken Soup so much I decided to make a Beef Vegetable Soup.  Once again I used the Instant Pot, but you can of course also make this on the stovetop or the slow cooker as well.

For my Beef Vegetable Soup I used the Awesome Onion Soup blend.  This is hand blended with minced onion, parsley flakes, turmeric, onion powder, celery salt, sugar and black pepper.  It is fantastic as a dip, great on roasts, potatoes and as a soup starter.  Today it is a soup enhancer, sooo good and very good for you!

I used the traditional Beef Vegetable Soup veggies for this, English peas, green beans, fingerling potatoes and carrots.  Add the quick cooking veggies almost at the end to keep them from getting mushy.

I also whipped up a caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwich to with soup.  Yum!

A glass of Merlot went very well with this meal.

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Perfect Chicken Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/28/2018 to Chicken & Poultry

This flu season has been brutal!  Lots of runny noses and coughing at my house, so I decided to make a healing, feel-better, soup.  My Instant Pot is one of my new favorite kitchen tools.  Not only does is cook quick, but it infuses soo much flavor.  The cooked chicken is so tender and juicy, practically falling off the bones.

You can of course make this soup in a crock pot or on the stove top as well.  In a crock pot it takes 8-10 hours on low, stove top simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Same directions....

For my soup today I am using Perfect Chicken Soup Mix (Perfect Poultry).  It is hand blended with just the right balance of freshly ground marjoram, thyme, oregano, sage and rosemary.  One of my favorite Salt-Free blends.

You can literally use any combination of veggies that you wish.  I used a traditional blend of carrots, celery, onion and peas.  I made noodles on the side and added to my bowl before the soup itself.   I find that if you add the noodles as part of the soup, the soup gets gummy and the noodles mushy.

I think you will love this soup!

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Chicken Soup with Bisquick Dumplings

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/7/2017 to Quick & Easy

This is another quick and easy recipe to help bring families back around the dinner table.  This soup is super simple, and another recipe that the kiddos can help cook.

You can pretty much use whatever veggies you have on hand.  For this I used carrots, potatoes, onion and celery.  You could also use sweet potatoes, broccoli, zucchini, squash, rutabaga, to name a few.

Today I used Adobo Lime to season the soup.  This fabulous seasoning is hand blended from fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary.  It is truly wonderful on just about everything from fish, shrimp, chicken, pork, beef and vegetables.  One of Milford Spice Company's  best sellers at Farmer’s Markets and a customer favorite!

You can use a boxed stock/broth or you can simmer you chicken in water to cook and use that as y our stock.

Bisquick is used to create these fantastic dumplings.  This soup is perfect for a chilly night….

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Beef Barley Veggie Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/4/2017 to Soup

This soup is wonderful on a cold winters night (or truly, anytime of the year).  It is a light, filling and so flavorful.  Simmering the beef long and slow makes the beef bites incredibly tender!  Mushrooms and barley go so well with the beef.  You can make this on the stovetop or in a slow cooker on low for 6 hours.

This soup is light enough to serve with a grilled cheese sandwich if you so desire.

To make this recipe Paleo friendly, substitute or eliminate the barley.  It will still be delicious!

Ravensview Rosemary Garlic is hand blended from black pepper, rosemary, granulated garlic, granulated onion and sea salt.  This blend is fantastic on potatoes, steaks, lamp chops,  poultry and veggies.  Definitely a must have pantry staple…

We enjoyed cold beer with this meal.

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Columbian Chicken Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/11/2016 to Chicken & Poultry

I adore creating new soups!  Especially this time of year when it is chilly outside and we are trying to be healthier!  

Fish Delish is so versatile, hand blended from thyme, Greek oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, orange zest, lemon zest and fennel.  It is truly fantastic on fish, chicken and veggies.

The Columbian Chicken Soup is a hearty yet healthy chicken and potato soup with corn and a wonderful salsa on top.  I also served this with a savory whipped cream, optional, but added a richness.

I made may own chicken stock, but to make this a quick and easy soup, you can use store bought stock and use shredded chicken.

A nice ice-cold Corona goes beautifully with this soup!

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Citrus Chicken Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 11/30/2015 to Chicken & Poultry

A wonderful soup tastes great any time of the year.  I love this chicken soup because I know everything that is in it!  So healthy and fabulous.  

Today I used Citrus Sea Salt which is such an amazingly versatile seasoning.  It is hand blended from sea salt, orange zest, lemon zest, coarse black pepper, lime zest, smoked Pacific sea salt and ginger root.  It adds citrus kick to anything you make.  Mmmmmm!

I served this soup with a simple grilled cheese sandwich.  Simple, healthy and delicious.

We enjoyed a glass of Merlot with this soup…

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Johnny Pizza Kale & Sausage Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/29/2015 to Italian

I adore the cooler weather and making soups from scratch!  It is so healthy and fresh!  I have been playing around with different spices and found that Johnny Pizza is amazing not only in soup, but for all my Italian dishes.  The crushed red pepper adds just a little heat and the mix of Mediterranean oregano, basil, garlic, onion, thyme, fennel seed, red bell pepper, parsley and marjoram is an amazing combination!

I served this soup with crostini.

A glass of Chianti pairs so well with this meal.

Buon appetito

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Moroccan Sweet Potato & Chickpea Soup

Posted by Gourmet Protoge on 10/29/2015 to Exotic Spices

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Creole Chicken Bacon Corn Chowder

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/15/2015 to Cajun

I love soup any time of the year!  It is so light and delicious.  The Louisiana Creole seasoning is a fabulous addition.  I love it sprinkled over almost anything!  A flavorful addition to this soup!

I enjoyed a glass of iced ted with this soup!


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Mexican Blast Chicken Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/6/2015 to Chicken & Poultry

I continue on my soup kick!  There is something so comforting and soothing about making a soup as well as eating it.  Today I am making a chicken soup with a Mexican influence.  The Mexican Blast is such a complete southwestern spice, just the right combination for spicy and flavorful.  My girls are gymnasts and really enjoy a lighter meal before one of their rigorous practices!

A mug of Corona with Lime pairs very well with this meal!

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Berber Sausage Kale Bean Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/5/2015 to Chicken & Poultry

It is still really cold in the Rockies and I am on a soup kick!  It is so easy to make and so good for you.  Soup also has the added benefit of helping to get rid of the dreaded holidays pounds!   The Berber Spice is a North African spice blend that really adds a wonderful kick!  It is a very versatile spice, I also love it on eggs!  I added both Kale and Spinach as well as some cubed Golden Beets.  Not everyone likes beets, so add if you wish.  My family loves it and I hope your will too!

A glass of Chardonnay pairs very well with this meal!

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Johnny Pizza Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Shooters

Posted by Gourmet Protoge on 12/31/2014 to Appetizers

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Maharajah Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 11/4/2014 to Soup

This soup is a wonderful fall vegetable delight!  It is so satisfying when the temperatures are cold to have a flavorful soup.  The Maharajah Curry is warming and comforting.  It is a fantastic curry mix that is so versatile.  My children are ecstatic when they come home from school or sports and the house is scented with curry!  It is sure to be a favorite of your family too!  

This would also be a terrific soup to serve as a first course for your Thanksgiving Feast!

A soft and fruity Merlot pairs beautifully with the complexity of this dish.

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Truffle Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Posted by Gourmet Protégé on 11/1/2014 to Soup

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Chicken Soup with Egg

Posted by Busy Barbie on 10/26/2014 to Egg Dish

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Spice Up Your Cooking Without Salt

Posted by Milford Spice on 10/11/2014 to Chicken & Poultry
Many people believe that absolutely nothing beats the taste of salt. Salt does have a way of bringing out the flavor of many foods it’s used in, and generally speaking, salt is widely used by just about everyone to cook. Most of the pre packaged food that we regularly eat is preserved using salt. Salt is not only a form of flavoring food, but it also acts as a main preservative.

Johnny Pizza Soup

Posted by Spice Girl on 10/29/2012 to Slow Cookin'!
On a cold and windy day it is always nice to come home to the smell of a nice, hot soup. Spend a few minutes in the morning to prep and this delicious treat will be ready to go!
We've been working hard on keeping an eye on our carbs - not too much bread and certainly not pizza - so a soup with the flavor we've been missing really hit the spot!

Adobo Lime Green Chicken Chili

Posted by Spice Girl on 10/12/2012 to Soup
Something a little different than the traditional red chili was on my mind the other day, and green chili fit the bill. A cold and damp day is a great time to slow cook a batch. It's even better the next day!

Easy Chili

Posted by Spice Girl on 9/8/2012 to Soup
Ahhh, it's football season, school is back in session and the air is crisp.  What could that mean?  Time to make a big pot of chili!  Beans or no beans, hot pepper, mild peppers, a dash of this or that.  Chili has more variations than imaginable.  What is your favorite?  We've got a great base to help get you started!