This recipe has been a long time favorite of mine that I’ve shared on my social media accounts numerous times! Indulging in this “chowder” is my way of protesting the cold weather approaching. Born and raised on the beautiful vacation land of Cape Cod, I am a summer girl through and through. I do enjoy the fall, but once September 1st hits, I have to talk myself out of falling into a seasonal depression- no joke! This recipe is nutritious, simple, and floods my taste buds with beachy feels. You can enjoy this soup recipe year round!
Adapted from Damn Delicious
I was first introduced to this soup by my Husband over 7 years ago. We lived in a small apartment with a *teeny* tiny kitchen, but we used it to the fullest! He taught me so many things when it comes to "finding my way around the kitchen" so-to-speak. One of my favorite recipes we made was Potato Leek soup- it was amazing! Every time I've made it since then, I've tried to make it as good as it was the first time. It's not quite there yet, but still worth sharing!
We usually serve our soups with a crusty bread (this is optional of course, but a nice touch!)
Mmmm mmmm. Nothing like a hearty soup to get you through the winter! Chili is one of our staple dinner meals each week. In an effort to mix things up, we tried this chili-like soup recipe to give us the same chili-satisfaction, while still changing it up!
3 cups riced cauliflower (or another grain-like food of your choice)
1 lb 100% grass fed beef
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 cup finely diced sweet onion
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (reduced sodium is preferable)
1 can (14.5 oz) of tomato sauce
2 cups of broth (I made my own)
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
salt & pepper to taste
In a large dutch oven, brown the ground beef and season with salt
Drain the fat
Over medium-low heat, add peppers, onions, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, marjoram, flaxseed, frozen corn, and season with salt and pepper to taste
Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes
I served this soup over a scoop of riced cauliflower and it is SO good! Husband approved ;)
What's one of your staple meals?
This recipe is unique- there is no exact measurement. In an effort to reduce waste in our house, we keep all vegetable trimmings that accumulate over the week. Every time we chop an onion or peel a potato, we keep the scraps in a freezer bag. My most recent broth consisted of kale, onions, leeks, carrots, celery, and a chicken carcass. I put the vegetable trimmings and chicken bones in a crockpot and filled it with water. I left the crockpot on low for 10 hours. Afterward, I drained the contents of the crockpot. All of the nutrients are then secreted into the water and the flavor is superb! This is one of my favorite immune booster hacks :) Use the broth immediately or store in your freezer for future.
Feel free to use only vegetables or only bones when creating your broth. If you are using bones, you will have to scrap the fat off the top of the broth once it's finished and has been refrigerated. Have fun with this recipe and make it your own!
This recipe is perfect for the busy Mom who doesn't have the energy to put into a 5 star dinner after a long day. This soup is light and hearty, but still meaty and satisfying. This soup hits the spot every time- a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
1 tbsp oil
1 lb spicy Italian sausage
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp seasoning
1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (16 oz) jar of chunky salsa
1 (12 oz) bag of frozen mixed veggies (I used carrots, peas, and green beans)
4 cups of beef broth
1 bunch of kale (washed, de-stemmed, and chopped)
Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat
Remove sausage casing and ground up in dutch oven until browned
Add chopped onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes
Add remaining ingredients
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally
Recipe adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny