8 results for tag: Soup


Bursting with Blueberries

It's that time of year again – Blueberry Season! South Carolina summers bring ripe blueberries to roadside stands, farmers’ markets and local grocery stores. Round and smooth-skinned blueberries are juicy and sweet. Cultivated blueberries comprise the majority of those that reach the market and the season can span from May through October. Choose blueberries that are firm, uniform in size and indigo blue with a silvery frost. Discard shriveled or molded berries. Don’t wash the berries until you’re ready to use them. They can be stored in a single layer in a moisture-proof container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Fresh blueberries are ...

Celebrate La Dolce Vita! A Taste of Italy (Part One)

Have you ever dreamed of exploring Italy, visiting the cities and countryside, and eating as the Italians do? Join me on a culinary tour. For the next two issues, we'll be dining on Italian foods. Just choose a recipe and start cooking. By cooking and sharing regional dishes, we can experience some of the colors, flavors and traditions of Italy.Spuma di TonnoThis smooth tuna spread is incredibly simple, yet has great depth of flavor. Serve it with bread sticks (grissini) or crostini and sparkling wine.1 (7-ounce) can oil-packed tuna, drained4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice4 teaspoons light soy sauce3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar4 tablespoons butter, ...

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

February is a great month for making soup. We've been lucky to have an occasional warm day in Beaufort lately, but those cold, grey days are no fun. All three recipes this week are for hearty, tummy-warming soups. The first two recipes are my concoctions. The third recipe is an Alabama treat from my friend, Janelle Proctor. All three soups freeze beautifully. Stay warm, my friends, spring is coming!Hamburger Taco Soup2 pounds ground beef½ large red onion, chopped2 (14-ounce) cans beef broth1 (15.25-ounce) can corn, undrained1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes with green ...

Easy Summer Supper

The Dog Days of summer are upon us! It's too hot to cook. It's almost too hot to eat. Finding refreshing and satisfying foods can be challenging. The menu this week can easily be prepared in the morning before the sun is at it's peak and then reheated at suppertime. Each recipe features a bit of citrus. Sopa De Lima is a delicious lime-scented soup loaded with tender chicken and fresh tomatoes. It's perfect for a warm evening! A dollop of prepared guacamole makes the dish complete. Blueberry Crumb Bars highlight our fresh local blueberries. It's a light dessert that isn't too sweet. The blueberries are the stars, not the sugar. And, you can't go wrong ...

Celebrating Soup!

What’s better on a blustery winter day than a bowl of steaming hot soup? Correct answer? Nothing’s better. These unseasonably cold days in Beaufort, SC have left me chilled to the bone. I guess I’m used to working in a warm kitchen over a hot stove. Lately, creating new soups has become my favorite pastime. Vince and I sample each new recipe and then I freeze the leftovers in single-serving containers in anticipation of the even colder days we’ll be experiencing in January and February. The soup recipes this week will will warm your tummy and your heart.Cream of Cilantro SoupCilantro is a fresh herb with a lively, pungent flavor. It can be ...

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is my new best friend! Almost completely interchangeable with potatoes, cauliflower packs all the flavor with way less carbs and calories. I've been roasting, pureeing and steaming cauliflower for years. I've recently learned how to make a pizza crust with cauliflower. Still, I think this soup recipe may be my most favorite. It's light and hearty all at the same time. It's great for an appetizer or an entree. You can garnish it with all of your favorite toppings. Tomatoes and bacon just happen to be mine. I don't recommend freezing this soup because of the cream that it contains. Not that it matters, it's so good there won't be any ...

Chicken Enchilada Soup

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a delicious bowl of spicy chicken soup! What's better on a blustery winter day than a bowl of steaming hot soup? Correct answer? Nothing's better. These unseasonably cold days in Beaufort, SC have left me chilled to the bone. I guess I'm used to working in a warm kitchen over a hot stove. Lately, creating new soups has become my favorite pastime. Vince and I sample each new recipe and then I freeze the leftovers in single-serving containers in anticipation of the even colder days we'll be experiencing in January and February. Chicken Enchilada Soup, with its spicy tomato-infused broth and ...

Skinny Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Okay, so we're all looking for quick, tasty and low-calorie foods to help us unload the extra holiday pounds. These two SKINNY recipes are easy, satisfying and delicious --- and take almost no effort. They're fast to whip up and won't leave you starving in the afternoon. Add a side of fresh berries (about 30 calories) and you'll have a beautiful meal suitable for a luncheon guest or two! Yummy! Skinny Sandwich Only 225 calories per sandwich! 1 multi-grain sandwich thin 1 heaping tablespoon jarred pizza sauce Fresh spinach leaves 2 ounces sliced deli ham 1 mini Babybel cheese round Preheat panini grill or sandwich press. Place half of sandwich ...