Soups & Stews

Wonton Soup

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Meat, Soups & Stews | 0 comments



  • 1/4 lb pork
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tspn brown sugar
  • 1/2 tspn sambal oelek or chili paste
  • wonton wrappers


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 Thai chilies chopped
  • 1/2 tspn fish sauce
  • 1 tspn turbinado sugar or coconut sugar
  1. Mix all the wonton ingredients except for the wonton wrappers. Refrigerate for 3 hours
  2. Place 1 tbsp of pork mixture in the middle of a wonton wrapper.
  3. Brush water along all the edges of the wonton wrapper.  This will allow the wrapper to seal when we fold it.
  4. Fold top top right corner of the wrapper to the bottom left corner of the wrapper.  Pinch to seal the edges.
  5. brush water onto 2 ends of the wonton that now is a triangle.  Fold one side to the other and pinch to seal.
  6. Steam wontons  for 25 minutes
  7. Bring chicken broth to a simmer.
  8. Add all the broth ingredients and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Add salt to taste
  9. Place 2-3 wontons in a bowl and pour broth over the wontons.


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Potato Soup

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Soups & Stews, Uncategorized | 0 comments




Mmmmm… Potato soup.  There have been 2 times in my life, to date, where potato soup reached a level of satisfaction that made my taste buds go choir Ahhh* .  The first was with Au Bon Pain’s potato creme cheese soup, the second more recent with my late Grandmother-in-law Dawn’s potato soup.  The latter is a something so delicious, it had to be shared here today.  The soup was prepared by my mother-in-law Vicky, and when I inquired about this family recipe I was expecting to to tackle something complex with secret ingredients.  Oddly, the recipe is not complex. The soup has only have 6 ingredients and 6 easy steps!  How can it be?  Well, sometimes great recipes don’t have to have 20 ingredients or 20 steps. Sometimes simple can be refreshingly delicious.  Enjoy!


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Skyline Chili

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Meat, Product Review, Soups & Stews | 0 comments

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Recently, my husband and I were in Indianapolis and we stopped by a Skyline Chili. For those of you unfamiliar with this chain, Skyline Chili is famous for their version of Cincinnati chili. My husband fancies himself as something of a fast food connoisseur. So on his recommendation we ordered:

1 large Skyline Chili over a bed of spaghetti
1 large Skyline Chili over french fries
6 Skyline Chili coney’s
2 bowls of naked Skyline Chili in a bowl

Go big or go home right? I wont judge you if you don’t judge me… While I loved every dish I have to say the naked chili in a bowl was my favorite. This was an unobstructed feast for my palate. My brain immediately went into “deconstruct recipe” mode. It was like no chili I had tasted before. It was as if the meat was stewed and then blended to form a luscious consistency… I picked up on various spices including what I believe to be Indian garam masala…hints of cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom…maybe even some all spice. Well I immediately went home and started recreating this amazing chili. I think it’s pretty spot on… but you can let your palates be the final judge… enjoy!

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Rajma – Indian Red bean Curry

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Gluten-free, Meat, Soups & Stews, Uncategorized, Vegetables | 0 comments


After 10 days in Ireland,  I was desperate for something that didn’t include potatoes… Armed with a bag of read kidney beans and ground beef I decided on a non-vegetarian rajma. For those of you that are not familiar with rajma, it is a classical vegetarian Indian dish often eaten alone as a soup, or accompanied with rice. You can easily omit the meat from this dish and it will be just as delicious. Enjoy!

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Post St. Paddy’s Corn Beef and Guinness Stew

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Soups & Stews | 0 comments

You might find yourself at a loss for what to do with all that corn beef and Guinness after St. Patrick’s Day. Well you probably have more corn beef then Guinness laying around 🙂 Whatever the case, this soup takes these 2 otherwise separate entities and marries them into a very happy stew.

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Craving Chili?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Soups & Stews | 0 comments

There are so many chili recipes out there.  I like to keep the ingredients and the process simple. I don’t think the quality of a dish is directly related to the amount of ingredients.  Here is an amazing chili recipe with under 20 ingredients.

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