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12/28/13

Chicken Pozole

Chicken Pozole

Pozole (or posole – same diff.) is the epitome of comfort food. I’ve written about my Mexican food ignorance, but pozole is another dish that was completely foreign to me until I met Sam. It’s his version of chicken noodle soup, except loaded with hominy (maize corn kernels) instead of noodles. In addition to being totally delicious and hearty when you’re sick, it’s a dish that my mother-in-law always makes during the holidays. And after five years together, I finally got the recipe. Merry Christmas to me! I’m officially a Guerrero. Even if I still struggle rolling my rrrr’s.

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10/25/13

Pumpkin Soup Bowls with Paprika Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Soup Bowls

This week I hit the pumpkin mother load during my weekly grocery shopping trip. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin crackers… oi. You name it, I bought it. But my favorite purchase? Four mini  pumpkins to use as bowls for homemade pumpkin soup. 

And talk about total comfort food. This soup hit the spot. I happen to like my soup with a little texture. So the chewy dried cranberries and crunchy homemade roasted pumpkin seeds seasoned with sea salt and paprika are the perfect topping combo. The result is a slightly smokey, slightly sweet hint to the creamy and savory soup. No crackers needed.

Smoked Paprika Roasted Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

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4/8/13

{Bloggers Against Hunger} $4 Lentil Soup

Food bloggers nationwide were challenged to answer a simple question today: What would you do if you were hungry?

Some of you may have caught on by now that I’m passionate about the issue of hunger. And it really is a big issue – even here in our own country. 1 in 5 kids in America suffer from hunger. That’s 16 million kids who are not getting the food they need. If you’re surprised by these figures, I hate to tell you that it gets worse. Kids who don’t get the food and nutrition they need suffer long-term consequences. Hungry kids are more likely to experience serious short- and long-term health issues. They tend to have trouble learning and are more prone to behavioral and emotional problems. And these kids may look not different from other children. Child hunger in America is often invisible.

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1/28/13

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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It may be the last week in January, but I just learned that it’s National Soup Month. I must have known it subconsciously, because we’ve pretty much been on a soup diet for the past few weeks. From lentil to minestrone to chili, we’ve made it all. And now I’m happy to add Chicken Tortilla Soup to the list.

Pacific Natural Foods Soup Starters Tortilla Soup Base

The awesome folks at Pacific Natural Foods recently sent me some samples from their new line of soup starters. I’ve been a loyal Pacific Natural Foods user for years (we always have a box of chicken broth and tomato soup in our cupboard). But these soup starters are going to be our new kitchen staples. I’ve tried three of the starters now (Pho, Tom Yum and Tortilla). They are filled with flavor, and all you need to do is add your fillings, heat and serve.

Read my words: the perfect weeknight meal. All I did to my version was add black beans, chicken, onions and corn to the starter broth.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Once it’s done warming, top with goodies like peppers, sour cream, avocado, cilantro and tortilla chips. Yum.

But wait, it gets better. Now YOU can try this soup starter for yourself. Three of you will win a starter kit of your own. It’s SOUPer simple to enter.

Um yes, I just went there.

Just fill out the form below, and good luck! Entries close at midnight on Friday, February 1. CONTEST OVER. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS – JOAN, JODY and EMILY!

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Quick n’ Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serves 4

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Ingredients
1/2 onion, diced
2 diced garlic cloves
1 T olive oil
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1 red pepper, sliced thin
1/2 cup sour cream
1 avocado, sliced
1 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped
2-4 limes, quartered

Instructions
Saute onions and garlic in olive oil over Medium heat for several minutes until the onions soften. Add chicken, beans, corn, and box of soup starter. Let mixture come to a boil, and let cook for 5 minutes. Serve into bowls. Top with peppers, sour cream, avocado, cilantro and lime. Serve with tortilla chips or corn tortillas.

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Note: Pacific Natural Foods sent me free soup samples, but I was not compensated for this post. The views are my own.