Five Ingredient Kale Sausage and White Bean Soup in Five Minutes

December 12, 2014 in Soups and Stews

Kale Sausage and Bean Soup

This flavorful soup can be on your table in five minutes flat.

Five Ingredient Fridays is a new feature of one of our favorite blogs, Kalyn’s Kitchen, and so we decided to follow suit and regularly post easy five ingredient recipes on Fridays. So, we will feature more five ingredient recipes that are quick, easy and have a minimum of processed ingredients with a maximum of flavor. Win – win, no?

This soup  is packed with flavors that will make your taste buds dance.  (Think Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana, only easier and cheaper!) And yet – grocery bag to table in just about 5 minutes flat!

You can get this on the table and finish eating dinner quicker that you can drive through anywhere! This is my current go-to quick comfort food dinner, and now that the holiday season is in full swing, who doesn’t need easy yummy recipes at your fingertips?

Weeknight dinner stress SOLVED.

– posted by Donna

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BLC Soup: Creamy Bacon, Leek and Cauliflower

April 18, 2013 in Dairy-Free, Gluten Free, Soups and Stews

 

BLC Soup: Bacon, Leek & Cauliflower. Dairy-free and delish.

What would you say are your top 5 kitchen appliances?  Actual stovetop and oven excluded. I’m talking about those workhorses you rely on constantly, across a huge range of different recipes, used almost daily or even multiple times per day? I have some that often get used multiple times per meal. Have you thought of your 5? You might even have a longer list.

Now, imagine that you have to box them all up and put them in a storage facility, completely and utterly inaccessible. How long could you go?

Well, I just got back from a cross-country trek with all my worldly goods, which were in a storage unit just shy of 3,000 miles away. In February of 2011, I locked it up and drove across the country to Portland with Donna’s help, bringing only what I could fit in my car. That’s right, My Cuisinart, my Kitchen Aid, my mandoline, my slow-cooker, even seemingly minor items like microplane zesters and wine openers – I’ve done without them all for two years. I am a fortunate person indeed to have had all these material luxuries in the first place – this was a fine life lesson in not taking what we already have for granted.

So at long last, we’re reunited, my stuff and I.   The very first thing I made in my Vitamix (thank you Donna!) was Nom Nom Paleo’s homemade sriracha, which is just stupefyingly good. And then I made the fabulous  bacon, leek and cauliflower soup you’ll find below – using my immersion blender. (And then of course I topped the soup with the sriracha.) Totally dairy-free, it manages to be rich without being heavy. And with an immersion blender, it’s also a total cinch. If you don’t have one, it’s also totally possible in a blender, don’t worry!

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Goat Cheese and Herb Marbles

December 21, 2012 in Appetizers, Vegetarian Entrees

Roasted Red Pepper Soup – and little surprise marbles!

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

There is something about roasting that makes red bell peppers swoon-worthy. Sweet. Soft. Smoky. And, importantly, at this time of year: RED.

I saw Giada make goat cheese “marbles” and add them to a cream soup and so I thought they might add a nice tart tang to this sweet creamy Roasted Red Pepper soup. You could also use a favorite tomato soup recipe if you like.

For the “marbles,” I used equal parts cream cheese and goat cheese –  and lots of minced parsley. You could use any herb you like. Hm m m m…. might try rosemary next time . . . .

I love soups that you can throw in a blender or take a stick blender to. I put this soup through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulpy-ness. It is a lovely Christmas first course. The goat cheese marbles melt right into the soup when you stir them, adding a nice herb tang.

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White Bean Kale and Sausage Stew Recipe

November 26, 2012 in Entrees, Soups and Stews

Hearty kale and sausage stew – in five minutes flat.
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This soup – with FIVE ingredients and FIVE minutes total time – is packed with flavor that make your taste buds dance.  (Think Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana, only easier and cheaper!) And yet – grocery bag to table in just about 5 minutes flat! Win – win, definitely.

You can get this on the table and finish eating dinner quicker that you can drive through anywhere! This is my current go-to favorite hearty main dish soup. I have made it six times in just the last month.

Weeknight dinner stress SOLVED.

 

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