Vegetable Barley Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe (Vegan!)

It’s raining again.  That’s typical for spring in the Pacific Northwest.  We really have two seasons, rainy and summer.  I’m so anxious for my vegetables to grow and it’s tough … Read more

Easy Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Everyone needs a few easy spaghetti recipes under their belts.  Spaghetti noodles are cheap and fast to cook.  If you have a few different sauce recipes memorized you can always … Read more

Vegan Bell Pepper Corn Soup Recipe

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Half way through winter I start itching for fresh produce.  I’m grew up in Hawaii where so much fresh produce is available year round because of the mild weather.  While we love our root vegetables and kale chips, I start craving the things I see in the store that I know just won’t taste as good out of season.  That’s when I remembered that I had a bag of corn in the freezer that I cooked and froze the moment I got it home from the farm last fall.  The soup I turned it into has now become one of our favorite soups of all time!

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Turkey Barley Soup Recipe

This is one of the cheapest soups you can make!  Using the leftover turkey carcass from your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner to make turkey stock, and filling the soup with torn up turkey scraps makes this very affordable.  Add in some really low cost ingredients like barley, carrots, celery and peas and you have a hearty winter soup recipe that will help your budget last until you pay off the Christmas debt!

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Irish Beef Stew Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

My ethnic background is so mixed and confusing, that I tend to associate myself with Asian cultures since that’s what I grew up in.  But I know I’ve got some Scottish and English blood running through my veins, and I think I’m part Irish as well.  I’ve always felt a longing to visit Ireland, Guinness was the first beer I actually liked, and my iPod is full of Celtic tunes (a lot of which were played at our wedding).  One of my favorite ways to get in touch with my Irish roots, is the best beef stew on the planet.

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Vegetarian Crock Pot Stew Recipe

I haven’t decided yet if it should be crockpot or crock pot.  I’ve seen both spellings in different online dictionaries, but my spellchecker doesn’t like crockpot, so I think I’ll go with crock pot, what do you think?  Anyway, this crock pot stew recipe is so simple to make and pretty tasty.  It’s a Greek stew that uses the chopped butternut squash from Wednesday’s tutorial.  My favorite part of the recipe was left out of the photo above, and it’s the feta sprinkled over the top at the end.  Whoops!

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Dinner of Taco Soup with Tortilla chips

Taco Soup for the Crockpot and Food Stamps

Taco Soup is a family friendly dinner recipe that can be made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. With just EIGHT ingredients, this easy taco soup recipe is also the perfect cheap dinner recipe for a tight budget.

Simple Seafood Chowder and I’m off to Mexico!!!

This time of year in Washington, I want hearty warm meals like soup, stew, and chowder.  Some of my stew recipes simmer for hours to reduce and thicken, so I make a huge batch that I can freeze for a quick meal later.  But sometimes I want something right away and don’t have any in the freezer.  That’s when my seafood chowder steps up to the plate.  This is such an easy seafood chowder recipe, and totally satisfies that heartiness craving.

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