Category Archives: Soup Kitchen

Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Carrot Soup

It is nearing Halloween and with all the great pumpkins and squash and carrots, it has to be the beginning of soup! I love soup and give me bread and I am happy. I blame it all on my mother … Continue reading

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Tomato, Sweet Pepper and Garbanzo Soup with Rosemary

Roasted Tomato and Sweet Peppers with Garbanzo Beans and Rosemary Ingredients: 32 oz of Clamato Juice 4 cups of chicken broth – may need to add more as you go 4 12.5-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained 3 Tablespoons Cumin … Continue reading

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Gazpacho Avocado & Cucumber

1 small onion roughly chopped 4 cucumbers 2 avocados Juice from 2 limes 1 clove garlic Salt and Pepper to taste Tabasco or Jalapeno to your taste. Chopped Cilantro – for garnish Take all the ingredients and using a blender, … Continue reading

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Broccoli Cheddar Beer Soup

Most of us know the pleasures of cooking with wine — and not just sipping a glass of something while standing at the stove. We know adding a good glug of cabernet to bolognaise will make it beaut, or that … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

3 large chicken breast 28 oz canned green enchilada sauce 2 8oz cans Mexican Hot Sauce Style Tomato Sauce 2 14 oz cans tomato sauce 1/8 cup taco seasoning 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp chili powder 3 tsp dried cilantro … Continue reading

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Lobster Bisque almost as good as Jon Minken’s!

A big shout out thanks to sons James and Jon for running out to Santa Cruz Island for a little night diving to bring home some fresh live lobster as the season just opened. To make sure the lobsters cook … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Thai Curry Soup with Shrimp

2 Cans Pumpkin 2 Cans water (measure using the pumpkin cans)or Chicken Broth 2 Cans unsweetened Coconut Milk 1 Can Carrots and Onions pickled with jalapenos 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt Using a … Continue reading

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Firehouse Clam Chowder

It was a relaxing day, I waved goodbye to son Jon and his friends as they headed off to Anacapa Island for a bit of diving. James and Denny were going diving also, but on the Rapture accompanying my nephews … Continue reading

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Albondigas (Meatball) Soup

Abby makes excellent meatball soup. My kids crave it when they are not feeling well because she used to make it for them. When I told my boys that I made soup like Abby’s, they rolled their eyes. “Mom, you … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Fennel Soup

I woke up this morning wanting to make soup for my office luncheon meeting. Up at 5:00 AM, roasting vegetables. Husband looking at me oddly, and finely asking, “What are you making?”. As the vegetables roasted I grabbed a cup … Continue reading

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