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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 6 – 45 minutes total

This is a real crowd pleasing dish. Everyone from my husband to my 4 year old loved this soup. I think everyone had seconds even. Hubby and the kids chose to top their soup with crackers like we do with split pea soup. It thickens it up and adds a little crunch.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper & Salt
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp Curry Paste (or powder)
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 8 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 3/4” pieces
  • 2 Large Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbs Optional toppers:
    • lime juice
    • cilantro leaves
    • toasted pumpkin seeds
    • pumpkin seed or olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Saute onions with salt and pepper until translucent and soft. Stir in garlic, curry and coriander; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  2. Add stock, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender (about 20-25 minutes).
  3. Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender. Stir in lime juice.
  4. Serve topped with preferred toppers.

Recipe: Chorizo Burrito

Chorizo Burrito

Chorizo Burrito

A simple spicy twist to the classic burrito. Who needs plain ground beef when you can have spiced, flavor packed pork!

Ingredients:

Sun Dried Tomato TortillasBlack Beans
Salsa
Monteray Jack Cheese
Avocado
Chorizo Sausage, casing removed
Onion
Olive Oil

Instructions:

Heat some olive oil in a large pan. Cook sausage and onion until done. Move the sausage around frequently to break it up. Once the sausage is fully cooked, assemble and enjoy!

Recipe: Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Do you still have leftover corned beef? Do you want something other than a rubin sandwich? Then this recipe is for you!

Ingredients:

Butter
1 Onion, diced
Corned Beef, diced
Potatoes, pre-cooked, diced
Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

In a large high sided skillet, melt about 2-3 Tbs Butter. Saute the onion until translucent. Add potatoes and corned beef, toss to mix everything up then spread out evenly in the pan. Press down with the back of a spatula and let cook sizzle for 5-7 minutes. Turn over, toss, press down, and cook again. Continue this until the potatoes are nice and browned. If the potatoes are starting to stick, just add more butter. You could also use a non-stick pan and avoid the butter all together.

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Recipe: Egg Flower Soup (Egg Drop Soup)

Egg Flower Soup

Egg Flower Soup

Ingredients:

3 Tbs Cornstarch
3 Tbs Water
3 c Chicken Stock
1 c Water
1 – 14 oz. Can Corn, drained
2 tsp Olive Oil
2 Tbs Soy Sauce
1 tsp Pepper
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
2 Tbs Butter
1 tsp Ground Ginger
3 Eggs
1/4 c Peas

Instructions:

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and 3 Tbs water together and set aside. In a large pot, combine everything except the eggs, peas, and cornstarch mix. Bring to a rapid boil. Beat the eggs together in a small bowl. Then transfer then to a pourable container. Stir the soup rapidly to create a whirlpool and slowly drizzle the eggs into the boiling soup, very slowly. Once the eggs have “flowered” in the soup, add in the peas and cornstarch mix and stir. Once the peas have cooked to your liking, dish up and enjoy!

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Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Ingredients:

3 lb. Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
6 Tbs Butter
1/4 c Flour
1 Onion, diced
1 – 10 1/2 oz. can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 c Milk
Pepper
2 c Ham, sliced and bite size
1 c Cheddar Cheese
1 c Monetary Jack Cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 9×13 baking pan and set aside. Pre-cook the potatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. In a small pot, saute onion in butter. Add flour, whisk to create a roux. Whisk in milk and cream of mushroom. Bring to bubbling, add pepper and cheese. Once cheese is melted, remove from heat. Place a small amount of cheese sauce in the bottom of the baking pan. Then layer potatoes, ham, and cheese sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for another 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and fully cooked.

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Recipe: German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

German potato salad is meant to be served warm. This is very different in comparison to the American potato salad we see at pot lucks and often sold in large tubs. This potato salad is simple yet full of flavor.

Ingredients:

2 lb. Potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2″ thick
1/2  lb. Bacon (6-8 slices)
3/4 c Onion (or 3 Tbs Dried Minced)
1/3 c Vinegar
2 Tbs Sugar
2 Tbs Mustard1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 c Vegetable Oil
Chives (optional)
Green Onion (optional)

Instructions:

Cook bacon on a griddle. When the fat has rendered, remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. When cool, crumble into bite size pieces. Cook potatoes in boiling water about 15 minutes or until they break apart with a fork not to easily. We want them to stay in one piece but still be soft enough to eat. Drain the potatoes and set aside, keeping warm. Cook onion in vegetable oil in a high sided skillet or a large pot. Whisk in the vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt & pepper. Stir until it has thickened a little and it’s not too bubbly. Add in your potatoes and toss to coat. Dish up and top with bacon. Add chives or green onion if using.

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Recipe: Spicy Turkey Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

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Spicy Turkey Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

1/4 c Italian Dressing
1 lb. Turkey, 1/2″ pieces (cooked)
1 Onion, diced
2 Tomatoes, diced
8 oz. Tomato Sauce
4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 c Pasta

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Heat Italian dressing in a high sided skillet over medium heat. Add your onions and turkey. If your turkey is not pre-cooked, cook it for about 8 minutes. Otherwise, let it brown nicely. While it doing that, combine your tomato sauce and cream cheese. Blend them up to fully incorporate it and add it to your turkey with some diced tomatoes. Toss in your pepper flakes and stir well. When the pasta is done, drain well and mix with the turkey and tomato. Enjoy!

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