Category Archives: Soup

Soup, coffee, Super Target find!

This isn’t a recipe but something I found today at Super Target…
Now, it’s been mega cold for South Florida (this morning it was 35! brrrrr lol)
I do not like matter how cold it is.
I don’t like coffee (I’ve never tried it) I’m an almost 44 year old coffee virgin.
But, my daughter likes soup and coffee (strange child!)

As you may recall, a few months ago I tried to make a creamed broccoli soup like Panera’s and ended up failing…(at least in my daughters tastes I failed)

Well…today I discovered this in the deli section at Super Target..
Panera Soup!

So, from now on I’ll be cheating and getting my daughter her soup there.

Question of the day
What’s your favorite soup?

Jamaican Chicken Stew Recipe

Jamaican Chicken Stew


1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 pound skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons capers
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

Prepare rice according to package directions, omitting salt and oil/butter.
While rice cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
Combine chicken and the next 5 ingredients (chicken through black pepper) in a bowl.
Add chicken mixture to pan; sauté 4 minutes.
Stir in wine, capers, beans, and tomatoes.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender.
Serve over rice


Turkey Tortilla Soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup

This should come in handy for those of you who ate turkey for Thanksgiving.
(sorry I don’t have a pic because I didn’t do anything for Thanksgiving so no cooking here today!)

12 Oz. Turkey breast –cut in 1-inch cubes
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 Large Onions
1 Can Diced green chilies (4-oz.) –drained
1 Tsp. Chili powder
1 Tsp. Cumin, ground
1 Large Garlic clove, minced
1/2 Tsp. Oregano, dried and crumbled
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
6 Cups Turkey broth or Chicken stock/broth
16 Oz Plum tomatoes, diced coarsely (juices reserved)
1 Cup Frozen corn kernels –thawed
1/2 Cup Cilantro, freshly chopped
1/3 Cup Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Tortilla chips (I strongly suggest WhaleTailsChips-they’re organic, naturally and yummy!)

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Sauté onion until translucent.
Add in chilies, chili powder, cumin, garlic, oregano, and cayenne pepper and stir for 1 minute.
Add stock, tomato and tomato juices, bringing mixture to a near boil.
Add turkey and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until turkey is cooked through.
Mix in corn and cilantro, simmer 1 minute.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with chips spread over soup.

whale tails chips organic natural tortilla chips

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

This is an easy homemade chicken soup recipe, only cheat is the noodle part!

chicken soup ingredients


Chicken-preferably organic
3 bags of chicken broccoli noodles
carrots -cut up (how many you want, this is all about personal preference-I personally love raw carrots but hate cooked carrots so I don’t add that many)
celery -cut up (again personal preference, I love celery, my daughter doesn’t so I only add some)
onion -cut up(likewise, do it to your taste)
garlic -minced (optional)
salt (to taste–I use dead sea salt and don’t add a lot to begin with since I share the soup with different people who all have different taste & dietary restrictions. You can always add salt to your own bowl if it’s not to your liking)


Place chicken in stock pot of water
Bring to boil
Let simmer for a few hours until chicken starts to fall off the bone

Remove chicken and bones from water (leave water simmering on stove top)

Add to the water:
the 3 packages of chicken broccoli noodles

Remove all the chicken from the bones (yes take this extra step so you ensure that nobody gets a bone in their soup. People in South Florida don’t do that, they just leave bone and all in and I’m sorry if someone’s eating soup I think the last thing they should be concerned about is choking on a chicken bone)

Add chicken meat back to the stock (no skin, no bones!)

homemade chicken soup

Simmer for about another hour

and enjoy

homemade chicken soup