Tag Archives: Dinner

White Bean & Spinach Soup

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White Bean & Spinach Soup

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1/2 lb dried navy beans (soaked for 6 hours)

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Stalks celery diced

1 medium onion diced

2 italian turkey sausage links

36 oz organic chicken broth

1 cup water

1/2 tsp pepper

5 oz spinach  fresh

1 Tbsp dried basil

1 Tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp powdered red pepper

.5 Tbsp garlic powder

1 cup diced carrots

salt to taste (redmonds real salt)

1 cup black wild rice

Soak beans for 6 hours in water
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Remove sausage from skin, brown and crumble.
Add diced carrots, celery and onion.
Saute for 5 minutes.
Add beans, chicken broth, water, pepper, rice, and spices.
Bring to a boil. then simmer on medium low for 1 hour.
Add washed spinach and bring to a back to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with french bread

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I won a blue ribbon from Just A Pinch Recipes for this one!

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Chunky Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Chunky Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is one of my all time favorite recipes! I don’t like the texture of your typical tortilla soup. The slimey tortilla strips gross me out. So I just don’t add them. I like to break up the chips and add them to the bowl a little at a time. That way they are crunchy!

First collect some ingredients.

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1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs

Olive oil

32 oz box chicken broth

1 can tomato paste

1 can diced tomatoes

1 small onion

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1 cup each of black beans, pinto beans and red beans (soaked)

Salt, Cumin, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder

2 Cups Water

1 cup of corn

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Thaw and rinse your chicken

Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.

add 1 tbsp olive oil to a baking dish

Mix up your spices

1-1/2 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Salt (I use Redmonds Real Salt)

rub chicken with spices and a little olive oil

Bake chicken for 30 minutes at 400 degrees

When done shred chicken with fork and set aside

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Dice up all your veggies

Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a big pot

Add veggies to the pot and sautee until tender

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once tender add in tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, water, corn and beans.

(I always add in the water that I soaked the beans in)

add in more spices!

1-1/2 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Salt (I use Redmonds Real Salt)

put in your shredded chicken and simmer on medium for about an hour or until beans are tender

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Check salt levels and add more if you need it

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Garnish with cilantro and serve with sliced avocado, red onion and tortilla chips

Enjoy!