Tag Archives: Dinner

White Bean & Spinach Soup

White Bean & Spinach Soup


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


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

Chunky Chicken Tortilla Soup

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.


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


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


Dice up all your veggies

Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a big pot

Add veggies to the pot and sautee until tender


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


Check salt levels and add more if you need it


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