Warm and creamy ham and bean soup with chunks of ham or pancetta is perfect for cooler days. It is thick and cream without the use of flour or cream. A Peasant Dish: Ham and Bean Soup A portion of the bean soup is pureed before the soup is finished to give it thickness and creamy texture. You […]
Soups & Stews
Kale and chickpeas minestrone is a warming soup, filled with smoky bacon and carrots in a sweet tomato sauce. It’s likely to become your family’s favorite dish, too. There are as many recipes for minestrone as there are Italian grandmothers. And everyone has their favorite minestrone recipe. From my time living in Italy, I learned that […]
A quick and flavorful carrot and sweet potato stew that’s using leftover chicken meat. It’s thick and creamy without the use of cream or flour. It’s thickened by using an immersion blender to purée the vegetables but I’ve successfully used a potato masher in the past, too. What To Do With Leftover Chicken Meat? My […]
The benefits of chicken bone broth have been known since ancient times. In Jewish culture, it has almost a magical status and is knows as “Jewish penicillin,” yet Western culture seems to dismiss its benefits and many forgot, or never learned, how to make it at home. Luckily, the popularity of chicken stock and broth is on […]
Super easy to make, Butternut Squash and Eggplant Beef Chili is a sweet autumn chili packed with veggies and rich in protein that all little growing brains need. It’s full of earthy fall flavors and kid-friendly. Make it ahead and freeze half for busy days.
Chicken cacciatore is a rustic, warm and simple Italian stew. It generally consists of chicken or rabbit meat (bone-in and skin-on) with tomato, onion, garlic and different vegetables. Carrot, celery, yellow or red bell peppers, olives, and sometimes mushrooms are added. Herbs are not as substantial as in other Italian dishes, but I like to […]