Poblano White Chicken Chili

This Poblano White Chicken Chili recipe comes together quickly in less than 30 minutes and is so flavorful and comforting. As soon as the weather begins to cool off each fall, I have a bit of an obsession for making sure that we always have some sort of chili all meal-prepped, stocked in the freezer, […]

This Poblano White Chicken Chili recipe comes together quickly in less than 30 minutes and is so flavorful and comforting.

Poblano White Chicken Chili Recipe

As soon as the weather begins to cool off each fall, I have a bit of an obsession for making sure that we always have some sort of chili all meal-prepped, stocked in the freezer, and ready to reheat for a quick lunch or dinner whenever those last-minute soup cravings arise.  We usually meal-prep some sort of plant-based chili to keep on hand, so that my vegetarian husband can enjoy it too.  But this fall, while pregnancy has had me craving so much chicken (lol, if you couldn’t tell by this month’s list of recipes), this poblano white chicken chili has been totally hitting the spot. ♡

It’s loaded up with tons of beans and chicken for protein, plus lots of zesty poblano peppers to add some extra flavor and a touch of heat.  And when piled high with all of my favorite toppings (you know me and chili, the more the merrier!), this white chicken chili is so cozy and flavorful and hits the spot every single time.

I’m also extra-partial to this recipe because it comes together very quickly in less than 30 minutes.  And instead of adding any extra flours or cornstarch as a thickener, I just puréed a can of beans in the blender and added it to the soup, which adds some nice extra protein and works like a charm.  (And also keeps this chili gluten-free!)  Oh, and if you can’t find poblano peppers at your grocery store, I’ve included an option below to just use canned diced green chiles instead.

Let’s make some white chicken chili!

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Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup

This Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup recipe is easy to make and simmered in the yummiest zesty, creamy broth. Today’s recipe is the result of an impromptu clean-out-the-fridge fall dinner gone very, very right. ♡ I happened some leftover smoked sausage and apples in the fridge, leftover from another fall recipe that I’ve been […]

This Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup recipe is easy to make and simmered in the yummiest zesty, creamy broth.

Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup recipe

Today’s recipe is the result of an impromptu clean-out-the-fridge fall dinner gone very, very right. ♡

I happened some leftover smoked sausage and apples in the fridge, leftover from another fall recipe that I’ve been developing recently (stay tuned!), when I found myself craving a cozy bowl of soup on a cold and rainy day here.  So I chopped up the apples and sausage and tossed them into a stockpot along with some potatoes and basic soup essentials.  Then I decided to simmer them all together in my favorite broth (which many of you may recognize from this recipe), made with the irresistibly savory-and-slightly-sweet combo of creamy coconut milk and Old Bay seasoning.

And, you guys, this soup ended up being such a winner!

All of the ingredients came together and balanced one another just perfectly.  And wow, I had forgotten how much I enjoy soups with smoked sausage too — it always adds such great depth of flavor!  If you happen to have other autumn veggies on hand, this recipe is quite flexible and could be customized with a number of different veggies, greens, or even proteins.  But this simple, base version totally hit the spot in our house and was the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. I think that all of you soup lovers out there are really going to enjoy it.

So let’s make some soup!

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

This creamy lemon chicken noodle soup is made with all of the classic ingredients we all love and a cozy creamy broth that’s brightened up with lots of freshly-squeezed lemon juice and thyme.  So comforting and delicious! It’s been a cold and rainy September week here in Barcelona, which always means one thing in our […]

This creamy lemon chicken noodle soup is made with all of the classic ingredients we all love and a cozy creamy broth that’s brightened up with lots of freshly-squeezed lemon juice and thyme.  So comforting and delicious!

Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s been a cold and rainy September week here in Barcelona, which always means one thing in our house…

…soup time! ♡♡♡

I’ve been craving a good cozy bowl of chicken noodle soup for awhile now, so I decided to make a quick batch based off of my favorite recipe.  But for a bit of a different twist, I decided to brighten up the broth this time with a very generous squeeze of lemon juice, some fresh thyme leaves from the garden, plus a splash of cream to make things extra comforting.  And well…it’s basically exactly as delicious as you would expect.  So good!

I served mine with a simple side salad and some roasted broccoli, which ended up being a delicious combo.  And if you happen to have a loaf of crusty bread on hand, I highly recommend tearing off a piece to dunk in that creamy broth.  It’s chilly-weather comfort food at its finest and sure to warm you up.

So let’s make some soup, friends!

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Authentic Gazpacho

Everything I’ve learned living in Spain about how to make the best authentic, delicious, fresh tomato gazpacho recipe — in just 15 minutes! Fresh tomato season has finally returned again, which means that it’s time to start making allllll the gazpacho. ♡ I’ve been a fan of this refreshing, chilled, Spanish tomato soup for years.  But […]

Everything I’ve learned living in Spain about how to make the best authentic, delicious, fresh tomato gazpacho recipe — in just 15 minutes!

Gazpacho Recipe

Fresh tomato season has finally returned again, which means that it’s time to start making allllll the gazpacho. ♡

I’ve been a fan of this refreshing, chilled, Spanish tomato soup for years.  But ever since we moved to Barcelona, we have become next-level obsessed with it in the summertime, especially after having had the chance to spend time in Andalucía, the region where gazpacho originated.  Down in that part of the country, gazpacho is available just about everywhere you turn — from restaurants, to bars, to coffee shops, to every little supermercado that you pass by.  Even here in Barcelona, our nearest grocery store offers no less than seven different types of grab-and-go bottled gazpacho!  It’s everyone’s favorite light and refreshing meal here to beat the summertime heat.  And when made with the season’s best ripe produce — oh boy — there’s nothing better.

That said, if you have the chance to visit Spain, you will find that gazpacho here varies slightly from region to region. And of course, there are a million non-traditional ingredients and twists that modern cooks love to try too.  But that said, Andaluz-style tomato gazpacho is probably the version that comes to mind when most people think of this blended soup.  So if you happen to be craving a bowl (or a glass with a straw, see below!), here is my go-to gazpacho recipe that I absolutely love.  It’s quick and easy to make in just 15 minutes or so, and I consider it lo mejor — just the best!

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Lemony Lentil Soup

This Lemony Lentil Soup recipe is full of the best bright and zesty flavors, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it’s easy to make in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot or on the stovetop. Who’s ready for a light and refreshing bowl of lemony lentil soup? ♡ A record number of you all have been making […]

This Lemony Lentil Soup recipe is full of the best bright and zesty flavors, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it’s easy to make in the Instant Pot, Crock-Pot or on the stovetop.

Lemony Lentil Soup Recipe

Who’s ready for a light and refreshing bowl of lemony lentil soup? ♡

A record number of you all have been making (and loving!) this lentil soup recipe while we have all been staying at home these past few months.  So for any of you who have yet to give it a try — or any of you who may be searching for ways to use up all of those lentils stockpiled in your pantry — I thought I would bump this recipe back to the top of the blog for everyone to enjoy!

Quite simply, this is my all-time favorite lentil soup recipe.  It was inspired by our favorite Middle Eastern café back in our old neighborhood in Kansas City, whose famous lentil soup I ordered approximately one million times over the years and missed like crazy once we moved away from the city.  So I set to work a few years ago trying to recreate it, and I think that I came really close here!

The recipe itself is actually quite simple.  Red lentils are simmered until softened and combined with a simple mix of veggies, spices and lots of lemon juice to brighten things up.  But the restaurant version of the soup also featured two signature ingredients — corn and a pinch of saffron — which add the perfect hint of sweetness that make this soup perfectly-balanced and just lovely. ♡  Barclay and I turn to this soup often because it’s easy to make and full of feel-good ingredients.  But most of all, we just love it because it’s crazy-good and will forever remind us of home.

If you haven’t tried it yet, I can’t recommend this one enough!

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Italian Sausage and Orzo Soup

This Italian Sausage and Orzo Soup recipe is easy to make, full of zesty seasonings, and so cozy and delicious. Here in Spain, there’s a saying that “en abril, aguas mil” (in April, a thousand showers) — which has certainly proved true this year.  It has been raining almost every single day this past month!  And after […]

This Italian Sausage and Orzo Soup recipe is easy to make, full of zesty seasonings, and so cozy and delicious.

Italian Sausage Orzo Soup Recipe

Here in Spain, there’s a saying that “en abril, aguas mil” (in April, a thousand showers) — which has certainly proved true this year.  It has been raining almost every single day this past month!  And after weeks of nonstop drizzle, I’ve gotta say that we are definitely ready for sunny days to return so that we can open our windows and enjoy the warm spring weather again.  But in the meantime, we’ve been trying to make the best of things by soaking up the last of the season’s cozy indoor hygge vibes, snuggling under fuzzy blankets, drinking lots of hot tea, baking lots of bread and cookies.  And, as I always love to do when it rains, making lots and lots of soup. ♡

This Italian sausage and orzo soup was one of my favorite recipes that came about this month as I was trying to clean out a few leftovers in the fridge.  It had all intentions of making minestrone, but then we were out of beans and I wanted to use up some Italian sausage in the fridge, and it turned into this Italian sausage and orzo soup sort of situation.  But my word, was it delicious.  I actually ended up loving this soup so much that I made a second batch last week so that we could take some to our neighbors and snap a few photographs it to share with all of you today.

The recipe is about as simple as it looks — zesty crumbled Italian sausage, hearty orzo pasta (or whatever shape of pasta you have on hand), your choice of veggies and greens, all simmered in a cozy tomato-herb broth.  And together, it is all just so cozy and comforting and satisfying.  I like to make mine more on the spicy side with an extra sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes and spicy Italian sausage, but I’ve included options below so that you can make yours as fiery and spicy or as gentle and mild as you prefer.  Feel free to also make yours gluten-free (just use GF pasta) or vegan (use vegan sausage) if you prefer.  And if you happen to have extra veggies, greens or beans hanging out in your kitchen, feel free to toss them in too.  This base recipe is incredibly flexible and welcomes swaps and add-ins, so it’s a great way to use up those leftovers.

Bottom line, it’s one of those simple yet satisfying cozy soup recipes that always hits the spot.  So round up some sausage and whatever pasta is hanging out in your pantry, and let’s make some soup!

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Sweet Potato Enchilada Soup

This sweet potato enchilada soup is easy to make, full of rich cheesy enchilada flavors, and SO cozy and comforting. A few weeks ago, I found myself craving my old throwback cheesy chicken enchilada soup recipe from the blog.  But with no chicken in the house, and with a hungry vegetarian husband by my side, […]

This sweet potato enchilada soup is easy to make, full of rich cheesy enchilada flavors, and SO cozy and comforting.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Enchilada Soup Recipe

A few weeks ago, I found myself craving my old throwback cheesy chicken enchilada soup recipe from the blog.  But with no chicken in the house, and with a hungry vegetarian husband by my side, I decided to pivot and try adapting this soup with sweet potatoes instead.

And you guys — Barclay 100% flipped out over this soup.

Lol, we have literally made it no less than three times since because he loves it so much.  But this sweet potato enchilada soup (arguably more of a sweet potato chili?) has also been on our rotation lately because it’s made with simple pantry and refrigerator staples that you likely already have on hand.  It also keeps well in the freezer if you would like to make a batch for easy meal prep.  It’s naturally gluten-free and can also be made vegan, if you would like.  And best of all, it is just so incredibly flavorful and comforting and delicious.

If you’re anything like our family, I think you’re going to love it! ♡

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Lemony Artichoke Soup

My mother-in-law’s famous lemony artichoke soup recipe is easy to make in just 30 minutes, it’s made with simple pantry staples, and it’s so lovely and flavorful! Here today by extremely popular demand… …my mother-in-law’s famous lemony artichoke soup recipe! ♡ Last week, I posted on Instagram about how we had to pivot on the […]

My mother-in-law’s famous lemony artichoke soup recipe is easy to make in just 30 minutes, it’s made with simple pantry staples, and it’s so lovely and flavorful!

Lemony Artichoke Soup Recipe

Here today by extremely popular demand…

…my mother-in-law’s famous lemony artichoke soup recipe! ♡

Last week, I posted on Instagram about how we had to pivot on the dinner reservation that I had made weeks ago for Barclay’s birthday, and spend the day doing some creative socially-distanced celebrating here at home instead.  So for a fun surprise, I messaged my mother-in-law to ask if she would send me the recipe for her famous lemony artichoke soup that Barclay has absolutely adored since childhood.  And you guys, I just wish you all could have seen the moment of sheer delight on Barclay’s face when I set his bowl down in front of him.  It was the cutest moment — he was thrilled!  Nothing beat’s mom’s soup!

My Instagram inbox also instantly lit up with dozens (and dozens and dozens!) of messages from you all after I shared a quick pic of the soup, asking if we could pretty please share the recipe.  It seems like all of us could use a good bowl of this soup right now. ♡♡♡  So with big thanks to my mother-in-law, Jen, for graciously giving me the green light to share her family recipe with the world — I’m here to share her lemony artichoke soup recipe today!

The good news for all of us is that this artichoke soup is incredibly quick and easy to make in less than 30 minutes.  And as a bonus — especially helpful right now while we’re all stuck at home — this recipe also happens to be sourced entirely from pantry and refrigerator staples.  I’ve also included tips for how to make this soup gluten-free and/or vegan, if you prefer.  And I highly recommend leaving all of those cute little artichoke petals intact, as Jen does, instead of blending them into the usual artichoke soup puree.  It makes for the loveliest presentation and feels so special and decadent.  And when served up with a big piece of crusty bread, my husband and I agree that there’s nothing better.

So gather up a few jars of artichoke hearts, and let’s make some lemony artichoke soup together!

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

My favorite cozy chicken and wild rice soup recipe is made with the most delicious creamy broth, a generous helping of veggies and greens, plus the classic chicken and wild rice that we all love! For those of you who are also craving some cozy comfort food right about now, I vote we return to […]

My favorite cozy chicken and wild rice soup recipe is made with the most delicious creamy broth, a generous helping of veggies and greens, plus the classic chicken and wild rice that we all love!

Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

For those of you who are also craving some cozy comfort food right about now, I vote we return to a classic today that’s always good for the soul…

…a warm, hearty, oh-so-delicious bowl of chicken and wild rice soup. ♡

My favorite chicken wild rice soup recipe is full of all of the tender chicken and hearty wild rice that we all know and love.  But I especially love this version because it’s also loaded up with lots of veggies and greens too.  Plus it’s also made with the most delicious rich and creamy rosemary broth that’s lightened up a tad by using milk instead of heavy cream.

I typically make this soup on the stovetop, but I’ve included an Instant Pot option below as well.  Plus I’ve also included options for how to make this soup gluten-free (or even vegetarian), different seasonings you can use, other ingredients you can swap in or swap out, plus my favorite ingredient to add to this soup when I’m feeling indulgent (hint hint: it’s bacon).

Alright, let’s make some chicken and wild rice soup, friends!

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Tomato Lentil Curry

This cozy tomato lentil curry recipe is made with the most delicious coconut curry tomato broth, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, plus it’s a breeze to make and always a crowd fave. This tomato lentil curry is exactly what I am craving this time of year. ♡ It’s super-hearty and comforting and made with the […]

This cozy tomato lentil curry recipe is made with the most delicious coconut curry tomato broth, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, plus it’s a breeze to make and always a crowd fave.

Tomato Lentil Curry Recipe

This tomato lentil curry is exactly what I am craving this time of year. ♡

It’s super-hearty and comforting and made with the coziest curry spices that are certain to warm you up on a chilly end-of-winter’s evening.  Yet at the same time, it’s still nice and healthy (also gluten-free and vegan) and full of the feel-good ingredients that I’m craving right now as we transition into spring.  And it is simply so delicious.

We’re talking a rich savory coconut tomato curry broth, lots of tender hearty lentils, diced sweet potatoes and veggies, plus a swirl of coconut milk and fresh cilantro sprinkled on top of each serving.  Altogether, the flavors here are perfectly balanced and downright irresistible.  And it’s one of those recipes that tastes even better the next day, making it perfect for easy meal prep if you would like (plus it also freezes well).

Alright, let’s make some tomato lentil curry!

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