The Coziest Chicken Noodle Soup

This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is made with homestyle egg noodles, thick-cut veggies, and the coziest garlic-herb broth. Teo and I have both been under the weather this week, so it felt like the perfect time to introduce my little boy to the comfort food that my mom always used to make for us […]

This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is made with homestyle egg noodles, thick-cut veggies, and the coziest garlic-herb broth.

Teo and I have both been under the weather this week, so it felt like the perfect time to introduce my little boy to the comfort food that my mom always used to make for us when we were little…

…this homestyle chicken noodle soup. ♡

I don’t think it will ever get more nostalgic in my book than a big pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove. But when made the way my mom always used to make this soup — with homestyle egg noodles, tender chicken, thick-cut veggies, and a rich herb broth — this classic soup levels up into the ultimate cozy comfort food. Perfect anytime your soul needs some extra warmth, right?

As I mentioned earlier this week, this recipe happens to be one of the rare instances when I’m going to recommend that you skip the freezer shortcut and spend an extra 15 minutes mixing up a quick batch of my 4-ingredient homestyle egg noodles, since their flavor and texture really are unmated here. But of course, if you’re short on time (totally understand!), just grab a bag of frozen egg noodles and this soup will be ready to go before you know it. I also highly recommend serving it with a big loaf of crusty bread to mop up every last bite of that delicious garlicky herb broth. Yum.

I’m happy to report that Teo absolutely adored this soup, which made this next-generation mama’s heart so happy. Here’s to hoping that you will too!

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2O Fresh Beet Recipes

Here is a collection of fresh and healthy beet recipes. Full of gorgeous color, earthy flavor and abundant versatility, beets are a nutrient powerhouse! Our Best Beet Recipes! Whether you are looking for beet appetizer recipes, beet side dishes, beet s…

Our most popular Beet Recipes - beet salads, beet appetizers, beet soups and beet dinner recipes- all in one place!
Here is a collection of fresh and healthy beet recipes. Full of gorgeous color, earthy flavor and abundant versatility, beets are a nutrient powerhouse! Our Best Beet Recipes! Whether you are looking for beet appetizer recipes, beet side dishes, beet salad recipes, beet soup recipes, or warm and cozy beet dinner recipes- we have you...

Green Gazpacho

Here’s a refreshing recipe for Green Gazpacho – a chilled raw soup, made with fresh garden ingredients that can be made in 15 minutes. A nourishing and delicious summer treat!  We are in the midst of a heat wave, and it’s hard to even…

Here's a refreshing recipe for Green Gazpacho - a chilled raw soup, made with fresh garden ingredients that can be made in 15 minutes. A nourishing and delicious summer treat! 
Here’s a refreshing recipe for Green Gazpacho – a chilled raw soup, made with fresh garden ingredients that can be made in 15 minutes. A nourishing and delicious summer treat!  We are in the midst of a heat wave, and it’s hard to even think about cooking. Green Gazpacho to the rescue! It’s a cool...

Peach Gazpacho

This fresh peach gazpacho recipe features a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors and comes together easily in just 10 minutes. Peach season around here this year has been the cutest. ♡ Our little guy, Teo, is currently 16-months-old and loving his first summer getting to sample all the ripe produce the season has […]

This fresh peach gazpacho recipe features a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors and comes together easily in just 10 minutes.

Peach Gazpacho Soup

Peach season around here this year has been the cutest. ♡

Our little guy, Teo, is currently 16-months-old and loving his first summer getting to sample all the ripe produce the season has to offer. But I have to say that fresh peaches have definitely emerged lately as a new favorite. Teo has already learned where to look out for them at the market (and I’ve learned to look out for those tiny little hands darting from the stroller to try and nab them, ha!). And each time he bites into a fresh peach slice, he lets out the most adorable little squeal of delight. As a first-time toddler mama, I have to say, is there anything sweeter than watching fresh peach juice dribble down your baby’s chin?!

Needless to say, we’ve been bringing home a record amount of peaches lately for all of us. And since gazpacho is an absolute essential here in Spain during the summertime, we’ve been blending any leftovers into quick batches of this cold soup to beat the heat. The sweetness of the peaches balances out the savory notes of classic tomato gazpacho just perfectly. And when seasoned with a hint of fresh basil and served up perfectly chilled, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

The great news about this particular peach gazpacho recipe is that it’s also incredibly quick and easy to blend up. It requires zero cooking or heating up the kitchen (which is especially welcome right now during Europe’s current record-breaking heat wave). And — as is the case with most gazpacho recipes — it always tastes even better for leftovers the next day.

So grab a few more fresh peaches while they’re still in season, and let’s make some peach gazpacho together!

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Creamy Broccoli Pesto Soup

This Creamy Broccoli Soup with Pesto is deeply nourishing, full of flavor, and made with simple ingredients in under 35 minutes. Gluten-free & Vegan-adaptable! The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, t…

This Creamy Broccoli Soup with Pesto is deeply nourishing, full of flavor, and made with simple ingredients in under 35 minutes. Gluten-free & Vegan-adaptable!
This Creamy Broccoli Soup with Pesto is deeply nourishing, full of flavor, and made with simple ingredients in under 35 minutes. Gluten-free & Vegan-adaptable! The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that...

Gnocchi, Mushroom and Kale Soup

This gnocchi, mushroom and kale soup is made with a delicious creamy garlic-rosemary broth and topped with freshly-grated Parmesan. Easy to make in just 30 minutes! I’m a big believer in always keeping a package of store-bought gnocchi tucked away in your pantry (or freezer) for last-minute dinnertime rescue. And this creamy gnocchi, mushroom and […]

This gnocchi, mushroom and kale soup is made with a delicious creamy garlic-rosemary broth and topped with freshly-grated Parmesan. Easy to make in just 30 minutes!

Gnocchi, Mushroom and Kale Soup

I’m a big believer in always keeping a package of store-bought gnocchi tucked away in your pantry (or freezer) for last-minute dinnertime rescue. And this creamy gnocchi, mushroom and kale soup recipe is a perfect way to put it to good use. ♡

This cozy soup comes together easily in just under a half hour or so, thanks to some quick-cooking veggies and gnocchi. And I’m especially partial to that creamy garlic rosemary broth, which is wonderfully comforting and cozy without being too heavy. We’ve enjoyed keeping this recipe vegetarian here in our house, sometimes browning some plant-based Italian sausage to stir into the mix too. But if you’d like to add in an additional protein, some shredded chicken, bacon or traditional Italian sausage would be fantastic options here too.

The last time we made this soup, my husband went back for thirds…and then called dibs on leftovers the next day. So I sincerely hope you all love this recipe as much as we do!

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Guinness Beef Stew

This Guinness Beef Stew recipe is full of tender beef, hearty veggies, and a rich tomato stout broth. Stovetop, Instant Pot and Crock-Pot options included! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ♡ If you’re looking for a cozy Irish-inspired stew to celebrate today, this Guinness Beef Stew is always a winner. The classic trio of beef, potatoes […]

This Guinness Beef Stew recipe is full of tender beef, hearty veggies, and a rich tomato stout broth. Stovetop, Instant Pot and Crock-Pot options included!

Guinness Beef Stew

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ♡

If you’re looking for a cozy Irish-inspired stew to celebrate today, this Guinness Beef Stew is always a winner. The classic trio of beef, potatoes and veggies is simmered low and slow with a richly-seasoned Guinness broth until every bite is melt-in-your-mouth tender (and your home smells amazing). And when served up with some good crusty bread or ladled over a bowl of noodles, this Guinness beef stew is the coziest comfort food through and through.

I thought I’d bump this recipe back to the top of the site today since I recently added in some updates (per your requests) with instructions for how to make this beef stew either on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot or Crock-Pot. And I’ve also added in a few fun new options for how to customize the stew to your liking.

So if you’re looking for a cozy beef stew recipe to make tonight — or any night of year year — grab a Guinness and let’s make some beef stew!

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Three Potato Soup

This Three Potato Soup recipe is made with a zesty creamy broth and a sweet and savory combination of Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Why make potato soup with one type of potatoes when you could use three? 😉 I stumbled upon this recipe as a happy mistake years ago when trying […]

This Three Potato Soup recipe is made with a zesty creamy broth and a sweet and savory combination of Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, and sweet potatoes.

Three Potato Soup

Why make potato soup with one type of potatoes when you could use three? ;)

I stumbled upon this recipe as a happy mistake years ago when trying to use up a leftover assortment of various potatoes that I had on hand. Turns out that the combination of sweet and savory, starchy and waxy, soft and more potatoes adds a really fun extra dimension to classic potato soup. And when made with my favorite creamy broth — seasoned with garlic, cheddar and zesty Old Bay — this soup ends up being so flavorful and anything but boring.

The other great news about this three potato soup recipe is that it comes together quickly and easily in about a half hour. It’s also easily adaptable to become gluten-free if you’d like. And while we usually just keep this a vegetarian potato soup in our house, you’re completely welcome to add in some bacon (or sausage, ham, chicken, etc) too.

So round up your red, gold and sweet potatoes, and let’s make a cozy pot of potato soup together!

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Lasagna Soup

All of the flavors you love best about lasagna in a quick and easy soup! As a couple of lasagna lovers who haven’t found the time to layer up an actual pan of lasagna in forever (hello, trying to do anything while chasing a crawling baby around the house), Barclay and I have become big […]

All of the flavors you love best about lasagna in a quick and easy soup!

Lasagna Soup

As a couple of lasagna lovers who haven’t found the time to layer up an actual pan of lasagna in forever (hello, trying to do anything while chasing a crawling baby around the house), Barclay and I have become big fans lately of the next best thing…

…lasagna soup. ♡

I feel like everyone I know has jumped on the lasagna soup trend these past few years, and with good reason — the lasagna ingredients we all know and love also simmer together perfectly in a cozy and delicious pot of soup! There are of course about a million ways that you can customize your own lasagna soup. But here in our house, we like making ours more or less the classic way with Italian sausage (either traditional or plant-based), a rich tomato broth seasoned with Italian seasonings and a hint of heat, lots of cute and curly mafalda pasta, and a generous helping of three cheeses on top (why choose between ricotta, mozz and Parm when you can have all three?!).

The beauty of the soup version of lasagna is that it’s easy to make and can come together in just around a half hour. It’s also easy to make this recipe gluten-free, vegetarian and/or vegan if you’d like. And if you happen to have any leftover soup-friendly veggies or greens in the crisper drawer, by all means, toss ’em in too. This recipe is endlessly flexible and is always such a winner, especially on busy nights when those lasagna comfort food cravings hit.

Let’s simmer up a batch together!

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Spanish Chorizo Lentil Stew

This Spanish Chorizo Lentil Stew recipe is incredibly easy to make and full of the coziest savory flavors. I’m pretty sure it’s a crime that I haven’t posted a single recipe using Spanish chorizo since we moved to Barcelona over four years ago. Pero bueno…today’s the day we finally make it happen! Meet the Spanish […]

This Spanish Chorizo Lentil Stew recipe is incredibly easy to make and full of the coziest savory flavors.

Spanish Chorizo Lentil Stew

I’m pretty sure it’s a crime that I haven’t posted a single recipe using Spanish chorizo since we moved to Barcelona over four years ago. Pero bueno…today’s the day we finally make it happen!

Meet the Spanish Chorizo Lentil Stew I’ve been loving lately.♡

It’s big on flavor and incredibly low on fuss, which are two of my very favorite things on busy weeknights. And the starring ingredient — Spain’s famous dry-cured chorizo — does double-duty by infusing light tomato broth with the most delicious smoked paprika and garlicky flavors, along with adding some extra heartiness to the veggie lentil stew. Here in Spain, there are about a million different options when it comes to buying chorizo. But internationally, you typically have the choice between “sweet” or “spicy” Spanish chorizo, either of which would be delicious in this stew. (Heads up though that “spicy” is more what people here would wink and consider “Spain-spicy,” which is actually incredibly mild for my palette. So feel free to toss in some crushed red pepper flakes if you’d like more heat!)

I have to give a shoutout to my Catalan friend, Laura, for inspiring this recipe. She and her boyfriend housesat for us while we were back in the States visiting family over the holidays, and apparently noticed that we were missing the obligatory chorizo and fuet (a local Catalan sausage) stocked in our kitchen. So we returned home to a rope casually draped over the towel rack, which I sautéed up for a quick impromptu stew while we were busy unpacking, and thus…this recipe was born. I hope you all enjoy it!

Spanish Chorizo Lentil Soup ingredients on plate, including carrots, potato, garlic, celery, chives, bay leaf, garlic, tomato paste and broth (more…)