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Simple Black Bean Soup

The original recipe from Whitewater Cooks with Friends is called “sopa de black bean with salsa crema”. My version is slightly less spicy and I go with croutons as a topping, so I dropped the “with salsa crema“… Ingredients 2 cups dried black beans (soak them overnight) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 med onions 1 jalapeno …

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Mike’s ‘Not Really’ Italian Wedding Soup

Mike’s ‘Not Really’ Italian Wedding Soup This is my take on a classic Italian Wedding Soup recipe found here on Foodnetwork.com sans the meatballs. Prep time: 20 minutes 8 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 small onions (or 1 large) (finely chopped) 3 carrots (finely chopped) 2 cloves garlic (use your garlic press or …

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A perfect boiled egg

For a perfect soft boiled egg… 1. Put cold water in a pot (2/3’s full). 2. Put the lid on the pot and bring it to a full boil. 3. Once the water is boiling, gently place the egg in the boiling water (you can do more than one, as long as they bang together). …

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Hot and Sour Soup with Noodles

My simplified version of Michael Smith’s “Hot-and-Sour Broth 
with Asian Noodles” (Michael Smith) comes from his “Back To Basics” cook book, but you can also find it on-line here. This recipe makes 4 servings and can be successfully doubled for 8 servings. The original recipe calls for shiitake mushrooms, but I’m not crazy about mushrooms …

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Greek Lentil Soup – Simple and Easy

When I make soup it’s usually a pretty big production and it usually involves the slow cooker (see Things that sound funny when talking about slow cookers). Here’s one I made this morning that took only a few minutes to prep, cooked on the stove top and was ready by lunch time. Simple and easy …

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Stupid Simple Pea Soup Recipe

If you’re wondering what to do with that leftover ham, try this simple pea soup recipe. I tried to keep the steps and the ingredients as simple as possible. If you run into any problems or have any questions, please “Leave a reply” below and I’ll get back to you right away. -Mike You will need… …

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