This Mexican Chicken Lentil Soup reminds me of my mami. There is not a legume that woman doesn’t like but she especially likes her pinto beans and her lentils. I vividly remember growing up and my mami tell me she was making lentejas con pollo, or lentils with chicken, and truthfully not very excited about it. As I grew older I learned to appreciate lentils more and now really love making them as a soup because they’re so comforting and delicious. In addition to chicken, this Mexican Chicken Lentil Soup also has carrots, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes making it hearty and flavorful. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never cooked with lentils before. I would encourage you try them as a bean alternative. They cook similar to any beans and if you’ve never cooked beans from scratch, don’t worry! I promise it is easier than you may think.CONTINUE READING
Sausage Spinach and Gnocchi Soup
This is seriously one of the easiest and quickest soups you’ll ever make! Best thing about this Sausage Spinach and Gnocchi soup, (besides the delicious flavor), is the fact that it’s a 5-ingredient recipe. Yup, 5 ingredients, easy, and delicious? Win, win, win! Sometimes after a long day of work I want something comforting and easy and this recipe fits right in. The “hardest” part is cooking the sausage so if that’s about as complicated as it gets for dinner, I’d say we are good. The cooked sausage is what brings the flavor to a whole new level because you’re going to want to make sure you use the same pot to cook it all in. Oh, did I forget to mention it’s also a one-pot meal? Seriously so convenient and simple.CONTINUE READING
Salsa Verde Chicken Chili
This minimal ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken Chili is so easy and incredibly delicious. It’s perfect to make a big batch of and have on hand for the week. Perfect for a rainy, cold, or any good ol’ day! Working full-time I always want to make sure I have something prepped for my lunches or at least have super easy meals on the menu for the week. Let’s be real, I am not about to make some kind of elaborate meal after a long day of work. This is perfect to throw in the crock pot, instant pot, or a regular pot and leave to simmer for a while. The salsa verde gives this hearty chili tons of flavor and, as I always do, I highly recommend you make the salsa verde from scratch. Makes the biggest difference in flavor!CONTINUE READING
Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef Soup)
This caldo de res, (Mexican beef soup), is seriously one of the most comforting soups ever. It probably has to do a lot with the fact that it was a staple in our house growing up and was always something I looked forward to. To this day my abuelita Socorro makes THE BEST caldo de res and it always is so dang good for the soul. It is full of veggies and flavored by a delicious beef broth made from cooking the beef in water before adding all the veggies. It’s hearty but healthy and, let me me be real, perfect with a side of Mexican rice.CONTINUE READING
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Instant pot lasagna soup is exactly what you would think of when you say it. A hearty soup with all the components of a delicious lasagna deconstructed and turned into a soup. As if lasagna wasn’t already comforting enough, right?! My favorite part about the soup is the delicious ricotta-based cheese mixture that you dollop on top of the soup. The warmth from the soup helps it melt right in and make it extra creamy and delicious!CONTINUE READING
Southwest Chicken Enchilada Soup
Southwest Chicken Enchilada Soup is full of all the southwest goods we have all come to love. Black beans, corn, and tomatoes, amongst a few other things, make this soup so heart and satisfying. The best thing about this soup, aside from it being so dang good, is how easy it is to make! Not only are we using all the canned goods, meaning no real prep needed, but we are also using the instant pot to make this super easy and effortless.CONTINUE READING
Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)
Talk about comfort food! Caldo de Pollo is the ultimate comforting soup that is so familiar in Mexican households. It is full of all kinds of veggies and all the chicken your belly desires. Traditionally, as I grew up eating it, my mami would use a whole chicken and just cut it into the different parts. This way we all got a little bit of what we liked: my papi liked the chicken breast, my mami the wings, and I the thigh or drumstick. You can absolutely use any kind of chicken you want, mix and match, sub or add veggies. It’s so versatile and easy to make your own. There is one thing you must do though. You must add some salsa to your caldo de pollo and a squeeze or two of lime juice. It’s the cherry on top for this goodness.CONTINUE READING
Thai Shrimp Curry Soup
This veggie loaded and Whole30 compliant soup is exploding with flavor and you can’t even tell it’s healthy and good for you! Perfect for a cold, gloomy day or when you’re craving a satisfying bowl of soup. What takes it over the edge? Lemongrass. Trust me, you want this added flavor bomb to warm your soul!
Thai food is always so full of flavor and exotic. Let’s be honest, there is no cuisine my little taste buds don’t like. However, Thai cuisine involves an insane amount of flavor, spices, fun ingredients, and perfect spice. Red curry paste is incredibly versatile and can be used for so many great dishes. It adds the perfect flavor and color to this soup and you can use the rest of the paste for curries, stews, noodle bowls… the possibilities are endless!CONTINUE READING
Pozole is essentially a Mexican soup made with pork and hominy in a delicious broth made with dried peppers. The toppings vary from region to region but absolutely make this dish extra special. A traditional Mexican meal sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Growing up my abuelita, grandma, made Pozole for special occasions and sometimes random Sunday dinners. My mom also made it often at home and I quickly learned it is her favorite dish. It took me a while to put together this recipe because, as you can imagine, abuelita doesn’t measure anything. When I asked for a recipe she would say “unos cuantos chiles, poquito de esto, poquito de lo otro”. Essentially saying “a little bit of this and a little bit of that”. How is a woman supposed to work with that?! That just goes to show that she just used her senses and all the love to make this special dish.CONTINUE READING
Creamy Potato Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower is the perfect veggie to sneak into lots of dishes. It doesn’t have an overpowering taste but it definitely adds creaminess and absorbs all the flavors in this soup. Trust me, you won’t even know it’s in there. Plus, it will trick anyone into getting their veggies in AND it’s delicious. Win Win.
If the weather is cold and all you want to do is cozy up and have a nice bowl of soup, the last thing you want to do is make a complicated recipe. Plug in this super easy but delicious and creamy soup. The secret to adding a little extra flavor? Cooking the onion in leftover bacon grease. It seriously adds a little something you didn’t know you needed. You wouldn’t even think it’s a Whole30 recipe!CONTINUE READING