Category: Soups & Stews

Gumbo

Gumbo

Where else would you look for great Louisiana Gumbo than the Canadian Rockies? I may live in the cold north but I love Cajun and Creole food and this is my version of one of their great dishes Gumbo! Gumbo requires you to make a roux which usually takes a long time stirring flour and oil in a cast iron pan. I use my oven to make it easier.

Serves: 4 for dinner or 6 as an appetizer

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings

The traditional/old-fashioned way of making chicken & dumplings is basically a pain to make. You have to cook a whole chicken, remove the meat and then start making your chicken and dumplings. By making the dumplings with Bisquik or the equivalent... the dumplings always seemed soggy to me. My version uses boneless skinless chicken thighs and makes home made dumplings that mix up as fast as Bisquik but are so much better.

The Verdict: This is a quicker way to make Chicken and Dumplings & has the added benefit of tasting great! The broth is rich and hearty, the chicken is moist and the dumplings are tender and creamy. Perfection in comfort food!

Serves: 2

Chicken Soup aka Nature's Penicillin

Chicken Soup aka Nature’s Penicillin

For centuries mothers have known the healing benefits that chicken soup has on a cold or the flu. The medical community is finally coming around & recognizing that chicken soup really helps when you're sick. I'm sure we can all agree that nobody feels like cooking when they're sick. So, when you're down with a cold or the flu, my quick & easy Chicken Soup will have you feeling better in no time!

Serves: 1

Madras Curry Stew

Madras Curry Stew

Madras curry is a fairly hot blend of herbs & spices that originated in southern India. While you can create your own Madras curry spice blend & sauce to cook with, this version is made with a delicious organic premade sauce that cuts your cooking time down to a minimum. Best served warm, not hot, on a bed of Jasmine Rice & accompanied by heated Naan bread smeared with my Peach Apricot Ginger Spread, making a spectacular meal!

Serves: 4

New Mexico Chili

New Mexico Chili

Just about everyone who has created their own chili recipe, fusses over it, tweaks it over many years & keeps it a secret. Mine is no different... I started creating this recipe in the mid 1970's & have changed it many times over the years. Now I'm going to share my Signature Chili Recipe with you... enjoy!

Serves: Approximately 10 to 12

Pho Ga

Pho Ga

Pho (pronounced "Fuh") is a hearty, traditional Vietnamese noodle soup originally made with beef. Pho Ga is the version made with chicken. You can also use turkey, which is a great way to use up some leftovers after Thanksgiving. No matter how you make it, it's absolutely delicious!

Yummy when served with heated Naan bread (see Tip# 2) & my Peach Apricot Ginger Spread (see recipe in Bakery, Breads & Spreads category).

Serves: 2 to 4

Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

This is one of my favorite soups, especially in the Fall & Winter months! Not only are all the ingredients healthy for you on so many levels, but it's very creamy, so delicious & easy to make. I love to serve this with warmed up, crusty, multigrain rolls & butter.

Serves: 3 to 4 as a light meal or 4 to 6 as a starter