Sweet Pepper Soup
White Bean and Kale Pesto Soup
Creamy Lettuce Soup
Egg Drop Soup with Sugar Snap Peas and Greens
Tortilla Soup

Sweet Pepper Soup

I love soup, do you love soup?  I could eat soup for every single lunch or dinner, there’s so many options out there.  There’s sweet soup, spicy soup, vegetable, soup, pasta soup, cheesy soup, soup soup soup!  

I think the perfect evening could be described as putting on your most comfortable plush striped socks,  wearing your pajama pants,  eating some creamy soup,  reading the book you’re most obsessed with at the moment, cat on your lap, looking at the window and seeing snow.  Doesn’t that just sound perfect?

I have the plush socks, the pajamas pants, creamy soup, a good book, plenty of cats.  All I need now is soup and snow. Snow will take a few months (unless it’s like 2011 where it snowed on Halloween and shocked some of our garden plants *weep weep*) but I can do something about that soup.

Right now we have so many peppers growing in the garden.  Our pepper plants are champions every single year, they are hands down one of our least stressful plants, they just grow.. and grow and grow and grow.  Even though it’s October they are still producing so many peppers, with so many more flowers blooming to produce babies.    Keep growing peppers, I will keep eating you!

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White Bean and Kale Pesto Soup

I am loving this soup.  I am loving this weather.  I am loving this soup in this weather. 

Reasons why I love this White Bean and Kale Pesto Soup:
It’s quick.
It’s easy.
It has white white beans which I love.
It has kale pesto which I love, but you can use any type of pesto.
It uses roasted peppers which I’m officially in love with and can’t stop thinking about.  
It’s perfect on a chilly night.  
It’s healthy!
It will make you happy!

I was a bit worried how this soup would turn out, it was a new soup adventure but I was so happy with the results.  There were leftovers I kept warm for Matthew to eat after he came home later and he kept exclaiming how great this soup was as usually if there is no meat involved  it’s not always a favorite, but this was a homerun out of the soup ballpark.

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White Bean and Kale Pesto Soup
  1. 2 Tablespoons Kale Pesto (Or any type of pesto you prefer).
  2. 2.5 cups Chicken Broth
  3. 2 15oz cans of Great Northern Beans
  4. 3/4 cup of Roasted Peppers
  5. 2 Tablespoons Parmesan (grated)
  6. pinch of black pepper
To roast the peppers
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 and wash 3-4 medium size bell peppers (any color you want). Leave the stems on. Place the peppers on a aluminum foil covered cookie sheet. Place the sheet in the oven. Every 20 minutes turn the peppers using the stems you left on until 1 hour is up. At this time you should see that all your pepper skins have wrinkled and turned blackish. Take peppers out and cool them for 20 minutes so you can touch them. Once cool peel the peppers so the skin comes off easily. Make sure all seeds are removed from the peppers and disregard them. You should have now have slippery beautiful peppers. Cut them up into small pieces to have 3/4 cup for this recipe.
  1. Pour your chicken stock into a pot at medium-high heat.
  2. Add beans and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and add your pesto, roasted peppers and pinch of black pepper. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese and stir soup.
  5. Serve in bowls. Enjoy!
  1. You can substitute Vegetable Broth for Chicken Broth instead.
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Hi,  my name is Pamela and I am in love with Roasted Peppers.  Oh goodness  I just love them! Don’t they just smell amazing?

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Here’s the slimy peppers with their skin off.  I then cut them up into bite size pieces.

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Here’s the main ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry.  Here’s my kale pesto recipe if you’d like to use it, or use another pesto if you’d like!

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This soup is done so quick.  If you have the roasted peppers done ahead of time, even better!  I’m going to freeze a bunch up so I can make this all winter long for quick dinners!

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I just love seeing the specks of the pesto.. yum!

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The roasted peppers really make this special too!  

This is totally going to be my Fall soup, I’m already planning on making it again soon! 

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I hope you enjoy this with a blanket on your lap!  Relax and enjoy!


Creamy Lettuce Soup

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce.  Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce! 


Do you want to come in?

I’m going to make us some soup.  It will be delicious.

Oh, what kind of soup you ask?


Lettuce soup.

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce!

That is how I feel everytime I bring up lettuce soup.  Most people are frightened of it, the idea of lettuce pureed into a creamy soup doesn’t sound that appetizing to most.  And I will be honest, when I first heard about it I was like eh?  When I told Matthew I was making lettuce soup for dinner, first he asked “Is that is?”, then after he smelled what was going on in the pot he asked “What is that great smell?”.    Lettuce soup does that to you.  It turns your frown upside down.  It makes your fears turn into smiles.  It holds you tightly.  It kisses your bruises.  I don’t know where I’m going with this.

But here’s what I’m saying.  You should give this a try.   Not only is it a truly pretty soup (the lettuce + the cream makes it a lovely light green), but it’s full of taste.   Not only are we adding lettuce, but we’re adding broth and lots of spices.     So next time you have a head of lettuce and you’re not sure what to do.. lettuce soup!

Creamy Lettuce Soup
  1. 1 head lettuce (12-16 oz head), leaves separated. Any lettuce works, but Bibb is best.
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 clove garlic - minced
  4. 2 cups chicken broth
  5. 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  6. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  7. 1/2 cup heavy cream + additional to garnish
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Head olive oil on low/medium heat in pot.
  2. When hot, add the garlic until slightly brown.
  3. Add your lettuce, parsley and oregano and stir until lettuce is wilted.
  4. Add your chicken broth and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer in batches to blender to puree soup. Do this in batches and be careful as the liquid will be very hot.
  6. Transfer back to pot.
  7. Add your heavy cream, salt and pepper and stir until all heated (about 5 minutes).
  8. Serve, garnish with additional heavy cream on top if desired.
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Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce! This is when your lettuce starts to wilt, the smell of it with the spices will be real good.  Just keep stirring it until completed wilted.

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce!
This is your soup pureed in a blender.  Be careful when using a blender, hot liquids will shoot up, so do it in batches with smaller amounts.  I learned the hard way with some tomato soup one summer, had to wear a bandage for weeks!

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce!

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce!
And when it’s all done, you’ll  be surprised by how creamy it is.  I like to add some additional cream on top because who doesn’t like more cream?

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce! Make a design, swirl, or smiley face.  Have fun.

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce!


Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to use your garden lettuce!

Egg Drop Soup with Sugar Snap Peas and Greens

Do you love soup? Do you love chinese restaurants? Do you love chinese restaurants soup? Ok, then this is for you!  What is your favorite soup from chinese restaurants?  There’s wonton, which I love.  Then there’s shrimp noodle which is great.  Then there’s this….

This is egg drop soup and it’s so good.  

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Can you believe it takes 10 minutes to make? I’m not kidding. And you can customize it if you’d like.  Maybe you’d like to add some onions or carrots, that would be good too! For this recipe I wanted to use some fresh garden harvest so I threw in some sugar snap peas and salad greens – *pats self on back * – good choice.  The salad greens wilt because of the hot broth making them perfect for this soup.  The sugar snap peas still keep their snap and crunch so it’s a nice bite to the soup.  

I hope you try this soup. I really really do!

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup with Sugar Snap Peas and Greens
  1. 4 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1/2 cup ripped salad greens
  7. 1/2 cup chopped sugar snap peas
  1. Heat up your chicken broth in a pot. Take 3/4 cup out of it and set aside.
  2. Add salt and ginger to chicken broth in pot. Bring to a boil.
  3. In your reserved 3/4 cup chicken broth, add cornstarch and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl whisk your 3 eggs together with a fork.
  5. Add your greens and sugar snap peas to boiling chicken broth.
  6. With a fork, drizzle your eggs into the boiling chicken broth a little bit at a time. Once it hits the broth it will cook right away.
  7. Add your cornstarch broth mixture now and stir until it's all mixed.
  8. Enjoy!
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Step by Step:

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You need 4 and 3/4 cups of chicken broth for this.  I usually always use bouillon cubes for my broth but you can use the packaged stuff too.  Whatever you do though, use low sodium broth.  When I first made this without low sodium broth I found it way too salty.  If you absolutely have to use regular broth, I would omit the additional salt the recipe calls for.   When your chicken broth is boiling, remove 3/4 cup of it and set aside, we’ll use this later.

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My beloved sugar snap peas picked from the garden.  

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Then you de-string them.  Is that a word de-string? I don’t know but that’s all I could come up with.

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Then chop them up into bite size pieces. I usually cut each pea up into 2 or 3 pieces.

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Then grab your salad greens, I just picked these from the garden so I threw them in a bag to keep chilled.

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Rip them up, no certain way, just rip them up.

Great! Now your vegetables are set.
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Remember that chicken broth you set aside? Now we’re going to use it to thicken the soup.  

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Add your cornstarch and stir, stir, stir until it’s smooth. 

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Now we want to get the eggs ready for this soup.

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Take 3 our and whisk with your fork.

I couldn’t take any pictures of the process of dropping in vegetables, eggs as I don’t have a 3rd arm (one day?) but after you put everything in and add your cornstarch broth to thicken…

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Then your delicious egg drop soup will be ready!

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It’s a  messy looking soup, but it’s also a pretty looking soup.   I love the greens in it.

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Sit down and enjoy, I hope you like it!


Tortilla Soup

I love tortilla soup – love, love love.  
I used to get tortilla soup all the time from a local Mexican restaurant but one day I got some near closing time and it was a big disappointment   It was like they gave me the entire bottom of the pot that was sitting all day long with every ingredient soggy.  I was very upset.  That night I told myself I would match their tortilla soup with my own.  I would set up a table outside their restaurant serving small cups of my own soup and compare it theirs.  The neighborhood would love mine.  They would put me on their shoulders, parading me down the streets while chanting “tortilla soup, tortilla soup!”.  Well one of those things came true, I came up with a tortilla soup recipe that (dare I say) is better than theirs.  *High Fives*

 This soup is delicious.  It’s easy to make with a few canned goods.  It doesn’t take much time, minus some simmering here and there.   Please give this soup a chance.  



Tortilla Soup
  1. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  2. 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  3. 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  4. 1 1/4 cup water
  5. 10 oz chicken broth
  6. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  7. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1 15 oz can of white hominy
  9. 1 15 oz can of black beans (rinsed/drained)
  10. 1 4 oz can of chopped green chile peppers
  11. 1 cup yellow corn kernels (cooked)
  12. 2 cubes frozen cilantro (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh)
Optional for on top
  1. Sliced Avocado
  2. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  3. Crushed Tortilla Chips
  1. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute in minced garlic until slightly brown.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, water, chili powder and oregano. Stir well.
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in hominy, black beans, corn, chile peppers and cilantro. Stir well.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve into bowls, serve with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices and shredded cheese on
  8. top.
  9. Enjoy!
  1. You can turn this into chicken tortilla soup by adding 1/2 pound of boneless chicken breast. Cook it, cut it into small pieces and add in the pot when you add the beans/corn/hominy/peppers.
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These are all the ingredients you’ll need.

You might also want some cheddar cheese or a avocado. I would highly recommend this direction.

Start by browning some garlic in a big pot.  Who doesn’t love the smell of garlic cooking?

Once it’s brown, add in your water.

Then your chicken broth.  I showed the steps above because I usually always  make my chicken broth from bouillon cubes.  I find it much cheaper and just as good. 

Open up your crushed tomatoes.  San Marzano is the best in my opinionblogIMG_1445
Then stir into the pot.

Add your oregano.

Then your chili powder.

Stir all your ingredients together, bring to boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.

Start to prepare your other ingredients.  Open up your black beans and rinse  and drain them.

Add your hominy.  Do you love hominy as  much as I do? I eat it by the spoonfuls.

Then add your corn.  I use frozen corn and cook it right before.

Then add in your green chiles.

Put all these ingredients into the pot.

Last but not least, get your cilantro.  I usually use the frozen cilantro cubes as I find they work well in soups.  You can use fresh if you’d like.blogIMG_1469
Add your cilantro.

Then stir again and let simmer for 15 more minutes.

When it’s done, spoon into bowls.

The truth is that I always go back for seconds.

You can eat it plain if you’d like, it’s totally delicious that way.

Or you can add some cheese which will melt quickly causing you to fall madly in love.

Or you could grab a avocado and add some cubes in too.

This is totally the way I like it.  I love that the soup is hot and will cause the avocado to melt slightly. 

I have been known to eat a entire avocado this way. 

Hope you will try this amazing soup – let me know how it works out for you!

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