Better Than Chicken Soup
When I’m at work all day, I sometimes find it very difficult to think of something to make for dinner – which is why I have a whole slew of recipe apps on my phone. If I can look up a recipe and figure out what ingredients to pick up on the way home, it makes the whole process so much easier. (But no one is perfect – I confess I ate a banana for “dinner” a few weeks ago.) One app I’ve grown to appreciate is the Whole Foods app. I can easily sort it into recipes that suit and put in what I am looking to use. In this case it was kale – which is how I came to find this excellent soup recipe.
And I know I say it all the time, but I really am all about easy and quick. And here is a soup that doesn’t require hours of prep and simmering. It came together super quickly (although I did let it simmer for longer than the specified 5 minutes – more like 15). I also admit I was a little apprehensive about the shitake mushrooms – mushrooms in a soup? But it was fantastic – deliciously gingery and garlicky and good. And the mushrooms are hearty enough not to turn to mush. I’m not sick but I felt it did me a world of good anyways. It’s the perfect meal to slurp up on a cold February night.
Food Links – Super Bowl Edition
A sampling of the yummy things from across the web that caught my eye this week:
I don’t watch football. At all. Ever. But hearing all about Superbowl for weeks on end gets me excited about food! I usually eat pretty healthy most of the time but who doesn’t enjoy a little grease and extra sugar once in a while? Enjoy!
Beer cheddar dip [ The Kitchn ]
Jalapeno popper dip [ Big Red Kitchen ]
Deep fried macaroni cheese bites [ Doughmesstic ]
Soft pretzel bites [ Baked by Rachel ]
Baked potato chips with creamy avocado dip [ Babble ]
Deep fried Elvis raviolis [ Spoon Fork Bacon ]
Potato chip cookies [ Smitten Kitchen ]
Chocolate covered potato chips [ Because I’m Addicted ]
White chocolate confetti popcorn [ The Glitter Guide ]
Margarita cupcakes [ Recipe Girl ]
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