Category Archives: Soup

How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock

How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock

I used to think homemade chicken stock was way outside my capabilities. You’re looking at a girl who once considered frozen black bean burgers topped with jarred salsa an advanced dinner recipe.

But one day I tried making my own chicken stock, and I’ve never looked back. I love whipping up stock on a lazy Sunday, and letting the scrumptious chickeny smells waft through my apartment. It’s cheaper and tastier than the store-bought stuff. And it’s a delicious way to actually use old chicken bones and vegetable scraps instead of just chucking them.

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Creamy Coconut Lentil Soup

Creamy Coconut Lentil Soup

There is nothing sexy about lentil soup. I know that. You know that. We aren’t kidding ourselves here.

But I have to tell you, when I made this soup one blistery winter evening, Boy scarfed it down and went back for seconds before I even sat down.

And today, in the midst of one of Georgia’s hottest summers, we enjoyed some surprisingly delightful weather. So I decided to celebrate by whipping up this pot of goodness.

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Mom’s Vegan Crock Pot Chili

vegan chili crock pot

Not to brag or anything, but my dad’s chili is pretty famous in Franklin, TN. It has won countless awards at the First United Methodist Church’s annual chili cook-off (an accomplishment that requires no further embellishing), and I recently took first place at my company’s chili cook-off with his recipe. Every time he cooks it, he makes a massive batch to share with family and friends. Everyone looks forward to chili season and seeing my daddy at their door.

I guess you can say I’m the daughter of a celebrity.

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