Leftover lunch soup

One day this week, my friend at work asked if she could take me out to lunch – which was nice because it wasn’t my birthday or anything, and since I sit at my desk during lunch 99% of the time, it’s a great way to get out of the office. There are literally 20+…

Chorizo, chicken vegetable soup

Earlier this week, I made a few things with soy chorizo. It was so good, but by the end of the week, I still had half a tube left and wasn’t sure if I could freeze it, so I decided to make a soup with it! I just used things I had leftover at the…

Roasted red pepper + veggies soup

It’s been a dreary, rainy weekend here in Chicago-land, so what better thing to do than make a big pot of soup. This is also a great way to use up veggies you didn’t use during the week. Also, my daughter Claire has been sick the last few days, with a fever and sore throat,…

Pearl Barley + Product Review

This is another first for me. I’ve never tried pearl barley before, but ended up picking some up from the store over the weekend. You don’t have to buy this brand, any grocery store sells this near the rice, dried beans, lentils. And the best part is? It’s super cheap! It does take a long…

Claire soup!

Before going to the grocery store this weekend, I thought I would make a batch of soup for my lunches this week. I just put in whatever veggies I had leftover from the week so I wouldn’t have to throw them out. My daughter Claire, who is 9, was helping me chop veggies. She asked…

Tortellini Soup

The first time I made this soup was May of 2009! I sometimes forget to go back to recipes I’ve made that are worth making again. This is one of those recipes. I printed out a recipe from Spark People for what I thought was tortellini soup, but it turned out to be a recipe…

1st week weigh in….

So, my first week of getting back on track and I did way better than I thought I would. I used www.myfitnesspal.com to track all my foods and exercise in. So are you ready? -5.6 pounds! What did I do? Planned my foods in advance typed in everything I ate to know how many calories…

Chicken tortilla soup/cardioke!

Sometimes when I go to the store, I don’t actually have a plan of what to make, I just get stuff and will figure it out later. I bought 3 packages of boneless chicken breasts, and I was thinking about what to make, when I realized I had everything to make chicken tortilla soup. From…

Leftover veggie soup!

I had some leftover orange cauliflower, a few potatoes, a few carrots, some red onion and fat free half and half, so I made a go at turning that into soup! First I cut up the cauliflower, peeled and cut the potatoes and cut them into smaller pieces, grated and sliced the carrot, and put…

Corn and green chile chowder

This week, my sister is hosting BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient) cooking contest and the ingredient this week is: Chiles!! I was searching for recipes where I wouldn’t have to buy too many ingredients and when I found this recipe on Cooking Channel’s website, I had everything but the Poblano Chile, so made my decision easy!…