prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
total time: 30 minutes
serves 4

1 T olive oil
3 carrots, diagonal coins
3 stalks of celery, sliced
1 onion, diced
6 c chicken stock
2 cups rice, pre-cooked
2 (12 oz.) pkgs fully cooked refrigerated turkey meatballs (thaw if using frozen)
4 c (loosely packed) baby spinach
salt and pepper
dried parsley and dried basil
finely grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. warm oil in large pot over medium-high heat. when oil shimmers, add carrots, celery and onion. cook stirring frequently, until slightly softened, 5 minutes.
  2. add stock. bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. add rice, meatballs, and spinach. simmer 5 minutes or until meatballs reach a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  4. season, to taste, with salt, pepper, parsley, and basil. serve with parmesan, if desired. refrigerate any leftovers.

source – kroger mymagazine, october 2020, page 21

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prep time: 25 minutes      cook time: 40 minutes     total time: 1 hour 5 minutes      serves 4summer-smoked-salmon-chowder-f5730d10-0619_horiz

2 T unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
kosher salt and ground pepper
1 lb baby potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch rounds (about 5-6 medium-sized potatoes)
2 c chicken broth
2 c fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears), or 1 can of corn
1 zucchini, cut into half moons
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz. salmon, skin removed, cut into 1/2 inch pieces


  1. season salmon with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. add onion, celery, and carrots. season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 6 minutes.
  3. add potatoes, broth, and 2 c of water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. add corn and zucchini; simmer, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 5-7 minutes.
  5. remove from heat; stir in cream and fish. season with salt and pepper, if needed.

sourcemartha stewart living, july/august 2019

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prep time: 15 minutes      cook time: 6-8 hours      total time: 6-8 hours + 15 minutes quick-and-easy-chicken-taco-soup-3-683x1024      serves 8

6 c low-sodium chicken broth
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15-oz. can corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped, plus sliced for serving
2 T ground cumin
2 T chili powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 T fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
shredded cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce, for serving


  1. combine broth, chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, onion, chopped jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
  2. cover and cook on low until chicken is very tender, 6-8 hours.
  3. remove chicken and, using 2 forks, shred into bite-size pieces.
  4. stir chicken and lime juice into soup and serve topped with cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, and sliced jalapeno.

source – real simple magazine, sept. 2017, pg. 148
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prep time: 10 minutes      cook time: 15 minutes       total time: 25 minutes      serves 3 bowlscoconut-curry-noodle-soup-8

2 T oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T fresh ginger, grated
3 T red (or yellow) curry paste
8 oz. boneless chicken breast or thighs, sliced
4 c chicken broth
1 c water
2 T fish sauce (or soysauce as a substitute)
1 c coconut milk
6 oz. dried rice vermicelli noodles (maifun rice sticks, orange package)
1 lime, juiced (or lemon juice as a substitute)
scallions to garnish


  1. in a large pot over medium heat, add the oil, garlic, ginger, and curry paste. fry for 5 minutes, until fragrant. add the chicken and cook for a couple of minutes, just until the chicken turns opaque.
  2. add the chicken broth, water, fish sauce/soysauce, and coconut milk. bring to a boil. at this point, taste the broth for salt and adjust seasoning accordingly (it should be a little on the salty side since the noodles will help curb the saltiness at the end).
  3. squeeze lime juice and add some scallions, saving some to top for garnish.
  4. bring to a boil and then add the noodles. turn heat off and noodles should be ready to eat in about 3 minutes.

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tomato florentine soup

January 24, 2016

prep time: 10 minutes       cook time: 40 minutes       total: 50 minutesimg_2853edit

yields 6 servings

1 T olive oil
2 c chopped onion
1 c celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c water
2 cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 c small shell pasta, uncooked
2 c fresh spinach
salt & pepper
grated parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. add onion & celery; cook for 7 minutes until tender, stirring often.
  3. add garlic, cooking for 1 minute & stirring often.
  4. pour in water, broth, tomatoes, & sauce.
  5. bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. stir in uncooked pasta and cook for 8 minutes.
  7. add spinach, cooking for a couple of minutes, until leaves wilt and pasta is al dente.
  8. season with pepper and salt.
  9. serve topped with parmesan cheese.

source – kroger, mymagazine, january 2016

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