weeknight meals

Turkey Vegetable Kamut Soup

Ingredients: 16 oz frozen “soup mix” vegetables* 2 cloves garlic, chopped 15 oz canned diced tomatoes 4 cups chicken or turkey stock 3/4 cup kamut (khorasan wheat) berries 1/2 cup dry vermouth 3 sprigs of thyme worth of leaves 1 bay leaf 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 cups diced […]

Maryland Crab Soup

Ingredients: group #1 4 cups crab stock 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, sliced into coins 9 oz fresh or frozen lima beans 1 large russet potato, diced 3 tablespoons Old Bay 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes group #2 1 cup sliced cabbage […]

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 medium carrots, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups chicken, beef or vegetable stock 15 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes 15 oz canned kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned chickpeas, drained 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes 6 oz tomato […]

Island Style Salmon Chowder

Ingredients: 3 slices thick cut bacon 15 oz canned diced tomatoes 5 1/2 cups fish stock 1 lb cooked salmon, cut into chunks 2 cups peeled, diced white potatoes 3/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/4 cup dark rum, optional 2 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced […]

Tomato & Kielbasa Alphabet Soup

Ingredients:1 large onion, diced2 stalks celery, diced2 carrots, diced4 cups chicken stock3/4 cup shredded cabbage28 oz crushed tomatoes16 oz kielbasa, sliced10 oz alphabet or other small pasta2 tablespoons olive oilblack pepper Direction:Prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside. In a skillet, saute the sausage slices. Set aside. Meanwhile, saute […]

Tortilla Soup

Ingredients: 25 oz crushed tomatoes 15 oz fire roasted tomatoes 4 oz canned chopped green chile peppers 2 habanero, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cups chicken or turkey stock 2 cups shredded chicken or turkey 1 1/3 cup fresh or frozen fire roasted corn 1 […]

Superlative Sesame Noodles

Ingredients: the dressing: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons black sesame oil 1 1/2 tablespoons hot chile (sesame) oil 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame paste* 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 1/2 inch knob ginger, grated 8 oz . skinny noodles* cooked, drained and cooled to […]

Sesame Marinated Steak on Spinach and Soba Noodles

Ingredients:2 green onions, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 fresh green chili pepper, minced1 lb tender beef steak (we used 1 inch thick piece of top round)1/4 cup dark soy sauce1/4 cup rice wine (sake)2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, crushed*1 tablepsoon lime juice1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 […]

Twice the Tomato Soup

Ingredients:32 oz can crushed tomatoes32 oz can peeled plum tomatoes, cut up2 cloves garlic, minced1 large onion, finely chopped1/2 cup celery, finely chopped1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon oreganosalt and pepper Directions:In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, garlic and celery. Cook 5-7 […]

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients: 64 oz vegetable broth 24 oz crushed tomatoes 14 oz kidney beans, drained 1 cup onions, chopped 1 medium eggplant, chopped 2 small zucchini, chopped 4 carrots, cut into coins 4 stalks of celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup fresh basil 1/2 cup fresh spinach 1/2 cup […]