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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Homemade Soup Stock

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

New Year, New You! Starting off 2019 with a reminder on how to make a super easy (and thrifty) soup stock!

 

Whenever I'm cooking I make sure to put the scraps and ends from my carrots, celery, onions, shallots, garlic, and parsley into a freezer bag for future stock purposes. It cuts down on cost, as well as time and labour, and not to mention WASTE!

 

Soup stock is so simple to make, and it's great knowing exactly what you're putting into your food. You can control the sodium level, and choose between making stock or broth (by adding herbs to the process).

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:


Go organic and buy local! Soup stock, be it veg, mushroom, chicken etc, is usually the base of a recipe, and wouldn't you rather know you're making things as healthy and sustainable as possible? Plus farmers markets are always fun.

Also, you can easily store the stock in wide mouth mason jars or in tupperware for easy handling and use in recipes!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Shrimp Dumpling Soup

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Okay, I know it's not TECHNICALLY winter yet, but the amount of layers I'm wearing, and the desire to hide inside with sweatpants just makes me want all kinds of varieties of soup.

 

I was craving a wonton-esque soup recently, and dug up this recipe that I had because I had leftover lemongrass from this Thai Noodle dish we just made. I've had allergic reactions to most wonton soups that I've had, so, much like when I made the miso soup, I knew making it from scratch meant I can control exactly what goes in here.

This is a big batch of soup and wontons, so make sure you have someone to share it with, and if you want to split it up over two days, cover the wontons well and put them i the fridge, and then cook them in the broth the next day - this way they won't get soggy!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

The fresh herbs in this are really going to make this for you. Add them at the end and pile in as many as you'd like, and feel like you could kill a cold before you even feel sick!

And like I ALWAYS tell you, use your own, homemade soup stock, so you can control the amount of salt and spices you put in it!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Happy (almost) Halloween!

It's squash and gourd season and this week we're also going to put your homemade soup stock to good use in a delicious Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - a recipe we love from Nourished.ca.


As Alyssa points out on her blog, gourds have tons of antioxidants, beta carotene, and are high in fibre and potassium. Not to mention tasty.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Since this recipe is dairy AND gluten free, and is vegan to boot, there's not much more you can do to make this soup any better. Except maybe do yourself a favour and make a double batch, and freeze some for one of the grey winter days we know are coming.

 
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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Miso Ramen



It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Soup season is upon us. I just want to hunker down with a bowl of noodles all the time now, and with this (vegan) miso ramen I can make a lot of the broth, and freeze it, so that when I want some, I don't have to start from scratch every time! This is way better than the instant-packaged stuff you'll find at the store, trust me.

 

Also, see if you can make this without humming the Chixdiggit song "Miso Ramen".

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:


Throw as many kinds of greens as you'd like in here! Don't have baby bok choy? Try kale or spinach! Have some cabbage on hand? Toss that in too! Even if you don't have tofu handy, you can load up on the mushrooms and other veg.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Miso Soup

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I had some sushi at an event this week, but it doesn't feel like sushi to me without the miso soup, so I decided to try my hand at making it from scratch.

 

The main thing/problem for me is that most of the instant versions (and a lot of the corner store restaurant versions) are loaded with MSG, to which I'm allergic, so starting from scratch helps me control EXACTLY what is going into the soup

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

If you're not a purist (seaweed, tofu, green onions), you can load up your miso soup with other veggies. My next batch I might add mushrooms, but you can toss in lettuce, onions, clams, bean sprouts, carrots, eggplant, anything! Just make sure that you add anything that needs to cook/soften before you boil the dashi.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chicken Soup


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

So much turkey! I bet you're either itching for a change-up, or don't know what to do with all the leftovers! Well, I made this soup with chicken, but you can easily do the exact same with leftover turkey meat.

 

The chicken came roasted from a healthier grocery store, and is a quick meal during the week in itself. If you're just one person, you'll likely have leftovers and that's perfect for making soup!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

As always, it's great to start with your own homemade stock. I broke the chicken down, removing the meat and setting some aside for the soup, and then used the bones/leftovers to make stock (following this, except with chicken too!). It's a great way to control the sodium going into your soup!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Vegan Tomato Soup


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

It's so cold. I stepped in a river during a downpour up to my ankles the other day. I needed tomato soup.

While bumming a Thanksgiving meal last week, I met Alex Clark, the Farm Leader at Field House Brewing, and it just so happened that she brought a tonne of produce from the farm. I went home with a whole bunch of tomatoes, and beets (HUGE beets, the size of my head). These tomatoes are pictured below!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Fresh. Local. Simple. This soup doesn't need too much to it. Blend it up, maybe add some nutritional yeast, and you're set.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Pea & Mint Soup


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Peas are in season (in my own garden too! If you have some space they're really easy to grow) and mint grows like a weed (literally), so I thought it was appropriate to make a chilled Pea and Mint Soup. This is great as a first course, lunch, or you can get fancy and put it in shot glasses at a party like gazpacho!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

This soup is very straight forward and all veggies, but try and use your own, homemade soup stock to reduce the added salt, and pick as much up from the farmer's markets as possible!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Pasta Fazool


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Here's the thing, I know it's called Pasta e fagioli, but I like saying Pasta Fazool so much more.

This dish is hearty, full of veggies and beans, and tiny tiny pasta pieces. The snow might be gone, but the weather is still chilly, and if you need a solid dinner after a hard days work and workout, then this is for you. It's SUPER easy, and very simple, and I had almost everything in my house already.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There are a ton of different variations on this recipe, but you can switch up a lot of stuff. Add in some sausage for some protein, change up the beans if you have something different on hand, add in carrots for some more veg. Sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top (instead of parmesan, which is the usual topping).



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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Parsnip & Carrot Chicken Noodle Soup


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

If it's not the snow & ice that made you want to burrow into a blanket fort with a cup of soup, the return of the rain just might. Parsnips are in season now and easy to find, so I threw them together in a soup with some carrots, homemade soup stock, chicken and egg noodles. Hits the spot!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you're veg, eliminate the chicken and double up on the veggies, actually, you can double up on the veggies either way - it all depends how chunk you like your soup! Have this with some whole wheat crackers or toast and you've got yourself a meal.

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