Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bowl of Goodness & A Giveaway

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Mediterranean Chicken, Bean & Pasta Soup Recipe

When the snow starts to fall, I yearn to fold myself into a blanket and wrap my hands around a hot bowl of soup. This is the time of year when I pull out the stockpot and start to make batch upon batch of soups and chilies. We have a large standing freezer in our garage and, each year, we fill it with family-sized portions of these comforting dishes to see us through the cold winter months. Broth-based soups tend to freeze the best, but that does not stop us from making fresh batches of chicken and corn chowder or creamy roasted mushroom soup.

Not only are most soups healthy and hearty, but they are relatively quick and easy to make. For broth soups, the formula is an easy one. Saute aromatics, such as onions, garlic, and shallots, in some olive oil. Add the protein (e.g., chicken) and other vegetables until almost cooked through. Then, pour in the broth and fresh herbs, and simmer until the flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. If you are adding pasta to the soup, do so in the last 10 minutes or so of cooking so that the noodles do not become overcooked and limp. It is easy to double, or even triple, soup recipes. Make extra portions so you can freeze and store them for easy, quick meals.

If you are looking for a quick breakfast meal, consider pulling that bowl out of the cupboard and filling it with high-fiber foods, such as oatmeal and cereal. Nothing can be easier or more satisfying in the morning than a bowlful of your favorite cereal, topped with fresh fruit and milk. Our personal favorites are Raisin Bran and Smart Start because they are high in fiber and nutrients, and low in sugar compared to many other cereals found on the supermarket shelves.

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89 comments:

Patty said...

I can pretty much eat anything in a bowl and be in heaven, but if I have to narrow it down, I am going to say my homemade minestrone soup. Wait, my homemade split pea soup. Okay, I give...SOUP!

Anonymous said...

Favorite meal in a bowl would be beef stew with cornbread. Some times with some cheese melted on top.

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Tammigirl said...

Tonight my favorite meal in a bowl is going to be beef stew. Last night the answer would have been hearty chili. The night before that it would have been my amazing macaroni & cheese.

Jennifer said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is my Meme's homemade vegetable beef soup!

Tabathia said...

Cinnabon cream of wheat or new england chowder
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Tabathia said...

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sohamolina said...

Coca Puffs and milk is a bowl is my favorite.

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Mary Helen said...

My favorite is chicken tortilla soup, topped with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, avocado and shredded cheese. Yum!

oneordinaryday said...

cereal w/ skim milk, for sure

katie said...

I love soups. So lobster bisque would be good. or chicken tortilla. and when the weather is just right, homemade chicken noodle.

Betty N said...

Since I eat cereal every morning, that is my favorite meal to eat in a bowl.

Carol W. said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is homemade lentil soup.

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Betty N said...

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The Sunshyn said...

My favorite meal in a bowl has long been beef stew with flaky meat and big chunks of potatoes and carrots.
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The Sunshyn said...

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Racingjourno said...

Ok how about a bowl of beef goulash? Yup. That’s the one.

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Racingjourno said...

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Suzanne said...

I just made a batch of Potato and Leek soup with rosemary and garlic croutons yesterday! It was so warm and yummy, a perfect fall meal.

Nancy said...

Hands down my answer would be a bowl of chili!!!!

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MomOnTheEdge said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is normally cereal. However, right now I'm feeling a little cold, so chili sounds good!

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I Love Lucy said...

Ice Cream!!! any kind, any hour of the day!

Danielle said...

Oatmeal for breakfast, chili for dinner.
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Susan C. said...

In the fall/winter, I love love love a big bowl of chili. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I love potato soup the best.
BUT the other night I had some chili left over, but not enough to go around. So I made some spaghetti noodles and added to it. Chilietti. Toss in some cheese and onion. YUM!

APro said...

Mine would have to be my homemade Chicken n Dumplings. Just like my mama used to make

Norma said...

Ice cream! Yes, it's a meal - I had it for lunch last week with bananas and nuts :)
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LAMusing said...

Chili with NO beans, with melted cheddar cheese on top!
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Anonymous said...

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Drew said...

My favorite is Tomato soup with popcorn in it!
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Drew said...

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ms-texas said...

my favorite meal in a bowl would be soup or chili - but only when the weather is cool!

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ms-texas said...

i like chili or soup

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allthingsnew said...

My fave meal in a bowl is homemade chicken noodle soup! It's so, so yummy!

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tattgiff said...

Tomato basil soup with cheddar cheese croutons!

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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I love Shrimp Creole

Meaghen said...

I love my mom's creamy cheesey soup. she made it for me after a a bad experience getting a cavity filled at the dentist. It is so versatile too!

Nancy said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is my home-made chili with toppings like shredded cheese, chopped onions, jalapeno slices and a few tortilla chips! We had this meal this week!

Nancy
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Haven said...

I love spaghetti with cheese!

Haven said...

tweeted

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Chelsea said...

Chili and tamales!

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Megan said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is yogurt with granola. I eat it almost everyday!

coriwestphal said...

I love a big bowl of Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup! Yum!

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Erin said...

My favorite meal in a bowl would be macaroni and cheese!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Jelly bread and milk….a favorite bowl treat!

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Kelly Massman said...

Leek and potato soup! Thanks!
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Taylor said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is oatmeal! Yum!

Monica said...

This is definitely not a duplicate! My favorite is taco soup! Especially with warm cornbread muffins...yum!

Darcy said...

My favorite one-bowl meal is "The Mushroom Soup" from PW's website....but if I knew how to make a fabulous chicken tortilla soup, I think it would be my favorite.

Deb said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is spaghetti with meat sauce...pure comfort!

gmissycat said...

Besides Cereal of all kinds, soup is also up there on my list of favorits!
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gmissycat said...

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Tracy R said...

Mine is a rice bowl full of beef fried rice and orange chicken.

Lexiquin said...

On a rainy day like today, I enjoy something hot & hearty, like a stew/soup/chili/beans to help warm me up. If it's too hot to cook, I like to have yogurt with fruit or a bowl of Kellogg's Bran Flakes. On Sunday nights, we eat popcorn--in a bowl--for supper! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Lexiquin said...

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jillyrh said...

Chili with cheese and onion - and cereal of course! :-D

jillyrh said...

Tweeted

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susan1215 said...

I like chili and beef stew in a bowl

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The Redhead Riter said...

I'm an old fan of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

When I'm sick, it is always the first thing I want and in the middle of a dark night, I think of Corn Flakes.

I'm hopelessly hooked forever.

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Anonymous said...

I love big bowls of pasta. uheeter at comcast.net

Shel said...

Chili...I make mine with sliced carrots inside it and serve it with sliced rye bread and butter.

Shel said...

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slehan said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is leftovers after a turkey dinner: dressing, gravy & turkey all mixed up in a bowl. Thanks for the contest.

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Terri said...

I'm a pretty big fan of ice cream, but Special K Red Berries is a much more respectable breakfast!
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Dee said...

I love chicken noodle soup! :)

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Dee said...

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Kerry said...

I love homemade bean soup with cornbread. nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

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Betty C said...

I love soup of just about any kind but my favorite is home made vegetable beef.

Betty C said...

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Nikki said...

Mine is Potato soup with cheese and corn chips.

Sandyhere said...

Our family favorite meal in a bowl is a broth soup as you described, Kimchee soup. It is easy and delicious and absolutely packed with nutrition. Because our favorite is very spicy with bean paste and garlic is also good for your immune system and to relieve the symptoms of allergies or a cold/flu. The kids love it with a little rice, brown or white. there is never a drop left when I cook it and the smell is wonderful as it cooks.

sodahoney said...

I eat alot from bowls from cereal, pasta, mac&cheese, stew, gulosh or just alot

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Angel Jacklyn said...

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jakiesmom said...

i like chili with cheese on top
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bdiane34 said...

I love a bowl of chili with lots of cheese and crackers
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PauleyD said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is tomato soup with crackers.

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anonymous said...

My favorite meal in a bowl is oatmeal with some type of berries mixed in.