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Fennel & Grape Salad

In Latest, Let's Eat, Recipes, Salads & Soups, The Blog by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl0 Comments

Fennel is truly a taste of the old world. A member of the carrot family, it has a unique, slightly sweet and herby flavor that is reminiscent of licorice. Also known as anise, this delicious veggie is common in Italian and French cooking, and is indigenous to the Mediterranean but has become widely cultivated in many parts of the world. …

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Easy Tomato & Bean Soup

In Recipes, Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl0 Comments

About this time of year, we are ready for fresh veggies – but – they’re not here yet. Almost, almost… but not quite in the Maryland area. We are looking at lean seedlings in our garden and the farmer’s markets don’t start till May. Perhaps you folks in Florida are luckier… Still, this simple soup somehow scratches the itch. It …

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Hidden Veggie Cheddar Soup

In Recipes, Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl0 Comments

As a kid, I was not big on vegetables. I recall many unhappy meal times when I would be forced to sit – sometimes for hours- until I would eat the green leafy stuff on my plate. My parents would tell me tales of starving children, but I wasn’t moved. It felt like it was just me against the plant …

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Grapefruit & Kiwi Salad

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Winter produce isn’t always bountiful, but when it’s cold outside, citrus and kiwi are at their peak. That means it’s the perfect time to indulge in this simple and tasty fruit salad. The colors are vivid and are a fun way to enjoy the last of winter’s bounty before you welcome spring. You can serve this quick dish for breakfast, …

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

In Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl1 Comment

Just the words “loaded baked potato” make me smile. I can see it in my mind… a big potato, steaming hot and piled high with all sorts of yummy goodness like sour cream, cheese, bacon bits and green onions. Maybe salsa or broccoli, too, if I am feeling healthy. So why not put all that deliciousness into a soup? This …

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Green Detox Soup

In Recipes, Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl2 Comments

Maybe you overdid it little during the holidays? No worries, you’re in good company. Most of America is in the same boat. Time to clean out the pipes, so to speak. This soup is all good, no crap. It’s packed with veggies and green goodness, guaranteed to nourish your body and warm you through. Don’t be scared by all the …

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15-Bean Soup Mixes in a Jar

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Nothing beats a homemade gift. Especially one you can eat. These soup mixes are fun, simple and lovely to look at. They’re also vegan and gluten-free as written. And who wouldn’t appreciate a simple winter supper that can be tossed into the slow cooker? The 15 varieties of beans are flexible. You could double up on black beans and leave out …

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Curry Butternut Squash Soup and Peppery Corn Bread

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For a cool November evening this sweet and spicy soup is just what you need to chase away the chills! The butternut squash is comforting and familiar, with exotic curry and hot peppers to warm you up. Don’t like spice? No worries, you can adjust by adding more or less red pepper flakes and jalapeños. The Peppery Corn Bread is a …

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Pumpkin Beer Soup

In Recipes, Salads & Soups, Thanksgiving 2016, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl4 Comments

Now is the time for all things pumpkin. You see it everywhere – the flavor of fall can be found in coffee drinks, breads, cookies, pasta even beer. We’re all about embracing pumpkins and beer, and thus we’re ready to share our recipe for Pumpkin Beer Soup. Now, if you don’t happen to have autumnal pumpkin beer on hand, use …

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Corn & Mango Salad with Citrusy Mint-Maple Dressing

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You dig in your nails and pull back the fibrous green husk. Sweetness awaits as you bite into tender, juicy kernels – yea, it’s fresh summer corn. And it’s at a market near you right now. Really, who gets tired of eating corn on the cob? Not us! But sometimes it’s fun to throw corn into the mix with some other veggies, …