Category Archives: Soups

Roasted Cauliflower Soup – so delicious and low cal too!

We eat a lot of cauliflower and carrots and this is a novel way to cook them together that is truly divine and low calorie too. Enjoy! Roasted Cauliflower Soup Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 2 cups of baby carrots … Continue reading

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Welcoming family from Basel Switzerland this week – such excitement!

We have been planning for months for the visit of my niece and her husband and children and this is the week! We have a family get together on Saturday and lots of fun planned for the days before. I … Continue reading

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Zucchini Soup – Low Calorie — you will LOVE this!

This is a great low calorie soup – it fills me up and I love it! You will too! Zucchini Soup Ingredients: ·        1/2 small onion, quartered ·        2 cloves garlic ·        3 medium zucchini, skin on cut in large … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Cioppino – add or subtract any fish you like or dislike! Very versatile recipe!

 I love scallops – my husband doesn’t. Some are allergic to shell fish or don’t eat it – you can still make this cioppino by using other kinds of fish like monkfish, or cod, or halibut or salmon or even … Continue reading

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A Slow Cooker Onion Soup – easy and delicious – great for winter nights

 I tried this recipe and it was truly delicious – it was from Allrecipes.com – hope you like it! Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Ingredients ·        6 tablespoons butter ·        4 large yellow onions, sliced and separated into rings ·        … Continue reading

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Our Farm Manager Max Arteaga has the best seasoning mix! Here it is! Use on all main course holiday foods!

We use this seasoning mix on everything – fish, meat, poultry and vegetables. I even added it to a cheese sandwich the other day! YUM! And so easy. Try it out!  Little Farm Manager Max Arteaga’s Seasoning Mix – for … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash soup is an old favorite – with a twist of rosemary adds a wonderful flavor

We LOVE butternut squash soup but I tried something different this season and it worked out really well! Hope you like it! INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs of butternut squash cut in half 4 Tbsp of olive oil 4 sprigs of rosemary … Continue reading

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A great vegetable soup – everything but the kitchen sink!

Before we went out of town this summer, I had a lot of vegetables in the fridge. So I made up this veggie soup – basically threw in everything I had except potatoes – and used vegetable broth with it. … Continue reading

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A great idea to make two soups out of one

Some time ago I shared with you a super Cauliflower Butternut Squash Soup that I made.  I have included that recipe again here in case you didn’t see it. The cauliflower makes the soup seem creamy which it is not. It is pretty … Continue reading

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Easy fast Zucchini Soup which could be Gluten free without the croutons

The easiest Zucchini Soup you have ever made! Here it is in summary: Puree zucchini in broth and simmer for 10 minutes. This is gluten free without the croutons/bread unless you buy/make gluten free bread. Ingredients: 4 zucchini’s 4 cups … Continue reading

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Delicious Beet Soup

It is the time for fresh beets and so I could not resist making beet soup. We love it – and add small hard boiled eggs ( quail eggs) and it makes for a healthy and filling meal. Of course … Continue reading

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Remember the cabbage soup that was supposed to make you lose weight? Here it is!

Losing weight means watching calorie intake and exercising daily – in moderation. Here is a recipe – boring but pretty good. I can take it for about three days and then I am done! Enjoy! Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup Ingredients 5 … Continue reading

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New Board, New Speech and New Recipe!

I am so honored to be appointed to a new Board – Vanir Construction Management,  a global company. And recently I was also delighted to give a keynote at an event titled “The Chief Lawyer and Corporate Board” – speaking … Continue reading

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The most divine minestrone soup !

We love minestrone – but this one was the best ever as we cooked it in the slow cooker. Enjoy! Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup ( Low in Calories too – about 200 calories for 2 cups) Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) … Continue reading

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Cabbage Casserole – a one dish dinner that could not be easier! In the Slow Cooker of course!

Cabbage Roll Casserole Ingredients 2 pounds ground chicken 1 cup chopped onion 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce ( note this is NOT ketchup!) 3 1/2 pounds chopped cabbage 1 cup uncooked brown rice ( you could use white rice but we … Continue reading

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Who said Dogs do not smile? Our new rescue does!

Dogs smile. No doubt in my mind. Just take a look at our grandsons with Goldie our new rescue. Is she a happy dog or what? We are still enjoying the cold weather – and hoping for more rain!! WHOHOO! … Continue reading

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Egg Drop Soup – sooo easy and yummy – light too

I love noodles – of all kind. And chicken soup is soothing – still cannot find proof that it helps ( empirical proof that is) – just the goodness of the way I feel when I eat it! And that … Continue reading

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Beef Barley Soup – Ina Garten Style with Little Farm Modifications

My husband loves Beef Barley soup especially on a cold day. Here is a great recipe from Ina Garten – with a few modifications. Beef Barley Soup Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 2 pounds beef oxtails Kosher salt and … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup – easy and filling

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker ( from All Recipes with some changes) INGREDIENTS 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes,mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

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Chowder – a quick easy winter meal that is great when cooking with kids!

Chowder is not something that we ate in South Africa. So I didn’t grow up with it. But on our first visit to the USA we went to Boston and then later in life we went to Thailand – and … Continue reading

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