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It’s February and love is in the air! Everywhere you look, chances are you are seeing valentines, chocolates, cards and other items reminding you to share the love. You can also share the love by making that someone special a bowl of warm soup, so we have included some great soup recipes to stave off the chill of winter. Here at Coupon Claim we hope that your February is fantastic!
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Recipes for the Month:
It’s still cold outside, so keep warm with these simple and satisfying soups. Not only are the easy to make but they are easy on your wallet (less Than $3 per serving) as well.
Warming White Bean Soup
Especially for the vegetarian:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion- diced
2 cloves fresh garlic- chopped
2- 15 ounce cans white beans- drained and rinsed
6 sprigs fresh thyme- remove leaves from stem plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup vegan milk
dash red pepper flakes – optional or add to individual servings
Heat olive oil in large pot. Add onion and garlic, cook over medium heat until onions are tender and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Use an immersion blender or allow to cool and blend in food processor or blender until desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
Game Day Buffalo Soup
This healthy, grown-up version of Buffalo wings is delicious! It is filling, spicy, and full of protein and fiber for lasting satisfaction and energy. Garnished with freshly chopped celery and crumbled blue cheese, it is an absolute delight for even the hungriest of appetites. Price per serving: $1.43 Serves 10
2 lbs chicken breasts
2 cans great northern beans
1 jar buffalo wing sauce
1 stalk celery
1 small tub crumbled blue cheese
Pinch of salt
2 chicken bouillon cube
2 cups water
Cut the chicken breasts into bite size pieces and sauté in a large pan over medium heat. While the chicken cooks, boil water and bouillon cubes in large pot. Place the beans and buffalo sauce into the blender and whiz until smooth and creamy. Add the thickened mixture to the bullion in the pot and allow to simmer. While the chicken finished cooking, wash and chop the celery into bite size portions.
When the chicken is thoroughly cooked and lightly browned, add to the soup base. Allow to simmer until ready to serve.
Upon serving, top with fresh, chopped celery and a teaspoon of blue cheese crumbles.
Beef and Lentil Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large carrots, peeled and medium diced
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups red wine
10 cups beef broth
1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup rinsed green or brown lentils
A pinch of baking soda
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- In a medium bowl, season the beef with salt, pepper, and cumin. Cover and let rest for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- In a large stainless steel saucepan (not an aluminum pan)**, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned ( 6-8 minutes).
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a clean bowl. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Return the beef and any accumulated juices from the bowl to the pan. Add the wine, broth, and tomato paste. Stir well.
- Bring the soup to a boil; then, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat is just tender, stirring occasionally (about 50 minutes). Add the lentils and the baking soda, and continue simmering but uncovered until the lentils are tender (usually about 40 minutes, although please check for doneness after about 20-30 minutes to avoid overcooking).
- With salt and pepper, season the soup to taste. Remove pot from the stove and stir in the lemon juice (to bring out all the flavors) and parsley.
Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. It can be accompanied by a hard crust bread and a glass of red wine. Enjoy!
** Avoid cooking acids in aluminum cookware because the acids react with the aluminum pitting in the cooking surface of the pan and affecting the taste of the food.
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–Mo and Z