Category Archives: Sides

Quick and Comforting Adzuki Bean Soup

   I came up with this recipe when trying to come up with ideas on how to use Adzuki beans. I had never before used them and had only recently had heard of them. I thought though that SOS Kitchen Challenge was the perfect time to try them out! I could only find them canned, …

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Funny Face Salad

(My funny face: tomatoes, eggs,and turkey).              BB’s (carrot “hair”,cheese, cucumber, tomato, ham) Here’s a simple, frugal, nourishing meal. Funny Face Salad BB (Baby Brother) loves salad, vegetables, and fruit! 🙂 (Although he also loves cookies, etc.) but, hey, we are happy that he loves good stuff too. And who …

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Simple Homemade Tomato Soup

One day, I was really craving tomato soup. I wanted grilled cheese and tomato soup, just like my mom used to make. Only, I knew I couldn’t just open a can of tomato soup like Mom. Too much stuff in there I didn’t want to eat. So, I had an idea…what about tomato paste? And …

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (in the Crockpot!)

This is very frugal and very good! 🙂 This is my mom’s chicken soup recipes except I made it in the Crockpot. 🙂  First, I cooked the chicken in the Crockpot by placing it and water in the pot for several hours on low. Then when it was cooked, I drained the broth and saved …

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Frugal, Filling, and Hearty Carrot Soup

The other week I noticed I had some carrots that were in dire need of use! I didn’t want to waste them so I decided to make something with them. I found a recipe for carrot soup and then modified it to fit my needs and what I had on hand. The original recipe doesn’t …

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Easy Beansy Black Bean Soup

I almost called this post easy peasy but I thought, hey easy beansy is more appropriate right? 🙂 Anyway, with my corn bread, I made a simple nourishing (and inexpensive) soup my aunt taught me to make. It is so delicious! I had two bowls of it today :). It goes great with the my …

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