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Soup + Stews

Instant Pot Butter Chickpea

I have a delicious Instant Pot butter chickpea for you guys today. I’m excited to share my first Instant Pot recipe after spending a few months trying to figure out how it works. Yes, a few months. It’s not like I used it every day, but the few times I did, I had no idea how to use it. I promise I read the instructions manual, but something just didn’t click. My visual brain needed videos from YouTube to figure this thing out. So here I am, a few months later, confident enough to share my very own Instant Pot recipe. And it’s a good one! Don’t worry, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can still make this recipe. I included a stove top version just…

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vegetarian french onion soup. One of my all-time favorite soups. Probably because it includes cheese and bread… Also because it reminds me of our trip to Mexico two years ago (has it really been two years!?). You may be wondering why I think of Mexico whenever I have French onion soup? It’s not exactly a Mexican dish… Let me explain. Shaun won a trip from work two years ago and we treated ourselves to a beautiful resort in Mexico. At our resort, we had a few restaurants to choose from every night, all of them included in our stay. Of course, we tried them all (except for the sushi place… Sorry, I’m not a fan of sushi). There was an Italian, a French and an American restaurant, all of which were amazing. Our favorite dish was the…

Curried Roasted Carrot & Cauliflower Soup

The past two days have been gray and wet and I’ve been craving some cozy soups – This curried roasted carrot & cauliflower soup was just what I needed.  Soup has been a big part of my diet over the last few stressful weeks. I’m feeling more and more anxious with my dietetic exam coming up in exactly one month now. There’s something comforting about soup and I’ve been turning to this easy meal now more than ever.  I honestly haven’t felt this anxious in two years and I did not miss this feeling. For this reason, I’m trying to prioritize self-care a little more – Something that I sadly ignored over the last few months. It’s sad how we need to feel…

Basic Spiced Chickpea Stew

Say hello to my new go-to weeknight dinner.  At this point of my internship, there’s no time to waste on complicated meals. For that reason, I’m turning to quick recipes that are done in under 30 minutes. Who doesn’t like a quick and easy recipe?! This chickpea stew is not only easy, but it’s also budget friendly (hello legumes, canned tomatoes, rice, onions and spices!), wholesome and filling. It’s perfectly spiced with cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, turmeric and chili powder, but feel free to add a pinch of cayenne if you want a bit of a kick – Although I love flavor, I’m not a fan of spicy food, so this recipe is on the mild side. Here’s how it goes: Simply cook your…

Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup

I’m exhausted.  Who can relate? It probably doesn’t help that we lost an hour of sleep last weekend, but to be honest, this internship is getting the best of me. With only a few months left, I feel obligated to give it all I have. It seems however that the more this internship goes on, the more tired I’m getting and the busier I get. I have so many recipes to share with you guys, yet so little time to write a post. I suppose there’s something about working over 40 hours a week, spending a few hours every night studying, then taking some time to exercise and develop some recipes that can make a person exhausted. So instead of being the perfectionist that I’ve always been, I&#8217…