Chicken Tortilla Soup


This Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of those soups that tend to turn up in my kitchen time and time again.  Soup is one of those foods that many people only really appreciate on chilly days.  But, I’m not one of those people.  I can eat soup even if it’s 90 degrees out.  We didn’t quite hit 90 today, but it was in the high 80s here in Newport.  I had the air-conditioner blowing inside while I was in the kitchen whipping up a large pot of this soup.  One of my favorites!


Breakfast Cookies with Orange and Cranberries

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Grilled Pineapple and Kale Juice

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Chicken Pad Thai Nachos

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread with Streusel

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Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

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Quinoa with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

In my enthusiasm for all things quinoa, I post yet another quinoa recipe.  You’ll serve this Quinoa with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes warm as a really great side dish to salmon or a piece...


Quinoa and Oatmeal Cereal

A lot of recipes for breakfast porridge suggest you soak your oatmeal overnight  or that you soak your quinoa for two hours or longer so it can sprout before cooking.   Except for special...


Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette

Sometimes I think the best way (and the most simple way) to dress a salad is with a little olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Often times I’ll just drizzle and squeeze right...


Creamy Black Beans with Coconut Milk

There is temptation whenever I cook with coconut milk to want to add curry. The combo of coconut and curry is warm and fragrant and perfectly harmonious. But I resist here and instead add...