Tag Archives: Soups & Stews

Food & Friends: Beef and Vegetable Stew with Jazz


The kitchen is always warmer when it’s full of friends cooking together. This weekend, I went up to Milwaukee to visit my friends Jazz and Jeremy. We all graduated from college in May, and I’m glad that work and school kept us in the Midwest! Jazz is my farm and gardening guru. Her enviable spice rack and newly sprouted planter full of herbs have inspired me to start an indoor garden when I get back from Thanksgiving.

Jazz was kind enough to pick up some fresh produce and grass-fed beef at Outpost before I arrived. We made a hearty beef and vegetable stew with a side of kale. This stew freezes well, so it’s an ideal meal to make on the weekend and save to eat throughout the week. The recipe is easy to modify based on what fall vegetables you have on hand. Continue reading

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes it feels great to be able to come home from work and be able to pop dinner right in the microwave. It feels even better when that dinner is a classic comfort food like chicken noodle soup. I’ve always preferred the hearty soups with a high ratio of yummy things to broth, so I tweaked a basic chicken noodle soup recipe to get this bowl of deliciousness. Chicken noodle soup can be made and frozen or refrigerated ahead of time, providing plenty of easy and nutritious meals during a busy week. For the uninitiated: never fear–making soup is way easier that you’d expect!

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