Recipes: stew

Pumpkin Chili

By Gina Caputo

Pumpkin Chili
Hands down the best chili I've ever made or ever eaten! Who knew?! I don't identify as a major pumpkin lover but it lends something really special to this spicy, protein rich chili that's perfect for a chilly night and makes amazing leftovers! The flavors just keep melding! It's also SUPER easy to make with most ingredients coming from your pantry! You can easily make it vegetarian by omitting the sausage and adding your favorite hot sauce!

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White Bean & Kale Soup

By Gina Caputo

White Bean & Kale Soup

Kale yeah! This is SOUPer simple and delicious. I recommend taking the time to soak dried cannelini beans (I order mine online) because I find the canned ones of this particular bean are just mush. And that little blast of lemon juice at the end? Absolutely zingy delicious!

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Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken

By Gina Caputo

Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chicken
We had a freak September snow storm and after eating lots of cool grain bowls, grills, tacos and salads, it seemed like an invitation to bust out the ole Instant Pot again! After just a little prep in chopping, this one pot wonder has that glorious combo of tomatoes and coconut milk, is a breeze to make and is full of flavor. It also invites innovation with other veggies and can be made omni or vegan!

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Lime In The Coconut Chickpea Stew

By Gina Caputo

Lime In The Coconut Chickpea Stew
One day during quarantine I got a wild hair to use mostly pantry items to make a stew but I still wanted it to be high in protein. So I ended up making a chickpea on chickpea stew with a coveted can of coconut milk! This is easy, delicious and can be served on its own, over rice or you can dip pita or naan in it. AND if you listen to Harry Nilsson's song Coconut while you make it, it's guaranteed to be infused with that special spice called FUN.

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Pesto Powerball Soup

By Gina Caputo

Pesto Powerball Soup
This is a classic, hmmm what do I have in the kitchen One Bowl Wonder. I had the makings for soffritto (fancy Italian word for carrots, celery, and onions) which always makes me think of soup. That week, greens were hard to come by at the store but I had just made a pesto with supergreens and basil and still had it in a jar in the fridge. Add protein balls and it felt very rustic and old country in the best possible way.

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Roman Lentil Soup

By Gina Caputo

Roman Lentil Soup
This hearty soup gives you forza, or the power to face the difficulties of life This beautiful lentils and pasta dish is inspired by a Roman classic. The greens were my idea. Eat it in good health, in bad health or simply to everyone's health!!

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Nutso For This Soup

By Gina Caputo

Nutso For This Soup
This soup was definitely inspired by "Hmmm, what do I have in the kitchen today?" but ended up thick, hearty and soul-satisfying in a way I didn't expect! I think the African-peanut-stew-inspired addition of nut butter and nuts pushed it over the delicious edge and then the Thai-inspired lime juice at the end is EVERYTHING. It's spicy, sweet, sour, astringent and delicious every way you look at it!

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Bean Feeling Spicy Lately

By Gina Caputo

Bean Feeling Spicy Lately
This spicy stick-to-your-ribs stew is super versatile. It can be made anything from vegan to omnivore and you have the power to adjust the spicy level to suit your tastes! This protein-rich stew is satisfying on its own for anyone eating low-carb but fresh bread makes a perfect partner too. Or serve it over rice or polenta! No matter what, don't forget the lemon juice at the end!

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