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Sweet Potato Chiplote Bisque

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The last time I posted this soup, I was whining, because the weather was in the 60s and going to drop to the 50s.  Right now it is 50 degrees and going lower.  Tomorrow will be even colder.  This is our winter right now.  So what better than a bowl of Sweet Potato Chipotle Bisque?  Pure comfort food for Jim and me!

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

Jim and I have been hibernating today.  The after effects of Hurricane Patricia are still with us.  Who would have thunk that a hurricane in the Pacific would have this big an impact?  It’s been raining since early yesterday morning.  We go a lot of rain.  Not the 18 inches that had been expected.  But a good amount.  Overall, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.  Some flash flood warnings.  If you are smart, you just stay home.

One good thing that happened was that with all the heavy winds, most of the dead fronds came off my palm trees.  Those trees is about 50 feet tall and still growing.  I had been planning on getting my tree guy to come and clean off the tree for winter.   Not now.

With the rains the temperature is dropping.  It’s about 66 now and will get a lot cooler.  Jim just told me that the wind was 37 miles per hour.  This is not our usual October weather.  It is definitely soup weather.  I pulled out my recipe for Sweet Potato Chiplote Bisque.  I have been making this soup for awhile.  I actually do it in the summer.  It is such a great soup.  I love the sweetness of the potato with the kick from the chipotle pepper. 

I originally got the recipe from Creative TV’s show ‘Vegan Mashup’.  So yes, this is all vegan.  You can use regular dairy products and it will turn out fine.  Later I found the recipe on line at The Vegan Latina. Read the rest of this entry »

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6 Meat Substitutes Even You Might Like!

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At this time of year, people are making big changes in their life.  Or at least resolutions to change.  Lets lose some weight.  Change  a relationship.  A lot of people have decided to become vegetarians/vegans.  For a lot of people who are use to a meat based diet, they are at a loss as to where to start.  And there is the question of what to eat instead of meat.  Here is an article I posted last year that might help you make the transition easier.
Hope this helps!
Marcey
Some times I miss the meat meals  we use to eat.  A great cheese burger.  Pulled pork.  Chicken wings.  Do you ever feel like that?  Well The Cheat Sheet has some substitutes that might satisfy you.

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Sloppy Joes — Bubs’ Kitchen

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From Bub’s Kitchen!

I was web surfing yesterday(yes on New Years Day) and came across something old.  Sloppy Joes!  I use to love them when I was a kid.  When I made them.  My mom’s sloppy Joes were definitely different.  This recipe is reminiscent of how I made them.  I think that you will love this recipe!

Thanks Bub!

Marcey

Let me start by saying… these ain’t your mama’s manwiches and you’ll never use jarred, canned, or packaged sloppy joe mix again. These are hearty, rich, and full of flavor. Since my husband and I became pescetarians I haven’t even thought about making sloppy joes, but when I saw Beyond Meat crumbles in the grocery […]

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Healthy Picnic Food Ideas For A Labor Day Picnic!

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With Labor Day coming up in the next week, I thought that I would find something to post for you labor day picnic.  Here is something that I posted a year ago.  These dishes are easy to make and delicious!

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

 

As a vegetarian, when you go to picnics, it’s hard to leave it feeling like you had a decent.  It’s even harder living in Texas, where BBQ is ubiquitous.  The only vegetable dishes are …

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Classic Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

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It is getting hot on Galveston Island.  It looks like we are going to stay in the mid 90s over the next week.  So!  I decided to do a replay of my Classic Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce.

This is spicy and crunchy.  The salad always tastes better the next day!  The recipe makes a big batch that is several dinners for two

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

I live in a place where we really enjoy food! We love to get together for breakfast. If there’s a meeting you will always have someone bringing something to eat. With all the talking we do, w…

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The Great story behind a Perfect Mauritian Rougaille (Spicy Creole Sauce) — P e a c h y T a l e s

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From Peachy Tales!

I am addicted to traveling to far away places.  Especially places, that seem out of the way.  Places that few people know about!  I saw this post about a spicy salsa, that sounded so yummy.  When I checked out Peachy Tales blog, I found that she was from Mauritius!

I don’t know a lot about the Islands, but as Jim says “Google is your friend!”  It’s in Africa. The Mauritian Culture is incredibly diverse.  The religions are diverse.  And everything is reflected in their cuisine.  I so want to go there now!

Enjoy!

Marcey!

Mangiare! Mangiare! ( Eat! Eat! ) Those were the words that my Mama would always be screaming to me back during my childhood days. I still recall how I used to hate eating tomatoes back then may it be when Mama makes piquant salsa, or just plain red sauce. Now there is no greater fan […]

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Home-Made Ice Tea — The Chef Cat

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From The Chef Cat!

The weather we have had over the past week has not been typical for us at all!  Temperatures of 100 t0 101!  I live on a beautiful island where the weather is pretty moderate.  When the people who live on the mainland have temps of > 105, we are usually a balmy 95 degrees. 

I saw this recipe for ice tea and immediately felt cooler.  I love the idea of making it in a ball.  And lime is so much more refreshing than lemon, don’t you think?  Thanks for this lovely recipe!

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

 

Well, did you ever get that feeling, that no matter how much you drink your thirst does not cease? Quite typical in the summer, isn’t it? No wonder when the temperatures breach 35ºC / 95ºF, the body is constantly producing sweat to cool off and thus depletes all the water reservoirs. Sounds like a great […]

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