Duck Broth with Vegetables

I love when simple tastes great!  This soup is just that, simple to make and tastes amazing!  We recently made a batch of duck broth with our left over duck bones.  Needless to say, I thought chicken broth (bone broth) was my ‘drink of choice’, that was until I met duck broth!  We love duck and duck broth has the same taste as though eating the duck again!  This recipe takes the amazing duck broth and enhances it with the natural vegetable flavorings, giving your mouth an amazing explosion.  This causes your hand to move faster getting the soup into your mouth!  Now, if you don’t have access to duck broth…no worries..this will work with chicken broth.  The broth taste is what carries this soup.


Duck Broth with Vegetables


2 cups diced carrots

2 cups diced fennel (1 large fennel)

2 cups diced zucchini

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Pumpkin Thyme Chorizo Soup

It’s a tad bit chilly outside, so I’ve been on a soup kick.  Trying to warm my body from the inside out.  This said, I love the combination this soup has when all the chorizo spices and thyme blend together.  I want to say one thing on chorizo, make sure you do not get a brand with monosodium glutamate (msg). Many brands you find in the grocery stores have it.  Part of eating Paleo is knowing where your food comes from and the ingredients within it.  This said, we buy all our meat locally from farmers.  Our pork farmer sells their chorizo as part of an option when purchasing a pig or in single packs at our farmers market.  Check out your options and support your local farmers because they are a wealth of knowledge (rant over).

Pumpkin Thyme Chorizo Soup

Pumpkin Thyme Chorizo Soup

Yields: 4 bowls


1 can of pumpkin

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 lb of chorizo

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Pumpkin Curry Soup

Can you tell fall is here in Michigan?  I’m in love with a few things: apples, squash and pumpkin!  Then along with those three things come great spices.

This soup is great served right away or on another night.  I often make this soup on a Sunday afternoon and serve it for a meal on Tuesday/Wednesday.  It is great served the next day because the spices merge together longer.  I will let you in on a little secret of mine to having success in nightly meals, I look at our schedules and decide which days I have time to cook a meal and which days I will be walking in the door starving.  I allow my schedule to guide my weekly menu.  If a temptation occurs for me, it is often due to exhaustion, so I plan ahead to know when it will be occurring.

I have to laugh, I love soups and my husband is not on board for soups ALL THE TIME.  Well, he is going to have surgery this week on his ankle and his request to me is…a fridge stocked with soups.  He said he would love soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it must all be made with bone broth!  He knows bone broth heals and he is looking for a quick recovery (and me too…for my sanity purposes).

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

1 – 15oz can of pumpkin

1lb cooked breakfast sausage

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 cups chicken broth

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tsp cinnamon

1.5 tsp curry

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Clam Chowder

This recipe is off the hook and it is dairy free!  I have created a dairy free chowder base using creamed cauliflower.  My husband was very impressed with how well this recipe turned out.  Now he wishes restaurants would sell it as a dairy free option!  This recipe is perfect for a cool fall day or a blustery winter day.


Clam Chowder


4 cups chicken broth

1 head of cauliflower

2 cans of clams in water

1 large leek thinly sliced

5 strips of bacon

1 cup chopped carrots

2 cups chopped jicama

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp dry ginger

1/8 tsp ground cayenne

salt and pepper to taste

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Paleo Tomato Soup

Yep, it’s that time of year….SOUP SEASON!  I find once summer disappears all I want is soup.  Soup warms me up from the inside out.  I grew up loving tomato soup from a can.  Yes, a can.  I would get very excited when I saw the can with the red label come out of the cupboard.  Needless to say, this recipe is all natural and I know all the ingredients I’m putting into my mouth.  I now can not say the same about my childhood favorite.

Tomato Soup

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One Pot Chili

I love cold weather because it becomes a great reason for soup!  I also love only making one dish messy.  This recipe for One Pot Chili is a favorite in our house on cold days because it’s a soup and it only creates a mess in one pot!!  Not to mention, the options for chili are endless….see below for where to use Chili at!

One Pot Chili

One Pot Chili

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