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Soup du Jour – 31 Days of Soup

Winter is officially here so warm yourself up with a nice big bowl of soup.  Don’t be too surprised if we venture away from soup once or twice.  I have some great chili and stew recipes as well.  

Our first soup is an easy Chicken Noodle Soup. Sure to please your soul, chicken soup is also good for a cold. Here’s why.  

Day 2 brings us a Creamy Mushroom Soup. Cream of mushroom soup is a simple type of soup. It is well known in North America as a common type of condensed canned soup, but this recipe is so much better.

Day 3, a fragrant Carrot Ginger Soup. Carrot soup has been described as a “classic” dish in French cuisine. The soup was eaten by King Edward VII every year on  August 26th to commemorate the 1346 Battle of Crécy.

Day 4 Vietnamese Pho. Pronounced Pho, this noodle soup originated in the early part of the 20th century and one of the most popular street foods in Asia today.

Day 5 Roasted Red Bell Pepper soup.  I have made this many times for my catered dinner parties and it is always a favorite.

Day 6 Chicken  and Rice Soup. This hearty meal in a bowl is sure to satisfy any hungry man.

Day 7 Pan Fusion Soup? I totally made this up, but it turned out really well.  Similar to pho, with a different flare.

Day 8 Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  I love this “Copy Cat” Panera Bread recipe.  If you don’t want all that cheese, you might like this recipe instead.

Day 9 Chicken Tortilla Soup. This zesty fiesta of flavor is so good. It makes enough that you could probably stash some away in the freezer for those nights when you just want to pull something out quick for dinner

Day 10 Salmon Bisque.  An elegant, creamy soup, this recipe is sure to impress!

Day 11 French Lentil Soup.  If you have never had a “mess of pottage”, you should definitely give it a try.  

Day 12 Potato Leek Soup.  Must try! This recipe is from the Queen of the Kitchen herself.

Day 13 Gumbo.  Ewww weee.  I love some good Cajun food. I still have nightmares Peaches!

Day 14 Of course everyone loves Tomato Soup with a nice grilled cheese sandwich. This recipe includes how to make Parmesan Crisps if you want a grown-up twist on the classic combo.

Day 15 Moroccan Beef Stew.  I love making this for a dinner party.  The exotic flavors you will taste remind me of the food I ate while in Egypt, during Desert Storm.

Day 16 A Hearty Winter Minestrone and some fresh Garlic Bruschetta is such a nice meal for a busy week night.  

Day 17  Spicy Paleo Chili  This recipe uses buffalo because it is high in protein and rich in flavor. Bison meat is also lower in calories and cholesterol than beef, pork, turkey, skinless chicken.  It is more expensive, so feel free to use the other meats.

Day 18 Matzo Ball Soup Honestly, most of us have never tried this traditional Passover Soup, but a while back, one of my clients taught me how to make it.  

Day 19  Cold Avocado Soup?  Why not!

Day 20 Tortellini Soup This is an easy week night meal.  Only takes 20 minute!  How is easy is that?

Day 21 Cauliflower Kale Soup.  Don’t say ewwww!  You haven’t tried it yet

Day 22 Classic French Onion Soup. Onion soups have been popular at least as far back as Roman times. Throughout history, they were seen as food for poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow. The modern version of this soup originates in Paris, France in the 18th century.

Day 23 Corn Chowder

Day 24 Sweet Potato, Coconut and Cardamom Soup.  Here’s to my Paleo Peeps!

Day 25 Witch’s Purple Cabbage Soup.  Great for Halloween!

Day 26 Egg Drop Soup.  So easy to make.

Day 27 Bacon Beer Cheese Soup.  Now this is a man’s soup!

Day 28 Split Pea Soup.  Love it

Day 29 Vegetable Soup with Sriracha, Lemon Grass and Tofu.  If you grow a garden, you can grow your own lemon grass all summer long.

Day 30 Pasole. I love hominy and mexican food.  Enjoy.

Day 31 Beef Barley Soup  


Christmas Dinner Delivered – Tulsa Personal Chef

Christmas Menu  2016

Book now to take back your holiday!  No need to spend all day in the kitchen.  Relax and enjoy your time with family or friends, by having Christmas Dinner prepared and delivered by your own personal chef.  You may also pick up your meals at Kitchen 66, downtown Tulsa!

This year we are proud to have 3 delicious menus to choose from.  Orders must be made by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  Meals will be delivered on Friday, December 24, 2016.

Meal 1
Arugula, Dried Cranberries, Feta, Pecans w/Cranberry Vinaigrette
Apricot Glazed Ham
Mashed Potatoes w/Ham Gravy
Buttered Green Beans
Honey Glazed Carrots
Scalloped Corn
Raspberry Mousse

$44 per person plus tax


Meal 2
Arugula, Dried Cherries, Blue Cheese w/Walnut Vinaigrette or
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Honey Glazed Carrots
Peppermint Cheesecake

$54 per person plus tax


Meal 3
Christmas Tree Salad
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Beef Tenderloin w/Horseradish Crust
Garlic and Rosemary Creamed Potatoes
Hatch Chile Corn Pudding
Roasted Root Vegetables
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Eggnog Cheesecake

$64 per person plus tax


Cheesecakes (Plain, Eggnog or Peppermint) – $35.00 + tax

Pies (Apple, Cherry, Pecan, Buttermilk, French Silk) – $25.00 + tax

Cookies – $15/dozen + tax

Cookies in a Christmas Tin and delivered – $25/dozen + tax

Please complete the  form below and we will email you a confirmation.  

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Soup Basics Cooking Class

Nothing is better on a cool fall day than a warm bowl of soup. Let’s get ready for Fall by making three awesome soups, starting with a Creamy Tomato-Basil soup, then everyone’s favorite, Chicken Noodle soup. To finish off the night, learn to make a hearty Minestrone that is sure to make any brisk evening better. And you have to have bread with soup right? You will also make Myrtle Allen’s Brown Bread, a quick, one-rising wheat bread.

Join me from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2016, at The Girl Can Cook:Cooking Studio, located at 315 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

This two-hour class includes hands-on instruction, all food prepared, recipes, complimentary wine pairings and LOTS OF FUN! Cost is only $65/person.  Click here to register now.  

Moroccan Beef Stew Recipe

I love the tastes of the Middle East and North Africa. I love the tastes of many cultures, as a matter of fact, but having been in the Air Force, stationed in Cairo, Egypt, during Desert Storm, my love for the exotic started there. Several years ago, a friend bought a tajine and made Moroccan Chicken. I fell in love with that dish. I make it all the time and it is even the face of my business cards.

In early May, a very nice family in Owasso asked me to make a themed, exotic dinner in appreciation for his sales team. He liked the pictures of the Moroccan Chicken on the website and asked me to make that and to provide a beef dish as well. After a little research, I found this recipe on It had the same flavor profiles as the chicken, but was more like a stew with fresh carrots, Kalamata Olives and chickpeas.

This is so simple to make and you cook it as you would a stew. A nice simmering boil for a about an hour made all the difference. I serve this over rice with Naan and hummus then top it with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

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