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Soups, Stews, & Chilies

Paleo Zuppa Toscana (Whole30)

Paleo Zuppa Toscana with turkey Italian sausage, bacon, kale, yukon gold potatoes, and coconut milk instead of cream. This dairy-free version of the classic Italian soup recipe is quick and easy to make and powerfully flavorful.

Welcome to my latest soup obsession. All the flavors and textures in one hearty, rustic, satisfying soup? 

This soup was made for you and me!

If you have never tried Zuppa Toscana, no sweat…I have included everything you need to know about the classic Italian soup in this post, in addition to instructions for preparing it on your Stove Top, in your Slow Cooker, or in your Instant Pot. BOOM so many options!

What is Zuppa Toscana?:

Zuppa Toscana is a classic soup from Tuscany, and translates literally to “Tuscan soup”. There are many approaches to this dish. Traditional zuppa toscana is classically made with Italian sausage, bacon, onion, kale, potatoes, cream, and sometimes zucchini, cannellini beans, celery, carrots, and/or tomato pulp. Rustic Tuscan bread is often added into the soup, as well to thicken it up and make it even heartier.

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Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Soup with Vegetables

Immunity-boosting turmeric vegetable soup with broccoli, zucchini, carrots, rice, coconut milk, and more! A nourishing, light yet satisfying healthy soup recipe worthy of putting on repeat. If you’re looking to give your immune system a boost during cold and flu season, I have JUST the nourishing immunity-boosting soup for you! It’s packed with vegetables, and …

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Nightshade-Free AIP Chili Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

Nightshade-Free AIP chili made with ground turkey, pumpkin puree, ginger, vegetables and more. This bean-less chili recipe is low-inflammatory, easy to prepare, and so comforting! If you follow an Autoimmune Paleo diet (AIP), or are cognizant of the amount of inflammatory foods you eat, this chili recipe will please you silly! It has that same …

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Thai Tom Kha Gai (Paleo, Keto)

Thai Tom Kha Gai -a coconut milk soup with mushrooms, chicken, ginger and lemongrass. This quick and easy recipe makes a satisfying, clean and delicious meal.

Tom Kha Gai is a traditional Thai soup made with coconut milk, mushrooms, chicken, lemongrass, ginger, and kaffir lime leaves. It’s creamy, tangy, and has a slight kick to it for a belly-warming cozy soup that covers all the flavor bases.

Thai food is my ultimate comfort food, and making it at home is one of my most coveted rituals. I love the way my home smells while I’m cooking, and enjoy the combination of creamy, tangy, sweet flavors. I also love making Thai for friends and family, as it’s always an impressive crowd-pleaser!

This time of year, self-care, evolution and growth is on everyone’s mind. For me, wellness  means consistency. This translates to cooking nourishing meals at home using fresh whole food ingredients. I see self-care as choosing a balanced lifestyle that you’re capable of maintaining in the long term, rather than urgently making too many changes at once. 

I enjoy making traditional recipes cleaner or just a bit healthier so that I get the same satisfaction while maintaining my health goals. I also think it’s important to keep cooking fun, yet approachable. In this sense, all of the ingredients included in this recipe are those you can find at any grocery store. I find it can be difficult to track down kaffir lime leaves, so I replace them with lime zest and juice.

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Crock Pot Creamy Kale & Sausage Soup Soup (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

Sausage soup with kale and sun-dried tomatoes made easily in your slow cooker! This creamy soup recipe is paleo, whole30 approved, and keto friendly!

This Tuscan-style sausage soup couldn’t be any easier to prepare. It only requires a handful of basic ingredients. Turkey sausage, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken bone broth, coconut milk, kale, oregano and parsley. BOOM dynamite!

Coconut milk is what makes this soup nice and creamy. If you don’t like the flavor of coconut milk, no sweat – you truly cannot taste it. If you do dairy, you can always replace the coconut milk with half & half or heavy cream.

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How to Make Turkey Bone Broth

How to make turkey bone broth in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stove top. Use the bones from your Thanksgiving turkey to make bone broth!

Bone broth is a part of my daily diet, and I absolutely love making it myself. Not only is bone broth delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients that are difficult to get anywhere else. Collagen and gelatin are the building blocks of our connective tissue, skin, nails, and are also essential for the health of our gut lining.

For those who suffer from gut issues, and or have been trying to heal leaky gut, bone broth is your friend! 

If you have a leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving, or have stock-piled bones from cooking chicken, beef or pork, you can easily make bone broth in your pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove top. Let’s hop to it!

How to Make Turkey Bone Broth in the Instant Pot:

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Beef and Lentil Chili

Beef and lentil chili is easy to prepare and is so comforting during the fall and winter months. This easy-to-prepare healthy dinner recipe requires just one pot and about 1 hour to make.   Chili lovers, what’s your chili theory? We all have preferences! Thick and meaty, soupy and vegetable-packed, spicy, mild, loaded with toppings, …

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Instant Pot Paleo Irish Beef Stew

A Paleo Irish Beef Stew recipe made quick and easy in your Instant Pot! Enjoy this comforting meal on St. Patrick’s Day!

Instant Pot Paleo Irish Beef Stew - a nightshade-free, gluten-free stew recipe that is low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Every year, I make Crock Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage and Cheese and Herb Irish Soda Bread.

While there’s no denying the joy of a good corned beef, I’m also a big fan of Irish Beef Stew. Traditionally, Irish Beef Stew is made using Guinness.

Because I know most folks around here are gluten-free (and often paleo), I figured I would create the recipe sans beer in the Instant Pot (bonus!). Ease of preparation, gluten-free, paleo-friendly…hitting all the marks here!

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