Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lucy Kate & Co.

My Etsy store was mentioned on Finding My Feet yesterday! Thank you Raechel for putting together this great list of Etsy shops. I can't wait to check them all out. I have been reading Raechels blog for about two years now. She has the sweetest little family and I love reading about all her creative ideas (and her house is super cute!) so check out her blog...

Have a great day!


P.S. I am working on a new "section" of Lucy Kate & Co. and I can't wait to share it with you guys really soon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Soup Recipe: Vegetable Beef with KALE!

I promise to get back to reviews soon (and a HUGE New York post). I have just had no time to blog lately but I have made some yummy soups and other food that I figured I would share. Kale is a super food and it is SOOO good for you. Full of vitamins and nutrients. A lot of people have probably never had it because it has to be cooked right or it can have a "rubbery" texture and taste kind of bitter. I think cooking it in a soup is a great way to help it loose that bitter flavor...


  •  1 pound of stew beef
  • 1 32 ounce carton of beef stock
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 2 large carrots (or about 12-15 small) - diced
  • 2 celery stalks - diced
  • 1 small can of green beans (the little half cans..not sure the amount)
  • 1 small can of corn (same as above) 
  • Half an onion - diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic - minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 5-8 cups of chopped Kale (depends on how much you want in your soup)
  • 1 cup of water
Sear the beef on all sides in a large pot with a little bit of olive oil (no need to cook all the way through at this point), then remove from pot and let sit while you make soup. Add diced onions to drippings, and saute over medium heat until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add carrots and celery, and continue to saute until slightly brown. Add garlic and continue to stir for about 30 seconds.

Pour in beef broth, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Add tomatoe sauce, diced tomatoes, poultry seasoning, corn, green beans and Kale. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes on medium-low.

While simmering, add beef back to pot along with salt and pepper to taste, and continue to simmer until kale is soft and tender. I added a little water at this point to thin out the soup but that is up to you. You can do any veggies you like but these were what I had on hand. I made this up completely so if you make it and dont like it I am sorry! This was one of my favorites and Sayer really liked it too. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Hump Day