Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan, GF}

Mushroom Ginger Congee is a thick and hearty Asian soup that is made with oats! This vegan soup is easy to make, super healthy, and tastes delicious!

Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan} | ChezCateyLou.com

Do you ever get in little food routines? I have weeks where I end up eating the same thing pretty much every day. And last week, it was this Mushroom Ginger Congee for dinner every night! Sidenote – TheBetterHalf was working late that week…he would not approve of only soup for dinner.  Although let’s be serious, I didn’t only have soup…I followed the congee with dessert of course!  It is all about balance, right?

This soup  is so simple to make and is so warm and comforting. Plus, it doesn’t get much lighter – only 140 calories and 1.5 g of fat per serving, and it is very filling!  This is a great recipe to make when you aren’t feeling well, because the ginger and mushroom will both boost your immune system. Healthy comfort food that tastes amazing and helps you feel better – no wonder I ate this for dinner every night!… 

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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Want to make split pea soup but don’t have a ham bone? No problem! This split pea soup with ham uses ham steak – easy to make, comforting and delicious!

Split Pea Soup with Ham | ChezCateyLou.com

Split Pea Soup with Ham…so I know this is kind of a weird recipe for Chez CateyLou.  I mean I get it – split pea soup sounds kind of odd, and doesn’t look particularly appealing.  In fact for the majority of my life, I hated the stuff. My grandmother loved split pea soup and I remember her trying to make me eat it – she was unsuccessful.  Little Cate was not going to touch that weird green soup. But one day a few years ago, I actually tried split pea soup and was shocked…I liked it!  A lot!  And this recipe for split pea soup with ham is seriously delicious, so I just had to share it with you!!
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Green Chile Chicken Soup

Green Chile Chicken Soup is flavorful and hearty – packed with veggies, beans, and chicken, it is the perfect thing to whip up for a quick and satisfying fall dinner.

Green Chile Chicken Soup | ChezCateyLou.com #soup #recipe

It is officially soup season, and I am so excited about it! One of my absolute favorite things to make on fall weekends is a big pot of soup. This Green Chile Chicken Soup is the first soup I made this fall, and we absolutely loved it. It is so flavorful and is packed with tons of veggies, chicken, and beans – filling, healthy, and delicious.

And today is Mystery Dish day! Our host this month is Zainab from Blahnik Baker. She was one of the first friends I made in the blog world and she is just the best – if you haven’t seen her blog I definitely recommend it. You will love her and all of her delicious baked goods!
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Carrot Coconut Soup

This Carrot Coconut Soup combines fresh carrots and coconut milk with sambal oelek to create a soup that is so full of flavor and such a gorgeous color!

Carrot Coconut Soup | ChezCateyLou.com

I feel like I’m cheating with this post.   Why?  Because I didn’t make it!  Yep ladies and gentlemen – TheBetterHalf made this whole thing, from start to finish.  I didn’t even help him!  Ok, he might have asked a question or two (he’s still not quite sure what an immersion blender is).  But still, I’m impressed.  I could get used to this – homemade soup is one of my favorite things to eat, and somehow it tastes better when someone else makes it!  Take note, TheBetterHalf.

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Best Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili | chezcateylou.com

Is there a more perfect winter food than chili? It is so warm and comforting and makes such a hearty meal when it is cold outside.  And it’s the perfect food to eat when you’re watching football.  Now I’m sure my meat loving readers are scoffing over this meatless chili recipe, but I promise you, it’s delicious!  This chili is so full of flavor and texture that you won’t even miss the meat.  And if you are still in doubt, this vegetarian chili has TheBetterHalf’s seal of approval!  This is really saying a lot because he rarely has a meat free meal.
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