Chicken, Scotch Bonnet, and Beer Stew (Low Carb)

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Back in 2013 when I started this blog, I was still incorporating a lot of carbohydrates into my life. The common theme of my life was potatoes. They are the epitome of comfort and I generally need a lot of comfort to coax myself through the winter. This year I’ve decided to give some old favourites a low carb makeover, starting with my Chicken Barley and Beer Stew. Continue reading Chicken, Scotch Bonnet, and Beer Stew (Low Carb)

Chicken Fajita Soup (Low Carb)


Most of my soup recipes start as a quick thought I’ll jot down and then save in my gmail account draft folder as an unsent email entitled “recipes”. I usually have a few soup ideas written down at a time and I’ll slowly add ingredients to each idea when I think of what would work well.

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Chicken and Shrimp Green Curry (Low Carb)


Today’s post features a guest writer. The Soupy Stovetop kitchen was once again graced with the presence of my good friend, Dan. You may remember him from such recipes as Pork and Pancetta Chili Soup, and The BBT: Bacon Basil Tomato Soup. Continue reading Chicken and Shrimp Green Curry (Low Carb)

Chicken Barley and Beer Stew

1382824_10100497526455695_1497769540_nGrowing up, I remember eating a lot of stews my mother made that showcased barley.  It wasn’t until this fall that I realized I had gone at least 12 years without having barley; this October 2013 marking 12 years since my mother passed away of cancer. Continue reading Chicken Barley and Beer Stew

Simple Homemade Chicken Stock

tumblr_m8jquvXhzo1rxxmgro1_500On our laziest days, my partner and I have been known to indulge in the odd roasted grocery store chicken, or to head to a jerk chicken restaurant on our street for a quick dinner.  Despite our laziness, I always say that a roasted bird is a meal that keeps on giving. Continue reading Simple Homemade Chicken Stock