The mercury in our thermometer is dropping, so we are now collecting the best soup recipes to make for the cold winter nights. Next time you are home late from work – because the roads were so bad, of course – whip up a steaming bowl of warm udon noodle soup. You can omit the chicken and use vegetable stock for a vegetarian-friendly family, or swap in beef with beef stock for a slightly different flavour. We made this after a long day, and it was just what we needed!
1) Slice raw chicken breast, season with salt and pepper and cook until done.
2) In a separate pot, stirfry mixed vegetables, and once soft, add stock of your choice. Bring heat up until soup boils.
3) Once the soup is boiling, add liquid sauce of your choice to chicken. We used hoisin sauce, soy sauce and hot sauce.
4) Combine chicken in its sauce to soup and stir together. Before serving, separate and add udon noodles. Stir until noodles soften.
“This lasagna dish was cooked in 35 minutes on top of the stove. When cooking in Kitchen Charm cookware, the heat is distributed evenly so everything cooks through at the same time! Be sure to check your temperature as sometimes the lower heat setting and cooking for a longer time may be advised. Happy cooking!” – Chef Warren Goodgoll
1 Box dry lasagna noodle
1 ½ lb meat sauce
500 grams grated mozzarella cheese
Med container of cottage cheese
4 tbsp beef broth or water
Pasta with meat sauce is a classic meal that is always a hit with parents and children alike! For this reason, it is important that you perfect your sauce and become comfortable enough to whip it up in no time during a busy day! Take a look at Chef Warren’s take on meat sauce- it might just become a staple in your recipe book!
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic
few sprigs of fresh thyme
1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp dry basil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp tomato paste (heaping)
1 tin crushed tomatoes
1 tin diced tomatoes
1 tin black beans, drained and rinsed
2 bay leaves
In the 8″ skillet, turn the heat to low and sweat the chopped onion, carrot and garlic together by adding the lid and stirring every so often- the moisture from the onions create steam to hydrate the skillet so nothing sticks. Add the thyme and stir again.
After a few minutes, add the ground beef and turn the heat up to medium. Stir every so often and then press meat down, put lid on and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove lid and stir.
Add spices (oregano, basil, chili powder) and tomato paste. Stir again.
Add tin of crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and tin of black beans plus a couple of bay leaves. Stir.
Put lid on and cook until whistle goes off. Keep lid ajar to avoid splattering and turn heat down or turn off stove until ready to eat.