Peace, Love and Low Carb – Soups and Stews Cookbook Review
|November 26, 2013||Posted by Carrie under books, food, giveaway|
It’s been a while since I shared some food around here and I guess it’s pretty fitting for Thanksgiving that I’ve been doing some cooking lately. I’m not actually doing much cooking for Thanksgiving this year, but I am cooking for the day after – a sort of delayed Thanksgivingukkah.
And, now that the weather has cooled off my slow cooker was ready to cook up some soup.
Perfect timing for some soup cravings because Kyndra, from Peace, Love and Low Carb, just released her third cookbook and she sent me a copy to review and share with all of you.
After reading through the book, I found many recipes that I wanted to make. The list of contenders was long: Broccoli Cheddar soup, Clam Chowder, Hearty Beef Stew, Kickin’ Chili, Tomato Basil Soup, Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup…
I decided to tackle the Creamy Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Soup.
And, tackle is not the right word at all. The recipes are easy! I love a recipe that says: “combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cover”. My favorite kind of recipe.
I did take a few pictures of my recipe, but Kyndra’s pictures are better.
carmelized onions, mushrooms and herbs
after cooking for a while, cream and swiss cheese was added
serve topped with some crumbled bacon (then hide bacon from family so there is some for the next day)
The Creamy Mushroom and Carmelized Onion soup is not a ‘combine in slow cooker and walk away type recipe’, there was a little hands on required. I did have to carmelize the onions before putting them in the crockpot. And there was a step of adding the creamier ingredients with an hour left in the cooking time. But, it was all worth it. I made the recipe on a Sunday when I had the time to do some prep work (I was cooking up a freezer stash of pancakes that day, too). And, the recipe lasted for several days, so all the prep time paid off!
This soup is amazing. My husband gave it the seal of approval with the ‘you can make this one again”. That’s high praise from him. I can’t wait to try more of Kyndra’s drool-worthy recipes. I think the chili is going to be next.
And a quick note about the amazing Kyndra – not only is she a great cook, but she’s an animal lover too. She’s got the cutest rescue dogs and does some great things for rescue groups. Love her!
Kyndra has kindly offered a copy of the cookbook (it’s an ebook) to one of my readers. Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Be sure to follow the required entry rules, or you will not be eligible for the prize. Giveaway runs through midnight EST on December 4, 2013.
If you can’t wait to win a copy of the cookbook – click on the picture below to find out how to purchase your own. And look at Kyndra’s other cookbooks – she’s awesome!
disclaimer: I was given a copy of this cookbook at no cost, all opinions and not great pictures are my own. If you want to see amazing pictures of these recipes, buy the book
Two more tidbits:
I’m in two places at once today – Thank you to my friend Melissa at The Valentine RD for inviting me to write a guest post for her – read about how I “Ran with the big boys”.
I’m linking up with Peas & Crayons WIAW today – it’s been too long since I dipped in to that serving dish of yummy food.