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Still Soupin'

Welcome to Week 7 of the House of Skip #SoupProject

If you haven't been following along (why not?!!) Skip is cooking her way through a list of 43 Paleo Soups from the folks at Paleo Grubs.

This week was the first week that Skip made not 2, but 3 soups! Woo-hoo!

I was prepared to be underwhelmed again this week, maybe it was just a result of having made so many soups (15 total soups to date) already. However, I was pleasantly surprised that 2 of the 3 were real winners and one wasn't really our taste.

We'll start with our least favorite, soup #13, Lemon-Garlic Soup from Seasonal and Savory. I don't want to say this is a bad soup, but the may be an acquired taste. I like garlic and lemon, I think they are great together, but a soup that is basically just those two things is a little overpowering. And that garlic taste really stays with you. This soup was also a little challenging to make because of the addition of eggs, I scrambled mine a little while adding it to the ho…

This week in Soup

The journey through the list continues. We hope you are enjoying the House of Skip Soup Project. We certainly are eating lots of soup and will be for quite a while. Which is why next week you'll see me make and review 3 soups! But this week we've got two.

Up first, Paleo Gizzard Soup, which was skipped last week due to the inability to obtain our main ingredient, gizzards. It comes to us from a little blog called, Paleo Porn. I was "lucky" enough to be able to find the gizzards through our friends at Local Abundance. I was somewhat apprehensive about working with gizzards because I had never done it before. They were definitely interesting looking. I chopped them up a little even though the recipe didn't call for that. Of course sauteing them in bacon fat smelled amazing. As I was
chopping and adding them to the pot, I thought, "how come some of them look different?" Then I realized I had gizzards and livers, but I just added them all to the pot anyway…

Soup Project- Week 5

Skip is continuing her journey through Paleo Grub's43 Paleo Soups list. I have to say, this week I found myself not that excited about the soup. Perhaps I'm getting tired of soup, or perhaps these soups just didn't excite me. Maybe the fact that I didn't need my immersion blender was a factor. Either way, I know I am not giving up!

Due to difficulty procuring an ingredient I had to do a switch-a-roo with the soups this week. So, instead of doing soups 9 and 10, I did soups 9 and 11. What ingredient caused this problem? You guessed it, chicken gizzards! That means you have to wait one more week to hear about how I make out cooking the innards of a chicken.

The soups I have to present to you this week are..... (drum roll)....

Smoky Root Soup which comes to us from The Nourished Caveman and the #11 soup Meatball Noodle Soup which is from the blog Health Starts in the Kitchen.

I had a busy week scheduled, so on Sunday I made both of my soups so they'd be ready to go…

Soup, there it is

Welcome to week 4 of the Soup Project. As a reminder, the full list of soups compiled by Paleo Grubs, can be found here. Week 4 brings us soups 7 and 8 on the list, Grandma's Paleo Spaghetti Soup from Conscious Eatery and Gobi Masala Soup from Worthy Pause. These were two paleo blog/recipe sites that were new to me and I enjoyed learning more about them and will certainly try some more of their recipes in the future.

Let's get to the soup business. Starting with Grandma's Paleo Spaghetti Soup. I've got to start out by saying, what a great soup. Really tasty, very filling and just leaves you with a warm feeling. If you love a classic bolognese sauce, this soup is for you. I was worried about my companion's reaction to this soup, as he is not usually a fan of Italian sausage (surprising I know!). When he saw that I had bought it, right away, he started with the "I don't like that" and then I reminded him that this whole soup project was partially his do…