Few things hit the spot for me like a bowl of hot taco soup with a heaping spoonful of fresh guacamole. It was a pre-Paleo favorite and is something that I have learned to modify to keep me on track in my new way of eating. Here is a basic recipe (one that is VERY easy for anyone to make). I’ve also played with adding a little chipotle in adobo, some chopped parsnips in with the carrot and peppers, and doing a combination of meats instead of just grass-fed ground beef. This recipe takes very well to adaptations.
There are so many variations, I encourage you to take this recipe and make it your own!
- Use chicken breasts and thighs in place of beef, skip the carrots and add a hefty amount of large sliced bell peppers for a “Chicken Fajita Soup”
- Add green beans and chunks of potato for a stew
- Use chorizo, sturdy white fish (like cod or halibut) and clams for a spicy Mexican-style Cioppino
The joy of cooking comes when you pour your energy and creativity into creating dishes that satisfy your needs. We are all so different, not one recipe will be a knock out for each and every one of us. So take what I made here, get inspired by it and make something that puts a smile on your face (and on the faces of those you feed).
I want you to want to cook. I want you to take pride in feeding yourself and those around you quality homemade food. Even something like the humble taco soup can be the start of a very good thing.