Soups/Stews

For those days when you’re craving warm and creamy comfort food, soups, and stews really answer the call! Many people seem to think that the recipes in this category can only be consumed in the Fall or Winter. Well, I’m here to debunk that theory. As a matter of fact, Assyrians consume soups and stews throughout the entire year. And guess what, they have been doing so for thousands of years! Even in the dessert!

Some of the most popular Assyrian recipes in this category include Chipteh (Meatball soup), Masheh (Bean Stew), Kubba Hamouth (Meat-Filled Dumpling Soup), and Bamya (Okra Stew). Favorite non-Assyrian recipes include Chile Verde, Filipino Pork Adobo, and Spicy Bison Chili.

Potato Stew with Beef or Lamb (Kari)

Potato Stew with Beef or Lamb (Kari)

“Potato Stew” is known as “Kari” or “Shirwa’t Kitropeh” in Assyrian. This deliciously thick and rich potato stew is traditionally served over white rice.

Fasolia (Assyrian Green Bean Stew)

Fasolia (Assyrian Green Bean Stew)

This rich, tomatoey stew is brimming with large chunks of lamb (or beef), and plenty of green beans, diced tomato, onions, and garlic.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili (vegan option too!)

Turkey Pumpkin Chili (vegan option too!)

Fall is just around the corner, the perfect time for this amazing Turkey Pumpkin Chili. The turkey helps to keep the fat down, while the pumpkin and spices add a deep rich flavor to usher in Fall.

Poblano Soup (Crema De Poblano)

Poblano Soup (Crema De Poblano)

Do you love rich and creamy soups? If so, get ready to fall in love with this delicious Poblano Soup! Earlier this year, my daughter, Nena, got a chance to shoot a destination wedding in Cabo, Mexico. This was her first time in Mexico so she […]

Filipino Pork Adobo

Filipino Pork Adobo

When I look back at my time in the Navy, one food stands out more than any other: Filipino Pork Adobo. I was stationed onboard the USS Acadia, where Filipino Pork Adobo and Chicken Adobo were both regulars on the menu. Did you know a […]

Creamy Turkey Soup

Creamy Turkey Soup

Every year I look forward to Black Friday. Not for the reason that most look forward to this day; you see, I hate shopping. Especially if I have to deal with crowds. I’ll just pay full price, thank you  very much! No, the reason I look forward to this day is because I get to make my special Black Friday Turkey Soup.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe (made with roasted pumpkin)

Pumpkin Soup Recipe (made with roasted pumpkin)

You know how certain smells or songs can magically transport you to another place and time? This pumpkin soup recipe does that for me. I actually came up with this soup recipe in an effort to recreate a special memory I share with my dear […]

Meatball Soup Recipe (Chipteh)

Meatball Soup Recipe (Chipteh)

Sometimes I share recipes that are a little too “ethnic” for the average person. Or perhaps, they have ingredients that are not easy to come by. Luckily, this Meatball Soup Recipe is not one of those recipes. Most cultures have some version of this Meatball […]

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Of all the Assyrian stews, and there are many, okra stew is my favorite. Known as “Ladies’ fingers,” okra is the edible seed pod of the flowering okra plant. Assyrians call okra, “bomya” or “bamiyeh.”

Goat Curry Stew

Goat Curry Stew

I’m so excited to share this delicious Goat Curry Stew recipe with you! A while back, I posted about a friend from church who gave us some goat meat. Don’t you wish you had a friend like that? I used the ground meat to make […]