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Food Bloggers Los Angeles Simmer on Soups and Stews

Los Angeles and Southern California weather can be notoriously finicky. We can get spring-like weather in February sometimes (allowing us to gloat a bit), and then it will plunge into the high 30s, giving us just a tiny hint of what the rest of the country is feeling.

We heard a saying recently – “There is no bad weather, there is just bad clothing.” Isn’t that perfect? So let us say we have had some bad clothing recently, or at least inadequate clothing for the temperatures.

To combat the chill, our Food Bloggers L.A. group stirred up some soups and stews for our most recent meeting.

Perhaps you’d like the recipes? We thought so.

Soups and Stews

Mushroom Leek Soup with Fennel and Roasted Garlic Croutons from Savour Fare [1]Kate Wheeler of Savour Fare [2] brought Mushroom Leek Soup with Fennel and Roasted Garlic Croutons [3]. Kate was our hostess, and we marveled at her ability to calmly juggle a baby, a tyke and a house full of food bloggers, while serving soup with a smile.

Chicken Chickpea Stew by The Shiksa in the Kitchen [4]Tori Avey of The Shiksa in the Kitchen [5] and The History Kitchen [6] brought Chicken Chickpea Stew [7] that I could not stay away from.

Scottish Red Lentil and Barley Soup from Christina's Cucina [8]Christina of Christina’s Cucina [9] brought Scottish Red Lentil (and Barley) Soup [10], to match her Scottish heritage.

Tomato Bisque from Latino Foodie [11]Art Rodriguez and Stephen Chavez of Latino Foodie [12] brought a silky Tomato Bisque Soup with Bacon Crumbles [13]. Mmmm…bacon.

Sausage and Fennel Potato Chowder with Kale from Cheesy Pennies [14]Newbie Sharon of Cheesy Pennies [15] brought Sausage & Fennel Chowder with Kale [16]. She fits right in!

Garlic, Potato and Pumpkin Soup from Worth the Whisk [17]Patti Londre of Worth The Whisk [18] dished up a smooth and sophisticated Garlic, Potato and Pumpkin Soup [19] in her vintage slow cooker.

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Veggies from Bumbleberry Breeze [20]Judy Weintraub of Bumbleberry Breeze [21] brought Yellow Split Pea Soup with Veggies [22], including 8 veggies plus a few fresh herbs from her garden.

Bacon-Laced Corn Chowder from Fresh Food in a Flash [23]Patricia Rose of Fresh Food in a Flash [24] brought a bacon-laced Corn Chowder [25]. Mmmm…bacon.

Miso Won Ton Soup from Adventures with Nancy Rose [26]Nancy of Adventures with Nancy Rose [27] brought Miso Wonton Soup [28] in honor of Chinese New Year.


A few of us were rugged individualists, and decided instead of soup, we would bring go-alongs to soup. (Either that or we can’t be bothered to follow directions. 😈 )

Oatmeal Bread with Flaxseeds from In Erika's Kitchen [29]Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen [30] brought Homemade Oatmeal Bread with Flax Seeds [31]. It went with every single soup there!

Skillet Bread from Foodie Goes Healthy [32]Dana of Foodie Goes Healthy [33] brought Skillet Bread [34]. The flat wedges flew out of her skillet!

Leslie of Bake This Bread [35] brought Vintage Cheese Straws that she made into a dog biscuit shape. We drooled and loved them!

Brie and Crackers from Shockingly Delicious [36]I (Shockingly Delicious [37]) brought a wedge of brie and my favorite crackers – the savory, sweet, crispy Raisin and Rosemary Crisps [38] from Trader Joe’s. No recipe, but I am showing it to you so emphasize the moral of the story, which is if you run out of time, don’t skip the party, just rustle something up from the store and display it nicely!

Andrew of Blog Tutor [39] was kind enough to share with us his expertise on SEO.

Food Bloggers Los Angeles mix and mingle over soups and stews [40]

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