Hominy Sausage Soup

A Cooking for 2 recipe. Isaac made this for me after my wisdom teeth came out a few weeks ago. He had to puree it, but it was awesome anyway! Hominy reminds me of my dad, and in that sense this soup is very comforting.

Be warned that it is a bit spicy, but you don’t have to use the jalapeno. Also, I used ground cumin rather than seeds.

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • 1-1/4 cups equals 276 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 1,768 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup canned hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro


  • Crumble sausage into a small skillet. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. In a small saucepan, toast cumin seeds over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Stir in coriander and cayenne; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add the broth, hominy, jalapeno, pepper and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cilantro.

Chilled Avocado Soup

A Cooking for 2 recipe. I love avocado and if I’m a connoisseur of anything its soup. I like this so much – its a great summertime treat and its a healthy fat right? =) Make sure you serve it cold!

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • 3/4 cup equals 125 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, halved and pitted
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Dash pepper


Place avocado in a blender, cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add broth; process until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and process until blended. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.

Could a soup be any easier? Don’t skip the cayenne! Try it!


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