Recipe :: Red Lentil Soup


This hearty soup for two is the perfect way to heat things up on a cold winter night.  Serve with warm, crusty whole grain bread and a salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette for a healthy and satisfying meal that will warm you from the inside out. Red Lentil Soup 1 Tbs. olive oil or non-stick cooking spray 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 2 … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Asparagus End Soup

asparagus end soup what to do with recipe no waste

I've been trying to eliminate waste in my kitchen, and using every last bit of my vegetables has been my recent obsession. I started keeping a freezer bag full of vegetable scraps - ends of onions and carrot peels, odd pieces of vegetables that I would generally pitch - to use for flavoring stocks.  So when I made roasted asparagus the other night … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Butternut Squash Soup


This soup is the ultimate comfort food: It’s warm and creamy but completely dairy-free and healthy.  I like to make it for lunch on the weekend with grilled cheese or crostini topped with goat cheese, thyme and honey.  It's equally great for entertaining.  I’ve served it as the first course for fancy 5-course dinner party wth rave reviews.  … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Souper Simple Black Bean Soup

pureed black bean soup recipe 20 minutes

My husband is a huge fan of black bean soup. While I love most bean soups, black bean it isn't at the top of my list.  I've tried many recipes over the past several years, and finally came up with a black bean soup recipe that both of us love.  Not only is it delicious, but it's much quicker and simpler than many of the other versions I've made in … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Vegan Roasted Corn Chowder

Vegan Roasted Corn Chowder |

With plenty of fresh corn coming in from my CSA crop-share, I decided to use it all at once by making a vegan corn chowder.  The recipe, inspired by Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Roasted Corn Soup, uses the corn stalks to make a rich broth.  It isn't a quick soup to make, but the recipe can be made in stages (I made the stock and roasted the corn one … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Vegetarian Provencal Soup


This quick soup is perfect for a cold winter weeknight.  The black olive tampenade adds a briny depth to the soup that makes it taste like it has been simmering for hours.  It's a hearty soup that's really very healthy, so feel free to make it after implementing your New Year's resolutions. Serve with a simple salad dressed with balsamic … [Read more...]