Recipe :: Vegan Split Pea, Spinach & Fennel Soup

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This is the time of year when I love making and eating soup, and apparently so does everyone else because January is National Soup Month. This past weekend I had a big pot simmering on the stove while Etienne and I played with the girls in the living room and it made our whole apartment feel warm and cozy, despite the frigid weather. This recipe … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

I posted this recipe several years ago and this butternut squash soup is still in my regular rotation (a lot of my friends make it too!). I thought I would repost for those who haven't come across it in the archives. There are a lot of recipes for butternut squash soup floating around the interweb, but this one is by far my favorite. Most of the … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Beet Watermelon Chilled Soup

Ladies Night Watermelon Beet Shooters

I know, I know. You all think I am obsessed with beets. Half my friends tell me that they think of me every time they see/eat/read about beets after I wrote the 1 food, 5 ways: Beets article for Vegetarian Times. (Thanks to those of you who were my taste testers for the recipes - it took me several tries to get the Red Velvet Beet Brownies just … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho {4th of July}

watermelon tomato gazpacho

My husband loves gazpacho, and it just so happens to be super healthy, so once the warm weather hits I'm always coming up with new gazpacho recipes. This particular combo was actually my husband's idea when we were brainstorming ideas for a 4th of July starter to serve at our party. I loved the idea of using watermelon - which everyone expects at a … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Asparagus End Soup

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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 :: 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...]