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

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 :: 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 :: Zucchini Basil Soup


There's a great vegetarian restaurant by my office that makes delicious chilled soups.  Last week I had their zucchini basil soup which had a really mellow zucchini flavor, infused with lots of bright basil.  The soup was creamy and filling, but contained no dairy other than a few tablespoons of butter.  We have had quite a bumper-crop of zucchini … [Read more...]