Root Vegetable Soup

Although it currently feels like summer, I am crossing my fingers for a few more rains in March. I’ve definitely been yearning for those cold evenings when I curl up by the wood stove with a big, warm bowl of soup. While it was chilly and wet in January I frequently found comfort in this [...]

By | 2016-02-27T10:17:21+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Discover This!, Family Friendly Recipes|Comments Off on Root Vegetable Soup

Summer Vegetable Soup

A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to head off to the east coast for vacation, when I realized that I had an abundance of veggies in my fridge- something that frequently occurs during these summer months. I have a difficult time seeing food go to waste, and I couldn’t bear seeing the bounty [...]

By | 2014-08-26T14:32:41+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Discover This!, Family Friendly Recipes|Comments Off on Summer Vegetable Soup

Squash Soup with Asian Pear, Apple and Ginger

Ingredients: ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and divided 1-2 butternut squash, halved and seeded 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 teaspoon minced ginger 2 Asian pears, cored and chopped 1 [...]

By | 2014-05-16T13:14:39+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Squash Soup with Asian Pear, Apple and Ginger

Kale Apple Soup

Ingredients: ¼ cup cubed pancetta OR 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large bunch kale, stems removed, leaves chopped into 1-inch pieces 4 cups of stock of choice, divided 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ onion, chopped ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 medium apple, cored and chopped ¼ cup crème fraiche, mascarpone cheese, or plain yogurt freshly [...]

By | 2013-09-10T13:59:57+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Kale Apple Soup

Kale and Farro Soup

Ingredients: 1 leek, white and light green parts only 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling sea salt 6 cups water or stock 2 teaspoons tomato puree 1 1/2 cup farro 3 bunches kale, stemmed and [...]

By | 2013-07-27T12:22:21+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Kale and Farro Soup

Summer Minestrone

This makes a Vat of soup! It's summer's bounty we are cooking with here, so the soup cooks in a bit less then an hour. That's enough time for the flavors to blend, but each vegetable will still taste like itself. You can serve the soup hot or at room temperature. Leftovers can be warmed [...]

By | 2013-07-23T15:48:34+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Summer Minestrone

Lettuce Tarragon Soup

Ingredients: 2 medium leeks 1 tablespoon oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4¼ cups vegetable stock 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 head romaine (or other) lettuce ¼ cup fresh tarragon black pepper, freshly ground lemon juice to taste lemon zest to taste plain yogurt, to garnish, optional Directions: 1. Thoroughly wash the leeks and slice [...]

By | 2013-07-09T11:58:42+00:00 July 9th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Lettuce Tarragon Soup

Garlic Soup with Summer Greens

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 bulb garlic, peeled and separated into cloves 2 onions, chopped 3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 allspice berries, crushed 3 cups chicken stock 1 cup milk or milk substitute 1 cup fresh kale, stems removed and leaves finely chopped Directions: 1. In a large stockpot, warm oil [...]

By | 2013-07-02T11:30:34+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Spinach Soup with Basil

Ingredients: 3-4 potatoes, cut into cubes (peeling optional) 2 cups chopped onion 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic 6 cups water 1½ teaspoons sea salt, to taste 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 pounds fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped ½ cup minced fresh dill (optional) 1 handful fresh basil leaves freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions: [...]

By | 2013-06-17T15:21:51+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Coconut Lemon Grass Soup

This is a vegetarian version of a Thai classic. The only unusual item here is the lemon grass, which you can find at most markets or you can substitute about 5 bags of lemon grass tea. The vegetables are flexible, so if you can’t find all of them, use just some or substitute others. The [...]

By | 2013-06-03T13:17:48+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments