Black Bean & Pumpkin Soup

As the seasons change, cooler weather moves in, and I crave comforting soup.  Today’s recipe is a blend of black beans and pumpkin with tomatoes and spices.  This healthy recipe is packed with protein from the beans and with vitamins from the pumpkin.  You can make it vegan with vegetable broth or add the flavor of beef broth.  Top it off with a dollop of low fat Greek yogurt with chopped green onions, herbs, or grated cheese.  If you prefer a non-dairy dish,  garnish with diced fresh vegetables like tomatoes and/or avocado.



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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Carrots & Apple


Fall is the perfect time of year to make a hearty pot of soup that includes all my favorite vegetables.  I’ve shared a basic lentil soup with greens before, but today the recipe is a sweet potato-lentil soup with carrots and apple. That one apple with a little cumin and chili pepper adds a special flavor to the soup, and your family will ask for more. Read More