Several years ago, I shared a comforting recipe for butternut squash soup which is a great, hearty soup for autumn through spring. Today I’m sharing a vegan variation of warm and filling butternut squash soup with a zesty curry/coconut flavor. It’s a decadent first course for fall and winter.Read More
The storms crossed the country last week and even came down my way in Florida. It wasn’t really cold but a little cooler with rain. I am craving a hot pot of soup. This is a great, hearty soup for autumn through spring. When you need something warm to drink while you snuggle in a blanket, put a pot on and dinner is ready very quickly.Read More
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.
Carrot soup is an easy soup to make on a cold day yet rich enough to be a first course at a holiday meal. There are many variations to carrot soup, but most use chicken stock and some type of milk for a rich creamy flavor. Today’s recipe adds fresh ginger for a little zing in the taste. I like a tablespoon of Greek yogurt on top of my bowl of soup but that is optional. My brother-in-law likes a touch of spicy like a teaspoon of Harissa relish on top of the yogurt. (Harissa is a Moroccan condiment based on tomatoes and chili for medium heat.) Read More
I’m still happily making soup for my main meal. I like ones with lots of veggies and beans. The secret really to most good soups is the stock you use as your base. Kale & Bean Soup is very similar to Easy Tuscan Bean Soup, but today I’m choosing to use a good chicken stock and have added kale, potatoes, and fire roasted tomatoes.