Archives for the ‘Soups’ Category

Turkey Chili, and Other Quick & Easy Soups From Bone Broths

Now that I have a 5-month-old baby, I no longer have time to prepare all of my meals from scratch. But since it is especially crucial right now to eat nourishing home-cooked meals, the best solution is to prepare them ahead of time, so that I can easily heat them up whenever I am pressed […]

Lamb Chili

  I’m now officially 8 months pregnant, and I guess you could say I’m nesting. I’m not really doing that much to clean or prepare the house, but what I have started doing is cooking – and freezing meals for the postpartum period.  I have heard that broths and stews are excellent for promoting lactation in […]

Coconut-Shrimp Soup With Brown Rice

  I finally got the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon this week! I have made some of her recipes which I found in some other books I have that she’s contributed to, but I am so excited to delve into this cookbook, which unveils the myth that it is unhealthy to eat animal fats (that’s […]

Lamb & Lentil Winter Stew in a Crock Pot

  Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are all in good health as we enter the coldest and darkest month of the year.  So many people I know are sick right now, it is definitely going around.  What I know is that as hard as you try to avoid catching other people’s cold […]

Chilled Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Garlic-Cilantro Prawns

Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Prawns   I love reading the food & drink section in the paper.  Last week there were two recipes for chilled tomato-based gaspacho-style soups in the SF Chronicle.  One was a blended soup with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and cucumber.  The other had diced tomatoes and peppers with roasted […]

Winter Squash & Black Bean Chili

  Now that we are experiencing the blustery dark days of winter, there is nothing like a spicy pot of chili to warm your bones.  I find this vegan recipe especially comforting, as this delicious heart-warming stew of sweet butternut squash, salted black beans and spicy chili pepper will make you forget that it’s cold outside.  […]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  Wow, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted.  Where did the time go?  We enjoyed a wonderful week in Boston visiting my brother and family for Thanksgiving.  Not only was it great spending time with family and enjoying the exciting city of Boston, but good food seemed to find us wherever […]

Vegan Rosemary-Ginger Potato-Leek Soup

  This is a delicious fall favorite and makes for a light supper or comforting hot lunch.  Good Yukon gold potatoes from the farmer’s market are flavorful and satisfying, especially when simmered with ginger, garlic and leeks.  The fresh rosemary leaves add a light, fragrant appeal that complements the ginger.  Completely vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, […]

Made-From-Scratch White Bean and Ham Soup

  Just 10 days ago it was over 90 degrees in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Now it’s in the mid-60’s, the sky is overcast, and there is a chill in the air.  I expect the leaves to start turning any day now.  It’s the perfect time of year to make a pot of soup.  […]