Savoring the Season: Moroccan Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Chickpea Croutons

This morning I woke-up to a chill in the air.  The bone chill jumped started my winter weekend with an outrageously comforting healthy winter soup.  With heaps of seasonal vegetables, and rich sources of antioxidant spices like turmeric, cumin, ginger and cinnamon, provided incredible flavor and reduced the need to add additional fat or salt.Who … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Moroccan Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Chickpea Croutons

Weeknight Madness: Pasta Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup)

Pasta Fagioli or as it sometimes called Pasta "Fazool" is an Italian style peasant soup which includes two inexpensive ingredients pasta and beans.  You just need to add a few readily available ingredients  and you have a delicious, healthy and satisfying soup. What I love about this soup is it is forgiving.  A little less … Continue reading Weeknight Madness: Pasta Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup)

Scenes from my Pantry: Split Pea Soup with Ham

It is almost spring!  We have one last cool weather soup hurrah before winter is officially over.  In honor of hearty and comforting soups I bring to you.....Split Pea with Ham.Split Pea Soup with HamServes 6-8Ingredients:1-lb dried split peas, rinsed and drained2- quarts vegetable or chicken broth1 ham bone 1 bay leaf2 onions, chopped3 carrots, chopped2 … Continue reading Scenes from my Pantry: Split Pea Soup with Ham

Savoring the Season: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Soup in my world is fundamental.  It is basic, real and soulful.  My love affair with soup may be because simply stated Soup can just happen.  It can be made from almost anything leftover bits of meat, veggies, discarded celery tops, a handful of beans or pasta woven together in a broth, it just works, … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Dirt to Table Experience: Leek and Potato Soup

Fresh Red Pontiac Potatoes from the GardenFresh Leeks too! Equals a Spring Fresh Potato and Leek SoupLeek and Potato SoupServes 6Recipe adapted from Alton BrownIngredients:1 pound leeks ( approximately 4-5 medium), cleaned, dark green sections removed.  3 tablespoons unsalted butterHeavy pinch of kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning14-ounces Yukon gold potatoes, approximately 3 (note: I used … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Leek and Potato Soup

Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup

We often forget that there are simple foods that nourish us body and soul.  What comes to mind is a  bowl of creamy homemade tomato soup.   The only thing that might be missing from this bowl of perfection is a grilled cheese sandwich.Creamy Tomato SoupServes 6Recipe from Cooking LightDirections:1.  Heat a medium saucepan over … Continue reading Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup