Soups & Stews

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho with Scallion-Cilantro Relish

Enjoy the best flavors of summer by the spoonful with this Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, a sweet and savory twist on the classic summer soup. One of my daughters is a self-declared “soup girl” and I’m with her 100 percent. I could eat soup all year round, even on the hottest days of summer, but most people I know don’t agree….

Tomato White Bean Soup with Kale Pesto {Recipe}

Warm up this fall and winter with a bowl of tomato white bean soup topped off with a dollop of kale pesto. Serve with a hunk of crusty bread for dipping. Even though I grew up and still live in the northeast, I’m not the biggest fan of cold weather. The only thing I like about the cold? It coincides with…

Late Summer Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

Use the last of summer’s bounty of zucchini, tomatoes, and corn  to make this hearty vegetable soup brimming with flavor and nutrition.  I was compensated for writing the original article, “Summer Squash,” and developing the recipe found in the September 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions…

Creamy Pureed Mushroom Soup + 6 Things to Know About Mushrooms

Learn all about mushrooms and then satisfy your cravings for an umami-rich meal with this thick and creamy pureed mushroom soup – no cream added! My accommodations and lunch at the Mushroom Council farm tour last June were paid for, but I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.  Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables…

Classic (Jewish) Chicken Soup {Recipe ReDux}

A family favorite, traditional chicken soup is soothing and delicious. Perfect to start any Jewish holiday meal or to cure a cold.  With the start of fall comes the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (one of the three pilgrimage festivals). In my family, as in many Jewish families I know,…

Creamy Parsnip Pear Soup with Cranberry Coulis {Recipe}

Parsnip pear soup is sweet and savory, creamy without the cream, and a nutritious and delicious addition to a fall or winter meal. Garnish with tart cranberry coulis for a pop of color and festivity. I love soup. I eat soup all year round, even on 90 degree days during the summer. And I’m not just talking about cold soups…

Corn Tortilla Soup with Black Beans {Recipe ReDux}

Quick, flavorful and filling, this Corn Tortilla Soup will warm you up on a cold night this winter. And it brings back fond memories for me.  With Thanksgiving only a few days away from the reveal of this month’s Recipe ReDux, the founders of The Recipe ReDux chose a theme related to gratitude. A Food Memory For Which You Are…