Shitake Mushroom & Winter Squash Risotto

Creamy, filling, and so satisfying. Stay close while cooking, you need to keep up on the stirring. 3 ½ – 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock Cooking oil 1-2 tbs. butter 1 medium delicata or small butternut squash – 1 1/2 cups of cubed or sliced pieces 1 small yellow onion, chopped, or ½ cup […]

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Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup

Winter is all about hearty soups and chowders. This is one of my favorites. Make extra and freeze. 1 small, peeled and seeded butternut squash 1-2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 carrots 2 large parsnips, peeled 2 cups chopped kale 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled, cut if extra-large into medium pieces olive oil 1 lb. […]

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Immune Boosting Soup

This is my template for a soup I use throughout the cold and flu season. I always make enough to freeze and have on hand should maladies threaten. Also nice for recovery. 6-8 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1-2 tbs. olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 bulb garlic (at least 10 cloves), minced 1 1?2 […]

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Coconut Fish Soup

Sounds weird but actually quite tasty. You could sub in leftover chicken if you’re not a fish fan. Cooking oil ½ cup chopped leek, shallot, or onion ¼ cup chopped orange, red, yellow or green bell pepper 2 cups kale, stems removed and chopped, leaves chopped separately 3 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp. cayenne or […]

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One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

 2-3 generous servings 1 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced bell pepper 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 8 oz package organic frozen ravioli, cheese, veggie, mushroom, or butternut squash 2 – 3 cups packed fresh greens, arugula, spinach, super greens or […]

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Immune Boosting Soup

Immune Boosting Soup

Did you get that nasty head cold/flu going around? Several members of my family have it. Remember to wash your hands and slap infected family members if they don’t cover their sneezes and coughs. A gentle slap, after all they’re sick. Here’s a great soup for winter bugs or just a nice, mild detox after […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup 4-6 servings For a vegetarian version replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock and the chicken with black or pinto beans. 2 tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 jalapenos or milder peppers of choice, seeded and minced 1 large can whole tomatoes, hand-squeezed to a pulp […]

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Summer Melon with Mint Soup

Summer Melon with Mint Soup

Refreshing and cooling for those hot summer days. 3-4 cups cubed, seedless melon – cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, etc. ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes) 1 teaspoon honey ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt Salt and pepper to taste Mint and lime for garnish Put 1 cup […]

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Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Soup

Serves 4-6 Easy, spicy and so tasty on a cold winter night. 2 tbs coconut oil or other high temp cooking oil 1 – 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (this can be quite spicy, if heat is not your thing use a milder curry paste, I like the Patak brand) 2 cups cooked chicken […]

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

An easy, tasty and healthy soup for that winter chill. 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin and rings separated 1 tbs. olive oil 1 tbs. butter 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce 1-quart organic chicken, beef or vegetable broth (beef is traditional) 2/3 cup grated Gruyere cheese 4 slices of French […]

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Butternunt Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

1 medium butternut squash 1 13,5 oz can of coconut milk 1 tbs butter Cooking oil 1 onion sliced thin 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander Salt and pepper to taste 4-5 cups of chicken or veggie broth Yogurt and cilantro for garnish Preheat oven to 375. Lightly pierce […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho Soup

Terrific Tomatoes Tomatoes were not widely eaten in the US until the late 1800’s. Belonging to the nightshade family they were considered poisonous. Today we know that tomatoes contain Vitamin C, A, iron and potassium along with lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which helps in preventing cancer. You will absorb more lycopene from cooked tomatoes […]

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