soup

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

by Janelle 09.20.2012
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Creamy and comforting, this recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup is a delightful weeknight dinner. I started out by roasting 3 red bell peppers until very tender and slightly charred. Next, I roasted a baking sheet full of ripe mixed tomatoes until soft, juicy and bursting with flavor. Since I was in the spirit […]

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Eggplant and Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

by Janelle 08.17.2012
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I love recipes with a “secret ingredient.” I have been hearing a lot about the many uses for Pomegranate Molasses, an essential ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern cooking, so I had to give it a try. Pomegranate Molasses is a syrup-like reduction of pomegranate juice and sugar that has a really unique flavor and turns […]

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Roman Stracciatella Soup

by Janelle 04.19.2012
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Considered a “peasant food” in Italy, Stracciatella soup has been around for ages and originates from Rome. Stracciatella is simply an Italian version of egg drop soup. In this recipe, I made a few small modifications from the traditional recipes, including adding escarole and orzo to make it a full, albeit light, meal. It’s simple, […]

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Curry Garden Vegetable Soup

by Janelle 01.23.2012
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On these cold winter nights, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup. This past weekend, my mom and grandmother set out to make a hearty, fresh and healthy vegetable soup with loads of flavor and a Thai-inspired ingredient list. Mission accomplished. 

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Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Janelle 01.17.2012
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After returning from a quick jaunt to Mexico to celebrate the New Year, I was determined to recreate the spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup I had at a taqueria in Playa Del Carmen. Bursting with rich spices and fresh, local ingredients, this soup is full of flavor and hearty enough to be a main meal. Although […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

by Janelle 11.01.2011
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There is nothing like butternut squash soup on a cool autumn day. This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup is my grandmother’s and it has been one of my favorites for years. The best part about this soup is the addition of zesty apples to add a bit of tang to the soup. […]

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Classic Andalusian Gazpacho from Cádiz, Spain

by Janelle 06.30.2011
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One of my favorite summer meals is gazpacho because it is so light, refreshing and packed with flavor. Hailing from Andalusia on the southern coast of Spain, this cold soup epitomizes tasty, fresh Spanish cuisine. Although there are loads of different variations on the traditional dish, I set out to find the most authentic recipe […]

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Kale & White Bean Soup

by Janelle 05.06.2011
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Last night I made a delicious and hearty Kale & White Bean Soup. Overflowing with cannellini beans, greens, carrots, onions and chunks of kielbasa, this soup is bursting with flavor! It’s easy to make and perfect for a healthy and quick weeknight dinner. Serve with thinly sliced pieces of toasted ciabatta bread and freshly grated […]

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Spicy Vegetable Chili

by Janelle 04.08.2011
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Get ready for a healthy twist on a favorite southern comfort food, chili. This recipe is full of nutritious vegetables and has a mix of spices that really packs a punch. Veggie chili is surprisingly easy to make and extremely satisfying. Serve over brown rice or cornbread and top with plain greek yogurt, avocado and […]

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