CABBAGE SOUP: NUTRIENT &  FLAVOR DENSE –  BUT EASY ON THE WAISTLINE

This recipe is an old favorite that my mom and I enjoyed making when I was in high school and college (especially when we were being extra mindful of our weight). I am going to share a basic recipe and you may decide to bulk it up with pasta or beans and flavor it with your favorite spices. You can also add other vegetables (I have added zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, spinach, kale or whatever I had on hand). However, to be honest, my favorite is the classic recipe that I grew up eating.  … More CABBAGE SOUP: NUTRIENT &  FLAVOR DENSE –  BUT EASY ON THE WAISTLINE

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

Yes, I am sharing another soup recipe. For those that are not huge fans of soup, my husband heartily agrees with you. He does not hate soup, but he cannot eat it every-day-for-a-week like I can.  However, my step son Lukas and I think that is okay if John does not want soup – it … More WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

VELVETY ROASTED TOMATO & BASIL SOUP

Incidentally, the roasting technique that I share with you today, not only makes an unforgettable bowl of tomato soup, but it’s also a great way to can your tomatoes. However, you do not have to use a canner to preserve your garden goodness, you can freeze them. This is a great technique if you do not have a large crop coming in at once. You can put up a small batch every week, or every other week.  … More VELVETY ROASTED TOMATO & BASIL SOUP

MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER SOUP: A SIMPLE PLEASURE

In times of uncertainty, such as during a pandemic, relying on wholesome, home cooked food is both comforting and nourishing. When I plan out our weekly menu, I plan a few quick meals for spontaneous changes in our schedule, work days that turn into work nights, and evenings when I do not have enough energy to prepare entire meals. On these evenings, soup helps fill in the cracks. A bowl of soup can help stretch leftovers (especially with a pre-teen in the house) and it can be partnered with a salad or sandwich for a meal … More MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER SOUP: A SIMPLE PLEASURE