Red Lentil Chickpea Stew

For 2018, I’m exploring some hearty high protein meals such as this lentil and chickpea stew. I made this one with curry spices but it could be easily suited for your taste with a variety of options such as thyme and sage or tarragon. Recipe yields approx 10 servings (1 cup each) Ingredients: 2 cups…

Curried Broccoli Lentil Soup

This is a mildly spicy Indian-spiced soup, packed with hearty protein rich lentils (13g per 1/4 cup) and creamy broccoli or cauliflower. You can add more spice to make this a warming winter favorite. Recipe inspired by the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook. Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients:  1 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil *optional, use…

Curried Cauliflower Cashew Soup

Thanks to my yoga pal Ellen for sharing this inspiration! Thick, creamy, lightly spicy, perfect winter soup. makes 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1/3 cup raw cashews • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil *optional • 1 medium onion, diced • 1 clove garlic, minced • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch pieces • 1…

Raw cucumber-avocado soup

Super quick and filling light summer soup made from some of my favorites. I kept this recipe simple, but you can spice it up as much as you wish.   Ingredients:  2 cucumbers, rinsed and chopped 1 avocado, shelled and diced 1 cup water (or veg broth or coconut milk) 1/4 tsp chile powder juice…

Curried Lentil and Rice Soup

While we staying the the Czech Republic for the recent cyclo-cross World Cups, I was cooking most of the evening meals and was happy to have brought a small selection of my favorite spices. One of the most versatile dishes that week was lentil and rice soup with Penzey’s Sweet Curry spice. Ingredients: 1 Cup…

Adzuki Bean Miso Soup with Buckwheat Noodles and Tofu

Yes, it’s been a month of soy free eating and it’s time to slowly bring back some tofu and see how it goes. I’ve come to find that something called ‘carageenan’ which is a seaweed based thickener in soymilk and other non dairy milks that is known to be a gastrointestinal irritant. Even more reason…

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Soup really is the best way to get in your greens. And with the never ending winter in the Northeast, it’s still soup season! Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli, chopped (you can use the stumps here too) 1 onion, diced 1 Tbsp olive oil 2-4 cloves garlic, pressed or diced 3-4 cups vegetable broth…

Cauliflower Parsnip Soup

I don’t usually like when books and blogs are filled with recipes for smoothies or salads or soups…I mean it’s just throwing together a bunch of veggies or fruits in whatever combination you have handy. Hardly a real recipe! But I’ve been on a soup kick and in case you need some inspiration, here’s another…

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrots and ginger are a delicious combination and I think this soup would be good chilled as well. This recipe calls for white pepper which I had but have never tasted before-I prefer to stick with black pepper, but please give both a try and see what you think. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp water for sauteeing…

Roasted Asparagus Soup with Thyme

It’s still soup month over here so here’s a few more tasty winter recipes to warm you up. Ingredients: 2 bunches (or approx 4 pounds) of asparagus, trimmed and chopped into chunks 2 Tbsp olive oil 1-1.5 tsp salt or to taste 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 2 yellow onions, chopped 2 leeks, chopped…

Roasted Cauliflower bisque w/garlicky chanterelle mushrooms

Ok, it’s true. I hate mushrooms. But I bought some for Matt and put them on top of his soup and he said they were great. We both thought this was a super creamy soup perfect for yet again another very cold winter night. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower chopped well 1 apple diced 2…

Creamy Broccoli Dal soup

Delicious Indian spiced soup loaded with veggies and protein hearty lentils. I think this recipe would also work well with spinach or cauliflower. Ingredients: 1-2 Tbsp canola or olive oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds (brown or black) I actually used crushed seeds 1/4-1/2 finely chopped onion 1/2 cup red or yellow…