03 August 2022: Jacques Pépin’s Tomato Potage with Basil

This delicious soup – served hot or cold – comes from Jacques Pépin’s Simple and Healthy Cooking, written in 1994. One of the best things about this cookbook, besides the usual amazing dishes Chef Pépin shares, is that the nutrition information has already been calculated. That makes it easy for folks who need to monitor…

01 Jul 2022: Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup

On this 90-plus degree day, we turned to our cherished Moosewood Cookbook for a cool, refreshing, and light summer’s night dinner. Made early in the day, the soup had plenty of time to chill. It was also simple to pull together – add everything to a blender and blend. Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup Recipe from Mollie…

24 Apr 2022: Hearty Chickpea & Spinach Stew

This soup was very satisfying – not vegetarian, but could easily adapted to be so. The combination of mashed and whole chickpeas made for an interesting texture. I personally would substitute something less salty for the chicken broth (wine?) and I would never use garlic powder. The portion sizes must be huge! I made a…

10 Apr. 2022: Dorie Greenspan’s Green-As-Spring Soup

This was a delightful soup – hot or cold. Night One we ate it just as it finished cooking with a dollop of Greek yogurt, lime, and some basil. The next day, I took Dorie Greenspan at her word that the soup was good hot or cold and ate leftovers straight from the fridge. Both…

22 Mar 2022: Kripalu Lemony Carrot Soup with Fennel Relish

I was fortunate to stay at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health a few years ago. Along with the inspirational yoga, Kripalu has a wonderful and well-earned reputation for deliciously healthy and healing foods. This delicious soup from Chef Jeremy Rock Smith is bright with lemon and dill and not at all heavy. Highly recommended:…

04 Feb. 2022: Gingered Carrot Soup

Both of us find carrot soup delicious and comforting, so I’m often drawn to those recipes when looking for a quick dinner based on soup. Apparently, I am not alone in my love of carrot soup as Mollie Katzen has a Moosewood and an Enchanted Broccoli Forrest version. When we downsized from our house to…

15 Jan. 2022: Mushroom Barley Soup

I didn’t set out to make Moosewood’s Mushroom Barley Soup today, but after I finished bread baking in the afternoon, it seemed like a better idea than my originally planned dinner. I spent a good part of Saturday baking Hi-Rise Bakery’s Corn Bread (recipe found in Maggie Glezer’s Artisan Baking Across America). No, not that…

02 Jan 2022: Moosewood Spicy Tomato Soup

Late last month, I read about about Tweeter Brian Gorman who made a project of cooking as many recipes from Mollie Katzen‘s Moosewood Cookbook as possible . Just as I was thinking that would be an awesome plan for 2022, Mollie Katzen herself posted an encouragement to the Twitterverse: Anyone want to do the same…

23 October 2021: Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

It’s soup weather! When I make cauliflower soups, I never think of creamy soups with a milk base. Adding tomato to this soup base was genius – something I had previously not thought of trying. After tasting this recipe, I’ll definitely correct that omission. With a tomato-based broth and the addition of coconut milk, this…

03 Oct. 2021: Dorie Greenspan’s Gingered Turkey Meatball Soup

If a recipe can be adapted for whatever I have on hand, well, that’s a recipe for me! Dorie Greenspan, a terrific food columnist found in the New York Times, a cookbook author and a baker is my hero in this regard. Oftentimes one of her recipes can be adapted in multiple ways which suits…