Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cashew Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

This earthy, rich, filling soup hits the comfort food spot while still being healthy, and both animal and planet friendly. The creamy cashew cream and touch of white truffle oil add more than enough decadence to make you want to forget the dairy completely.
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Mom's Beefy Barley Soup

Beefy Barley Mushroom Soup

This is one of my favorite soups that my mother does, and she often substitutes oxtail for the short ribs. Either way, it is a winter warming hit in my household…. Keep Reading »

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

This is one of my favorite dinner party and holiday first courses. This soup has great depth of flavor – making it a healthy, comforting, and elegant choice all rolled into one.
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Escarole & Orzo Soup with Turkey Parmesan Meatballs

Escarole & Orzo Soup with Turkey Meatballs

This soup is one of my favorites on a cold, winter night!  Make sure you have plenty of crusty bread to sop up the delicious broth.
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Roasted Vegetable Soup with Bulgar

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Bulgar

Chase away the winter chill with a robustly flavored soup full of fiber and nutrients. Caramelizing root vegetables by roasting in the oven brings out their natural sweetness, while the bulgar (a form of whole wheat) adds a nutty, slightly chewy texture…. Keep Reading »

Braised Chicken with Buttermilk Herb Dumplings

Braised Chicken & Buttermilk Herb Dumplings

Succulent braised chicken breast with vegetables, rich broth, and buttermilk herb dumplings are the perfect dish to warm your soul on a cold gray winter day. Make this one with your little ones – they will get a kick out of watching the dumplings grow…. Keep Reading »

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s more than an old wives tale that chicken soup is natures penicillin, there are actually studies that show it can have a medicinal effect on the common cold and the flu (which is good knews with the particularly bad flu season we’re experiencing this… Keep Reading »

Green Minestrone

Green Minestrone

A nice lite, yet hearty and comforting soup that has been a client and family favorite for many years. The twist on this recipe is a simple broth based version with a hint of smokiness, instead of the classic tomato based Italian vegetable soup…. Keep Reading »

Easy Pumpkin Pear Soup

Easy Pumpkin-Pear Soup

A PCA member specifically requested this soup for before Halloween, but it’s perfect for any of the holidays this season, too. Presentation is really fun in a small, scooped out pumpkin. You can even serve with the lid on to keep the heat in, and let… Keep Reading »

Udon-Noodles-with-Tofu-Greens

Udon Noodles with Tofu & Greens

High in nutrients while full of flavor, this Asian dish is sure to help spruce up your weekly repertoire. Not a tofu fan? Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks and use chicken stock in place of the vegetable broth, or chunks… Keep Reading »

Le Freak-n-Great Chicken Soup

Le Freak-N-Great Chicken Soup

When it is that soup time of year again, what better time to serve up Le Freak-n-Great Chicken Soup? This is my adaptation of a soup Nile Rodgers made for me once, when I popped in for dinner. It’s a chicken soup take on Hungarian… Keep Reading »

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Stew is one of the most versatile meals you can make. Feel free to substitute any vegetable of your choice, or any cooking liquid (ie. beef stock, dry white wine, chicken broth etc.). You could even do a whole chicken or pork butt in place… Keep Reading »

Szechwan Carrot Soup

Szechwan Carrot Soup

This thick creamy soup bursting with Asian flavors is surprisingly filling, and great all year round, since it can be served hot in winter, and cold in summer. If you are careful not to add too much heat, it is exceptionally kid-friendly yet definitely sophisticated… Keep Reading »