Cucumber Lime Gazpacho

Cucumber Lime Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a soup with its origins in Andalusia.  It’s typically made of raw vegetables, has a tomato base and is served cold. Modern varieties of Gazpacho often do not have a tomato base like this delicious, refreshing Cucumber Lime Gazpacho. Smart because...
Parsnip Pear Soup

Parsnip Pear Soup

In season between November and April, parsnips resemble carrots in shape but their white-ness gives them away.  They are in the same plant family as celery, parsley and carrots and like many other root veggies, they have a sweetness to them that many of us are...
Celeriac Apple Soup

Celeriac Apple Soup

There is nothing sexy looking about Celeriac; I’ll give you that. BUT, the fact that it is a whole food, that it’s great for digestion and it supports the lymphatic, nervous and urinary systems makes it pretty darn smart and sexy. As you can tell from looking at it,...
“Creamy” Carrot Soup with Oats

“Creamy” Carrot Soup with Oats

Go to any restaurant and order a creamy soup and guaranteed it has some form of dairy in it. Why? Because most chefs don’t realize that you can make soup “creamy” without adding in the dairy. Which is so freaking annoying for those of us who can’t have dairy. (I think...
Quinoa Chili (Vegan)

Quinoa Chili (Vegan)

My family was going to be outside at a @Grace Estate Winery listening to my brother and his friends play music on a particularly chilly Friday evening. It’s the kind of event where you can buy food from the food truck or bring a picnic dinner.  Since I can’t eat...