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 it's made...

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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...

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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,...

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Energizing Italian Navy Bean Soup

This was actually one of the first recipes I created for an assignment in culinary school and have been enjoying it ever since. It’s easy to make and great to have on hand for a rainy day. What’s Smart & Sexy About This Soup? Kale--Kale is an exceptional source of...

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“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...

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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...

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Red Lentil Soup with Greens

There isn’t much more comforting on a cold, rainy, dreary day than a bowl of soup. This soup is so satisfying & nourishing.  Its great to make ahead of time & pull out of the fridge or freezer and reheat on the stove.  You’ll instantly feel the warmth running...

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Smart Sexy Split Pea Soup

If you are anything like me before I changed my eating habits there was nothing appetizing or alluring about the off-green color of Split Pea Soup. Then, something magical happened--my taste buds great up and I realized how amazingly delicious it is.  Split Pea soup...

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Summer Lovin’ Corn Chowder

One of the many things I love about summer is corn on the cob.  There is nothing like a fresh piece of Jersey corn. Since I moved to VA, I don’t get to eat as much corn as I’d like, but this soup helps me get my fix. In last week’s “Rock Your Knife” Cooking Class...

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Cleansing Beet Soup

Last week I shared how when I was a kid I pretty much hated every vegetable.  Along with Brussels Sprouts, Beets were very high up on the list.  They are "earthy" and just "beety"....(for all the mom's reading, there is hope for your picky kids). Just like Brussels...

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