Spicy Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato Stew

Not too long ago, Susan returned from the grocery store with what seemed like dozens of cans of Chick Peas. What, I thought, am I going to do with all these cans of chick peas? I often make Hummus but what else could I create. Salads? Soups? I found many soup recipes online and wasContinue reading “Spicy Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato Stew”

Lemony Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Susan said, “Bruce, do we still have some cauliflower from our Christmas Eve Party? If so, listen to this recipe from Melissa Clark. She writes;” “The beauty of a soup like this — other than its bone-warming properties — is that you don’t need a recipe. You can pretty much simmer together any combination ofContinue reading “Lemony Carrot and Cauliflower Soup”

Curried Apple, Squash, Sweet Potato Soup

I have always enjoyed the cookbook, “Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home,” so when Susan and I were at the town library recently and she pointed out to me a new cookbook, “Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates,” I said we had the check this out. And we did and I made this delicious curried, apple, squash, sweet potatoContinue reading “Curried Apple, Squash, Sweet Potato Soup”

Red Lentil Soup with Peas and Ham

I had leftover ham from Easter and I wondered if I could find a lentil and ham recipe. I did at Food Network Magazine. So delicious!!! 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup diced ham (about 4 ounces) (Note: I used 2 cups diced ham) 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (Note:Continue reading “Red Lentil Soup with Peas and Ham”

Roasted Pear, Parsnip and Potato Soup

From Shape Magazine. They often have great recipes! This soup was delicately delicious!!! My grocery store didn’t have parsnips so I used turnips! Ingredients 3/4 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (I used 3/4 pound turnips) 5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus moreContinue reading “Roasted Pear, Parsnip and Potato Soup”

Creamy Zucchini and Radish Soup with Sage

Susan asked me to make this. She found the recipe in Health. It is simple to make and so delicious. Mostly based on a recipe from “Superfoods Superfast: 100 Energizing Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less,” by Julie Montagu. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 3 ribs celery, finely chopped 2–3 medium zucchini, choppedContinue reading “Creamy Zucchini and Radish Soup with Sage”

Watermelon Gazpacho

Refreshing and easy to make! Ingredients 1 pound tomato (I used one large Brandywine.) 1 ½ pounds seeded and cubed watermelon  handful of mint leaves 1 peeled, seeded and diced cucumber 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice Crumbled feta (If desired. We added to individual servings.) Preparation Combine choppedContinue reading “Watermelon Gazpacho”

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Yogurt and Fresh Corn

Ingredients 1 pound cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise and seeded 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt plus 1/4 cup water 2 small whole scallions, trimmed and 1 large garlic clove, peeled and smashed 1 jalapeño, seeded, deveined and chopped ½ cup packed mixed fresh herbs (like mint, parsley, dill, tarragon, basil and cilantro) ½ teaspoon sherry orContinue reading “Chilled Cucumber Soup with Yogurt and Fresh Corn”