Carrot Coconut Soup

I love the sweet, delectable carrots I get in my CSA box, and had a big bunch as they are plentiful this time of the year.  I combined the carrots with fresh turmeric and creamy coconut milk for a warming, aromatic, lightly spiced soup. I enhanced the natural sweetness and aromatic qualities of carrot and…

Peanut Ginger Soup

When I want a deeply savory, easy to make soup for a cold, gray day – this spicy, gingery, garlicy soup is the one. Stunningly flavorful, this vegan soup is simple to make with almost all pantry staples.  The base of this soup relies on the powerful trinity of garlic, ginger, and chili flakes. Peanut…

White Bean and Kale Soup

It was cool and cloudy this week — a glimmer of wet weather relief for California.  I was inspired by the weather and the abundance of produce at this year’s National Heirloom Expo to make this very simple soup. It’s a remarkably savory vegan soup, made with cannellini beans, garlic, and deep green kale.  Top…

Asparagus Arugula Soup

I just got some true harbingers of Spring in my CSA box — asparagus and arugula.  I also got a rare seasonal treat — green garlic.  What better than a tasty soup to combine these three flavors for a green, savory, creamy soup for supper. This soup is creamy and flavorful, yet has no cream…

Beef Chili

Rich chilies, tangy tomatoes and savory beef make a bowl of chili a homey, soul satisfying classic.  A friend had a bonanza of grass fed ground beef, and I was the happy recipient of her largesse.  This bowl of chili was the result. Chili is fast, nourishing, and tasty.  The key?  Good chili powder.  There…

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is velvety, tasty, nutritionally loaded – and surprisingly simple to make. There are many varieties of squash, but nothing rivals the queenly butternut squash in this soup because of its smooth, creamy texture. Sauted onion creates a savory base, and a touch of spice lends interest to the otherwise sweet and pleasing…