The Green Soup

How this feeds the soul… Fresh organic broccoli, spinach, peas, onions, garlic, and fresh herb make this not only delicious but a gift for the body. I also added a green chili for heat and some cumin for earthiness. Some nutritional yeast at the end is optional but does add super flavor. Vegan deliciousness at…

Chicken Thai soup with Forbidden Ramen

Thai cooking has always been a passion, with fresh aromatic ingredients like lemon grass, cilantro, chilies and ginger the possibilities of creating dishes in endless. This cuisine brings to world  the 5 flavors of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and hot. The  subtle variation in proportions of ingredients used highlights these flavors. Soup is always the…

Thai Vegetable Soup

The simplest soups are sometimes the best…warm, tangy and so good for the soul. This soup is simple and this soup is good and this soup is nourishing. It was ready is just 20 mins and made this chilly winter day just a little bright. The fridge was left with a depleting stock but I…

Thai curried butternut squash soup

Fall is here…you feel the nip in the air and the leaves have started to fall and form the red and gold carpet . When I look outside it reminds me of a Faiz poem This is the way that autumn came to the trees: it stripped them down to the skin, left their ebony…

Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho

A hot fiery day outside or a warm fall afternoon, a perfect watermelon from the farmers market, heirlooms tomatoes, serrano chilies and cucumbers from the garden. It all calls for a perfectly chilled gazpacho smothered in watermelon. The serrano chilies break into the sweetness, the mint heightens it to superb levels…the rest you will just…

Vegetable Pho – Rice Noodle Soup

Phở or pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth and noodles with your choice of protein. I LOVE Pho and it is a true comfort food for me. I have probably 7 take out restaurants within a 5 mile radius and have tried most of them. Today it felt like summer bright and…

Fall Soup – Butternut Squash and Green Apple Spiced up

More fall recipes…more warmth of this beautiful season. Time for thanks and blessings. This is a soup that will make you close your eyes with every spoonful to savor the flavors. It is spiced up with a green chili, ginger, turmeric and cumin. It is also vegan if you omit the goat cheese on top….

Sprouted Lentil Soup

An unfortunate accident in my vegetable garden, a foot slips, a bone cracks and life lands with a clear realization of a broken leg. Cast, crutches, knee scooter, cancelled vacation plans and an abundance of crankiness and pain….while dealing with everything that comes with it, I am encouraged that it will help my family cook…

Kale, Shiitake and Bean soup

I thought winter is behind us and could almost smell the spring…..but today turned out to be another nippy, windy cold day in our area. Nothing warms up the soul like a nourishing soup with the best of ingredients, the super kale, cannellini beans, and shiitake mushrooms cooked in a aromatic vegetable broth Ingredients: Dried…

Hearty Winter Soup with Bulgur

Bulgur is a  whole grain, naturally high in fiber, low in calories and has a chewy texture that makes it great for soups. I cook the grains separately as I would cook rice and use in tabbouleh , salads and soups. Please note that my recipe for tabbouleh ( https://foodforthesoul00.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/tabbouleh/)uses a fine grain cracked version. Here I…