Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 4 cups carrots, chopped 4 cups vegetable broth or water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Cilantro-Lime Cream, to garnish (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, add canola oil. […]

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Classic Italian Lentil Soup (Brown Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Spanish onion, chopped small 2 small carrots, peeled and chopped small 2 celery, chopped small 2 tablespoons thyme 1 (15 ounce) can whole plum tomatoes 4 cups vegetable (onion based) broth 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup brown Italian lentils 2 fresh bay leaves Parmigiano Reggiano […]

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 2 cups asparagus stems 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves 4 cups vegetable broth (preferably onion-herb or neutral based) 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup heavy cream Salt Black pepper Directions In a large skillet, over […]

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Creamy Parsnip Apple Soup

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 6-8 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped fine 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 cup half & […]

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Curried Yellow Lentils and Sweet Potato Soup (Yellow Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped fine 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1½ teaspoons garam masala 1½ teaspoons curry powder 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup yellow lentils 1 fresh bay […]

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Goat Cheese, Watercress and Mixed Spring Pea Risotto with Pea Shoots

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 5 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup watercress, chopped ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled Salt Freshly ground pepper Pea shoots, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a medium sized saucepot heat chicken broth […]

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Pumpkin Maple Soup with Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 large onion, chopped 1 teaspoon all spice 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg 2 (2-pound) pumpkin peeled, seeded, chopped (about 6 cups) ½ cup whipping cream 4 cups vegetable broth ¼ cup maple syrup 2 star anise Salt and freshly […]

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Roast Pumpkin Soup with Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 (2-pound) pumpkin, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups) and roasted 6 cups vegetable broth 3 whole star anise 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup […]

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Make 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2½ pounds plum tomatoes, cored, quarter and deseeded 2 yellow onions, peeled and quartered 5 cloves garlic, peeled ½ cup fresh basil, stems and leaves (chop leaves and reserve) 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 cups vegetable […]

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Spinach and Fresh Herb Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 cup vegetable broth 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ cups baby spinach ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh marjoran, chopped 1½ cup Arborio rice 1 cup […]

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Spring Pea & Mint Ravioli with Sweet Pea Flowers

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 1 cup fresh English peas, steamed soft and mashed ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup goat cheese ½ teaspoon lemon zest Salt Freshly ground pepper Herbed pasta dough For the sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot ½ cup vegetable broth Juice and zest […]

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White Bean, Onion and Rosemary Soup

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ pound (about 1½ cups) cannellini beans, soaked overnight and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 3 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 2 fresh bay leaves 4 cups vegetable broth or water Salt Pepper Extra-virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS […]

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