Chunky Lentil Soup

I’ve mentioned before that I’m cooking my way through “Super Natural Cooking” by Heidi Swanson, but I realize that I’ve been a bit slow and forgetful about posting the results. I love this cookbook. The recipes are simple and always turn-out delicious, the photography is great, its paperback, and it emphasizes cooking from whole foods and grains. Pictured above is the chunky lentil soup. When … Continue reading Chunky Lentil Soup

Thai Curried Squash Soup

Arriving home from a long vacation, I looked around my kitchen, realize there is very little fresh in the house, and decided to make a pantry soup for friends arriving for dinner and a movie. Squash can keep almost forever in a cool location, and I had these leftover from my last few CSA pick-ups in November. A few onions, carrots and apples relaxing nicely … Continue reading Thai Curried Squash Soup

Fried Sage and Sqaush Soup

I had some squash puree in the freezer, and plentiful sage in the garden, so I threw together this little soup as a starter for an easy Sunday night dinner. The soup is based on this recipe at, though I substituted homemade vegetable stock for the chicken, and used Earth Balance instead of butter (making it vegan) . The recipe also calls for too … Continue reading Fried Sage and Sqaush Soup

Senegalese Peanut Soup

I made this Senegalese Peanut Soup from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian for an annual work soup event. Somehow, this simple soup (I doubled the hot peppers and added additional peanut butter) got even better reviews than my spicy udon shitake soup. The key to the soup (besides the fresh kale and good quality peanut butter) is a healthy spoonful of crushed peanuts right … Continue reading Senegalese Peanut Soup

Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds

With the remaining half of the crookneck squash I used for the vegetable tagine, I whipped up this quick squash soup with zippy pumpkin seeds. Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds serves 4 soup 1 Tbs. olive oil (herb seasoned oil is nice) 3 shallots 1 carrot 1 celery rib 4 cups chopped and seeded crookneck squash 3 cups vegetable broth sea salt freshly ground … Continue reading Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds