Showing posts tagged as 'main-course'

Spinach Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

May 21, 2011 22:12

Although it wasn't the main ingredient, last Saturday's Lentil and Rhubarb Soupcalled for six cups of spinach. Today, it seemed like every vendor at my local farmer's market had plenty of this super-nutritious veggie, so I decided to pick up some more, but this time for a soup where it could stand alone.This is a very simple soup that shouts spring. I hope you'll give it a try.


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Lentil and Rhubarb Stew

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

May 14, 2011 12:34

I saw a version of this recipe the other day, and set off this morning for my first visit to the local farmer's market intending to pick up some key ingredients.Farmer's Markets are a great place to get local produce, and although the pickings were a bit slim today, I was able to get rhubarb and spinach. I've never been a big fan of rhubarb, probably because I never had it prepared properly. It...


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Colleen's 17 Bean & Barley Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

May 07, 2011 07:01

I recently had the chance to visit the beautiful new home of one of my friends. After a tour, we sat down for bowls of this delicious and filling soup. Colleen took the basic recipe found on the bean and barley package and enhanced it by adding her own ingredients. The results were terrific, and we kept going back for more. I bet you'll do the same.

Colleen's 17 Bean & Barley Soup

Serves 8

1...


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Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

April 16, 2011 19:17

Last Saturday, I went to a Farmer's Market near my mother's house in California. Their planting season is several weeks ahead of us here on the East Coast, so it was great to see so many wonderful fruits and vegetables laid out on rows and rows of tables.Now that farmer's markets are slowly opening again after a long winter, please take advantage of them. It's great to be able to meet and speak...


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Curried Bean and Bell Pepper Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

April 09, 2011 16:36

I was talking with my mom and brother the other day, and we were reminiscing about when my mother used to serve up a curry dip for company when I was a kid. Growing up, that was the only time I ever tasted curry, and I was always intrigued by the exotic taste. Now, I love all kinds of curry dishes. I hope you'll give this one a try. This is a cold soup, so you might have to wait a bit until the...


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Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Travel

April 02, 2011 20:36

I was out to lunch the other day with a college student, and he mentioned that he wanted me to get another bean soup recipe up. So, this one is for him, and I'm pretty sure he'll like it. I trust you will too.For centuries, the people of Tuscany have loved beans. In fact, they have the unfortunate nickname of bean eaters. Tuscan bean varieties vary by geographic area, and some towns are known...


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Black and Red Bean Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 19, 2011 20:46

Sorry for the delay in getting this recipe up. I finished the Y challenge this morning and then had to get ready for some dinner guests. In hindsight, I wish I had made this easy soup tonight. It's easy to throw all the ingredients into a crock pot before you head into work. You'll come home to a great meal.


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Caldo Verde Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 12, 2011 06:56

For the last couple of years, I've learned to appreciate the simplicity of monastery cooking. I guess you could say that I owe it all to a Brother Vincent, a Benedictine monk from upper state New York.Before I bought his book, Sacred Feasts, I was unaware that, since the beginnings of monastic life, monks were basically vegetarian. Brother Vincent has written several cookbooks and books on...


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Barley and Mushroom Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

March 05, 2011 03:00

I know a lot of people don't like mushrooms, but I've always felt it's because they've never had them cooked properly :) Just kidding.Mushrooms are an important part of a vegetarian diet, mainly because they have a meaty texture and add a nice depth of flavor to a recipe. Throw them together with barley and roasted red peppers, and you have a great tasting combination.


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Sweet Potato Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

February 19, 2011 06:11

Growing up, I don't remember ever eating a sweet potato. I'm not sure why, but it was only recently that I started integrating them into my diet. Sweet Potatoes are a great source of nutrition. High in fiber, they are loaded with vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. I hope you'll give this soup a try, even if you've never had sweet potatoes before :)Don't be afraid of the peanut butter. It adds...


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