Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

On a crisp day this chili is just what the doctor ordered, in so many ways.  It’s a great make ahead and pre-portioned servings freeze beautifully.  This chili is meatless and can be a welcome respite from heavy cold-weather dishes, yet is still very satisfying.

Potage Parmentier avec Micro Verts (Potato Leek Soup with Micro Greens)

Because leeks are locally available over the winter through early spring, I have been wanting to try the classic soup Potage Parmentier, aka Potato Leek soup, before it’s time for new seasonals.  Finally, I did. This soup was really fun to make because I took the liberty of making some updates to the classic recipe.Continue reading “Potage Parmentier avec Micro Verts (Potato Leek Soup with Micro Greens)”

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

If a snowstorm on the first day of Spring isn’t a great reason to make a lighter but still warming soup, I don’t know what is!  This dish would be great for the coming weeks as temps keep climbing but nights are chilly.  It delivers a major antioxidant punch from all the tomatoes, and isContinue reading “Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons”

Mushroom-Thyme Soup with Whole Wheat Croutons

Why is this creamy but not too rich mushroom soup weeknight (esp Monday night) perfect? 1.) It’s chicken-broth based, making a perfect lighter but satisfying soup. 2.) The mushrooms are like butter to chop and cook down very quickly – this dish is less time consuming than other veggie forward soups. 3.) You’ll have leftoversContinue reading “Mushroom-Thyme Soup with Whole Wheat Croutons”

Tomatoey Tortellini Soup with Kale & Cannelloni Beans

Weeknight-friendly recipe alert!  Here’s a delicious one-pot dinner that will be ready quickly and is hearty, healthy and satisfying. You’ll see a few links below – I do think that using homemade chicken broth will make this especially good, but between the aromatic vegetables, fresh herbs and Parmesan rind you’ll have great flavor either way.Continue reading “Tomatoey Tortellini Soup with Kale & Cannelloni Beans”

Broth Lover’s Chicken Soup

So there may or may not have been a major snowstorm in the New York metropolitan area.  One thing is for sure though, it’s really cold!  Why?  Because at the moment it’s Winter.  Could the media’s love of hyping the Winter season perhaps explain the broth trend that’s been heating up since the beginning ofContinue reading “Broth Lover’s Chicken Soup”

Turkey Chili to Kick off a Snowy Weekend

Winding down the week here and since I was lucky enough to visit Colorado from last week until yesterday, oh, how glad I am that I’d made this Turkey Chili before I left.  We had a few servings right away and froze the rest for this very not-quite-caught-up yet evening. Plus, I was extra-inspired toContinue reading “Turkey Chili to Kick off a Snowy Weekend”

Warming Carrot-Ginger Soup

I first made this soup a year ago to the day, when carrots were one of the few veggies still in abundance at the farmer’s market in January, and our fridge was loaded with them.  It’s delicious and makes a hearty portion, plus, it’s decidedly soup season no matter where in the country you are, soContinue reading “Warming Carrot-Ginger Soup”