Callaloo (Caribbean Spinach Soup)

Ingredients 6-8 cups of chopped spinach 2 cups diced butternut squash 1 1/2 cups diced sweet potato 1 jalapeno, leave it whole 4 cloves of garlic, mashed 1/3 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp olive oil 3 scallions, sliced 1 medium onion, diced 1 Tbsp sofrito,(i use a heaping tbsp.) 4 sprig(s) thyme, pinch the leave off and discard the stems 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 cup coconut milk…

Best Borscht

This last weekend was another Formula 1 Grand Prix dinner party for us and the cuisine was based on Russia. Our good friends brought homemade stroganoff so that left us with a clear choice for a complimentary entree – borscht! After researching half a dozen recipes, I created my own and this is what we…

Fried Tofu and Spicy Udon Noodles

From Healthy Options Dairy Free, Vegetarian Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes 1 14ox package of extra-firm tofu, drained 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil, divided 2 6oz packages of mixed mushrooms 2 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce, dvidied 2 tablespoons garlic-chili pepper sauce 2 garlic cloves, minched 1 5oz package of baby spinach…

Ginger-Orange Carrot Soup

Courtesy of GNC’s “wellbella” magazine (free) 2 1/2 quarts organic chicken broth 1 cup chardonnay wine 1 cup orange juice 3, 1-lb bags of ready to eat baby carrots 3 tablespoons peeled, minced, fresh ginger 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin zest from 2 navel oranges (about 2 tablespoons) For garnish: 1/4…

Gazpacho

This delicious SPanish soup works great as an accompaniment to any meal.  It’s also an impressive main dish, so it’s great to serve to company.  Since it’s served cold, it’s easy to save and take with you wherever you go. 5-6 tomatoes, peeled and quartered 1 onion, chopped 12 green pepper, chopped ! cucumber, peeled…

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Mix and simmer: 3 c. water 3 cubes chicken bouillon 2 carrots 2 potatoes 1 onion Mix Separately: 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. flour 1 cup cheese Add last: 1 crown of broccoli cut-up ~Marni B. Sanft

Mom’s Homemade Chili

1 lb. red, pink or pinto beans, washed and drained (1 lb.- 2 cups) 6 cups water 2 onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 lbs. lean ground beef 3 tsp. salt 1⁄4 tsp. pepper 1 to 3 tsp. chili powder 1⁄4 tsp. crushed red pepper 1 tsp. paprika 4 cups tomato juice Cover beans…

French Onion Soup

1 1⁄2 lbs. onions (about 5 cups sliced) 1⁄4 cup butter or margarine 6 cups beef bouillon Salt and pepper Toasted slices of French bread Grated Parmesan Cheese Peel onions and slice thin. Brown lightly in butter. Add to bouillon and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes. Season to taste. Put in to large casserole…

Lentil Soup

1 pound dried lentils 5 beef bouillon cubes 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard salt and pepper Wash lentils and soak overnight in 3 quarts water.  Do not drain.  Add bouillon cubes, vegetables, and mustard.  Bring to a boil and simmer, covered for…

Cheese Soup

Cook in 1 1⁄2 quarts water until tender: 2 lg. carrots peeled and chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 1⁄2 lg. onion, chopped 2 Med. Potatoes, peeled & diced Add 5 chicken bouillon cubes, thicken w/ 3⁄4 C. flour and 1⁄2 lb. butter. Melt butter and flour and stir until smooth. Stir into other ingredients….

Jack-O-Lantern Soup

2 Onion, chopped 2 cups canned Pumpkin 2 T. Whole Wheat Flour 1⁄4 tsp. ground Ginger 2 cups Skim Milk 4 cups Chicken Stock Garnish with chives, or parsley 1. Sauté onion and stir in pumpkin. 2. Blend flour & ginger with 1/3 c. of milk. Stir into pumpkin. 3. Adding remaining milk and cook,…

Tortilla Soup

This is a wonderful recipe that can be made in minutes with items out of your food storage. 2 cans chicken and rice soup 1 can rotel 1 can cream of corn 2 cans ranch style beans 1 can chicken Combine all cans into a pot or a microwaveable dish Heat completely through. Serve with…