Have an over-abundant zucchini plant…or 10?

CREAMY ZUCCHINI SOUP Here’s a delectable solution! I make a lot of soup and this is one of our favorites.  Very fresh and bright – it can be left chunky or pureed for a smooth creamy version. You can use the green zucchini or the yellow summer squash or walk on the wild side and…

Mama Mia!

LASAGNA SOUP Thanks and smooch to my friend Laurel for inspiring this one. This actually tastes like lasagna…with the tomato sauce, basil, sausage and smooth, cool ricotta….WOW! All your favorite flavors without so much of the starchy pasta.  There are still a few pieces floating in the rich meat broth, but you’ll never miss the…

Ditch the can…go homemade!

CREAMY TOMATO SOUP Most supermarket tomato soups contain quite a bit of sugar and lots of sodium. This one is homemade and so good. You could leave it chunky or puree it…use fresh, diced tomatoes or the canned. Either way it’s great. A grilled cheese on whole grain bread for the family and there ya…

Golden, warm chowder – comfort in a bowl!

CHEESY CHICKEN & CAULIFLOWER CHOWDER This is one of my most popular recipes and you’ll know why, if you make it! Creamy, cheesy, full of good for you chicken and cauliflower – it’s quick and easy to get on the table.  Leftovers are even better! (Leave out the chicken, add more cauliflower, if you want…

Need a vacation but can’t leave town?!

CARIBBEAN SWEET POTATO & SAUSAGE SOUP A gorgeous-colored soup that combines vegetables and turkey sausage with the flavors of the islands! Full of complex carbs, this hearty soup will become a favorite. Fix a pot of fragrant brown rice to ladle it over, if you wish, and a fresh green salad. ~~~~   2 tablespoons…

Sí, señor! Sopa tacos!

LINDA’S FAMOUS TACO SOUP This is easily my most popular recipe!  (REVISED: Well, it used to be!!  The Quinoa Burgers and the Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole have FAR surpassed this one.  But it is still fab!) It’s quick, can be altered to fit whatever you have in your pantry at the moment…can be made vegetarian, garnished with anything,…

A little crabby? This should help…

TOMATO-CRAB BISQUE One is good…more is better.  At least when it comes to variations of tomato soup! This one has the addition of sweet crab, but leaving it out, or adding something else instead would be fine.   Team this up with a Caesar salad and some breadsticks for the family to dip. Makes a…

Okay….YUM!

TORTILLA SOUP This one is spicy with a hint of tangy lime…full of gorgeous veggies and moist chicken. I added to the traditional flavor black beans to up the protein and fiber.   Top with sour cream, crushed blue corn chips for the crunch, Jack cheese, avocados…whatever your little heart desires. ~~~~   . 1…

Bowl o’….white?!

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI Absolutely! This is one of my most requested recipes – it’s as spicy as you want it and full of protein-packed chicken and fiber-ful beans.  So good with a big salad and a slab of whole-grain cornbread.  For a vegetarian version:  Use vegetable broth and chopped Morningstar grilled chicken patties or meal-starter chicken…

A New Year’s Good Luck dish…but don’t save it for only then!

BLACK-EYED PEA AND SAUSAGE SOUP Black-eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck and prosperity when eaten on New Years. This soup is easy, filling and just full of wonderful nutrients! Serve with thick-sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and fresh basil and some crusty garlic toast for your family on one of these cold…