Start to table…under one hour…

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP Fast, hot, easy…your family will love it and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies past the kids.  (Okay…you can see the veggies, but they’ll want to eat them!)  Serve with garlic bread for the family and a quick Caesar  Salad for an “Italian” meal that will be a hit. This…

Warm and filling…a great vegetarian dish

LENTIL BARLEY SOUP (AKKK…I was almost tempted to use Rachel Ray’s term and call it a Stewp…Stoup ?… – but I’ll control myself.)  This is very soupy the first day, and then gets thick and more like a stew.  Whatever….it’s wonderful, and adding in some unflavored protein powder can still give you a great shot…

Green is beautiful!

CREAMY GARLIC & EDAMAME SOUP This soup will bring a little Spring to your dreary winter! Fresh and bright with low-carb, high-protein edamame and fragrant, creamy garlic…add a bag of protein crisps and you’ve got a gourmet lunch. ~~~~   2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 bay leaves 4 cups shelled edamame,…

Curried Pumpkin Soup…shades of Fall

CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP This soup screams Autumn, but it’s wonderful anytime!  I love the sweet/spicy flavor and the richness the coconut milk gives. The peanut butter is optional and depending on the mood I’m in I’ll either add it or leave it out….the soup is fantastic either way! Serve this with a plate of fresh…

Creamy, warm, and filling…

SALMON CHOWDER This recipe uses a homemade spice blend that I keep just for fish dishes (recipe below). Then when you make the chowder again you have it on hand. It’s good sprinkled on scrambled eggs or in a quiche…Ooooo a salmon quiche….there ya go! I like to bake off the salmon before adding it…

Thick and filling…

WHITE BEAN & SWEET ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE SOUP This soup is creamy, slightly spicy and full of nutritious goodies. With lots of protein and complex carbs, it’s the perfect lunch to pack or an easy week-night meal. Serve to your family with a crisp green salad and some crusty, warm whole grain rolls. ~~~~  …

Creamy Broccoli Chowder – comfort in a bowl.

CREAMY BROCCOLI CHOWDER This chowder is one that I turn to a lot, especially when I want a soothing and substantial meal. You can swap the broccoli for any other vegetable.  The cheese is optional and gives a completely different taste.  The carbs come from the garden vegetables and it’s the perfect soup to add…

Big ole bowl o’ green comfort!

SPLIT PEA SOUP   Sometimes, no matter how much you try to gussy a dish up, you can’t get away from how blechy it looks! At least it tastes fab! I’ve been making this soup for years…it’s one of my family’s favorites and is so comforting on a cold day. Full of nutritious carbs with…

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…

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…