Category Archives: soups

Roasted Tomato & Chickpea Soup

May, 2017

Dear Spring,

A few days ago I was watching my son play lacrosse.  IN A DOWN JACKET.  I mean, c’mon already!! Spring, what the heck are you doing?  You tease us in April with 75 degree days and then mess with our heads by producing 55 degree days in May?  REALLY?  Can’t you just do what you are supposed to do??


Someone who already put all of the winter jackets in the downstairs storage closet.

OK, enough of my ranting.  Yesterday, after my husband had to begrudgingly put the heat back on (Is it really true that it is bad to switch back and forth from heat to air conditioning?), I decided to embrace these last few nippy days of the season.  How, you ask? Continue reading

White Bean & Kale Soup/Stew

For those of you who don’t know, I have 2 children – Ava, 10 and Jacob, 7.  Jacob actually ENJOYS healthy foods. He loves fruits and vegetables and most of the healthy fare I create. Ava, on the other hand, could never eat a fruit or vegetable again for the rest of her life and not think twice. She doesn’t DISlike them, but doesn’t look forward to them either.

Everytime I try out a new healthy recipe, I have 3 markers to gauge it’s success – Brian (my hubs), Ava & Jake.

Getting the thumbs up from Brian is the easiest. He likes the majority of healthy dishes I serve.

Getting the A-OK from Jacob is tougher, but I can win his approval somewhat easily.

Getting Ava to approve, however, is much more of a challenge. When she says she likes one of my dishes I feel like I’ve won the lottery!

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because I’m about to share a recipe with you that is not only Ava approved, but Ava preferred!

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