Soups

Vegan Corn and Kale Chowder

Here’s a satisfying way to use sweet and tender fresh corn. Combining it with other seasonal vegetables makes this chowder a meal on its own. The smoky paprika adds a nice depth of flavor, complemented by the tang of fresh lime juice added before serving. Ingredients 5 ears of fresh corn, husks removed and sliced…

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Lauren’s Warming Veggie Soup

Lauren's Warming Vegetable Soup

Well it was back to work for me last week, with the unpacking of boxes and phone calls to settle into our new community pushed to the end of each day. With my cooking time cut down to whatever minutes I could spare, this warming veggie soup was perfect. It goes together in minutes and…

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Lauren’s Root Vegetable Soup

Lauren's Root Vegetable Soup

A bowl of this soup really could not be easier to make or more comforting to eat. What it takes, however, is a handful of good, quality vegetables and the willingness to peel and chop. And yes there is kohlrabi on this list and it totally is not a root vegetable! But it was looking…

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Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

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Here’s my take on this yummy mushroom soup that appeared in a New York Times recent fall soup feature. I love the challenge of taking on conventional recipes and creating a vegan/gluten-free version and this one is no exception. Although I rarely pass up a mushroom recipe, this one has a combination of cinnamon, coriander,…

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Creamy Lemon Zucchini Soup

It happens to be every gardener’s dilemma this time of year – what to do with all the zucchini? It’s impossible to have too many recipes for zucchini. Apparently it is an international problem as well because our neighbors down the road gifted us with a basket full last Sunday morning. Moments later, a summer…

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Broccoli Soup

Sometimes we are blessed by what little we have, as was recently my experience. It was the end of the week, and I needed to put together one more meal with the remnants of all of the produce left in the fridge. Sometimes this leads to dinner fails and other times it’s a win. I…

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Heidi Swanson’s Leek Soup With Hazelnuts

If you could prepare only one more soup before spring weather turns to summer this would be my suggestion. I turned to Heidi Swanson for help when an abundance of gorgeous spring leeks filled my weekly CSA and I was unable to keep up by merely adding them to sauces and curries. Heidi’s recipes have…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: A Simple Soup of Lentils

Here’s a wonderful way to keep your time in the kitchen to a minimum AND have a delicious bowl of goodness to serve up for your evening meal. I first learned to cook lentils from a dear Italian friend during my early days in Europe and I made her recipe for years. Then, several years…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Hubele Family Kohlrabi Soup

So, long ago, back in an earlier chapter of my life, I taught at Heidelberg American High and after a full day of reigning in teenagers I spent my evenings trying to keep up with truly the world’s most active two year old boy. Some days there just wasn’t enough steam left and preparing a…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa

Most of August, I just can’t imagine turning on anything that might raise the temperatures one more degree in the house. When you are experiencing one of those days you will thank me for sharing this delectable Cucumber Avocado Soup. This can be whipped up in your Vitamix, traditional blender or with an immersion blender each…

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