Soups

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

Watermelon Gazpacho

By Lauren | September 14, 2019

You are going to love this recipe for its ease and flavor. This gazpacho is so good I could eat it for three meals a day… seriously. So what are you waiting for? Grab these…

Vegan Corn and Kale Chowder

By Lauren | June 9, 2019

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…

Lauren's Warming Vegetable Soup

Warming Veggie Soup

By Lauren | February 2, 2019

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…

Lauren's Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup

By Lauren | November 16, 2018

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.…

vegan white bean chili recipe

White Bean Chili

By Lauren | October 5, 2018

I have been obsessing over the creation of this recipe all week. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had white bean chili, but somehow the concept worked its way into my imagination. Could…

Creamy Lemon Zucchini Soup

By Lauren | July 23, 2018

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…

Mushroom Chowder

By Lauren | March 7, 2018

An  adaption of Heidi Swanson’s Mixed Mushroom Soup, 101 Cookbooks Blog If you are a mushroom lover like me, THIS is your soup. It’s a cold drizzly day outside but my kitchen feels so cozy…

Broccoli Soup

By Lauren | January 2, 2018

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…

Heidi Swanson’s Leek Soup With Hazelnuts

By Lauren | April 18, 2017

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…

Lauren’s Kitchen: A Simple Soup of Lentils

By Lauren | December 25, 2015

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…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Hubele Family Kohlrabi Soup

By Lauren | November 21, 2015

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…

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

By Lauren | August 6, 2015

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…