Instant Pot Lentil and Spinach Soup

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The temperature is starting to drop here in NYC, and when the cold weather arrives there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Our vegetarian son is slowly but surely working his magic on us, so we’re eating more vegetarian dishes now than we ever have before. We haven’t completely given up meat, […]

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup

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I haven’t posted too many Instant Pot recipes on this blog, but I hope to post more in the near future. This soup is fairly easy to make. I love that you can add the ingredients to the Instant Pot, and after you sauté the onions and garlic, you can add everything else, set the […]

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Spicy Carrot-Coconut Soup

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During the boys’ winter break, we went to Disney World with family and had a wonderful time. We were a group of 15 in total. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and ate at their restaurant called Boma – Flavors of Africa twice during our stay. My favorite part of the meal at Boma […]

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Pumpkin Lentil Soup

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This is a nice, comforting soup that’s great for chilly weather. It’s vegetarian and full of healthy ingredients. It’s thickened with a can of pumpkin puree, but doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all. Consider the pumpkin a thickener rather than a flavor-enhancer. As written, the soup is subtly seasoned and has a mild flavor. I […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Soup

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One of my favorite recipes to make with roasted red peppers is this Orzo dish. I always end up with extra roasted peppers. This soup recipe is a great way to use them up. This soup is now one of my favorites. If you don’t have jarred, roasted red peppers, you can buy red bell […]

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Andean Potato and Cheese Soup (Locro de Papa)

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I have never cooked with queso fresco before. I saw some in Costco the other day, so I picked up a package. I bought 2 eight-ounce blocks, so you’ll probably see another cheese recipe or two before I use it up. Queso fresco (or “fresh cheese”), is mild, mellow and a bit salty and a […]

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Parker's Split Pea Soup

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NYC is about to be dumped on by about 24 inches of snow. Schools are closed tomorrow, roads close tonight at 11pm, as does mass transit. It’s going to be a ghost town here in a couple of hours, which is odd for the city. It’s not snowing at all right now, but AccuWeather’s minutecam […]

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

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I love cauliflower and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to cook it. One of my favorites is this recipe for Hot, Buttered Cauliflower Puree. Another favorite is Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice. Add this soup to the list of things that I love to do with cauliflower. This […]

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Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup

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This soup is delicious, incredibly satisfying and really quick to make. It’s definitely something that can be made on a weeknight and served with a nice loaf of rustic bread. Since the boys wouldn’t go near it (nothing new there), we had some soup left over and I actually thought it was better on the […]

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Minimalist's Corn Chowder

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The other night I made two Mark Bittman recipes, this corn chowder and a rice salad. The rice salad was a total bust. I disliked it so much that I didn’t even save the leftovers. Blech!  While I was making this recipe, I thought it was headed for failure too, but miraculously it was saved […]

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