Chives: A First Edible Sign of Spring

As kids growing up on a farm we all had our tasks, known then not so affectionately, as chores. Living and managing a 100-acre parcel of land meant lots of work, and that included tasks for little hands. There were always weeds to be pulled, and low hanging fruit & vegetables to be picked. […]

Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup

Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup

There’s an infinite number of recipes for carrot soup, a fitting tribute for this most common, versatile root vegetable. Some of my favourites include carrot coriander soup or the more exotic roasted carrot soup with dukkah spice & yogurt. Dress it up or dress it down, the carrot, and soups made from it, […]

Awesome Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)

  A recent craving for chicken soup brought back delicious memories of the version my Mom made, wholesome, so full of fantastic flavour, comfort by the spoonful. Having recently extolled on the virtues of knowing how to roast chicken I’m now thinking that making a good homemade chicken soup should be added […]

Bowl of chicken soup

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

  Soups are not only quick and easy to make, they’re also very gratifying. There’s no better example of kitchen alchemy, where the sum total of the ingredients is so much more than the addition of their parts. Using canned beans makes sense every way you look at it; they’re convenient, […]

Creamy Parsnip & Pear Soup 2

Being a big fan of both parsnip purée and of soup, I decided to put the two together for this Creamy Parsnip Pear Soup. When you want to serve something that’s out of the ordinary, give this recipe a try.

Creamy Parsnip & Pear Soup

Good To Be Green 15-Minute Vegetable Soup

Good To Be Green 15-Minute Soup

A 3-ingredient soup that’s ready in 15 minutes and full of vitamins, calcium & iron…? Good To Be Green 15-Minute Soup should be an essential part of any resolution to eat healthier~

Tomato Vodka Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (vegetarian & gluten free)

Who doesn’t love the combo of tomato soup & grilled cheese! This fun twist on the diner classic is a hit with those who do, and is sure to change the minds of those who don’t. Using corn-made Smirnoff vodka and gluten free bread for the croutons keeps it gluten free. Having it […]

Pretty white mug with tomato soup & grilled cheese croutons

Zuppa de Ceci/Chickpea Soup 2

With another year of joyous holiday feasting behind us, visions of healthier eating should be dancing in our heads! Granted, there’s something especially decadent about eating during the holiday season. We all want to take part, naturally, and I, like many others, overindulged. Parties, get-togethers with old friends, spending time with […]

30 Minute Vegetable Lentil Soup 2

Just thinking about all the holiday baking and eating that will soon be literally right in front of us, has me also pondering the potential for weight gain. Ugh. We could all use more recipes that are easy to make as well as good for you, especially at this time of year. […]

30 Minute Vegetable Lentil Soup