Category Archives: Soups

Dengu (aka Kenyan Lentils)

For Christmas this year, we were invited to celebrate with a wonderful group of Kenyans. One of my favorite dishes was a simple stew of lentils, tomatoes, cilantro and red onions. I asked the chef for the recipe, and then … Continue reading

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Creamy Dreamy Beans

Perusing Instagram one night, I came across a picture of this delicious looking pot of beans. It led me to a recipe that was, while a bit time consuming, really quite simple and hands off at the same time. And … Continue reading

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Easy Zucchini Soup

At the end of my maternity leave, I had a few hours to myself each day as Jacob transitioned to day care. One day, I found myself at the Santa Monica public library, perusing the cookbook section. I came across … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Roasted Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Soup

Simon’s description of this soup:  “the soup with the yellows–it’s soo good.”  This simple and delicious recipe is a new fave, hope you like it too!  (Note–My pics are of a very thick version of the soup.  We thinned it … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Stew

Warm and comforting, flavorful and beautifully spiced, this stew was a real winner. Here’s what you need: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 ribs of celery, diced 1 medium brown onion, diced 2 tablespoons grated ginger (I used the kind that … Continue reading

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Persian Herb Soup with Lentils, Rice and Lamb Meatballs

Since Patrick loves lamb, any lamb recipe that I come across usually gets at least a second look.  This one was particularly interesting because it was for a soup that had lentils, rice, herbs and lamb meatballs – a pot … Continue reading

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Tomato and Fennel Stewed Italian Turkey Sausages

The first time I made this recipe was a few months back.  It was sooo good, and when I went to find it on my blog to replicate it, I realized I had never posted it!  Alas, here it is.  … Continue reading

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Roasted Curried Carrot Soup

Carrot soup, pureed and smooth, is always a delicious treat.  But it’s not always filling enough.  This recipe incorporates the simple flavors of carrots and curry with other filling ingredients like beans and almonds to make a delicious soup that … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille is one my favorite go-to, healthy, full-of-veggies and tasty dishes.  It’s great because you can kind of throw in whatever veggies you have at the time, and also whatever type of canned tomatoes.  Sometimes I use carrots, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Grandpa Julie’s Favorite Borscht

This weekend I cooked three things – two of which are favorites of various family members.  This recipe is for borscht, which is an Eastern-European cold beet soup.  It might not sound great, and if you have ever eaten the … Continue reading

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