Sardinian Minestrone

Would you like to live to be over 100 years old? Well then, have I got a soup for you! There’s been a great deal of press about these Blue Zones around the world, where a large percentage of the inhabitants live to be well over 100 years old.   It’s truly fascinating. It makes you … Continue reading

Sausage and Swiss Chard Soup

Here is an easy, nutritious soup that can be made in under 45 minutes, and will soothe your soul after a long day of Holiday shopping. I’ve already made it twice this holiday season. It can be made in the morning before you head out and then just warm it up later, or you can … Continue reading

Escarole and Little Meatball Soup

Happy New Year to all!  I hope you all had wonderful holidays.  While I hate to see the Holiday season come to a close, I must admit that I am always ready for some detox and renewal when January 1st comes around.    Nothing says this better than soup.  I made lentil soup (recipe can be found … Continue reading

Pumpkin Tortelloni with Autumn Vegetables

I’m not sure if I should categorize this dish as a soup or as a pasta, but either way, it’s a winner.  This dish saved our family Thanksgiving many years ago.  For the first 25 or so years of my life, we began our Thanksgiving feast as all traditional, old fashioned Italian families do, with … Continue reading

Red Lentil, Carrot and Coconut soup

I had this red lentil soup in a “Fusion” restaurant many years ago, when the word “fusion” was new to the culinary world.  It was one of those dishes that you enjoy in a restaurant, and know that you will search all over for a recipe that is similar.  The problem was, however, where would … Continue reading

Lentil Soup / Lentils and Macaroni

Oh dear, I am 23 days late with this “good luck” dish.  I am hoping that “better late than never” will apply here.  You see, lentils on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day (my family has always been loose with some traditions so we usually give ourselves a day or two to carry out … Continue reading

Today’s Vegetable Soup

The Holidays are over, and like most, I’m constantly hearing about healthy eating, cleansing, de-toxing, 100 different types of diets and exercise plans.  You cannot turn on the TV or pick up a magazine without feeling guilty that you are just not interested in any of it.  I enjoy all sorts of exercise and always … Continue reading

Mom’s Chicken Soup

When you had a cold growing up in our house, you could bet that mom’s chicken soup was in your future.  Only when someone was sick would this soup appear on the stove, and now, all these years later, we are finding out that there really are medicinal benefits in chicken soup for curing the … Continue reading