Grow Your Own Way · kid-friendly · Recipes

Tomato Tortellini Soup

New weeknight staple alert! This is a 20-minute meal that tastes like scratch (and mostly is), and provides delicious, warm little lunches. That is, assuming you even have leftovers. It really is that scrumptious. We had parents night at Georgia’s school recently, and we got home that day with less than an hour to spare… Continue reading Tomato Tortellini Soup

Holidays · Recipes

Split Pea Soup

OK, finding dried peas was IMPOSSIBLE this week, which is why this post is so late. Am I crazy, or is making Split Pea Soup with your leftover holiday ham bone not a thing anymore? At Christmas and Easter my relatives usually fight over the thing on their way out the door, and having pea soup… Continue reading Split Pea Soup


Trader Joe’s Tag: Tortellini Roasted Red Pepper Soup

The pictures for this came out terrible, but it’s a hearty soup that comes together really quickly. We picked up all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s but you could easily make this from any store with comparable products! This isn’t soup from scratch, but it is fast, creamy and satisfying, and uses up leftover prepared… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Tag: Tortellini Roasted Red Pepper Soup


Coconut-Curry Lentil Soup

As soon as I saw this recipe from Delight Gluten-Free Magazine, I knew I had to try it! (I changed it up a little to suit what I had in my pantry). I added a little more potato to compensate for the fact that I only had 1 cup of lentils on hand, and then… Continue reading Coconut-Curry Lentil Soup


Sweet Potato Soup

This creamy soup has a hint of heat and goes great with crunchy tortilla chips, fresh sliced avocado and a swirl of sour cream. Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced (plus one for garnish) 3 cups of water 2 cloves of garlic, chopped or minced 1 jalapeno, fresh… Continue reading Sweet Potato Soup

CSA 2011 · Recipes

‘Ribollita al Pomodoro’ soup

Looking for a way to use up leftover crusty bread? Throw it in this hearty soup with vegetables, beans and seasonings, and you’ve got major comfort food. My main reason for making this: to use up the remainder of a good-quality French loaf I’d bought to serve alongside my slow cooker beef stew. Also, I had… Continue reading ‘Ribollita al Pomodoro’ soup

CSA 2011 · Recipes

Caramelized Cauliflower (With BONUS creamy soup!)

Have you ever seen cauliflower that looks like this?? I was baffled when I first saw them, but a sniff/taste test confirmed that they ARE in fact cauliflower as my CSA promised, so I treated them as such — chopping, coating & roasting them at high heat to caramelize ’em up good! All I did… Continue reading Caramelized Cauliflower (With BONUS creamy soup!)

CSA 2011 · Recipes

RECIPE: Potato-fennel soup with browned onions

Another favorite inspired by Mollie Katzen’s classic, the New Moosewood Cookbook! I really didn’t know how to use up the several bunches of fennel I got in my CSA throughout the past few weeks. It cooks up nicely with a fat like bacon or in a quiche, but I just wasn’t in the mood for… Continue reading RECIPE: Potato-fennel soup with browned onions

kid-friendly · Recipes

Salsa Verde Enchiladas

Every year I swear I’m going to talk about the weather less on this blog, and then the first mildly warm week rolls around, and all I can think about is how amazing it is that the sun makes people so much happier. My birthday is Monday, and it’s always a toss-up as to whether… Continue reading Salsa Verde Enchiladas

Christmas · Holidays · Recipes · Uncategorized

Turkey Noodle Casserole

You guys, we had the best Thanksgiving. We spent it just the three of us for the first time ever, and decided to serve at our city’s “Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving” dinner, which provides turkey with all the fixings (plus dessert!) to nearly 1,000 members of the community in person and through meal deliveries.… Continue reading Turkey Noodle Casserole