Asparagus & Pea Soup with Parsley & Spinach

This super green soup has been on daily (yes, daily) rotation in my household since the start of spring.  With allergy season in full swing we have all had sore throats and this soothing and savory soup just hits the spot.  It is flavored simply with shallot, garlic and black pepper.  It packs in so [...]

One-Pot Tex-Mex Veggie Quinoa Stew with Lime-Cilantro “Cream”

This new year means new opportunity for us all.  Many of us are resolving to live healthier in 2016.  Living healthier can mean different things to different people depending on one's current state of health.  For me, I want to feel and be my best.  So, in addition to staying active and keeping my stress levels [...]

Vegetable Split Pea Soup (vegan)

Thanksgiving is over.  Time to reset before the holidays!  If you overdid it on the pies and dinner rolls, this "meal-in-a-bowl" vegetable soup will get you back on track.  Split pea soup is a fantastic (and inexpensive) option for vegans or anyone trying to live a little healthier as it contains plant-based protein, iron, antioxidants [...]

Easy Vegetarian Chili with Avocado-Cilantro “Sour Cream”

    With football season in full swing and chilly weather back again, it is time for warming one-pot meals like this nose-opening chili recipe!  This vegetarian chili is simple, fun and super flavorful.  It is not too spicy (but definitely not bland).  It is full of fiber and protein from the white beans and loaded with [...]

Creamy Red Curry Lentil Soup (vegan)

A hearty soup that is both comforting and filling while packing a lot of nutrition into one bowl. Soup season is finally here.  I'm ready to welcome cooler nights where you can cozy up to your favorite bowl of homemade soup.  The best thing about soup season is the ease of cooking with ONE pot.  One-pot, [...]

Creamy Quinoa-Veggie Stew

Out with the old, in with the stew!  This unique and healthy stew is sure to help kick off your 2015 on the right foot. This creamy, vegan stew is perfectly satisfying during this frigid weather.  Loaded with protein-filled quinoa and health-boosting veggies - it is the perfect way to stay healthy while indulging in a comfort-food-like recipe. [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, soup, vegan, vegetarian|

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

This vegan spin on creamy tomato-basil soup is much healthier than what you might find at a restaurant.  Cosi's tomato-basil side soup contains 20 grams of fat (12 grams of saturated fat) and is loaded with sodium.  Keep it light with this easy, homemade version. Tomatoes are a low calorie vegetable full of vitamins A [...]

By | October 6th, 2013|dairy-free, lunch, soup, vegan|

Super Simple Carrot Soup

Gluten-free and EASY to make. This deliciously sweet, creamy and savory soup will keep you warm as the weather continues to cool.  Its vibrant orange color means it is full of the powerful antioxidant, vitamin A.  With one bowl you are helping to reduce your risk of cancer, slow aging and reduce some diabetes-related symptoms.  [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|dairy-free, gluten-free, soup, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|

Cauliflower Soup

This creamy soup is elegant, addictive and extremely easy to prepare.  Plus, it is full of health benefits from the star of the dish: cauliflower! Health Benefits of Cauliflower Cauliflower is high in vitamin C, which is important for growth and repair of body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums [...]

By | January 1st, 2013|dairy-free, gluten-free, soup|

“Pesto” Veggie Soup

Loaded with fresh veggies and a powerful pesto-like flavor makes getting your nutrients fun!   “Pesto” Veggie Soup   Save Print Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 vidalia onion, chopped 1 bag of baby carrots (about 2 cups) 1 bag of mixed broccoli and cauliflower (about 4 cups) 4 cup low [...]

By | July 21st, 2012|dairy-free, gluten-free, soup, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|

Cold Mint Pea Soup

This recipe is inspired by a past colleague of mine who keeps a health blog with fitness tips and nutritious recipes.  Her version of the recipe can be found here.  Thanks, Monica! I slightly modified it by adding spinach to the blender and pistachios as garnish for a bit of crunch.  The classic mint/pea combo [...]

By | June 10th, 2012|gluten-free, raw, soup, vegan|

Slow Cooker Vegan Split Pea Soup

Health Benefits Split peas are a low-calorie food that is a good source of protein. They also provide Vitamins A (for healthy eyes and skin), Vitamin C and iron. Split peas are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which has been shown to have a number of beneficial effects including decreased risk of coronary artery [...]

By | January 2nd, 2012|entree, soup, vegan|

Dairy-Free, Creamy Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

Health Benefits Broccoli packs in tons of nutritional bang for your buck.  It is a fantastic vegetable.  With only 31 calories per serving and providing you with Vitamin A, C, K, B Vitamins and potassium – WHAM! Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant – POW! Garlic contains sulfur components which are [...]

By | December 23rd, 2011|soup, vegan|

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