Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

By Kristen Braswell | February 23, 2012

Photo: Cinnamon Girl Recipes

Photo: Cinnamon Girl Recipes

Winter will be behind us before we know it, but, no matter the season, soup is always a filling and flavorful option. Sweet potato and black bean soup is not only hearty, it’s also chock-full of healthy ingredients.

Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin D, B6 and C, which all aid in healthy immunity and strong bones. They also contain beta-carotene, which aid in the glowing skin that many of us seek during the colder months. Black beans are rich in protein and fiber. What I love most about this soup is the balancing of flavors; the sweetness of the sweet potato paired with the tartness of cumin-flavored beans sit in a peppery brew. Perfect as a cold day’s remedy! Read More


Kale, Sausage, and Potato Soup Recipe

By Laura Ratliff and Ryan Smith | January 4, 2012

Kale soup

We recently made a trip to Dallas, but had one small complaint: it was FREEZING there! Not that New York is a tropical paradise, but we at least thought that venturing 1,500 miles south would warrant somewhat warmer temperatures.

Fortunately, this dinner we made before leaving is perfect for chasing away the chill. Read More


Toscana Soup Recipe

By admin | December 14, 2011

Photo: Navaboo

Photo: Navaboo

Since we recently claimed kale as one of the 8 best winter foods to try right now, we thought we’d offer a recipe that can help you incorporate this lovely fresh green into your winter diet. Toscana soup is a classic Italian soup that contains everything that’s right in the world- spicy sausage, potatoes, cream, and lots of kale! This is one hearty soup that will keep you warm during this cold windy weather. Read More


Detox Recipe: Japanese Hot Pot

By Saira Malhotra | December 2, 2011

Photo: Sifu Renka

Photo: Sifu Renka

Today’s dish is detox personified. A Japanese hot pot made with fresh ginger, mushrooms, tofu and a very key ingredient ‘Bok choy’. Bok choy provides many health benefits, such as a good source of calcium, beta-carotene and is known as a lung cancer risk reducer. What does this mean for a detox diet? Bok choy protects the liver, freeing it from the harmful impact of stress and pollution and ultimately facilitates detoxification. Read More


Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup Recipe

By Aine Carlin | November 14, 2011

cauliflower and carrot soup

Soups are my go-to meal. If in doubt, I get the blender out and know that a nutritious, delicious meal is a mere blitz away. Well, there may be a little more involved than blitzing some vegetables, but none the less it remains a fairly painless process. I welcome meals that require little to no effort but still deliver when it comes to flavor and soups do this better than any dish I know of. Read More


Roasted Acorn Squash and Corn Soup Recipe

By Liren Baker | October 20, 2011

Photo: Liren Baker

Photo: Liren Baker

There’s nothing more inviting than walking into a home filled with the aroma of something secret roasting in the oven. The allure of slow cooking and the richness of the flavors that emerge from oven roasting trumps any aromatherapy candle – just the other day, visitors dropped by my house close to dinner time and were greeted by the scent of squash and corn in the oven, and they instantly gushed, “It smells so good in here!” Read More


Pumpkin Soup Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | October 12, 2011

Pumpkin soup

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

I recently inherited my grandmother’s loved and tattered copy of The Joy of Cooking, published in 1963. I never thought of her as a gourmet, but it’s clear that she used it as a constant reference. Its spine makes no attempt to hold its structure together, and there may be more handwritten inserts tucked into the pages than there are recipes in the book. To me, the recipes-both my grandmother’s originals and the book’s-seem delightfully outdated. One calls for a jar of marshmallow fluff. Many of them include cream or butter, more generously than most of us may be used to using. Still, I love mining the pages for classic combinations. The book has lately served as a lesson in food anthropology as well as a cooking blueprint. Read More


Ten Minute Broccoli Soup Recipe

By Aine Carlin | October 10, 2011

Photo: Aine Carlin

Photo: Aine Carlin

Broccoli is one of those vegetables you associate with childhood. Most kids hate it, turn their noses up and push it to the one side but not me. I’ve come to the conclusion I was a rather strange child – when everyone else was into New Kids On The Block I was listening to Neil Sedaka, Elvis Costello, and Sam Cooke. Strangely, I also happened to love broccoli. It was my absolute favorite part of Sunday dinner.

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Arugula Soup Recipe

By Aine Carlin | October 3, 2011

Photo: Aine Carlin

Photo: Aine Carlin

I am a soup fanatic. I can’t go a week without having it at least once but I usually eat (drink? slurp?) it for lunch because I guess I feel it isn’t substantial enough for a dinner dish. Now and again though, it can be nice to have something a little lighter for an evening meal and it certainly helps that homemade soups are super quick and easy. The bonus being they also happen to be much tastier and healthier than store-bought soups, which tend to be full of additives, preservatives and salt. Read More


Red Thai Chicken and Pumpkin Curry Recipe

By Saira Malhotra | September 29, 2011

Photo: stevendepolo

Bidding farewell to our summer love is never easy, especially when it took us 3 seasons to get there. However that light of amber that shines through those autumn leaves is more than enticing. A season that so accurately echoes hues of its environment through its fruits and vegetables sends most people’s senses in to a tizzy, imagine what it does to the palate. Today’s dish is Fall personified. A dish of Red Thai Chicken Curry with nuggets of golden pumpkin and slivers of red bell pepper will surely stoke the fire in any belly. Read More

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