homemade vegetable broth
recipes, soups

Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

I want to let you in on a secret that will majorly up your kitchen (and health) game... it's simple, humble, but oh so powerful...it's homemade vegetable broth. I say powerful for a few reasons. It's loaded with seriously good for you stuff - vegetables and herbs like onion, garlic, sage and thyme that protect… Continue reading Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

summer squash soup

Smooth Summer Squash Soup

Call me crazy, but sometimes even in the middle of summer a bowl of soup can be quite nice. I had the most amazing summer squash soup on our California road trip (when it's 60 degrees in the evening hot soup doesn't sound as crazy too). Anyway, I loved it so much I decided to try to recreate… Continue reading Smooth Summer Squash Soup

cauliflower and leek soup

Creamy Cauliflower and Leek Soup

I know this isn't your typical Hello, Spring! recipe for the first week of the new season... but spring sure is taking it's sweet time to get here.... at least in Texas that is. The weather here lately has been down right erratic. 80 degrees one day. 30 degrees the next. And rainy. My god, so much rain. It… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower and Leek Soup


Creamy Butternut Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Kale

There are two types of people in this world. There are those that when food is scarce, put on their boots and walk to the store in the ice. And then there are those that get creative and make do with what they've got in the kitchen. I am the latter of the two; my husband is the… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Kale


Mushroom and Rice Soup

I may have mentioned before that I was a picky eater as a kid. Until college, my diet consisted mostly of carrots and turkey sandwiches on wheat bread. Like most kids, I had very strong opinions about certain foods that would never (never) enter my mouth. I couldn't tell you where these strong opinions came… Continue reading Mushroom and Rice Soup


Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup

I bought the herb turmeric months ago after reading about it's healing powers and thought I'd give it a try. It's hailed as a digestive aid, inflammation fighter and cancer defender. It can also be applied directly to the skin to heal wounds and eczema. But until a few weeks ago all it had done… Continue reading Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup


Healthy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

I know what you're thinking ... Healthy AND creamy? Liar. No, really. This soup is rich, smooth and delicious. And it has only 3 grams of fat per serving, plus a solid dose vitamins A and C. How, you ask? There's no cream. No butter. Just squash, potatoes, stock and seasoning. And it tastes just as… Continue reading Healthy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup