Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Soups, Vegetables

I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter, staring me in the face, for the last week.   I finally decided to end the showdown and turn it into soup.  It was a good call. Since I had the same situation going on with a bucket of pears (and still do, it’s a BUCKET after all, there are only … View The Post

Corn Chowder (in 10 minutes)

Soups

There are days that I pour myself a cup of tea (or wine, depending on the day), turn on some Louis Armstrong and play around with ingredients in the hopes of creating something fabulous.  And there are other days when I fly in the house after work with a cranky two-year old who needed to be fed an hour ago … View The Post

Indonesian Coconut Pumpkin Soup (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Soups

My first waitressing job during university was at an eclectic little bistro called the Tomato Cafe, nestled in the Cambie neighbourhood of Vancouver.  Originally owned and founded by Diane Clement (cookbook author and previous Olympic athlete), it was true serendipity that they hired me.  The Tomato has had a profound influence on my perspective on food and allowed me an … View The Post

Vegetable Soup with Pesto Turkey Meatballs (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Soups

This soup was created out of one of those ‘oh no, what am I going to make for dinner?’ nights.  I try to keep ground turkey on hand  for a healthy and versatile source of protein, but find that it needs some love in the flavour department.  I had recently made basil pesto (previous post) and frozen it, and a … View The Post

Mushroom Miso Soup

Soups

Meatless meals are good for everybody.  Eating less meat is linked to better health and reduced incidence of many diseases, and you certainly won’t hear any complaints from Mother Nature.  I have made a simple version of this soup since my university days (another reason to go meatless, you’re welcome wallet), but decided to add organic tofu to it to … View The Post

French Onion Soup

Soups

If you look up ‘comfort food’ in a dictionary I’m pretty sure that you will see a picture of French Onion Soup. Is there a better dish to serve on a cozy fall day? I think not. While spending a weekend at our family cottage I was bound and determined to serve up my best possible version of this dish. … View The Post

Potato Leek Soup & Parmesan Thyme Croutons

Soups

I simply love making soup. They are such a great way to get vegetables into your diet and are really super easy (I confess, I love that they taste even better the next day – yay leftovers!). Potato Leek soup is a classic French soup called “Potage Parmentier” perfected by who other than Julia Child. The name seems daunting but … View The Post

Hearty Lentil Soup (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Soups

As soon as Fall arrives I get this urge to make soup every day.  There is something so cozy about a pot of soup, full of vegetables, simmering on the stove.  Lentils are packed with fibre and protein, making this a perfect vegetarian dish to add to your repertoire of quick meals.  Here is my take on lentil soup that … View The Post