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Black Soup

When you just gotta have umami, this is what you are craving. Rich and dark and mysterious and soothing, this soup is perfect for a chilly evening when you haven’t had the best day at work and you need a … Continue reading

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Tomato Gazpacho

OK, so here’s a more traditional gazpacho. Be sure to use only the very best tomatoes you can find. Those rock-hard, well-travelled, tasteless red orbs at the grocery store are NOT what you want here. Grow them yourself or buy … Continue reading

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Cucumber & Roasted Pepper Soup

Another refreshing summer soup. Icy cucumber and and tangy garlic dance around a hint of smoky pepper. Your palate will thank you. (And it’s healthy, too!) Cucumber & Roasted Pepper Soup makes almost a quart 3 lbs cucumbers, peeled, seeded … Continue reading

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Cold Borscht #1 with Avocado Yogurt Cream

Borscht exists in about as many variations as kitchens. Cold borscht is a great way to beat the heat with some colorful & healthy soup. Just remember to wear an apron while you’re peeling the beets! Cold Borscht # 1 … Continue reading

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Asparagus Gazpacho

Spring is in the air, and the farmers’ market is bright with stacks of lovely green asparagus. Gazpacho is usually made with tomato as the base, but I thought it might be fun to try a little twist. This chilly … Continue reading

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Creamy Root Soup

This is a very basic pureed soup, and yes, I know, it seems more like a winter soup than a spring soup. But after trying a similar soup at the Inn at Little Washington this winter, I was inspired to … Continue reading

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Andouille & Chicken Gumbo

We spent last weekend in New Orleans at the Jazz & Heritage Festival, and, as always, ate like skinny pigs on Sunday. The people who live in Louisiana have an almost religious respect for the integrity of their culinary culture, … Continue reading

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Posole #1, Under Pressure

Posole is a traditional Mexican dish, made with hominy corn and seasoned with chiles. Pork or chicken is a common addition. I’ve been experimenting with a few different styles of this very satisfying dish, and here’s one. It uses roasted … Continue reading

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Navy Bean & Kale Soup

This is the perfect soup for a cold night. Serve it with a crisp loaf of multigrain bread and a nice salad, and you’re all set. Yes, this is another pressure cooker recipe. If you don’t have one yet, well, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Chili

Here’s a great way to get your vegetables. Vegetarians will love it, and meat-eaters will be surprised at how much they don’t miss the meat! Vegetarian Chili serves 8 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves … Continue reading

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