Soups & Salads

Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup

January 12, 2014
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  As a big soup fan I am always on the search for healthy and tasty new soup recipes. I prefer hearty soups made from scratch that make you feel warm and cozy from the inside. I made up this recipe a few days ago while Colorado was experiencing around 0 Fahrenheit temperatures. I didn’t […]

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Fresh Kale Mayo on Coleslaw

July 13, 2013
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Organic baby kale is not only one of our adopted guinea pig’s favorite snacks, my family likes this healthy super food a lot too.  Did you know that kale delivers your body with one of the highest doses of Vitamin K, A, and E? I often mix kale in salads or prepare a kale frittata, […]

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Honey Tomato Soup

May 1, 2013
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Listen to this conversation I overheard in the kitchen between my hubby and our daughter while I took the pictures for this post: D: I am hungry, dad. What’s for lunch? H: As soon as mom is done you can eat the photo shoot. LOVING IT!! This is not an unusual scenario at my house, […]

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Tomato-Curry Soup Recipe & Tasting Colorado Cookbook Giveaway

February 17, 2013
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  Today I have the honor to share with you a copy of the brand new cookbook Tasting Colorado featuring  a compelling collection of outstanding dishes from the Centennial State. Tasting Colorado is written and photographed by my friend Michele Morris. a local chef, sommelier, caterer, and food blogger (Cooking with Michele) . In her […]

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Spicy Roasted Corn Soup with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

August 23, 2012
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Today I am heading off to Portland, Oregon to the  International Food Blogger Conference. This will be my very first Foodie conference and I am super excited. Interesting workshops, great food, and fun company that share my food obsession, sounds perfect to me! Mr. Rockies will be home to hold down the fort. He has […]

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Farro Salad With Roasted Veggies on Balsamic Pumpkin Oil Vinaigrette

April 27, 2012
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With the warmer weather arriving here in Colorado, I like to leave the soups and stews behind and move on to nutritious and fresh salads served along side a perfectly  barbequed piece of meat. The other night while checking my pantry I decided on a farro salad with roasted veggies on balsamic pumpkin oil vinaigrette. […]

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Organic Collard-Cauliflower Soup

March 16, 2012
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St. Patrick’s Day is fast arriving and my contribution would be an organic collard-cauliflower soup with the brightest green color you have ever seen. It is just gorgeous to look at. I added some extra heat through using grape seed jalapeno oil in the topping. This velvety collard-cauliflower soup is probably not a traditional Irish […]

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Organic Yellow Split Pea Soup with Bacon

February 22, 2012
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  Here is my twist on a traditional pea soup the way I remember my German aunt preparing it. She served pea soup with some rustic bread and a Frankfurter sausage. My variation substitutes bacon for the sausage and uses the sweeter yellow split peas. I also added lots of veggies including leek, carrots, onions […]

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Red Lentil Soup Egyptian Style

January 13, 2012
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This Egyptian red lentil soup was featured in the latest Food & Wine magazine. As soon as I laid eyes on the recipe, dinner decision was made. What a wonderful meal it turned out to be. I loved the addition of the cumin, coriander and ancho chile, it adds a totally different flavor combination to […]

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Organic Adzuki Bean Miso Soup

January 6, 2012
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Organic Adzuki Bean Miso Soup My daughter has wanted to accompany me to the Asian supermarket since forever. Winter break gave her the chance and we came home with lots of unknown but very interesting new food finds. One of the items we purchased was Adzuki beans which are very popular in Japanese cuisine. There […]

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