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Use your blender to make pureed soups and a delish recipe

July Cooking Tool of the Month – Blender Beets make me excited. When I look into a bowl of bright red my heart skips a beat. There is no other vegetable in the world that makes the most beautifully colored recipes. The photo above wasn’t edited to make it look more vibrant. This soup does it all on it’s on! One of my favorite things to make with my Vita-mix is blended soups. Whether they are all raw or uses cooked veggies, blended soups makes me feel nice and cozy.… Read more
Posted on 07/23/2012 | 8 Comments

Meatless Monday with Microplane: Strawberry Lemon Gazpacho

Cooking Tool of the Month – Microplane On a hot summer day all I want is chilled soup. Gazpacho is what comes to my mind, but anything can be blended into a soup. That’s what makes this type of soup so special. You can sneak in all kinds of good stuff. Like citrus zest! This is the kind of recipe that just calls me to whip out my¬†Microplane Zester. Did you see the Mini Coconut Key Lime Pies from Friday?… Read more
Posted on 05/14/2012 | 6 Comments

Chilled Mango Spiced Soup, Perfect For Warm Weather

Since mangoes were on sale at Whole Foods I grabbed a few even though they aren’t local or even produced in the US. I sometimes allow myself little treats like this. With my extensive travel, many of my readers live in countries like Thailand and Indonesia where mangoes grow all year round. So I’m happy to oblige and make Southeast Asian-inspired meals that everyone will love (because I happen to be a big fan!). This soup is one of those creations.… Read more
Posted on 04/11/2012 | 6 Comments

Meatless Monday: Azuki Bean Soup

Cooking Tool of the Month – Pressure Cooker Azuki Bean Soup is a very traditional macrobiotic recipe. You can find a version of this soup in almost every macrobiotic book. It happens to be one of my favorites, which is why I chose it for today’s pressure cooker recipe. It comes from Cooking For Health: Stress & Hypertension, a series of books by Aveline Kushi. This is an old school macrobiotic book I bought when I was in culinary school (it was on sale at Half Price for $2).… Read more
Posted on 01/16/2012 | 16 Comments

Meatless Monday: Veggie-filled Minestrone

Now that winter is officially upon us all I want is soup! Now this Minestrone soup is crazy full of vegetables. It’s almost a stew there are so many vegetables. That’s how I roll! I like to sneak in as many veggies into my meals as possible. But, hey, if you don’t want to prep all that then feel free to cut out a few of those veggies. I’m using quinoa pasta (which has become my fave next to brown rice pasta over the years) so it’s gluten-free.… Read more
Posted on 12/12/2011 | 15 Comments

Meatless Monday: Pineapple-Cucumber Gazpacho

Hey everyone! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Saturday I went to the Ringling Brothers Circus protest in Dallas. It was my first circus protest and I had some really great conversations with some parents. I stationed myself on the side entrance where most people had already bought their tickets. I gave them a leaflet and asked them to please consider not buying tickets next year. I told them of the cruelty that happens behind the curtain and even though it’s been going on for 200 years there are other entertaining and educating things they could take their children to do that doesn’t involve animal cruelty.… Read more
Posted on 08/01/2011 | Leave a Comment