Mediterranean Lentil Soup

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Lentil soup is one of those winter staples across the Mediterranean. And for a good reason. It’s inexpensive, flavorful, easy to throw together, and you can use leftover produce to make it.

For my version, I used sprouted lentils found in the natural section of grocery stores. The sprouted version cooks quickly and is known to be easier to digest than regular lentils. This soup is a wonderful way to introduce pulses into your diet. Add some freshly baked bread, and it turns into a hearty meal.

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Greek Chickpea Soup

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, soup season is taking full force in my kitchen. One of my favorite light and healthy soups is as simple as it can get.

Revithosoupa or ρεβιθόσουπα (I think I spelled that right) is a traditional Greek winter staple. The secret is adding the lemon juice, parsley, and olive oil once the soup has finished cooking. Because of its unique freshness, I like to serve it as a warm afternoon snack. I’ve also had the soup in tavernas served with freshly baked bread and feta cheese. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Tomato Soup

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A perfect after-school snack.

With the leaves falling and cool crisp air, I can’t think of a better thing than home-made tomato soup. I love this recipe because cleanup is a cinch, top with a little avocado, and you’re ready to go.

Look for canned San Marzano tomatoes at your local grocery store. They kick up the flavor of this nutrient rich soup. Continue reading

Italian Gnocchi Soup

Italian Gnocchi Soup

Beating the Rainy Day Blues

During the first week of summer, we’ve had more rainy days than sunny. Honestly, it’s put a little damper on my workout and healthy eating goals. Well, that and not being able to find my Fitbit charger this morning. However, there’s nothing like a nourishing soup to beat the rainy day blues. Italian Gnocchi Soup is one of my family’s favorite recipes and I hope it becomes one for your family too. Continue reading

Traditional Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Need a make-ahead appetizer for a large party or wedding?

Gazpacho is not only a crowd pleaser but a simple appetizer that can transform your event into an elegant affair. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe – and you’re set! Let the soup chill in the refrigerator while you take a deserved break. I’m pretty sure that Spain invented gazpacho and siesta to go hand in hand. Continue reading