Category: Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving is so close I can almost taste it. All those wonderful, familiar, harvest comfort foods together on one table. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far, centered around what I love to do most: cook and eat. Thanksgiving first began in 1621 with a […]

Changemaker Series: NYC School Lunch Guru, Chef Bobo And His Tomato-Basil Soup

Changemaker Series: NYC School Lunch Guru, Chef Bobo And His Tomato-Basil Soup

My featured Changemaker this month is Robert Surles, more commonly referred to as Chef Bobo. Bobo is a New York City chef leading the charge in helping make and keep kids healthy. In 2002, The Calhoun School, my alma mater, hired Chef Bobo–previously the personal chef […]

Summer Green Gazpacho

Summer Green Gazpacho

Nothing says summer to me like chilled soup. As I mentioned in a post last year, my family lives on gazpacho. I make my quick gazpacho year-round, as it is a family go-to even when the weather turns California cold.  In the summer, I make double batches. Any […]

Changemaker Series: Holistic Health Coach Jennifer Joffe And Her Favorite Whole30 Recipe

Changemaker Series: Holistic Health Coach Jennifer Joffe And Her Favorite Whole30 Recipe

Holistic Health Coach Jennifer Joffe is my featured Changemaker this month.  I actually lived near Jennifer for almost 3 years, but we did not get introduced until she had moved to Portland, been certified as a Holistic Health Coach, and launched Project Healthy Body. “Health Coach” […]

Quick Miso Soup

Quick Miso Soup

My family loves Japanese food. Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup based on a stock called dashi. It is believed miso was first introduced to Japan in the 7th century by Buddhist monks.  According to Japanese mythology, miso is a gift to mankind from […]

Quick Beef Pho That Is Rich, Flavorful And Absolutely Delightful

Quick Beef Pho That Is Rich, Flavorful And Absolutely Delightful

Pho, pronounced “Fuh,”  is everywhere these days.  Pho is a popular Vietnamese street food and is now considered the national dish there.  Pho, a relatively simple noodle soup, has captivated many by its overall simplicity but rich, memorable flavors.  Pho consists of broth, rice noodles […]