This is one of my go-to soups for any season. It first caught my eye on Pinterest and then I discovered the Butterfly Food blog and her gorgeous food photos. You can throw in any fresh vegetables you would like and the soup is delicious every time. This time I added fresh, shelled english peas to celebrate some of the first spring vegetables at the market. Continue reading
Butternut Squash soup is one of my favorites. It is thick and creamy but really healthy. It is also so easy to make. You can have it the purist way or doctor is up with the spices of your liking. I use nutmeg and cayenne and a splash of apple cider vinegar. I also the way you can serve soup in a mini martini glass for an elegant appetizer.
Now you might be saying, Soup…In Summer? While in might sound a bit odd, I agree, but in San Francisco, its completely normal. Summer in San Francisco often finds me wanting something warm and hearty. This recipe does just the trick.
I used chicken for the meatballs as it is healthier. They also don’t contain eggs for no reason other than once I made it and I had no eggs on hand. I think I actually like the meatballs better this way anyhow.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall…this one is a keeper.
This is actually an older recipe that I created for Spa Week. Although when I first made it it was May and Eggplants were not quite in season yet. However, now they are and I thought I should try my hand at this soup again with the ripest and most seasonal vegetables that are out there.
It started off as a base for a roasted caponata sauce and turned into a velvety soup that left us licking the bowl. I added garbanzo beans to the soup at the end to give it a different texture and a protein boost. It really enhanced the mediterranean flavors.
This recipe is a filled with Super Foods that are known to combat specific skin problems from winkles to sun damage. Sounds too good to be true right? Think again!
Eggplant (which is actually a fruit, it is classified as a berry) contains a potent antioxidant called nasunin. While this antioxidant specializes in brain function, it is still like all antioxidants and helps you age gracefully. It is also very high is Vitamin B1 which prevents you from getting bug bites and Vitamin B6 which is known to combat acne.
Roasted Tomatoes are a terrific source of lycopene which helps to fight against sun damage and wrinkles. And according to the American Cancer Society, they may even help prevent and treat skin cancer.
While this soup will help make your skin glow like the goddess you are, it is also easy on your waistline. 1 cup only has about 150 calories and under 2 grams of fat.
As winter is finally over – it is time to say goodbye to those hearty winter greens. But if you have some lying around this recipe is for you! The spring air is still cool enough to enjoy a hot bowl of chili so go on and dig in…one last time!
Now you might be thinking it sounds like a weird combination, but the sweet potato really mellows out the fiery chili flavor. Plus this is another under 250 calorie meal! Beat that!