Starters & Sides

Spinach and Pear Soup
American, Soup

Spinach and Pear Soup

This Spinach and Pear soup is silky smooth and light. It has a mild spinach flavor despite its rich green color. Cuisine Minceur by Chef Michel Guerard was my inspiration for this recipe. His cookbook is filled with low fat recipes that are not lacking in flavor and sophistication. The […]

Parsnip Apple soup with Pomegranate drizzle
American, Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup takes full advantage of the distinctive flavors of sweet earthy parsnips and tart Granny Smith apples.  This combination is delicious on its own; but you can take it up a notch by adding a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and maple syrup. The play of tart and […]

Minestrone
Italian, Soup

Minestrone

 This Minestrone is for those who don’t want to sauté, caramelize or sear. Just layer your ingredients in a pot and simmer. The result is a flavorful, al dente vegetable mix with a small amount of  natural juices If you prefer more liquid, just add a little vegetable broth to […]