Category: Soups

White Bean & Chicken Chili

As I write this I have a newborn lying on my chest. Our second daughter, Juniper Louise, was born right before the New Year. She is such a miracle. A beautiful, sweet, exhausting miracle. My mom flew in last week to help out, and she has been absolutely spoiling us with her cooking, cleaning and errand-running.…

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Sweet Potato Soup

I would easily name soup one of my favorite foods. Nearly every week I throw together a big pot of soup, which we eat with buttery grilled cheeses, toasted crostini topped with clean-out-the-fridge fixings, or slabs of cornbread. Usually the soup is vegetable-based and pureed until silky, and it’s one of the only failsafe methods I have of getting vegetables into Ella.…

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Vegetable & Quinoa Chili

January is officially chili month.  Ok, I might be making that up (although, out of curiosity I just did a Google search, and apparently there’s a “national chili day” on the fourth Thursday in February every year; who invents this stuff?), but it wouldn’t seem like January to me without a big bowl of steaming chili. …

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Chilled Pea, Squash & Mint Soup

This soup might be the only recipe that I can (gratefully) attribute to apathy and laziness.  A few weeks ago it was hot.  I’m mean hot—high-90’s, height of summer hot.  It was a Thursday, and I was having a heck of a time motivating in the kitchen.  I knew I had to come up with something for dinner, but the fridge was nearly empty, and I was tired and feeling indifferent—takeout was even too much to bother with. …

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Quick Vegetable Potage with Cheddar Crisps

I studied in the south of France during college, and like so many cooks before me, it’s where I discovered my passion for food.  As the weather cooled, my host mom (mère Michelle) would serve a steaming bowl of potage to start each meal.  It was a thick soup of pureed vegetables—whatever she picked up from the market that day—with root vegetables as the base. …

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Buttercup Squash Soup with Coconut & Curry

Hurricane Sandy is currently making her grand entrance into New York’s Hudson Valley, sweeping the leaves off the trees and filling our streets with water.  In preparation, I’ve cooked.  James tended to the outdoor tie-down yesterday, and I stocked the cabinets and fired up the stove.  Slow cooker braised chicken, quinoa pilaf, pasta salad, pumpkin muffins and this curried buttercup squash soup. …

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