Journey of Discovery – Appreciating a Sacred Illness

Journey of Discovery – Appreciating a Sacred IllnessMy Journey of Discovery Required Soup
and Delving Into the Pain

Two months ago I was on a roll—cooking and writing, teaching yoga, feeling great. And then I wasn’t. That’s when debilitating back pain brought me to my knees. My journey of discovery these past couple of months involved delving into the pain to appreciate this sacred illness. Continue reading

Beet Cabbage Borscht One of the World’s Great Soups – Hearty, Sophisticated, Satisfying

Beet Cabbage Borscht – One of the World’s Great Soups Thick and Nurturing Vegetarian Beet Cabbage Borscht –
The Borscht of My Memories

Made hearty and sophisticated with vegetables turned a brilliant violet from the beets, and creamy, rich from sour cream, Beet Cabbage Borscht (bôrSHt) is one of the world’s great soups. Deeply flavored and satisfying vegetarian Beet Cabbage Borscht Continue reading

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup – A True Classic

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup Our Favorite Winter Soup – Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup

Naturally Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup may become your go-to soup this winter and for many winters to come. Relatively quick cooking large limas (1 hour pre-soak and 1 hour cooking time) make a deeply nurturing, rich and flavorful broth.

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Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Tames the Cold

Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Cream

With an Arctic blast of cold air bringing subzero temperatures at night and daytime “highs” from 2 to 7 degrees, what’s a person to do to tame the cold? Make soup, of course. A warming, earthy, spicy and aromatic soup. A satisfying soup made from Continue reading

Garden Vegetable Minestrone Soup Topped with Pesto

Garden Vegetable Minestrone – Colorful, Thick and Satisfying

I know, it’s odd to feature a recipe for soup when it’s so hot outside. But soup’s what I’d been cooking before the weather turned hot. And, fortunately, it will cool down again. And then you’ll be glad to have this tasty and satisfying Garden Vegetable Minestrone in your recipe collection. Continue reading

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew – Savory, Sweet & Spicy

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew with Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sauce

There’s an unusually synchronistic backstory behind today’s Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew. It begins with a yoga teacher training assignment to choose three words to describe how I want to feel when I practice and share yoga. My three words have the acronym SAJ. Continue reading

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and CuminRed Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin
for a Cold Winter’s Night

Do you remember the original Time-Life Foods of the World Cookbooks, published in the late 1960’s and 70’s? Such treasures with their colorful photos, broad range of foods and well-written prose from great culinary writers and chefs. These books inspired me to explore the world through food. The Middle Eastern cookbook was one of my first cookbooks. Continue reading