Ingredient-Challenge Recipe: Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a soup best served cold. In this nation-wide heat wave, this soup is a welcome change from the norm. When Shea and I agreed to use bell peppers as this week’s challenge ingredient, there were a number of recipes that came to mind. And while I hope to share my favorite grain-free stuffed […]

Irish Beef Stew

So many great things happened this week. I planted my garden, taught my kids the basics of transplanting plants, held a brief phone conference with the college where I will be teaching children’s cooking and adult gourmet classes this summer, and began diligently working towards something that will bring my blog to the next level.  🙂 […]

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan Option Noted)

This time of the year I find myself turning to soup for various reasons.  Soup warms from the inside out.  Soup makes me feel better when the sniffles are too much.  Soup is very filling for relatively few calories.  Soup is quick. Soup is a great way to get my children (and husband) to eat […]

Happy New Year, Top 5 Recipe’s of 2010 and Ingredient Challenge Monday! (Whew that’s a post!)

It’s hard to believe that today is the very last day of 2010.  So many blessings have come my way this year.  I married the love of my life this year.  Our blended family has fused so beautifully that even my oldest daughter says “mommy, it feels as if you have always been my mommy,” […]

Magic Soup (Simple Egg Drop Recipe) (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)

After 11 hours of sleep last night (unheard of in my world), I awoke not only feeling about 80% myself, but also to discover two of my children feeling ill as well.  So a day I hoped to spend making cookies and pomegranate jam, turned into a day of well tested remedies and hopefully the […]

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup, Share Our Holiday Table

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you have likely noted the number of times I have mentioned Share Our Holiday Table this week. To clarify, Share Our Holiday Table is a virtual, progressive fund-raising dinner being hosted by Share Our Strength in effort to raise awareness about childhood hunger. As a mother, ensuring […]

Easy Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)

As you can see, this soup is loaded with bright, beautiful vegetables contrasted with nutritious black beans and topped with just a smidge of dairy free cheese. But do you know what the best part of this recipe is? The five minute prep time.