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Creamy Butternut Squash Bisque: a Slow Cooker Diet Treat

Creamy Butternut Squash Bisque: a Slow Cooker Diet Treat

ShareTweet Vegetable soup is my favorite diet food. It can also be my favorite indulgence. This creamy bisque tastes decadent but only has a little cream cheese in it to give it texture. My typical New Year’s resolution diet soup is fat free, but this year, I’m sharing this bisque recipe as the benefits ofContinue Reading

Chunky Chicken and Vegetable Alphabet Soup to Gear up for Summer Frenzy

Chunky Chicken and Vegetable Alphabet Soup to Gear up for Summer Frenzy

ShareTweet Summer is the time of freedom, of flashlight tag, capture the flag marathons spread over days, and movie nights on weeknights. But it’s also the time when meals can start to slide towards the less healthy: hot dogs by the pool, daily Italian ices, and burgers at swim meets. Having a batch of homemadeContinue Reading

Golden Tortellini Soup: Delicious Poultry Therapy

Golden Tortellini Soup: Delicious Poultry Therapy

ShareTweet Happy chickens make happy soup. And yesterday, as the snow fell all day, slowly reducing the world to a quiet white wonderland, I definitely needed to fill my home with a dose of happy. News about my dad’s condition kept trickling in, text after text, getting more and more dire. With everything so quietContinue Reading

Acting my Age with Cream of Endive Soup

Acting my Age with Cream of Endive Soup

ShareTweet What foods did you hate as a child? I don’t mean foods that you vaguely disliked, that made you groan and complain to your mother until you sank your fork in and decided it wasn’t so bad after all. I’m talking about foods that you just couldn’t bring yourself to put in your mouth,Continue Reading

The Crazy Low Calorie Count of Homemade Vegetable Soup

The Crazy Low Calorie Count of Homemade Vegetable Soup

ShareTweet After the bliss of success last week, this week’s weigh in revealed a slight gain of a pound and half. A pound is almost a rounding error, a plateau from week to week, but it’s certainly not a step in the right direction. My immediate response was bitter disappointment, coupled with the strong urgeContinue Reading

Curl Up with this Pumpkin Corn Soup Topped with Pears and Prosciutto

Curl Up with this Pumpkin Corn Soup Topped with Pears and Prosciutto

ShareTweet Now that Halloween is over, discount pumpkin bins are popping up everywhere. I grabbed a few pie pumpkins from the supermarket this weekend to make a fall bounty soup. I wanted to create a bowl of pure comfort, something filled with fall vegetables but also sweet, like curling up with a good book underContinue Reading

Coffee Chat and Bouillabaisse with Paul Kahan

Coffee Chat and Bouillabaisse with Paul Kahan

ShareTweet Last night, I was lured out of my newborn nest to attend an irresistible foodie event: an intimate discussion and recipe demonstration with Paul Kahan, executive chef and partner of Blackbird, Avec, and Publican, three delicious trendsetting restaurants in Chicago. For those of you out of the Chicago area, Kahan was noted in theContinue Reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Burrata and Truffle Oil

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Burrata and Truffle Oil

ShareTweet After I gave birth to my third child, I really struggled with losing the baby weight. At nine months postpartum, I still had a good 25 pounds to lose, but they turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Those 25 pounds let me discover the joy of running and playing tennis. But exerciseContinue Reading