Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha is an Asian variety of winter squash often referred to as the Japanese pumpkin. Several years ago, when I first saw it at the farmer’s market, my curiosity convinced me to buy the unusual squash even though I knew nothing about it. It’s dark green exterior and...
Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth

1 whole organic farm raised chicken, about 3-4 pounds 4 organic chicken thighs 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 celery stalks, washed and chopped 3 medium red onions, peeled and chopped 1 leek, white and green parts 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns 1...
Creamy Zucchini Soup

Creamy Zucchini Soup

Happy Spring! Still in soup mode over here in New Jersey with the cooler temps and dreary grey sky. This recipe is a new take on the very popular creamy zucchini soup I posted a few years ago. Today’s version is made with all kinds of green – zucchini, swiss...
Chicken Soup For The Soul

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Remember the Campbell’s soup commercial with melting the snow man? Here’s the scene – it’s snowing, cold and windy outside. Christmas music is playing in the background as the camera zooms in on a snowman shivering in the wind outside. It’s a very cute snowman...
Chicken Tortilla Soup (Paleo)

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Paleo)

Ever since we moved to New Jersey, I’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed by how many amazing and healthy food options there are so near by. Within 15 miles from our house there is a Whole Foods, Super Stop and Shop, Kings, Shop Rite and even more! Lucky for me, being an...
Creamy Leek and Mushroom Soup

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Soup

When I went to the store the other day, I stocked up on a bunch of veggies including portabello and shiitake mushrooms. I had no idea what I was going to make with them, I just had a craving for something mushroomy. Since my husband doesn’t like mushrooms and would be...