Soups & Stews

Lemon Orzo Soup

This Lemon Orzo Soup is a healthy, easy to make recipe that’s been a favorite of mine for years.  Make it your own by adding in either chickpeas or shredded chicken.

Spicy Black Bean Soup (V, DF)

Black beans, salsa verde, taco seasoning, peppers and green chiles are pureed into a seriously comforting and low fat soup.

Vegetable Detox Soup (GF, V)

Also known as hangover soup, clean out the fridge soup or just simply, Sunday soup, this vegetable detox soup is full of vitamins, minerals, immune boosting greens and vegetables and creamy white beans that’s sure to get you back to feeling your best in no time. 

Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage (V, GF)

All the fall flavors in one bowl, with butternut squash, apple, cauliflower, quick fried crispy sage and cinnamon toasted pumpkin seeds.

Smoked Salmon Chowder (Dairy Free)

This dairy free smoked salmon chowder is full of broccoli, baby potatoes, onions and garlic for a comforting and healthy meal.

Creamy Thai Carrot Soup with Crispy Onions (V,GF)

This buttery, creamy soup is the epitome of healthy comfort food, complete with savory crispy onions and fresh cilantro, with spicy hints of Thai red curry and the creamy, sweet taste of coconut milk.  

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Tomatoes, garlic, herbs and creamy white beans are all that’s in this simple yet delicious soup that’s perfect for a rainy summer night.  Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is the only acceptable reason to turn on your oven this summer!  

Tuscan White Bean Skillet Stew (GF, V)

A hearty stew you can make in a skillet, with a rich tomato and coconut milk broth, creamy white beans, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes.

Comforting Coconut Chickpea Noodle Soup (V, GF)

A creamy and comforting bowl of soup that’s the perfect vegan spinoff of traditional chicken noodle soup, with a Thai twist.  Bursting with flavor from green curry paste, coconut milk, fresh minced ginger and chewy brown rice noodles.  Even better?  Each serving is under 300 calories with 8 grams of protein!

Dairy Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup (V, GF)

A dairy free version of the Panera favorite!  This Broccoli Cheddar Soup is made with a rich, thick, creamy broth of cauliflower and potatoes, with sauteed onions and garlic to give it tons of flavor.

Detoxing Lentil & Cabbage Soup (GF, V)

A warm, hearty bowl of cabbage, kale, sweet potatoes and buttery lentils make for the perfect detoxing soup with nourishing ingredients and tons of flavor.  Flavored with my Nourishing Green Sauce and garnished with the easiest Vegan Parmesan, this is sure to be a hit and could easily fool the meat eaters at your table.

Turkey Taco Chili

This chili is perfect for meal prep or for a warm, comforting weeknight dinner idea.   With almost no prep work involved in making this chili, it is easily one of our staple meals in our house.  It freezes well, it’s packed with flavor, healthy proteins and fiber.

Striped Bass Ciopinno

Striped bass is a staple in our house due to the fact that my husband is a full fledged, full-time fisherman.  Most striped bass recipes involve baking this white flakey fish with bread crumbs, butter and lemon juice is great, but that simple method gets boring pretty fast.    My Striped Bass Ciopinno dish is

Creamy Red Lentil Soup

Here in New England, October means freezing your tootsies off in the morning, sweating all your makeup off during the day then freezing your tootsies off again at night.  Clearly it doesn’t make any sense, but that’s New England for you.   This morning, I was FREEZING.  Like, couldn’t get out of bed so I dragged

Hearty Tomato & White Bean Stew

Here in New England, yesterday was like winter, with cold ​​​​​northeast winds at 50 mph and raining, and today, its a beach day with no winds, blue skies and almost 80 degrees.   They say in New England that if you don’t like the weather, just blink and it will change anyways, and that it did! As

African Peanut Stew

If you love the creamy taste of peanut butter and spiciness of a traditional chili, then this is the stew for you.  I had never thought to combine these flavors before until I kept seeing different variations of this recipe pop up on everyones food blogs. When I first tried this creamy, spicy and sweet combination,

Creamy White Bean & Kale Soup

I love this soup for so many reasons.  It was adapted from a recipe out of an Ina Garten cookbook I just received, and I can’t stop making it!  I put my own spin on it with extra garlic and hearty kale.   I’ve also used broccoli rabe in this as well which gives it a

Healing 8-Minute Miso Soup

I love miso soup!  Especially when served with fresh spicy tuna rolls, am I right?? Miso soup is one of those meals that goes unnoticed a lot of the time.  Unless you’re at a Japanese restaurant, you’re more than likely not going to eat it – but you should.

Coconut Green Curry Halibut Stew

There are always a few recipes you keep on hand that you know are easy and quick to make on a weeknight and guaranteed to be delicious, and this my friends, is one of those recipes.  It’s one of my go-to meals that is delicious any time of year, and perfectly filling and healthy.  

Rich & Smokey Vegetarian Chili

With temperatures reaching to 0 degrees combined with a wind chill of -31, it was time I made some chili.

Papa Pomodoro Soup (Hearty Tomato Soup)

A classic, hearty tomato soup with lots of garlic and basil, served with homemade quick croutons.

Rich & Buttery Lentil Stew

When you say the word “lentil” to people, many just pass it by and never bother to try them.  Most think they are boring and tasteless.  What people forget is that when made the right way, lentils become rich and buttery little wonders that are full of protein and fiber and will warm your heart

Hearty Vegetable Stew with White Beans

All of the flavors of fall that you need in a hearty, flavorful vegetarian stew.

Chicken & Carrot Stew over Couscous

A Mediterranean style stew with simmered tomatoes, garlic, greens and chicken.  This is a simple, clean and healthy stew that takes no time at all to make and enjoy.

Weeknight Mexican Chicken Soup

On a cool and rainy day, this couldn’t be more perfect.  With only five ingredients and 30 minutes, this is a quick and healthy dinner.  I served the soup with some grilled pepper-jack cheese sandwiches because what could honestly be better than that?!

Kale & Kielbasa Stew

A hearty stew that makes a perfect lunch or dinner and freezes well for future meals.

Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

Similar to the Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup, this lightened up version has cauliflower for added creaminess, sharp cheddar cheese and paprika for a kick of flavor and leeks for a slight crunch without the fat, calories and sodium you would find in a restaurants version.

Clean Eating Chicken Stew

Grain free and gluten free, this is perfect for just about anyone.  Are you a vegetarian?  Just take out the chicken and try it with tofu!  Do you like noodles in your soup?  Add some egg noodles in for the last 20 minutes!  This is a great recipe to add to your clean eating diet,

Sausage & Tortellini Soup

In under an hour, this Sausage & Tortellini Soup delivers flavor rich enough you’d think it cooked all day. It’s also a weight watchers friendly recipe that clocks in at only about 250 calories a serving, so if you like dipping french bread in your soup, go ahead!  Everything cooks in one pot so there

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Shredded chicken, jalepenos and fresh vegetables in a spicy tomato and chicken broth, thickened up with corn tortillas.

Crockpot Spicy Beef Stew

The easiest beef stew recipe I have ever used, and it’s downright delicious…thanks Mom!

Lightened Up Corn & Bacon Chowder

My Lightened Up Corn & Bacon Chowder has so much rich flavor in it, from the smokiness of the bacon, to the sweetness of the corn and sweet potatoes and the kick of paprika and freshly ground black pepper.

Hearty Beef & Chorizo Chili

This is certainly a spicy chili.  Seeds are left in the jalepenos, chili powder and chorizo are thrown in, and don’t forget the green bell peppers, cumin and onion to let the flavors come together.  I would also recommend cooking it a day ahead, then letting it sit in the fridge for a night so