Chunky Vegetable Soup

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When you think about Thanksgiving, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it family? For me it is. I think about family. Specifically, my mother. She was born on Thanksgiving (the story is that my grandmother wasn't sure if she was in labor or had indigestion from too much turkey!) so every year, Thanksgiving means it’s my mother’s birthday celebration. When I was tasked with putting together a delicious new dish for Thanksgiving, I thought of making a dish my mom would - and could - enjoy. In the last few years, she’s been eating healthy and losing weight, and I wanted to create something that would incorporate all of the flavors of Thanksgiving into a delicious and flavorful dish … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

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If you're going to learn one thing about cooking from me, let it be this. Roasting vegetables brings out the best of their flavors. It intensifies their best notes, makes the vegetables sweeter and more flavorful. Take this soup for example. Carrot ginger soup is delicious. I've made it and enjoyed it many times in the past. But the other day, in the grocery store, I suddenly thought of roasting the combination. I knew I would make a soup ten times better than the unroasted kind. And I was totally right. This soup has the most amazing, rich and delicious flavor of carrot and ginger. It's fall and comfort in a bowl! Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup: By Miriam Pascal, … [Read more...]

Chicken, Vegetable and Barley Soup and a review of The Bais Yaakov Cookbook

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I'm super excited to be reviewing another cookbook today. I've got a bunch of books on my shelf, waiting to be written about, but this one is extra exciting because I heard so much about this book lately! I'm sure that all of my Kosher readers have heard about the Bais Yaakov Cookbook. There's been a lot of hype in the kosher world about it. I couldn't help wondering: was that earned? I finally got a chance to find out! At first glance: This cookbook looks really impressive. It's a large, hardcover book with pictures that are breathtakingly beautiful. There's a wide variety of recipes, all arranged clearly and intuitively. My first thought as I flipped through this book the first time … [Read more...]

Sukkos Recipe Roundup

Here's what I was supposed to do yesterday. I was supposed to photograph this amazing appetizer recipe and post it for you folks. But then I got home from work at 7:30. You read that right. Work. On a Sunday. I don't recommend it. I got cooking right away, and at 2 in the morning I was wise enough to realize that posting the recipe at that point would have been a really bad idea. So I went to sleep for like, four whole hours. Anyhoo. Here's a handy dandy list of stuff you should totally be making for Sukkot. They are a sampling of recipes from the archives, so feel free to dig around for even more! New recipes are a'comin, I promise. Wait, I don't. I have so much left to do! But I really do … [Read more...]

Zucchini and Broccoli Soup

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I think that every time I post a soup recipe, I precede it with a long introduction about my love of soups. Are you tired of the introduction yet? Because if not, I can totally talk about it again. Or I can steer you to the other soup recipes on this blog. And in place of an introduction, I can go on a little rant about the New iPod. Don't get me wrong. I'm typing this on my iPhone, and really love all things apple. But! Here's what I don't get- why the lines outside electronics retailers on Release Day? Let's say you have the 500+ bucks to drop on a new iPad, and have been waiting excitedly for the new release. Would it kill you to wait until the next day, or even a week? Or sell your … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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I am a recovering soup-aholic. Don't get me wrong. I still love soup, enjoy soup, even crave soup. But there was a point in my life when all I wanted every day, all day, was soup. This was in the days before I spent quite so much time in the kitchen, so most of the soup I consumed during that period of my life was bought. Here's the funny thing about store bought soup, though. You can order something very benign sounding, such as "vegetable soup" or "broccoli soup" and instead of a healthy dish, you just inadvertently consumed half of your daily allotment of calories. If I had tasted this soup in a restaurant or any other food establishment, I would have been wracked with guilt, convinced … [Read more...]

Creamy Orange Vegetable Soup

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I realize that the title of this post is kind of misleading. When you see the word creamy, you probably imagine a rich and creamy soup, full of...well, cream. In actuality, this soup is thick and rich. However, it is not only devoid of cream, but it's pretty healthy. I've been making this soup for years, and it is one of my all-time favorites. While this soup is delicious all year round, the flavors and colors are absolutely perfect for fall. And because this soup freezes magnificently, I freeze it in single servings, and pop one in the microwave when I come home from work late on a frigid fall or winter night. This soup is thick and filling, and warms you right to the very core. Best of … [Read more...]

Hearty Split Pea Soup..shhhh-it’s fat free!

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I'm a real soup lover: chicken soup, vegetable soup, lentil soup, mushroom barley soup...you name it, I'll eat it. But this soup has a special place in my heart. It's thick, hearty and filling, but it's more than that. It's got this magical quality that makes you feel warm all over, inside and out. It's kind of like a hug from grandma. And best of all...it's fat free! Don't tell anyone, cause it's so delicious they'd never guess. So whip up a big pot of this soup, feed it to your family, and smile to yourself at our little secret- it's so darned good for you! Ingredients: 2 1 lb bags green split peas 1/3 bag (8 Oz) baby Lima beans (optional) 2 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt, or to taste 10-12 cups of … [Read more...]