Recipes, Sides and Soups

Red Lentil Soup

Savory like chili, but not as spicy, this soup is both comfort food and health food all in one delightful bowl. Lentils' health benefits include fiber, of course, but they contribute significant amounts of folate, iron and magnesium, too. What I like best about lentils? They are super easy to prepare. No long pre-soaks like… Continue reading Red Lentil Soup

Recipes, Sides and Soups

5 Homemade Seasoning & Soup Mixes

In my ongoing attempt to eat less processed foods, I try to cook and bake from scratch whenever I'm able. Sometimes I veer off track, other times I purposely derail, but I've found that putting meals together from scratch doesn't have to be as daunting and tedious as it sounds - especially if you have… Continue reading 5 Homemade Seasoning & Soup Mixes

Recipes, Sides and Soups

Serendipitous Tomato Soup

It all started with an old, old recipe. This is my favorite recipe for authentic Italian gravy (a.k.a. tomato sauce.) It was passed down to me by my mom and dad, who received it from my aunt's Italian mother-in-law (who heard it from her father's uncle - just kidding - but it really did come… Continue reading Serendipitous Tomato Soup