Vegan Potato Leek Soup

by angelika on November 10, 2013

The weather has turned which means it’s soup season. I love fall, it’s my favorite season of the year. Pumpkin patches, and Halloween, fall cooking and Thanksgiving, boots and sweaters. Right? My kids love soup, so once the weather turns I try to cook at least two a week. Q is a picky eater, but […]


Celery Root and Baby Broccoli Soup

by angelika on October 12, 2012

Celery soup- I know, it sounds weird. When I told Stephen what was for dinner he might have cocked his head askew. You see, he does not like celery. Me? I love celery. I really do. That said, this soup is made primarily from celery root, which has a very mild flavor. I am a HUGE fan […]

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Carrot Bisque

by angelika on September 28, 2012

I recently read the book French Kids Eat Everything, and decided to overhaul the way my family eats. I was raised by European parents,  so the authors description of French food culture really spoke to me, reminding me of my childhood. My family eats a very healthy diet, by typical  American standards. That said, we […]


Cauliflower Leek Soup

by angelika on April 13, 2012

It’s been cold and rainy here for several weeks, and cold and rainy goes hand in hand with soup in my book. When I was waiting at a doctor’s office I was paging through a book that was (and I can’t remember the name of the book) about how to eat your way to a […]

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White Bean Soup with Garlic Parmesan Croutons

by angelika on February 4, 2012

I wish I could say that the cold winter weather had me hankering for soup, but it’s been unseasonably warm and dry in my part of the world. I know it must actually be winter somewhere. I am sure we will have our winter in the middle of summer, like last year. (yes I am bitter, it […]


Asparagus Brie Soup

by angelika on April 29, 2011

For Easter dinner we made one of the most decadent, delicious soups I have every had the pleasure of eating. Asparagus Brie Soup. Believe it or not, I got this recipe from a hotel caterer! We have a conference every January for my job, and one year this was served. I don’t even remember where at this point. 99% […]


North African Cauliflower Soup

by angelika on February 12, 2011

If you love cauliflower, this is the soup for you. If you think you don’t like cauliflower, this is the soup for you! Seriously, this is one of the most delicious soups I have ever had, and I am a soup lover. Little Man kept high-fiving me all through dinner, telling me this is the […]


Chickpea Soup

by angelika on January 28, 2011

One of my favorite super fast and easy meals is this Chickpea Soup. If you have canned garbanzo beans, it takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. It is so light and yet satisfying at the same time. There is a beautiful creaminess that makes you wonder if it is a cream soup, which […]


Lentil Vegetable Soup

by angelika on January 20, 2011

We have all been sick, strep throat hit our household with a vengeance! Preschoolers are like little carrier monkeys, aren’t they? I am not embarrassed to admit that we had ice cream for dinner one night. Coconut Bliss vanilla ice cream is amazing and really helps with that whole can’t swallow throat on fire feeling. Once the medicine […]


White Bean and Kale Ragout

by angelika on January 6, 2011

Nothing makes me feel healthier than eating Kale. Is that weird? I think dark leafy greens are the ignored red headed step child in our society, and it is such a shame. I grew up with immigrant parents, (even if they were babies) and with grandparents who spoke longingly of the “old country”. We ate […]

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Celery Root (Celeriac) and Fennel Soup

by angelika on October 18, 2010

When I was in the check out lane at the grocery store, the cashier glared at my celery roots, and then gave me a puzzled look asking me what I intended to do with them. It made me wonder just how under-appreciated the poor celery root is. I have a strong affinity for this ugly duckling vegetable. […]


Acorn Squash Soup with Roasted Garlic

by angelika on October 9, 2010

For me, soup is the archetypical comfort food. There is nothing more cosy that a warm and soothing cup of soup. It can be a light dinner with a salad and some bread. It can be the start of a delicious journey through chapters of culinary masterpieces. I often judge a restaurant based on the […]

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