Soups
SWISS CHARD, WHITE BEAN & POTATO SOUP

SWISS CHARD, WHITE BEAN & POTATO SOUP

This soup may very well become your go-to winter weeknight dinner, it’s so quick and so easy. Adding a few chunky pieces of potato gives it a hearty feel, and you can substitute any greens you have on hand for the chard.YIELD: SERVES 63 cups cooked or 2 15-oz. cans...

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SPLIT PEA, FENNEL & SPINACH SOUP

SPLIT PEA, FENNEL & SPINACH SOUP

Old-fashioned split pea soup gets a modern update with fresh and dried fennel and a last-minute addition of baby spinach that also brightens the soup’s color.YIELD: SERVES 82 cups chopped fresh fennel (1 bulb)1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)3 cloves garlic, minced (1...

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MOROCCAN LENTIL STEW

MOROCCAN LENTIL STEW

This exotically-flavored stew is made with easy-tofind spices and ingredients, including prepared lentil soup. It can be stretched to feed a crowd when ladled over rice, couscous, quinoa, or potatoes.YIELD: SERVES 61 Tbs. olive oil1 cup chopped onion3 cloves garlic,...

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FARMERS’ MARKET CHOWDER

FARMERS’ MARKET CHOWDER

While corn and leeks are essential in this summery chowder, feel free to substitute potatoes, carrots, or other root vegetables for some or all of the sweet potatoes. You could also mix in colorful yellow wax or purple beans with the green beans or use basil instead...

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CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP WITH LEMON

CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP WITH LEMON

This deliciously easy soup is even better the second day, after the spices have had more time to mingle. YIELD: SERVES 6 2 cups red lentils, sorted, rinsed, and drained 1 qt. low-sodium vegetable broth 1 large onion, finely chopped (2 cups) 4 celery stalks, finely...

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CHIPOTLE CHILI NON-CARNE

CHIPOTLE CHILI NON-CARNE

Spicy, smoky chipotle chile powder is added to this classic bean chili recipe for a richly flavored stew that’s ready in just a half an hour. To make the chili milder, omit the chipotle powder and reduce the chili powder to 2 teaspoons. YIELD: SERVES 6 1 tsp. olive...

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CHICKPEA MINESTRONE

CHICKPEA MINESTRONE

Mashed and whole chickpeas give an Italian-grandma-inspired soup a hearty dose of protein and fiber. Once you get the hang of making it, you can mix things up with extra vegetables and dress the soup up with Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of good olive oil. YIELD:...

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Phast phresh pho

Phast phresh pho

serves 4 Pho, pronounced fuh, is a hearty Vietnamese soup traditionally made with beef. In this quick and tasty, albeit nontraditional, version, seitan, or wheat meat, replaces the beef. Look for seitan in the refrigerated section of natural food stores. If you can’t...

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Hot and sour noodle soup

Hot and sour noodle soup

serves 4 Frozen stir-fry vegetables are the secret to the speed of preparing this flavorful Asian soup. If you have extra time, chop some fresh vegetables to replace the frozen ones. Celery, carrots, and bok choy are good choices. Snow peas make a good addition as...

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Chilled cucumber avocado soup

Chilled cucumber avocado soup

serves 4 Cucumber and avocado team up for a refreshing chilled soup that is light yet rich-tasting and creamy. This recipe makes enough for four small bowls to serve as a lovely first course but can easily be doubled if you want more soup. I think the radish makes an...

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