Soups
Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled and, therefore, is a good choice for serving at a large informal gathering. The bulgur adds a meaty flavor and texture so be sure to include it. Try serving it with cornbread for a delicious combination. SERVES 4 AS A MAIN...

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Pumpkin Bisque

Pumpkin Bisque

This is a perfectly smooth soup with a delicate pumpkin flavor that is reminiscent of winter squash. Pumpkins intended for cooking should be small (preferably not over 5 pounds) to ensure a sweet flavor and smooth texture. For this soup be sure to use a good-flavored...

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Peasant Cabbage Soup

Peasant Cabbage Soup

A thick, flavorful soup that is easy to prepare and would satisfy any appetite. It is served over a slice of toasted French bread and melted cheese, and finally topped with grated Parmesan cheese. For best results prepare the soup a few hours before serving to develop...

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Miso Soup

Miso Soup

A very nutritious and attractive light soup featuring miso, the wonder food of the soybean family, that could be part of a light meal with a salad, or could serve as a first course to an Asian meal. Boiling soup with tofu is poured over fresh raw spinach, thereby...

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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

A popular vegetarian soup that is high in protein and iron and low in fat. Like many soups it improves with age, so try making it the day before you plan to serve it. SERVES 6 TO 8 AS A MAIN COURSE 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onions, finely diced 4 cloves garlic,...

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Kale and Vegetable Soup

Kale and Vegetable Soup

This meatless version of the traditional Portuguese soup Caldo Verde is both distinctive and substantial. Kale gives the soup a wonderful flavor and texture, and along with the kidney beans provides a good source of iron. SERVES 6 AS A MAIN COURSE ВЅ cup olive oil 3...

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Iced Plum Soup

Iced Plum Soup

Choose sweet, flavorful plums for this soup and allow them to get perfectly ripe. I often take this on a picnic, transporting it in a glass jar with a screw top and then serving it in cups. SERVES 4 AS A FIRST COURSE 9 to 10 ripe plums (about 2 pounds), washed ВЅ cup...

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Nothing celebrates summer like a bowl of chilled gazpacho prepared when tomatoes are at their peak. Only the most flavorful garden specimens will do. SERVES 6 AS A FIRST COURSE 5 medium tomatoes, cored 2 medium cucumbers 1 small onion, diced 1 large green bell pepper,...

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Fragrant Vegetable Stew with Corn Dumplings

Fragrant Vegetable Stew with Corn Dumplings

This is one of my most treasured recipes, and one that my stepdaughter asks me to make for her when she wants a special treat. Buttery corn dumplings top clove-scented vegetables to make this a wonderfully fragrant and colorful stew. The dumplings take only a few...

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Curried Red Lentil Soup

Curried Red Lentil Soup

This soup is quick and easy to prepare and is one of my favorites. The red lentils (actually tiny orange lentils) turn a golden color when cooked and have a rich, buttery flavor. If you have the red lentils and spices on hand, this is a fine soup to prepare on a...

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