Soups and Salads

French Lentil Salad with Roasted Fennel and Onions

French Lentil Salad with Roasted Fennel and Onions

This hearty lentil salad entertains two different parts of the fennel plant: the fresh bulb and the dried, toasted seeds. The digestive benefits of fennel are well known for relieving gas, cramping, and bloating. The pairing of fennel and parsley along with the lentils is an especially winning combination. DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, NUT-FREE, VEGAN SERVES 4 | PREP TIME: 15[Read More…]

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Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Salad

Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Salad

If you love the cooling taste of the Greek condiment tzatziki, you’ll relish this full-fledged, full-flavored cucumber salad utilizing the same delicious ingredients. Dill is another prized digestive carminative that pairs wonderfully with cucumber. GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, NUT-FREE, QUICK, VEGETARIAN MAKES 2 CUPS | PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES 1 cup Greek yogurt 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 or 4 tablespoons chopped[Read More…]

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Celery Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing

Celery Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing

Oh, humble celery: always a supporting player, rarely the star. Celery is extremely high in potassium, calcium, and vitamin C. Here I’ve enhanced that age-old favorite combination of celery and peanut butter with classic Thai flavors. Adding some cooked chicken breast to this salad can supply additional lean protein. DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, QUICK SERVES 4 | PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES[Read More…]

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Radish And Arugula Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Radish And Arugula Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

I love the huge variety of multicolor radish seeds that are available and admit I probably buy too many packets every year! This salad captures the best of what my early spring harvests can offer. The bitter and pungent tastes stimulate digestion and activate metabolism after a cold, sluggish winter. This is truly a spring tonic salad. DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE,[Read More…]

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Mediterranean Fish Stew

Mediterranean Fish Stew

This soup fills the house with the scent of bright citrus, wine, and fresh fish. An abundance of aromatic antiviral spices makes it a welcome addition to your winter cooking repertoire. Add some crusty bread with garlic dipping oil and you will be 10 steps ahead of any cold or flu in your neighborhood. DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, NUT-FREE SERVES 4[Read More…]

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Curried Pumpkin Vegetable Soup

Without a doubt, this recipe has been one of my most popular with family, friends, and students. It’s made for a crowd, a few days of eating, or freezing. The beta-carotene in orange vegetables helps keep lung tissue healthy, so it’s a good idea to keep this soup in regular rotation during the fall and winter months. DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE,[Read More…]

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Shiitake Miso Soup

Shiitake Miso Soup

This soup is a clean and light, easy-to-sip offering when you feel like your digestion could use a little break, particularly after an intestinal virus or overeating during the holidays. The addition of miso paste provides plenty of beneficial bacteria to make you feel “right” again. DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE, VEGAN SERVES 4 | PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME:[Read More…]

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Italian White Bean and Escarole Soup

Italian White Bean and Escarole Soup

This garlicky peasant soup is the go-to comfort food in our house when we feel a cold coming on or when the snow starts to fall. Don’t let the small amount of ingredients or its short cook time fool you! This is one delicious (and medicinally potent) soup. The antibacterial and antiviral compounds in garlic help keep you warm and[Read More…]

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Basic Chicken Bone Broth

Basic Chicken Bone Broth

This value-added chicken broth not only forms a tasty foundation for soups and stews, but it also contains nutrients that build bones and improve joint health and amino acids that improve immune and lung health. A bit of astragalus root makes the immune-strengthening potential even greater. The apple cider vinegar extracts calcium from the chicken bones and makes your broth[Read More…]

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Panzanella Salad with Torn Basil

Panzanella Salad with Torn Basil

This is an exceptionally quick dish to assemble when your countertop is overflowing with ripe summertime tomatoes. Think of it as pizza in a salad! Both the tomatoes and basil are full of health-promoting antioxidants, and the anchovies add in a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. DAIRY-FREE, NUT-FREE SERVES 4 | PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO[Read More…]

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Chilled Gazpacho with Lime Crema

Chilled Gazpacho with Lime Crema

A recipe inspired by a dish my dear friend Hilda shared with me many summers ago, this soup evolves and changes every year depending on what is growing in the garden. When the forecast calls for triple-digit temperatures, mix this gazpacho together in the morning, and by dinnertime, you’ll think it was the best decision you ever made. Because this[Read More…]

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