Soups and Salads

Chicken Stew Cassoulet


Soup Season

Photo: Christina Peters I love fall and winter and I love to cook hearty stews and warming soups. One of the most important ingredients is stock or broth for your…

Gazpacho Couscous Salad

A perfect summer salad that you can make ahead; it actually is better the next day! An easy ‘from the pantry’ salad, adjust ingredients to what you have on hand,…

Beef & Barley Soup

Barley photo credit, Fine Cooking.  To read about barley follow this link, Fine Cooking-Barley  

Minestrone Soup



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Gazpacho with Avocado

Gazpacho Serves 2-4 1 small red onion 2 small cucumbers 2 ribs celery 1 small jalapeno, optional 1 roasted red bell pepper 6 medium tomatoes 1 cup French bread, cut…

Blue Cheese Tangerine-Apple Walnut Salad with Dried Cranberries

Serves 4 ¼ cup pomegranate vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper, to taste 1 bunch baby spinach leaves 1 apple, peeled, cored…

Apple and Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Pinch sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 ounces blue cheese — crumbled…