Zucchini Basil Soup

Years ago, one of my best friends would go to the farmer’s market, load up on zucchini and fresh basil, and make a batch of soup.  I always looked forward to it. Because even in the height of the summer, this soup made complete sense.  It was creamy without any cream, used garden fresh ingredients…

Hearty Sweet Potato Garbanzo Stew

Puchero is a peasant stew from Spain, but is prepared in a number of countries in Central and South America, and in the Phillippines.  The word “puchero” translates to “stew pot” in English.  Many times, the broth is made from meat or cured bones.  Depending on the country preparing it, there are variations in some of…

Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Popular in Vietnam, beloved by German-speaking nations, and a regular staple in Eastern European cuisine, kolhrabi is a delicious turnip-esque vegetable that tastes a bit like broccoli. ┬áIt’s a vegetable that doesn’t show up often in the standard American diet, but it is certainly delicious. Dried marjoram, garlic and lemon juice bring out the best…