Soup Recipes

CSA Produce of the Week, March 6, 2017

Fennel is mostly used as a spice from their seeds but the bulb of the vegetable is also widely used. This vegetable is packed with an array of health benefits that include its antioxidant factor, immune support, while promoting cardiovascular and colon health. The top three nutrients that fennel provide are Vitamin C, fiber and…

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CSA Produce of the Week, October 10, 2016

Tatsoi, which is also called spoon mustard, is packed with many nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids, folate, calcium, and potassium. With this array of nutrients and its powerful phytochemicals, tatsoi is a healthy, low calorie addition to any meal. Tatsoi contains more vitamin C than oranges, making this an excellent option to boost your immune…

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Vegetable of the Week – Leeks

We are excited to partner with our friends at Cal State University Northridge, specifically the college interns at the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC).  The center was established to be the recognized Center of Excellence in Food Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics serving the global community.  Students studying for careers in diet and nutrition volunteer at the…

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Texas Onion Soup

No disrespect to the French, but if the Texas Sweets were around in the 18th century in France, then I’m convinced the soup would have been aptly named.  The basics are pretty simple, carmelized onions, some wine or sherry, beef broth, bread and cheese.  I like to split the broth – 1/2 chicken and 1/2…

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Watergate Soup

Celery root, leek, onion, potato and carrot soup just wasn’t doing it for me.  I remembered a vague conversation about a restaurant at the famed Watergate Hotel (young people – Google it!) that served many interesting and delicious dishes with celeriac aka celery root.  Watergate Soup just sounded much more intriguing. This recipe was leaked…

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Stir Fried Greens Asian Style

I have been battling the flu since Christmas and have no appetite lately.  Greens are the only thing that sound good to me, I decided to listen!  So I cooked up this batch of greens and then added it to soups or rice bowls all week.  I’m on the mend so apparently my body knew…

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Squash and Leek Soup

This week’s recipe comes from one of our regular customers at the Santa Clarita farmers market by way of my eldest son who works there.  We work on many of these weekly recipes as a family and both of our sons give creative input to the end result.   Having a CSA box is a…

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Vail Butternut Squash Soup

I just returned from a wonderful week in Vail, CO with the family.  Aside from wondering where the produce was coming from, I did enjoy the food I was experiencing and not having to prepare it. Most notable we sampled several versions of Butternut Squash Soup. They all seemed more complex than soups I had…

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

I like to approach every thing I do with a little bit of Clint Eastwood swagger, that fearless, take the bull by the horns type attitude. Don’t forget who is in charge here – not the veggies! So when nature’s bounty starts to overrun your refrigerator, take stock! I also don’t like to waste anything,…

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

1 head of cauliflower, cut into even sized florets 2 T olive oil 5-6 cloves of garlic Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 T butter or coconut oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 T. Cornstarch or Arrowroot 2 cups of chicken broth 1 cup of whole milk or coconut milk 1 T dry…

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