Tandoori Love Soup

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I call this “Tandoori Love Soup” because it’s very sensuous—the sweet and spicy tandoori seasoning (including saffron), shitake mushrooms, sweet yams, and fresh tarragon come together in a dish that is rich in flavor and diverse in texture. Tandoori seasoning is a fragrant, heady mix of aromatic spices. Orange- and red-colored seasoning mixes typically include […]

Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone is known in Italy as “the big soup” since it is thick with colorful ingredients. It has no set list of “must have” ingredients, but vegetables in tomato broth with beans and pasta is common. In this version, fresh fennel and fennel seeds are added for even more Mediterranean flair. Ingredients: ½ cup water […]

Persimmon Ice “Cream”

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This dairy-free delicacy is for everyone who loves ice cream but doesn’t love all of the oil, sugar, salt, and artificial flavors and colors that are typically included in store-bought vegan (and non-vegan) ice creams. But make it quick, as persimmon season will soon come to a close. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 medium-large, very ripe hachiya […]

Mushroom-Basil Au Gratin

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This dish is based on traditional au gratin potatoes, but without the cheese, milk, butter and flour. Along with the potatoes, thin layers of mushroom and onion are stacked with fresh chard and basil. A few cashews make the sauce rich and creamy. 4-5 large Yukon potatoes, sliced thinly 8 large white or crimini mushrooms, […]

Un-Split Pea Soup

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This recipe is very similar to traditional split pea soup, but uses whole frozen peas instead, which makes for a quicker preparation. The addition of yams gives the soup a slightly sweet taste. 2 bags 10-oz. frozen green peas, thawed 2 cups water ½ cup water ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced […]