Curried Carrot Soup with Ginger

curried carrot soup

This Curried Carrot Soup with Ginger recipe is an ode to the Office Potluck where we share the best recipes given to us by co-workers after a particularly good lunch.  You know, those dishes that warrant emails asking for the recipe because it was so good and then printing and saving those recipes in your… 

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Shrimp and Sausage Stew

shrimp & sausage stew

Sometimes recipes come about when you least expect it.  This Shrimp and Sausage Stew came about out of desperation.  I was desperate to cook something different for my family without having to go to the grocery store.  The search was on.  What did I have in my pantry, refrigerator and freezer?  I just happened to… 

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Creamy Tortilla Soup


I love a good soup when autumn rolls around so I’ve been thinking a lot about soup lately. The weather here in Texas hasn’t cooled much. In fact, my daughter was complaining this morning about the fluctuating temperatures. It was chilly enough last night for a jacket and when we woke up, we needed shorts… 

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Heavenly Cold Tomato Soup

cold tomato soup

Some years ago I was working as a Horticulturist for a beautiful, private golf club named Sahalee, which means High Heavenly Ground. At Sahalee, there was a wonderful fine dining restaurant where, as employees we were lucky enough to sample some of the chef’s best dishes. One of them that I always loved in summer… 

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Chicken Tortilla Soup


I absolutely adore chicken tortilla soup, any time of year, whether it’s sweltering our freezing outside! This is my favorite recipe for tortilla soup.  A touch spicy, this delicious soup satisfies your craving for Mexcian food without all the calories.  Plus, if you’re at home, you don’t have to contend with the basket of chips. You… 

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Three Bean Turkey Chili

turkey chili

  It may seem strange to be sharing a wintery turkey chili recipe when it’s summer, but the last week around here was rainy and gray. And cold. Cold enough that I wanted something warming and soothing. So I made a big pot of turkey chili. I always make double and we eat it for… 

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Spicy Gazpacho with Avocado & Shrimp

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These last few weeks have been hot, hot, hot. HOT. In reality, it’s only been in the upper 80’s, but in Seattle that’s end of times type weather. So I’ve been loath to turn on the stove or oven at all if I can possibly avoid it – we’ve been using the grill a lot… 

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