An American classic, Senate Bean Soup has been served in the Senate dining room on Capitol Hill every day for over 100 years! There was just one day in a whole century, during severe rationing on September 14, 1943 they ran out of beans. By the next day more beans were found, and bean soup has been ladled up without interruption ever since. Traditional Senate Bean Soup is simple, made with navy beans, ham hocks, onion, butter, salt, and pepper. What? No vegetables? Well, I made a few healthful improvements to the recipe. This version is nutritious, flavorful and satisfying. When you taste it, you’ll agree
Just as Americans love chicken soup, Asians crave Congee. Easy to make and light on the digestion, Congee is a beloved comfort food from Shanghai to Manila. Ridiculously simple to prepare overnight in a slow-cooker, your breakfast will be soft, hot, and ready to eat in the morning. Also known as jook, kanji, hsi-fan, or zhou, it is basically rice porridge
Kitchari is my favorite soup for cleansing – especially after the holidays. There’s something so satisfying and nourishing about it when I’m tired. A staple in Ayurvedic cooking, kitchari as been used for thousands of years to cleanse and heal digestion. It is a combination of rice or quinoa with split yellow or red dahl lentils and spices,
I remember a traditional black bean soup in my favorite Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious, but oh boy it gave me gas. Well, this recipe resolves that! Sprouted beans are easy and digestible. When I learned this simple technique, my digestive issues vanished.
Amazingly tasty and rich, caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I’ve ever tasted. I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is the result. Easy to make, it is both vegan and Paleo, without any broth or refined
With its deep red color and satisfying Old World flavor, my Jewish friends said they’d never tasted a better Borscht. Well, I guess my Russian heritage is coming out today! It’s not just traditional root veggies like beets and carrots. The surprise addition of sweet potato and rutabaga give this soup a novel flavor twist. Feel free to make your own changes,
Classic Asian noodles with a Paleo twist, this dish is loaded with real nutrition from broth, meat, seaweed, and veggies. Zoodles are zucchini noodles, easy to make spiral vegetable slicer, mandoline, or julienne peeler. Today I used my new Paderno World Cuisine
Simple and satisfying – this soup is prepared in the old-fashioned way. One of the major benefits of miso is that it is alive with friendly bacteria for optimum digestion. I created the recipe as a last-minute side dish for a tasting party, because it’s an traditional living food with a mild taste. Well, to my surprise, it was alive with flavor, and was the favorite item on the menu!
This simple old-fashioned stew enhances the flavor and nutrition of the heart. Organ meats have long been considered a delicacy in traditional cultures. Many people are pleasantly surprised when they taste heart, which has a firm texture, is extremely lean, with a mild flavor something like brisket. Heart is nutrient-rich,
You don’t have to be Vegan to love these meatballs. Everyone goes crazy for them. Call them “no meatballs”, with a taste so much like meat, you won’t miss it. They’re Paleo, Vegan, free of eggs, beans, soy, flour, grains, and breadcrumbs. They’ve got that “Mamma Mia” Italian flavor,
OK, it’s a comfort food thing. I wanted to see if chicken soup with cauliflower rice would be as warm and satisfying as my Mom’s chicken & rice soup. And wow! It turned out truly delicious! It’s easy to do – just make the chicken soup and add riced cauliflower a few minutes before
When you’re feeling weak and tired, bone broth is the #1 best cure. Real broth tastes delicious and is easy to simmer for hours or overnight while you’re doing other things. I learned this traditional Italian recipe in Venice. It is different from American bone broths in that it uses plenty of vegetables, and focuses on the flavorful tail bone
This is a simple, old fashioned chicken stew that warms the body and soul. My family and friends adore it – perhaps because of the rich broth, satisfying flavors and spices. Curry and coconut milk add richness and a subtle hint of Thailand that’s nightshade-free for those of you who are allergic.
It’s cold outside today, and I’m in the mood for a hearty winter stew. This savory lamb stew is warm and deeply satisfying. I used grass-fed, grass-finished lamb, and a tantalizing curry spice mix with hints of Thailand. The spices are free of nightshades, which are common allergens for many
Cream of Mushroom soup is a comfort food for me. This easy Paleo version takes just 15 minutes to make, and it tastes even yummier than my Mom’s — rich, creamy, and full of mushroom flavor! The recipe is dairy-free, made with coconut or almond milk. If you can get your hands on some wild mushrooms
This is a rich and satisfying stew with an exotic twist. It is inspired by Asian peanut-curry, but instead of peanuts it uses almond butter and toasted almonds as a garnish – Yummy! (Peanuts are high in mold, and as legumes they’re not on the Paleo diet.) I served it in bowls without rice or noodles,
Authentic Egg Drop Soup is hard to find. It’s often full of gluten, MSG, preservatives, GMO soy and cornstarch. How healthy is that? Here’s a delicious traditional Chinese recipe that you can make in minutes, with all natural (and Paleo) ingredients. Make it Vegan, or add chicken or shrimp.
Everybody loves this smooth, savory soup, especially kids. The mellow flavor of butternut squash, onion and creamy coconut make it a rich, satisfying meal. When I’m short of time, this is my #1 quickest soup recipe. I can use pre-cubed squash, cook, blend with an immersion blender and serve in 5 minutes!