It’s probably hard to sell lentil soup as sexy, but I’d say this lemony version comes very close. Lemon brightens up this soup in a way that makes it both comforting and vibrant- which is perfect when we’re in the throes of winter but are pumped for a whole upcoming new year of amazing things just waiting to happen.
Granted, I’m one of those people who could eat soup when its 85°F outside, but there’s something about sippin’ on some homemade soup in the dead of winter that just feels great, don’t you think? And this is a substantial soup; a hearty meal in a bowl that’s as satisfying as it is rustic. Continue reading →
Mmmmm. Soup in the wintertime… a match made in heaven if you ask me.
It’s really getting cold around here, and it’s easy to fall into the rut of eating heavy, rich foods that may satisfy your craving for some warmth and comfort. The problem with a lot of these foods is that they will often leave you comatose on the couch, watching another 8-hour Say Yes to the Dress marathon.
Which got me thinking… is it possible to create a meal that is both filling, warming and delicious, that doesn’t make you want to curl into the fetal position and never put on a pair of skinny jeans again?
What if I told you that it IS possible, and that this hearty meal is also gluten-free, completely vegetarian, and even… woah… vegan??
It’s no secret lentils are my new obsession. I’ve made several different lentil dishes during my cleanse, including this lentil salad I posted about earlier, along with seriously bomb.com red curry lentils from Pinch of Yum. There is something so yummy about this little legume that I am totally down with, plus they are so good for you and low in fat.
This soup combines a ton of healthy ingredients in one delicious package. I got this recipe from the back of the Standard Process Cleanse handbook, and I will definitely be making it again!
I may have an obsession with a certain quick-service restaurant that specializes in bread. Like, really good bread. And really good sandwiches. And REALLY good soup. Their salads are good too, but honestly, we’re there for the bread. And the soup. And the soup in the bread bowls.
… OK fine. It’s Panera. I’m talking about Panera.
My favorite soup from Panera is most definitely the broccoli cheddar. Smooth, creamy, and super flavorful, this is soup is simple to make, and packs a big punch. The secret is definitely using a nice, sharp cheddar- it plays perfectly against the decadent creaminess of the soup.
And yeah, don’t forget about the vegetables here! It’s almost like a HEALTH soup when you think about all those broccoli florets, carrots, and onions in there… right? Right?
OK, maybe not. But in my opinion, everything in moderation is key. This includes indulgence!
So I’m not going to bury the lead here at all or anything… this soup actually kills vampires. There are several dead vampires in my apartment right now. Facts of life… what can you do? Continue reading →
Happy 2012, everybody! I hope your New Year’s was great, wherever you celebrated it. Mine was very low-key, but really nice. My man and I stayed here in NJ and went out for an awesome steak dinner before heading home to watch Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN to ring in the New Year. Have you seen those two on camera together? It was a hysterical sight, for sure- Kathy ended up taking her clothes off at one point and continued making questionably appropriate jokes, while Anderson just kept on giggling nervously, which is reason #402 why I love him. Continue reading →