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Diet Key:LC-Low Carb, LW-Low Fat, KF-Kid Friendly, SP-Spicy, FW-Freezes Well, FAV-Favorites  

Entrée Soups

Minestrone

KF FW

Our homey version of this Italian classic, this minestrone is a meal by itself!

Lentil Minestrone

FW

Savored over a large part of the world, lentil soups are one of the best-liked and most varied soups.  Paired with diced vegetables, they’re a great addition to a classic minestrone. 

Winter Lentil Soup

LF FW FAV

Kale and leeks are the main focus of this hearty winter soup, with sweet potatoes and lentils adding flavor and substance. It's a nutritional powerhouse that packs great flavor.

Vegetable Garden Soup

LF FW

Vegetable soup has many, many incantations and variations.  This one, adapted from Bon Appetit magazine, uses a pureed Russet potato to give it extra body and creaminess.

Mushroom Barley Soup

LF FW FAV

Not so long ago, dried “exotic” or wild mushrooms could only be found in specialty shops; now they are plentiful.  Dried shiitake mushrooms add a deeper, woodsier flavor to this classic soup.

Mushroom, Barley and Pasta Soup

FW

This earthy soup is hearty enough for a main course.  Liquid smoke gives the soup a meaty flavor without meat.  We like the hickory smoke-based version, but you can also try it with mesquite.

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Bean Soup)

KF FW

A warm, delicious classic that contains two essential comfort foods (and no, they are not peanut butter and chocolate).  We make this as a vegetarian soup, but it’s also great with ground beef or turkey.

Caldo de Res

FAV FW

Translated as "beef broth", we'll simmer two beef shanks until they are meltingly tender, then add cabbage, zucchini, onions celery and carrots to round out this hearty and satisfying soup.

Sun-Dried Tomato Tortellini Soup

FW

Cheese tortellini is deliciously mellow in the hearty tomato-chicken broth in this soup.  This can easily be made into a vegetarian selection.

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup

LF FW

This warm, comforting soup will stick to your ribs on cold autumn days.  Roasting the vegetables helps bring out their natural sweetness.

Mexican Corn and Bean Soup

FW

For a simple supper, this soup is a great centerpiece.  In the summer, we use fresh corn for added flavor.

Gypsy Soup 

LF FW FAV

This chickpea and vegetable soup has Spanish overtones from paprika and turmeric in a tasty broth.  Take your pick of your favorite green and orange vegetables such as peppers and carrots or peas and sweet potatoes. 

Chunky Potato-Crab Chowder

FW

This New England-style chowder lets red-skinned potatoes shine.  Cream-style corn is a surprise ingredient (ack! We just killed the surprise) that adds a little sweetness and contributes to the creamy texture.

New England Clam and Corn Chowder

FW

A warming winter soup, great when topped with oyster crackers.  This can easily be made with skim milk without compromising taste.

Hearty Chicken Soup with Leeks, Wild Rice and Mushrooms

FAV FW

To get a full-flavored chicken soup, we make our own broth. This hearty recipe adds leeks, wild rice and two kinds of mushrooms for a rich, earthy flavor.

 

Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup

FW

This superb recipe uses some vegetables you probably don't eat too often: turnip, parsnip and leeks.  Try it for a change of pace.

Black Bean Soup

FW

Black bean soup is great as main course when served with a tossed salad or side of corn bread.  It’s perfect for those chilly evenings that sometimes creep into a New England summer.

Mulligatawny Soup

SP FW

Mulligatawny Soup is a pureed vegetable soup that originated in India during the British Raj.  The soup is mildly spicy but not hot; it gets a faint sweetness from coconut and banana.  The finished soup is silky and elegant with potent yet balanced spices and aromatics.  We can add chicken if you’d like a protein kick.

Southwestern Harvest Soup 

LF FW FAV

This hearty soup is a complete protein, with its combination of black beans and rice.  Loaded with vegetables and seasoned with a southwestern flair, try it accompanied with a hearty grain bread.

New Mexican Pinto Bean Soup

LC LF FW

This pretty adobe-colored soup flecked with bright yellow corn brings together all the best flavors of the Southwest.

Turkey and Squash Soup

LF, FW

This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice.

Oat and Turkey Soup with Tex-Mex Flavors

LC FW FAV

Oats add a mellow texture and inviting sheen to this wholesome soup.  When served with a hearty bread, it makes a satisfying supper.

Italian Wedding Soup

LC FW

Italian Wedding Soup is one of those comfort foods that never goes out of style.  We make beef and pork meatballs and simmer them in a savory chicken broth, adding earthy escarole for balance.   To finish the soup, we drizzle in a little egg that forms thin strands, reminiscent of Chinese Egg Drop soup.

 

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