Black Bean Soup with Sichuan Peppercorns and 5 Spice

This black bean soup is a distant cousin of the classic tex-mex standard. Plump beans float in a thick and heavenly broth, spiced heavily with tingly Sichuan peppercorns and Chinese 5 spice. Top with togarashi and creme fraiche (or avocado) for a filling and easily vegan supper for a slow rainy Sunday. Sichuan Peppercorns –…

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Roasted Garlic, Mushroom, and Onion Soup

What do you get when you cross french onion, cream of mushroom, and 40 clove garlic soup? This baby is packed with roasted garlic, toasty mushrooms, and caramelized shallot flavor, and the classic french onion cheesy topping takes it to the next level.  Trust the process and don’t rush This isn’t a “get dinner on…

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Spicy Bean Stew with ‘Nduja and Shrimp

This shrimp and bean stew gets a serious boost of flavor from ‘ndjua– the spicy and spreadable salami from Calabria. ‘Nduja-what? ‘Nduja is a spicy pork salami from the Calabria region of Italy. It gets it’s signature flavor from the region’s namesake product (and my all time favorite ingredient): Calabrian chilies. ‘Nduja also has a…

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Silken Zucchini Soup with Calabrian Chili Oil

This humble zucchini soup has a secret. It’s delectably creamy and silky without using any cream. The secret ingredient? Silken tofu! I like to use a little butter for flavor, but you can certainly keep this soup 100% vegan by using dairy free butter or olive oil. The silken tofu not only adds texture, but…

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Braised Cod in Tomato Fish Sauce Broth

When I make tomato salad, I find myself slurping up the salty tomato juice and oil mixture that remains at the bottom of the bowl. I wanted to create a soup based on this flavor profile, while still keeping it light and fresh for summer. Enter this braised cod, poached gently in an ethereally light…

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Spiced Tomato Coconut Soup

Want a super flavorful soup on the table that needs only one pot and less than 10 minutes of active time? What if I told you it was also 100% vegan, despite being luxuriously creamy and satiating. Celebrate the start of tomato season with this spiced tomato coconut soup! Roasting the tomatoes first concentrates the…

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5 Spice Braised Pork with Pickled Mustard Greens

Super saucy, fall-apart braised pork in a sauce laden with miso and 5 spice anyone? I fell in love with pickled mustard greens in Thailand, and they are the perfect compliment to cut through the richness of the luscious pork. Plan ahead, as your pork will need at least 3 hours to reach ultimate tenderness.…

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Impossible Beef, Kimchi, and Tofu Stew

Want a 100% plant based, vegan, dinner you can have on the table in about 15 minutes? Inspired by some of my favorite Korean kimchi and tofu soups, this easy saute is spicy, saucy, comfort and feel good food rolled into one. I love cooking with kimchi because you have salt, spice, and vegetables all…

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Beef and Chard Stir Fry with Berbere and Toasted Couscous

Stir frying is a great technique that doesn’t need to be reserved for strictly asian flavors. Here, beef and chard are stir fried with pine nuts, lemon, and lots of north african spices. Served on top of toasted pearl couscous with apricots and oregano, it’s a balanced and easy high protein dinner. Tips: This recipe…

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Asparagus, Basil, and Green Curry Soup

Using just a handful of ingredients, this creamy soup is plant based eating at it’s best. Don’t be scared by the word “vegan” here. This baby has tons of healthy fat in the form of coconut cream and satiating starchy potatoes, making a filling lunch sure to win over any meat/dairy lover. The green curry…

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Lazy Wonton Soup with Spring Veg

To clarify, this is not wonton soup. Sometimes you want the flavors of wonton soup, without the fuss of shaping wontons, and that’s where this bad boy comes in. Porky meatballs (aka wonton filling), simmered in delicious broth, and finished with lots of green veg (because..vitamins). Go on, flourish, and be lazy when you need…

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Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Garlic Parmesan Broth

Frigid nights are no match for this super comfy cozy roasted cauliflower and leek soup! It’s incredibly savory (thanks to that garlic parmesan broth), a bit nutty, and oh so creamy. Top it with an absurd amount of dill and a big ole dollop of creme fraiche because you deserve it. Technically, there are a…

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