A great Thanksgiving leftover: Italian wedding Soup

Posted in cooking and recipes, ground turkey, Italian, soups, Tudy on November 27th, 2009 by tudy – 741 Comments

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Thanksgiving has come and gone and I am sure we all ate our hearts out, but now comes the question of what to do with all that leftover turkey. One of my favorite soup recipes has always been Italian Wedding Soup. I like it so much because it is usually very hearty but doesn't leave you feeling weighed down. Normally the meatball is made of a beef and pork mixture, but I always make mine using ground turkey because it contains less fat and is healthier for you. So feel free to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or buy some ground turkey from the super market! blog 010

a little fire-roasting can’t hurt.

Posted in cooking and recipes, soups, Tali, vegetarian on October 24th, 2009 by tali – 242 Comments

DSC01994So I managed to burn my hand while cooking last night, and of course it was a completely mindless accident - I grabbed a pan that had just been in a 400 degree oven (ouch!!).  Yup, it put a damper on the night, but the worst part is that I felt so dumb about it.  If only I had burned my hand doing something kind of cool - like fire-roasting some eggplants (or even some marhsmallows?) - I could have at least felt some sort of dignity or satisfaction about the whole ordeal.  

Anyway, I did end up fire-roasting some eggplants last night.  And I didn't burn my hand doing it.  Turns out it's a pretty tame activity that… continue reading a little fire-roasting can't hurt. | 242 Comments

roasted tomato soup and mini grilled cheese sandwiches.

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, snacks, soups, Tali, vegetarian on October 15th, 2009 by tali – 215 Comments

DSC01859Grilled cheese and cream of tomato soup is a classic combination that's tough to mess with. That being said, I think that after tasting this roasted tomato soup, you'll be totally done with unhealthy cream of tomato soup.  The flavor is so delicious, and it's rich without adding any milk or cream!  

I think that these adorable mini grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect to serve with the soup instead of croutons.  You still get the "grilled cheese" flavor, but none of the butter and excessive fat that goes with it.  I used freshly grated parmesan cheese because it's so flavorful, and one tablespoon (which is how much I use in each sandwich) has only 20 calories and 1… continue reading roasted tomato soup and mini grilled cheese sandwiches. | 215 Comments

chicken noodle soup with a twist

Posted in cooking and recipes, Middle Eastern/Indian, soups, Tudy on October 13th, 2009 by tudy – 281 Comments

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It rained for the first time last night and of course I wanted something warm for dinner, so I made my favorite soup growing up: chicken noodle soup! However, the way my mom made chicken noodle soup was slightly different than the way most people are used to it. In middle eastern culture their version of chicken noodle soup uses a boiled onion and lemon juice to flavor the broth rather than the traditional celery and carrots. This was my favorite soup growing up and it still holds a special place in my heart, so I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Chicken Noodle Soup 1 cornish game… continue reading chicken noodle soup with a twist | 281 Comments

warm your belly asparagus soup

Posted in cooking and recipes, soups, Tudy on October 10th, 2009 by tudy – 123 Comments
The cold weather has finally hit California and I wanted nothing more than a dish that would warm my belly (probably has something to do with me being sick).  So I searched my refrigerator and stumbled across some asparagus I forgot I had. Its always so nice finding something in your fridge, that you forgot you had, and it turns out to be perfect for the meal you are making :) So I decided to make a cream of asparagus soup! I have always loved cream based soups but tried not to eat them too much because they contained so much fat. Well today instead of using cream or whole milk in the soup, I used non fat sour cream and the soup tasted amazing! The sour cream gave it… continue reading warm your belly asparagus soup | 123 Comments

lentil soup for the soul.

Posted in cooking and recipes, Middle Eastern/Indian, Our Favorites!, soups, Tali, vegetarian on September 18th, 2009 by tali – 536 Comments
What's more comforting than a big bowl of soup?  DSC00737 I'm in New York visiting my family for the week, and today was one of those great days in New York when the weather is supposed to be terrible, but then ends up being kind of fantastic.  It was supposed to rain, but instead it was just chilly enough for a sweater and boots.  Perfect day for a big bowl of soup!  Which is all I craved all day.   This lentil soup is fantastic.  It doesn't require any oil/fat/added sugar, and it's incredibly easy to throw together.  AND it's so delicious that Jordan actually requested I make it for our last anniversary dinner -