Soups & Chilis
North African Bean Stew (off-site) - Recipe by Lisa El-Kerdi, posted on "live fat free. live disease free." blog.
Pasta & Bean Soup (off-site) - Posted on Eating Well site.
Potage purée de lentilles; Potage purée Conti (aka Lentil Soup!) - One of my friends gave me this recipe, who got it from of HER friends many years ago, who modified it from a recipe in From Julia Child's Kitchen, by Julia Child. Yummy and healthy – heed the advice to not serve it until the next day, as it's worth the wait!
Caffeinated Multi-Bean Veggie Chili - Easy to make, with a bit of a caffeine kick!
Cincinnati Chili - I modified this recipe from the original recipe on the American Institute for Cancer Research's web site - I basically cut out the beef and pumped up the veggies and beans. It's super tasty and the cocoa adds a very interesting edge to it. I serve it over brown rice, with a dollop of nonfat plain yogurt on top - the original suggests serving it over spaghetti, garnished with reduced fat cheddar cheese, chopped raw onions, and crushed soda crackers, for a more authentic Cicinnatti chili. I plan to try it this way some time! If you like meat, a link to the original beef-based recipe is posted at the end of the recipe.
Dad's Most Excellent Chili - My kids named this recipe - they watched a lot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in the '80's.This recipe is very flexible and can be easily adapted, using whatever you have on hand.
Pass-Along Vegetarian Chili - This recipe was passed along to me by a friend to whom it was passed along by another friend. She didn't want to take credit for the recipe, since it wasn't hers, hence the somewhat anonymous name. :)
Zucchini Chili - Any good chili recipe with a bunch of zucchini thrown in will work... this happens to be the way I tried it. It's good! :)
Chickpea & Carrot Crockpot Soup (off-site) - Posted on Savvy Eats.
Crockpot "Cream" of Tomato Soup - Yes, it's tomato season in New Hampshire! This is a very nice, tasty, easy soup... My digestive system can't handle too much fat (I lost my gallbladder many years ago), so I use fake "cream:" Evaporated milk, with a bit of thickener (bread in this case), does a pretty good job of standing in for the "better" stuff. :) If you want to seed and peel your tomatoes, go ahead, but I don't bother. I figure there's extra vitamins and taste in the peels and seeds, and the blender does a good job of hiding them. I also specify fresh basil, but feel free to use dried if that's all you've got - you'll probably want to cut the quantity in half, though... I just used fresh because I have a basil overpopulation "problem" along with the tomato boom!
Crockpot Southwest Bean Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (off-site) - A recipe I posted on SparkPeople. The original to this recipe was printed in the February, 2009 edition of "Living the Country Life" - I just upped the veggie and whole grain content. I find that it makes a dinner all by itself. A 3 1/2 to 4 quart crockpot is recommended. Don't let the cooking time scare you, it basically sits in the crockpot and cooks itself! :)
Asparagus End Soup - A way to use up the asparagus ends pound when preparing it for Spring dinner - asparagus is an expensive treat and I hated tossing all those ends into the compost!
Broccoli-Cheese Chowder (off-site) - Posted on EatingWell.
Chunky Mushroom Chowder (off-site) - Posted on Google Books. From Venturesome Vegan Cooking: Bold Flavors for Plant-Based Meals, by J.M. Hirsch & Michelle Hirsch.
Classic French Onion Soup (off-site) - Posted on Sara Ellenz's "My Recipe Blog."
Corn Chowder (off-site) - A low fat, healthy version from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Corn, Okra, and Tomato Stew (off-site) - Posted on SparkPeople.
Cream of Potato Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes (off-site) - Posted on "Potatoes: Goodness Unearthed."
Creamy Broccoli Soup (off-site) - From Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Creamy Mushroom Soup (off-site) - Posted on The Boston Globe site.
Creamy Soy Corn Soup (off-site) - Posted on SparkPeople.
Mushroom Soup, by Anthony Bourdain with José de Meirelles and Philippe Lajaunie (from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook) (off-site) . Mr. Bourdain uses a LOT of butter (SIX tablespoons) in this soup - I only used one tablespoon butter and one of olive oil - it tastes great, though I'm sure the original is better! My belly can't take it though! :) - Posted on the Epicurious web site - Link posed January 16, 2016.
Rustic Tomato Lentil Soup (off-site) - Posted on SparkPeople.
Tomatillo and Cauliflower Soup (off-site) - Posted on Astray Recipes.
Chicken Barley, & Mushroom Soup (off-site) - An excellent soup from Eating Well. I leave out the chicken and replace it with cubed, baked tofu. - Link posted April 20, 2018.
Pozole Soup (off-site) - From The Food & Mood Cookbook, by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and Jeanette Williams, R.N., a very neat book that not only explains how different foods affect one's brain, but provides recipes that incorporate some of the more brain-friendly foodstuffs. Their Pozole Soup is very good, with the addition of orange juice and orange rind making for an interesting change of pace. I only had to sub in an extra can of beans for the chicken to make it vegetarian.
Vegetarian Pozole - Traditionally made with pork and chicken, this version is good for vegetarians (and tastes pretty darn good, too!).