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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Dairy-free, Low Carb, Low Sugar!)

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Squirrel and Bug are both huge tomato addicts.  I also adore tomatoes, but when I was pregnant with them I craved them like nothing else.  I’ve always wondered if the copious amounts of tomatoes I consumed during pregnancy had any influence on their love of the fruit.  Their love of tomatoes also translates into a love […]

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California Avocado Ramen

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We are currently in the middle of a crazy wind and dust storm here in Utah.  I’ve watched a trampoline, sandwich board sign, and a trashcan fly by so far.  So while we hunker down and hope we still have a roof tomorrow morning, I’m going to share a new recipe with you!  I have […]

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Fuji Chicken Noodle Soup

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This post is brought to you by McCormick. Chicken noodle soup is a dish entrenched in American culture, and although it seems that every family has a chicken noodle soup recipe, each of those recipes has subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, differences.  Some soups feature a light broth, whereas others sport a heavier cream base.  Some […]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Red Lentil Soup

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This post is brought to you by Redwood Hill Farm. I know we have yet to hit the New Year, but has anyone started their post-holiday detox yet?  I’ve been craving fresh fruits and vegetables (especially the mandarin oranges from my parents’ trees here in California) and not really wanting to even look at any […]

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Turkey Tom Kha Gai, a Twist on Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

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Last week I pulled out the turkey carcass left over from our Thanksgiving feast and stuck it in a large stock pot, along with some yellow onion, carrots, kombu, celery, peppercorns, salt, ground black pepper, and water and let everything simmer for a good part of the day until the entire house smelled of Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Passover-friendly Tori Tsukune Nabe

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When my friend Tori, the genius behind The Shiksa in the Kitchen, asked if I would be willing to contribute to her Passover Potluck 2013, I knew I wanted to bring something Japanese to the table.  This is easier said than done, however, due to the special rules for preparing food that is kosher for […]

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Endive Rice Soup

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I had planned on sharing a recipe for a fabulous endive salad with you as my next OnDiva post, but then this Endive Rice Soup happened, and all thoughts of salad sharing flew out the window, and it’s all because of a virus.  The dreaded “junk” has been traveling through our community this past month. […]

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Garden Vegetable Chowder

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Garden Vegetable Chowder Makes 3 to 4 servings For the mushroom stock: 3 1/2 cups water 1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms 1 piece kombu (approximately 6-square inches in size) For the chowder: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium-size carrot, sliced 1/4 cup diced onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons […]

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Summer Spice–Tom Khai Gai

Tom Khai Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) Makes 6 servings Adapted from Coconut Chicken Soup recipe on Epicurious.com 2 14-ounce cans light unsweetened coconut milk 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups thinly sliced crimini mushrooms (or whatever mushrooms you prefer) 6 tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass 1/4 cup fish sauce (nam pla) 2 tablespoons minced fresh […]

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