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Healthy Soups

Homestyle Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Earlier this month, I shared a Sweet Potato and Pecan Salad with Lime Recipe on this blog that generated several enthusiastic reviews. One appreciative reader even left a phone message of thanks for that recipe! Among the reviews were several requests for more recipes that call for sweet potatoes.

I hope that this recipe for homestyle sweet potato soup is appreciated as much as the last sweet potato recipe was. It's one of the first healthy recipes that I shared on this site, and it remains one of our family's favorite healthy soups. Read more


Health Benefits of Mushrooms & Healthy Mushroom Recipes

In Japan, expensive varieties of mushroom like maitake and matsutake have long been thought to contain more health-promoting nutrients than the humble white mushroom. A new study, conducted by a government research institution in France, indicates that the white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) has at least as much antioxidant power as more expensive varieties like maitake and matsutake.

White button mushrooms are the youngest form of Agaricus bisporus. If left to grow, white button mushrooms turn into Crimini mushrooms. When Crimini mushrooms are left to grow another 2-3 days, they turn into Portobello mushrooms. Read more


Traditional Korean Miso Soup Recipe

Naturally produced miso, also known as fermented soy bean paste, is an excellent source of healthy protein and friendly bacteria.

You can find Korean miso - called den jang - at your local Korean grocery store. If you don't have a Korean market in your area, you can use a Japanese version of miso, found at any Asian food market or your local health food store. Read more


Green and Red Tomato Soup Recipe

Not sure what to do with a batch of green tomatoes that the cool fall season just isn't going to allow to turn red? Try combining them with some red tomatoes from the market, along with some fresh corn kernels, to make this delicious green and red tomato soup.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section produce approximately 6-8 small bowls of soup. Read more


Italian Pea and Basil Soup Recipe

Green peas are full of many health-promoting nutrients, the most abundant one being vitamin K1, which is needed for optimal bone mineralization. Green peas are also abundant in folate, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

Enjoy the following recipe for a traditional Italian green pea and basil soup (the quantities listed in the ingredients section will produce approximately 4 servings). Read more


Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious and healthy roasted tomato soup with fresh basil is best served with a green salad and a slice or two of toasted, multi-grain bread.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section are meant to produce 4 large servings. Read more


Creamy Spinach Cilantro Soup Recipe

Cilantro is one of the most phytonutrient-dense herbs that we know of. Regular consumption of this aromatic plant may be helpful in regulating blood sugar levels, reducing inflammation, and preventing urinary tract infections.

Enjoy the many health benefits of cilantro with this simple and delicious recipe for spinach cilantro soup. Read more


Shiitake Mushroom and Onion Soup Recipe

Shiitake mushrooms have long been used in traditional East Asian medicine as a tonic to promote longevity. Rich in healthy protein, a number of B vitamins, and dietary fiber, shiitake mushrooms add significant nutrient value, a chewy texture, and naturally smoky flavor to any dish that you add it to. Read more


Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Cilantro Recipe

Winter is a great time for warm and hearty soups. This recipe calls for butternut squash, the hard squash that is readily available in the fall and winter, and looks like a large, smooth-skinned peanut. Read more


Classic Gazpacho Soup With Avocado Salsa Recipe


2 1/4 pounds (1 kg) tomatoes
1 cucumber
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and ground black pepper (optional)
1 ripe avocado
1/4 red onion


Peel cucumber, then cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a table or teaspoon. Chop remaining cucumber flesh into small, bite-size pieces. Read more




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