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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Cucumbers have been on my radar recently. If I am at a restaurant and there is a starter with pickled vegetables (which often includes cucumbers) I am ordering it. They seem to be creeping into my shopping bag at the market and as you can see, I have been cooking with them as well. This refreshing soup is a lovely appetizer for entertaining (think soup shooters). Or for a light lunch. The avocado and Greek yogurt give the dish body, and the combination... Read More

Beef Bone Broth

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!* There’s much talk about bone broth lately and especially this time of year, but truthfully it can be drunk any time of year to keep your immune system strong. Sipping broths aren’t the most common thing for people to cook or enjoy as a snack or a part of a meal, but when you realize the depth of flavor in this broth you’ll want to make it... Read More

Puréed Asparagus Spinach & Pea Soup

I rarely use my site as a platform for venting but when I think about St. Patrick’s Day, it brings a sting of anxiety rather than a wave of celebration for me. Several years back, the day following St. Patty’s, I was returning after an early morning workout. I noticed a man in his 30s following me home who obviously had been drinking for almost a day straight. When he wouldn’t leave me alone, I ran into my local diner. He pinned... Read More

Lentil Chia Soup

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!* It is said that you find people through your passions. Well, I always seem to meet people through food. During jury duty, where the “waiting room” is packed with citizens clinging to their mobile devices and collections of stuff to entertain them while they wait for the dreadful call, I scouted my seat options, spotting a seat open next to a... Read More