Beautifully textured and laced with subtle curry spices like cumin, mustard, and cilantro, this mellow and delicious soup is a silken delight for the palate. Though elegant and great for entertaining, it’s also agreeable family fare—especially with crispy vegetable samosas and basmati rice.
Busy mothers will be grateful for this easy, kid-friendly soup. It provides mellow, universally appealing flavors that inspire the fussiest eaters to finish their bowl and even ask for seconds.
A few years ago, my family and I tried this soup when having dinner at our friend Nadia’s house. She used pepper jack instead of gruyère cheese, as well as sweet vidalia onion and pear. It was rated a 10 by everyone at the table—and an 11 by my son. You’ll have to try it yourself to find out why it could perhaps be the best French Onion recipe on the planet.
Rich in calcium, magnesium, and protein, almonds help strengthen and renew bone and tissues while alkalizing the body and supporting the lungs. Add a cup of calcium-rich tofu and this recipe is even more beneficial to your bones—as well as a complete meal.
Plan ahead: Soak the almonds in 3 cups of water for 8 to 12 hours at room temperature to let them germinate. This enlivens the almonds, making them more nutritious (and less fattening).
Here’s a robustly flavored, satisfying chowder that lets you savor the diverse shapes, soft textures, and deep, woodsy flavors of hearty, protein-rich mushrooms. Rustic yet elegant, this recipe is a foolproof crowd-pleaser.
This is a perfect “cure-all” soup for a cold day. It’s full of intricate flavors that blend seamlessly, and it’s loaded with everything that's good for you. Serves nicely with toasted bread and butter.