Archive | January, 2012
Macaroni & Cauliflower soup (step 4)

If These Jars Could Talk …

Tweet   If these soup-filled jars could talk, they would tell you that they’ve been in the family for some time now and that they will be passed down to the next generation. They would also tell you they have welcomed a newcomer to the neighborhood, helped a friend through a difficult time, eased a […]

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Minestrone

Tweet The quintessential Italian vegetable soup! I have never made a casual  pot of  my minestrone. What do I mean by that? It’s simple really, each time I prepare this signature recipe, I do so with intention and purpose and a lot of love. This particular pot simmering on the stove today is more than […]

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean Soup)

Tweet Fagioli, also known as pasta fazool, is a typical dish of the Italian table. In nearly every region, province and village you will find a version of this pasta and bean soup. There are countless unique recipes that change from place to place, which is as good a reason as any … to try […]

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Zuppa di Colazione (Breakfast Soup)

Tweet       Soup for breakfast might sound a bit strange to you, but this is really very good. In the Lombardy region of Italy, there is a very old city called Pavia. It is here that Zuppa Pavese was created by the monks of Certose di Pavia. I call it breakfast soup because, […]

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Pomodoro con Pane (Tomato with Bread Soup)

Tweet     I think it’s safe to say, I have never ever thrown away a piece of bread … ever. Why would I, when there is always a use for even the last crusty chunk. I use it for stuffing, breadcrumbs and of course soups. This recipe takes full advantage of any bread you […]

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Melanzane e Orzo Soup (Eggplant and Pasta)

Tweet   Southern Italians use eggplants in a variety of dishes, from Sicilian caponata to eggplant parmesan. My favorite being the simplest … breaded and fried. (I can make an entire meal out of eggplant prepared this way). However, it can also be enjoyed in soups. If you like this purple vegetable, try this quick […]

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Minestra di Lenticchie (Lentil Soup)

Tweet   Lentils are low in fat, high in protein and fiber and have the advantage of cooking quickly. And unlike beans you don’t have to soak them. These legumes are a common ingredient found in Italian cooking and are very economical. This one-pot wonder is deliciously nutritious and could not be any easier to […]

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Stracciatella

Tweet   Stracciatella, authentic Roman cuisine, is an Italian egg drop soup. You can make your own broth or use the pre-made kind, which I would use a good quality organic broth. There are only a few ingredients and this soup is easy to prepare. I like to serve it as a light primo piatto […]

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Soup Tasting Party

Tweet   January is the perfect month to make a pot of wholesome goodness. We all have our favorites, (usually the kind mom made) but a good way to try a few new ones and add more soup recipes to your repertoire is to have a soup-tasting party. What a great opportunity to taste before […]

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