Mushroom Soup with Tomatoes

Mushroom soup is my all time favorite. This one can be vegetarian or not, and contains only a few flavorful ingredients. Thanks to reader Aviva-Hadas for sharing.   Recipe: Mushroom Soup with Tomatoes Ingredients 2-3 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed 2-3 tomatoes (preferably fresh), chopped 1/4 cup olive oil Approx. 2 […]

Friday Review #36

It’s time for a review of posts you might have missed on Cooking Manager. Summer Cooking Healthy and Easy Summer Salads. Leora posted even more summer salad ideas. Some Like It Cold: Summer Soups Cool Summer Cooking Tips Prepare Vegetable Salads in Advance   Recipes: Beets Marinated with Ginger and Garlic Wilted Red Peppers with Garlic   […]

Some Like It Cold: Summer Soups

This is my third post on summer cooking. See also Cool Summer Cooking Tips and Healthy and Tasty Summer Salads. Most of us have been programmed to enjoy hot soup. Yet there are a few soups that most of us eat cold, and summer is the right time for them. Cold soups that come to […]

11 Great Ways to Cook Beets

Are you afraid of beets? First of all they’re bright red, and the color seems to bleed all over the place! Then there is a fear that their color and flavor will intimidate other dishes. There’s no reason to fear. You can learn to love the color, and taste, of beets. Many beet recipes call […]

Vegetarian Ribollita Stew

Robin first introduced me to this delicious, thick winter soup, served with a thick slice of country bread. The actual prep time is short. I chopped the vegetables quickly, by hand. But the recipe calls for cooked white pinto beans, and if you start with dried beans, you’ll need to soak them overnight first. Or […]

Creamy Parsnip Soup

Thanks to reader Rivki Locker for contributing today’s recipe. Rivki writes: I pride myself on my healthy eating habits. I eat loads of fresh seasonal produce, and build almost every meal around vegetables. I’m a good role model for my kids, setting an example of balanced and nutritious eating. I serve a wide range of […]

Hearty Winter Pea Soup

Wednesday is Recipe Day at Cooking Manager. I love to have a rich soup in the house, especially in the winter. The main reason is laziness. You don’t have to stand over soup, and a little over-cooking doesn’t hurt. Add some wholesome bread, home-made or store-bought, and a salad, and you have dinner in a […]

Recipe: Leftover Lentil Soup

Wednesday is Recipe Day at Cooking Manager. Sometimes leftovers get under your skin. I made lentils on Tuesday and used some of them in dinner. Then I forgot about them.  On Friday I thought about putting them in a salad. But I had other salads, and didn’t feel like draining the lentils from the liquid.  […]

Ruth’s Roast Vegetable Soup

Cooking Manager readers may recognize this recipe from the interview with Ruth Kilner. I’m reposting it here to make it easier to follow. Did you know that Jerusalem artichokes are a New World plant? Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash 2 sweet potatoes 25 grams butter 1 chopped onion 2-3 cloves garlic 3-4 carrots 1-2 potatoes […]

Leftover Challenge: Gazpacho

A reader asks what to do with her “blah” leftover gazpacho. In this post I share ideas that can be transferred to all kinds of leftovers.