soup

Creamy Parsnip & Pumpkin Soup with Thyme-Crusted Proscuitto

A vegetable-based, creamy soup is perfect for frigid winter nights. It’s healthy enough to be respectable (compared to, like, pizza) and more rich and smooth than you’d expect from a humble parsnip soup.  There are three keys to this comforting, flavorful soup:  Coconut milk – unsweetened coconut milk is not a “healthy” substitute for heavy […]

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Lentil Chili

The holidays are over, the tree and decorations have all been tidied up until next year, and we are just settling in for the rest of winter. We’ve been a bit relaxed over here in the Sparkle Kitchen lately. Especially Ketch:  Quiet nights in demand unpretentious dinner. We are already slacking from our first month […]

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{Crock Pot} Creamy Chicken & Spinach Soup with Pumpkin Biscuits

Feeling sick is the worst. “The worst,” however, can be mitigated. I’ve come down with something in the last couple of days, nothing big, but enough that I can’t breathe with my mouth closed and am definitely not the pretty little bride I was just the weekend before last!  Helping the situation:  1) My sweet […]

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Cozy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup (plus a Pumpkin Pie Martini)

Thanksgiving leftovers are a much-anticipated but fleeting part of the holiday season. At this point, three days after Thanksgiving, you can probably button your pants and you’ve probably gotten some of your Christmas decorations out. In addition, you have probably grown pretty bored of turkey sandwiches.  Honestly, I don’t like turkey that much when it […]

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