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Summer Minestrone Soup

There are many ways to make a delicious soup. The success of a soup is in the depth of flavors. I prefer recipes that have fewer ingredients, but this soup is worth the effort. 485 more words

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Salad in a Jar

Jarred salads are hardly a new idea, but certainly a smart one! Only your imagination will limit you. I like the combination of greens, seeds, fruit and grains. 185 more words


Swiss Chard with Lentils, and Poached Eggs

Wow, this is my 100th post to Zest for Cooking! It’s been a great run to one hundred. My followers inspire me and I really look forward to more feedback going forward. 382 more words

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Masoor Dal - Spicy Red Lentils

The first time I heard the term flexitarian I literally laughed out loud.  However, the more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that this is exactly the direction I’ve been headed over the course of years.   1,188 more words


Quinoa Brussles Bowl

Oh man. You know those nights where you have a hankerin’…but you just don’t know what for?! Well I was having one of those. It was so intense in fact that I decided to dig through the fridge and cupboards and try desperately to throw something together to satiate the feeling. 447 more words

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Chili for Chilly!

I should NOT complain about the cold weather today…. because it really wasn’t cold, and I’m sure my east coast friends are cursing me now for being chilly in the 60 degree weather in California. 128 more words


Mean, Green, Three Bean Minestrone with Pesto

I realize I have been MIA from this blog for a long while, but this soup was too good not to document. This is truly a ‘meal soup’, especially when served with a simple prosciutto, baby arugula & provolone panini like we did. 182 more words