After a long travel day, going from warm sunny Costa Rica, to damp and grey Madison, I was craving a nourishing and grounding meal. Luckily these staple ingredients were waiting at home for me. This soup is quick to make, easy to digest and filling, plus it travels well to work or school in […]


The cool winds of autumn have arrived. It’s the time of year to bring your warming and comforting soup recipes back into weekly meal planning. Red lentils are an easy favorite, especially on weeknights, when you may be short on time to get a meal on the table. They cook quickly and are more […]


Our bodies feel the change in the cycles of the natural world, what is able to grow in our gardens expands, and so too, our palate of foods should shift with the season. Beets are a great vegetable to include in your spring meal planning as they contain high levels of betalains which support liver […]


With holiday gluttony in our recent pasts, January is a perfect time of year to cleanse and support healthy digestion. Kitcheri is a nourishing Ayurvedic dish, that is common in India and Nepal, which is balancing for all constitutions or doshas. It includes each of the six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. […]


This is a very simple, flavorful and fairly quick homemade chicken soup. It is nourishing and the perfect cure for fending off winter colds.

2 quart water 2 chicken breast or thighs, bone in + skin on 1 small onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped + divided 3 celery stalks, chopped + divided 2 cloves garlic, […]


It seems many people are fending off this season’s cold, the cure? An immune boosting soup of greens, garlic, and bone broth. A big thanks to my incredibly kind and generous neighbors who gifted me kale and chard from their abundant fall harvest to inspire this soup. And to Amy, my dear friend who made […]

Fall Harvest + White Bean Soup

After spending the holiday weekend in southern Indiana, I pulled into my driveway to discover the slight smell of fall and the sight of fallen leaves beginning to blanket my lawn. That night a strong rain storm blew in cooler temperatures that made my bones feel fall’s pending arrival. To warm my bones and welcome […]

Red Lentil Dahl with Coconut Milk

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, minced1″ ginger, minced1 onion (small/medium) chopped 1 cup tomatoes chopped 1-2 tablespoons madras curry powder OR 1 tsp each turmeric, cumin and coriander2 green chili or ¼ cayenne (optional)3 cups water 1 cup red lentils, well rinsed¼ cup coconut milk½ lemon juiced½ bunch of cilantro ½ […]

My Grandpa’s Two Cup Bean Soup

2 cups great northern beans 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cups onion, chopped 2 cups celery, chopped 2 cups carrots, chopped 2 cups ham, cubed 1 bay leaf1 tbsp fresh thyme10 pepper corns 6 cups filtered water 1/2 tsp salt (added after beans are fully cooked)

1. In a large bowl, soak the beans […]

Sweet Squash Soup

1 butternut squash1 pie pumpkin 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 1″ ginger, minced1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice1 tbsp fresh thyme1 bay leaf2 cups veggie stock ¼ c maple syrup½ c cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce squash + pumpkin several times with a sharp knife, place them on […]