Green Monster Soup

Believe it or not I don’t eat chocolate cloud cookies bigger than my hand for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t loll around all day with half-eaten jars of marshmallow fluff at my feet. And I don’t eat peanut butter cup pie and Hostess cupcakes every single night for dessert.

OK. . . maybe that last one’s pushing the truth a little.

If on occasion you do happen to do one or more of those things and you wake up with a sugar hangover or just feel all around sluggish there’s nothing like a mug of this soup to fix you right up…. 

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White Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup

Here is a white bean, bacon and spinach soup that looks entirely unassuming.

Like another run-of-the-mill soup. (This is what I thought.) I was wrong.

Stuffed inside is the most incredible, full-bodied flavor. I was immediately smitten. With the very first bite. And may have even done a little happy dance…. 

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Cheesy Spinach Casserole

Martha Stewart’s Spinach Cheese Puff; a casserole made with spinach, Gruyere cheese, half & half and eggs. Baked to a bubbly golden brown, this spinach side dish will go great alongside just about anything.

I’m not sure why Martha calls it a puff because there’s nothing puffy about it. . . it’s dense, creamy and rich without being overly so…. 

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Asian Spinach Salad with Salmon and Edamame

This Asian Salad with spinach, edamame, salmon, scallions and toasted sesame seeds is one of the best I’ve made all summer. The star of the show is the soy and ginger dressing. I could drink it up! And in fact, did.  The little puddle that settled on the bottom of the bowl. I couldn’t resist.… 

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Baked Three Cheese Lemon Pepper Pasta

I have a new love in my life. You might know him.

He goes by the name Lemon Pepper.

Not the fake imposter. The one premixed in a plastic shaker at the market.

I’m talking the real deal. As in fresh lemon meet my pepper mill…. 

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