Category: Soups

Low Fat Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Low Fat, 80/10/10
October 18
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If there is one dish that gets me through the winter, its soup – specifically, butternut squash soup. I tend to hibernate during the winter. I’m not one for winter sports and when it feels so cold outside that my face burns, I really don’t like leaving my house. You can generally find me wrapped in a cozy blanket, working away on my laptop, with a mug or bowl of something hot by my side. Can you blame me?

Matzo Ball Soup

Vegan, Kosher For Passover, Low Fat
April 4

Passover is a time that can typically be difficult for vegans as many staple vegan foods are forbidden, such as beans, soy, bread and pastas, peanuts and corn. A classic Passover dish, and one that is loved world wide is the Matzo Ball Soup, but the problem is that the broth is made with chicken and the Matzo balls are made with eggs, making this dish as un-vegan as it gets. If you’ve ever had matzo ball soup, you know what I mean when I say it’s a classic and can be enjoyed all year round, not just during Passover.

It is for these reasons that I was itching to try my hand at a vegan version of this comforting, yet classic soup. I grew up on home made matzo ball soup, looking forward to Passover each year just to have it and begging my mother to make it during the year. Whenever she’d make it, you would have almost believed that it didn’t happen, we devoured it so fast. I knew I had big shoes to fill when attempting this recipe, and I wasn’t willing to settle until it was perfect. While I did use a tiny bit of oil to sauté the onion in the recipe posted below, if you’re looking for a fat-free version, feel free to sauté the onion in a bit of the vegetable broth instead. 

Low Fat Moroccan Lentil Soup

October 12
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Fall’s arrival is an automatic shift in eating for me. As it gets colder outside, I tend to crave comfort foods. I love warm, savoury dishes. I love these during the summer as well, but there is just something special about keeping warm wrapped in a cozy blanket, cuddled up with a hot tea or fresh soup. The house has that fall smell spreading through it and it’s just truly intoxicating.

I have to be careful though, because come fall, the cravings for heavier, unhealthier foods start to set in. I’m not sure why – maybe my body wants to add more layering to keep warm during the winter? That’s what I tell myself, anyways. My solution for these cravings are soups. Lots and lots of soups. Soup is one of those food groups that can encompass so very much. So many flavours and types of soups can be made – sweet, savoury, salty – you name it. More than anything, for me, soup provides me with a way to still eat healthy without sacrificing those savoury cravings.

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