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Coconut Milk, Sweet Potato Soup with Garlic, JalapeƱo, Cucumber, and Mustard Green Gremolata

Looking for unique ways to serve up sweet potatoes? Well rev' up the blender or food processor and discover a meal so filling, so tasty, you will smack your lips after each spoonful. 

Turkey Gumbo

Hunker down with friends and family with this easy gumbo recipe. Best served with a fresh pot of rice. 

Pho with Beef, Mushroom, Green Onions, and Kale

Vietnamese broth based soup that is great for a light and enjoyable meal. 

Chicken Veggie Soup with Cormeal Muffins

This soup is great for cold nights or when you might be feeling run down and sick. Adding lemon juice gives you an extra kick of vitamin C.

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Stew with Brown Rice

Capture the spices of Morocco with grass-fed, ground lamb, and chopped veggies. Grass-fed lamb is also full of omega-3 fats. 

Leblebi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

Leblebi is a Tunisian chickpea soup that is often served for breakfast but makes an amazing meal anytime of the day. Chickpeas are high in fiber, low in cholestrol, and filling. 

Soba with Mushrooms, Onions, Cucumber and Apple

Sounds weird, but tastes amazingly fresh and savory. The trick is to leave the cucumber and apple raw as a topping, only cook the other ingredients with the broth and noodles. 

Yellow Gazpacho

Summer brings lots of fresh produce and garden tomatoes of several varieties. This gazpacho can be made from any tomato, but by choosing yellow you get more iron, pottasium, and zinc. 

Summer Asparagus Soup

This cold summer soup is delicious with seafood and lighter sandwiches. Kept in an airtight container it will keep up to 5 days. 

Creole Tomato and Garbanzo Bean Soup with Escarole

Local Creole tomatoes are available in the early summer months. Take adantage of their crisp, wonderful fresh taste in this simple soup. 

Shrimp Soba Noodle Soup

Soba is a gluten-free buckwheat noodle that absorbs flavor and liquid just like pasta.  A great substitute for whole wheat pasta.

Veggie Ramen

Fast, lower sodium version of ramen. Great for a quick one person lunch or dinner. 

Melon Gazpacho with Shrimp Kabobs

Louisiana is full of locally grown sweet melons. Take advantage of the local crop of watermelons, cantaloupe, and honeydew by making this refreshing gazpacho recipe on a beautiful sunny day.

Veggie Yaka Mein

Here is a vegetarian friendly version of Yaka Mein. This dish is known for it’s wonderful blend of Southern and Chinese flavors. Try it without meat, or if you want to add a little protein try seitan, chunks of chicken, pork, or seafood.

Mushroom Matzo Ball Soup

A soup that is light and perfect for Passover. Also works as a great appetizer or light lunch. 

Vegetarian Gumbo Z’Herbes

A Louisiana tradition that is served on Holy Thursday. This is a vegetarian and gluten free version of this classic gumbo. 

Vegetable Stew

Spring is here, enjoy the fresh growing season Louisiana has to offer and fill up on local nutritious veggies.  This dish is great with a warmed up piece of French bread or pita.  

Colcannon Potato Soup

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with an Irish Colcannon soup. A wonderful vegetarian and light version of a potato stew. 

Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

A lighter version of gumbo that is under 400 calories. Recipe From Cooking Light:  November 2011.

Chicken, Corn, & Zucchini Soup

Like Louisiana's gumbo, this hearty Spanish Colonial soup is a meal in one bowl, a Gulf Coast tradition from Texas to Florida. Fresh corn makes all the difference, so try to use it whenever you can. Otherwise, frozen kernels (but not canned) are fine.

Quinoa Stew

Protein rich quinoa can be a great heart healthy alternative to regular old meat stew. 

Garden Noodle Soup

Recipe courtesy of National Pasta Association.

Potato and Chicken Gumbo

Winter is a great time to make gumbo. Warm, filling, and a Louisiana Creole tradition. 

Oyster Crab Gumbo

Celebrate carnival season and the cold months in Louisiana with a warm bowl of seafood gumbo. 

Spinach Salad with Grapes and Pancetta

Recipe courtesy of California Table Grape Commission

Easy Lamb Creole Gumbo

Celebrate carnival season or warm up this winter with an easy gumbo. Recipe courtesy of American Lamb Board

Louisiana Oyster and Brown Rice Bisque

A local favorite with a few healthier ingredients makes this dish great for the holidays and special occasions.

Mullet Fish & Black-eyed Pea Gumbo

A lean delicious gumbo recipe full of local ingredients. Recipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture

Minty Jasmine Rice with Chicken

Easy to assemble. Serve this rice dish over a bed of greens for a healthy lunch or dinner. Recipe courtesy of Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook

Mexican Mushroom Chili with Beans and Barley

A protien rich vegetarian twist on chli that is satisfying and filling. 

Recipe and photos courtesy of the Mushroom Council and

Creamy Pumpkin-Apple Bisque

Perfect for autumn cold weather, this soup is great paired with a salad or as an appetizer before the main course.  

Recipe courtesy of "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo, copyright 2009. Photo by Taran Z.@2009 from "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen."

Creole Chicken and Vegetable Soup

A fast recipe that is chalk full of veggies.

Southwestern Pork Stew

If using canned yams, cut in small chunks and stir in at the end of cooking.

Louisiana Seafood Stew with Rice

A Louisiana dish perfect for those cool afternoon lunches or chilly evening dinners. 

Hearty Cabbage Soup

Low in fat and healthy soup that is a snap to make!

Mexican Black Bean Soup

This flavorful, low-carb soup makes a great lunch the next day too. If you can’t find canned fire roasted tomatoes, you can use canned diced tomatoes with green chiles.

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

This recipe has only four ingredients. You can have it for lunch with a side salad or a veggie wrap.

Red Pepper Soup

This soup uses up a bunch of red peppers - we got them on sale in our store.

Country-Style Pea Soup with Chicken

A hearty pea soup with bits of chicken and peas.

Crockpot Pea Soup

This soup is delicious for lunch or dinner.

Quick & Creamy Beet Soup

This flavorful soup more than lives up to its name. Try it today!

Barley Lentil Soup With Turnips

Root vegetables give this soup some serious flavor.

Pasta Bean Soup

This bean soup is filling and hearty, yet takes only minutes to make!

7 Minute Vegetable Soup

This quick vegetable soup is a great way to bring your meals into alignment with MyPlate standards.

Mushroom Bisque

A creamy, rich mushroom soup that makes dinner or lunch light and tasty.

Chicken Corn Soup

This hearty soup comes together in a snap!

Quick Choose-a-Vegetable Soup

This speedy soup lends itself well to variation. Serve with a simple salad or crusty piece of bread. 

Chunky Tomato Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup is tasty and filling - perfect for lunch or a quick dinner.

Classic Split Pea Soup

This healthy, hearty classic is makes a perfectly simple meal.

Broccoli-Potato Soup

This hearty, healthful soup is perfect for a chilly night.