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Comfort in a Bowl!

Comfort food takes on many forms and being an Irish girl, for me, it is usually potatoes! But this time it is lentils!
The evenings are getting cool even in San Diego and one of the first soups I think to make is a recipe from Ina Garten. It is simple, flavorful and amazingly low fat considering that is not what Ina is known for.  I don’t drizzle the olive oil on at the end and add more red wine. A personal preference. Serve this with crusty bread like Pain Rustic and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and this meal will warm the cockles of any chilly heart.

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M’m! M’m! Good!

When I was a child, I loved to sing the Campbell’s Soup Song, dancing all over the kitchen in anticipation of my cup of soup! My mom sent away for the official soup cup and that was the only way to have soup!
Now I prefer a more grown up version of this same satisfying tomato soup than when I was a child. You will still hear me singing that familiar song in the kitchen as I cut heirloom tomatoes, onions and garlic to roast in the oven. My idea of a grilled cheese sandwich to go with it has evolved too.
I hope these recipes will have you singing: “M’m! M’m! Good! M’m! M’m! Good! That’s what homemade soups are, M’m! M’m! Good!”

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