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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Nava Atlas & Curried Red Lentil Soup

Look what Nava Atlas sent me in the mail! An advance, and autographed copy of the 3rd editon of her cookbook Vegetarian Soups For All Seasons, along with a nice note, saying, "Hi Vicki ~ As promised, a review copy for you of my latest. Enjoy! Best ~ Nava" How exciting!

I think Robin Robertson, author of Vegan Planet & Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, sums it up best in her praise for the new edition:

"With a vegan makeover and 20 new recipes, the best vegetarian soup cookbook just got better! Arranged by season and loaded with variety, Nava's recipes are sure to please soup lovers everywhere. Complemented by a chapter of tempting accompaniments and Nava's own delightful illustrations, this treasury of delectable recipes is as welcoming as a simmering pot of homemade soup."

Eager to try out a recipe, I turned to the Fall index and glanced the list of 29 Fall soup recipes. (Winter=30, Spring=30, Summer=27) and came up with this, 'Curried Red Lentil Soup with sweet potatoes and greens' which, I must tell you, is one of the very best soups ever to enter our home. Art & I ate 3 bowls each in one sitting because it's super delicious. The flavors are unique & perfectly smooth, and bonus! make the house smell absolutely amazing. The main flavors here are: sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, lentils, & curry. Per serving, this soup has 290 calories, 5 g fat, 13 g protein, 10 g fiber, 50 carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 94 g sodium. How do I know all that helpful info? Nava includes it for each recipe. If you're a soup-lover, you'll want to get this cookbook! Thanks, Nava.

I leave you with a glimplse of the amazing Fall
COLORS that abound here. The firery splash of color in the trees & brisk breezes are just a couple reasons why this is my favorite season. I love Fall.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you come and cook dinner at my place? Yum!

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Emmy said...

Love the beautiful picture of fall colors. That soup sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for the heads up :)

8:32 AM  
Blogger Village Mama said...

One can never have enough soup suggestions...thanks Vicki.

Love the ode to autumn picture!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhh.... How beautiful!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fall colors are so pretty. And so it the soup. I'll have to look up that book.

6:17 PM  
Blogger OkraMary said...

Wow! I have plans to make that exact soup tomorrow night to initiate Nava's new cookbook into my collection. I'm so glad it's delicious!

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am getting this book soon. I've heard reviews, but 3 bowls!? I'm getting it sooner than later.

Those fall colors look beautiful on the trees. I haven't seen leaves change in a sad 7 years... I almost thought it was a painting, wow.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

wow, that book looks great! i love soup! i could eat it every day :) you'll have to keep us updated with which recipes you try

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow lucky girl! the soup looks amazing. love the fall photos, thanks for share them!

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I just bought some red lentils, rec'd some sweet taters from my veggie delivery and have an abundance of kale and collards... All I'm missing is the cookbook! :)

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, so in the interim I went and ordered the cookbook. I couldn't resist! :)

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have that book now, so I'm going to make some soups, too, by the season. I love your pumpkin head and the apples above this post look so decadent yet healthy.
Take care! Cherie

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! I was blog hopping and hoping for soup recipes!! I found the jackpot here! lol! I can't wait to get a copy of that book. Looks so delicious.

What beauitful foliage!! makes me miss the East coast colors. :)

7:28 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

the leaves look beautiful !!

5:31 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

looks soooo good. (the apples do too)-I'll have to look for that book-

8:29 PM  
Anonymous G said...

What a gorgeous fall photo.

I reviewed Nava's soup book on Veggies a few days ago, if you stop by. Im looking forward to trying several of the recipes soon. I LOVE soups, all kinds and all year round. G

11:10 AM  
Blogger OkraMary said...

So, I finally made the curried lentil soup from Nava's book, and it wasn't as awesome as I imagined. I really expected it to have more flavor - did yours? I followed the recipe exactly except I added arugula because it was the only green I had on hand.

10:39 AM  

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