Roasted Root Vegetable and Cauliflower Soup
This richly flavored roasted root vegetable soup recipe is strengthening for spleen and pancreas, soothing for the nervous system, and dispels excess mucus from the body. Tarragon, bay leaf and thyme add wonderful flavor to round out this soothing recipe. This soup can be frozen.
Creamy Flageolet Bean Soup with Lemon and Sweet Herbs
This wonderful whole foods recipe for creamy flageolet bean soup with lemon and sweet herbs is lighter than most bean soups, and is excellent year round. Flageolets are small beans that range in color from pale green to white. If you cannot find them, substitute white navy beans.
Creamy Spinach and Basil Soup
This fragran,t green, creamy spinach and basil soup is nutrient rich and has the added bonus of being “love food”. Basil is said to be helpful for the libido, fertility, and an overall sense of well-being for the body and spirit.
Vegan Zucchini and Green Pea Soup
This light, bright recipe for vegan zucchini and green pea soup with fresh herbs squash soup makes a great light lunch and is a perfect starter for a seafood dinner. It is satisfying without being heavy, and delicately fragrant.
Maitake and Mushroom Soup
This rich, delicious recipe for maitake and mushroom soup is layered with complex flavors. An optional splash of cognac is simply a flavorful nod to French cooking. Maitake and shiitake mushrooms are known for their medicinal value. It is believed that they strengthen the heart, improve immunity, and assist the body’s detoxification process.
Roasted Pumpkin and Leek Soup
This easy recipe for roasted pumpkin and leek soup can be made with sugar or Cinderella pumpkin (pictured), Hokkaido squash, Red Kuri, Kabocha, or any other deep orange, dense squash.
Creamy Cauliflower and Celery Root Soup with Chives
This recipe for whole foods, vegan, creamy cauliflower and celery root soup with chives is a delicious and warming soup for fall. Leeks and an optional touch of grated horseradish dress up this unique recipe.
Pumpkin and Roasted Corn Soup
This delicious vegan pumpkin and roasted corn soup recipe is rich in beta-carotene, and is strengthening for the spleen. Leave some chunks in the soup when pureeing for more body and feel free to add some dark leafy greens for added vitamins and minerals.
Roasted Root Vegetable Soup
This richly flavored roasted root vegetable soup recipe is strengthening for spleen and pancreas, soothing for the nervous system, and dispels excess mucus from the body. Coriander, bay leaf and thyme add wonderful flavor to round out this lovely fall recipe.
Creamy Celery Root and Leek Soup
This easy recipe for creamy celery root soup is absolutely wonderful in the fall and winter. If you are really inspired and have made an orange soup like sweet potato, squash, or carrot, you can do a swirl of the two colors and flavors, which complement one another nicely.
Creamy Carrot Soup with Ginger and Curry Spices
This recipe for creamy carrot soup with curry spices straddles both macrobiotic and whole foods cooking; the spices are not typical of Japanese macrobiotics, but possess anti-inflammatory properties that enhance those of carrots. Not your ubiquitous carrot soup, this possesses layers of flavor that complement its healing properties.
Cauliflower and Dill Soup
This naturally creamy, vegan, macrobiotic cauliflower soup recipe is enhanced with the mild flavor of dill. I have seen the most die-hard cauliflower haters change their minds after eating this soup, and I can never seem to make a big enough pot of it: everyone comes back for seconds.
Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Variations
This classic, low fat, vegan butternut squash and apple soup recipe is rich in beta-carotene, and is strengthening for the spleen and digestion
Butternut Squash and Sage Soup
This simple butternut squash and sage soup recipe is rich in beta-carotene, and is strengthening for the spleen. If you are not a fan of sage, use thyme or rosemary instead.
Creamy Vegan Summer Squash Soup with Dill
This light, lovely, bright yellow summer squash soup is a perfect finish to a summer day. It uses the bounty of midsummer vegetables and herbs, and is satisfying without being heavy. While cayenne is not part of a traditional macro diet, I like the little bit of kick it gives the soup.
Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder
This chunky, creamy, vegan corn soup gives traditional corn chowder a run for its money. Corn is strengthening for the heart, and this soup is wonderful on a summer evening. Serve with a salad and steamed sour dough bread for a satisfying but light meal.
Macrobiotic Zucchini and Asparagus Soup Recipe with Corn, Cilantro and Basil
This light, creamy macrobiotic recipe for zucchini and asparagus soup makes a wonderful summer first course or centerpiece for a light meal. Asparagus is a diuretic vegetable, eliminating water from the body through the kidneys. It also helps cleanse cholesterol from the arteries. Zucchini adds creaminess, and the corn and herbs bring crunch and aromatic flavor.
Green Pea and Mint Soup Recipe
This creamy, vegan, green pea soup is a quintessential spring recipe. Peas and fresh mint are blended into a base of sweet onion, leeks and Japanese yam, and yield a delicate but rich soup that is a perfect starter or centerpiece for a light spring meal.
Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe
This naturally creamy, macrobiotic cauliflower soup is scented with mild curry and cilantro. I have seen the most die-hard cauliflower haters change their minds after eating this soup, and I can never seem to make a big enough pot of it: everyone comes back for seconds.
Creamy Thai Style Carrot Coconut Soup
This recipe for creamy Thai style carrot coconut soup with curry spices straddles both whole foods cooking and world cuisine; the spices possess both great flavor and anti-inflammatory and digestive properties that enhance those of carrots.
Creamy Macrobiotic Asparagus Soup Recipe
Asparagus is a diuretic vegetable, eliminating water from the body through the kidneys. It also helps cleanse cholesterol from the artieries. It is a good source of folate, potassium, and fiber. This creamy asparagus soup is a wonderful spring first course or centerpiece for a light meal.
Watercress Soup Recipe
In this watercress soup recipe we offset the bitter flavor with a mild, sweeter vegetable like Japanese yam. If you can�t find the white-fleshed yams, potatoes or parsnips will do, as all of these provide a creamy backdrop for the soup. Leeks and onion add sweetness as well, and the result is a creamy, green cleansing soup.
Sweet Potato and Kale Soup
This sweet, creamy soup is power-packed with nutrients: beta-carotene from the sweet potatoes; calcium minerals, and fiber from the kale. It is strengthening for both the spleen and liver.
This soothing soup has a notable calming, easing effect, and should be eaten often by anyone with a sensitive nervous system. The soup also helps promote lactation, and balance blood sugar. It is especially good during the cooler months, as it is considered a warming soup.
Wild Mushroom Soup
This macrobiotic soup is a complex, earthy blend of flavors, but is remarkably easy to make. Dark, rich, and excellent for building the blood, mushroom soup is a wonderful, warming, fall/winter food.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
This sweet, creamy soup is soothing and strengthening to the spleen. It is enhanced by baking the squash, which gives the soup a deeper, richer flavor. An added bonus is that it’s much easier to peel the squash when it’s cooked. For an added layer of flavor, use a quart of vegetable stock in place of 4 cups of the water.
Cauliflower and Vegetable Soup
This recipe for cauliflower and vegetable soup is full of lung strengthening foods and is excellent for emotional grounding. Vary the herbs according to your tastes.
Vegan Zucchini and Spinach Soup
This light, bright recipe for vegan zucchini and spinach soup with fresh herbs makes a great light lunch and is a perfect starter for a seafood dinner. It is chock full of phytonutrients, and is a good soup for healing when the body and psyche have been undergoing stress. It is satisfying without being heavy, and delicately fragrant.
Thai Style Pumpkin Soup Recipe
This easy recipe for Thai style pumpkin soup can be made with sugar or Cinderella pumpkin (pictured), Hokkaido squash, Red Kuri, Kabocha, or any other deep orange, dense squash. Red Thai curry paste and coconut milk lend heat and richness, while a sprinkling of cilantro gives color and a fresh finishing flavor.
Potato, Leek and Celery Root Soup
This easy recipe for potato, leek and celery root soup is great served warm on cool days or chilled on warm ones. If you can’t find celery root, add an extra potato and a couple of stalks of celery as a substitute.
Roasted Corn Soup with Jalapeno and Cilantro
This chunky, creamy, vegan roasted corn with jalapeno and cilantro soup gives traditional corn chowder a run for its money. Corn is strengthening for the heart, and this soup is wonderful on a summer evening.
Creamy Vegan Corn Soup with Saffron and Kaffir Lime Leaves
This recipe for chunky, creamy, vegan corn soup with saffron and kaffir lime leaves gives traditional corn chowder a run for its money. Long on flavor, low fat and easy to make, this gluten-free soup will not disappoint.