Easy Carrot Ginger Soup

by zesty on November 14, 2012 · 33 comments

I need this. The weather is cold and damp today and I have a little sniffle.  I need this. I thought I would warm everyone up with a super simple smooth soup.  Now I have made this soup before but I had a bag of carrots hanging out in the fridge growing more hair than […]


Run of the Mill Red Lentil and Tomato Soup

by zesty on November 5, 2012 · 4 comments

The week is starting.  This weekend was all about prepping for winter.  We did a full garage clean out and swapped all the summer stock for the winter shovels.  We organized the shed, tested the snow blower, did a final grass cut and prepped the garden for our first ever skating rink. As a garden […]


Happy Friday! When this recipe started out – I was planning on preparing roasted turkey with a cranberry glaze as a tester recipe for Thanksgiving. About mid way through after I had started roasting the turkey legs, I switched gears as I roamed through the pantry. I noticed a bag of lentils calling my name […]


Italian Inspired… Need To Go Shopping Soup!

by zesty on September 28, 2010 · 3 comments

Help The Student Event: Day 20 Katie Mae from KatieMaes Food Blog dropped me a note and wanted to share her favorite way of making soup in a pinch. I know I have often made soups with the everything but the kitchen sink attitude and it is kind of fun. I don’t like to grocery […]


Chicken, Broccoli, Rice and Soup?

by zesty on March 3, 2010 · 9 comments

SORRY for the last 13 hours of NO Zesty.  My hosting account was suspended due to excessive usage!!!  GRRR anyway we are backup and running and I have a post for you. Happy Wednesday to you! Before we get on to the most exciting part of your day ( I mean you reading this post) […]


A Great Holiday Celebration

by zesty on December 28, 2009 · 5 comments


Happy Monday to you!  I had somewhat of a busy weekend in getting the house set up, eating multiple family dinners for Christmas as well as opening presents.  All in all it was an awesome weekend.  Almost back to the grind but one more day off.  This week is going to be super busy but […]


Curried Pumpkin and Apple Soup

by zesty on September 24, 2009 · 18 comments


Hi Zesty Readers, I am Mellissa from A Fit and Spicy Life and am very excited to be doing a guest post while Zesty is out of town. I thought I would share one of my fall favorites made with ingredients that are in season now and spices that really complement those flavors! Since this […]

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