Cambodian Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

Like pho?  Then this soup will probably be right up your alley.  Chicken is cooked in a lemongrass and garlic broth until falling apart tender.  The meat is then combined with a little fish sauce, some fresh herbs and chile, and naturally gluten-free rice sticks, or noodles.  Forget that gluten-filled Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup (or

Potatoes and Peas in Green Sauce

Part side, part soup, this potato dish is simple and satisfying.  It’s also a pretty good indication for how things are going to be around here these next two weeks.  Meaning: short ingredient lists with common items. It’s something of a detox for somebody like me who leans towards super spiced cuisines like Sri Lankan

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Soup

I know, I know.  For a girl who claims she doesn’t really like carrots, I sure post a lot of carrot recipes around here.  But this soup was so fresh tasting and easy that I just had to include it.  Plus, I have a feeling that the next couple weeks will be rather dessert and

Gomba Leves- Hungarian Mushroom Soup

This Hungarian mushroom soup is smoky, creamy and, oddly enough, meaty; even though the soup is vegetarian the mushrooms add a definite meatiness to the soup.  Although you start with a whole pound of mushrooms, they cook down a significant amount so if you’d like plenty of leftovers I suggest doubling the recipe. When I

Borju Porkolt- Hungarian Veal Paprika Stew

After a number of complicated, multi-step recipes, this veal stew was a total breeze and a welcome change of pace.  Nothing complicated or fancy going on here- just a simple combination of veal, vegetables and spices simmered until tender. In fact, the hardest thing about this stew was deciding what to put in it.  Some

Vietnamese Crab and Asparagus Soup

I hope you guys don’t mind my taking a quick detour today to Vietnam.  I never got around to making this crab and asparagus soup during my Vietnamese phase last summer, but put it on my must-make list for when asparagus returned to the markets. This recipe definitely veers away from the hot, sour, salty

Curried Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Although the cultural make-up in Hawaii is very diverse, just about everybody follows the Japanese tradition of omiyage.  So when folks go on a trip, either for business or pleasure, they often bring back a small souvenirs or gifts for friends, family and co-workers. And since everybody knows I like to cook, I’m often the

Provençal Garlic Cure-All Soup

The holiday season, as you undoubtedly have noticed,  is well underway.  And with an ever-growing to-do list and seemingly less time to accomplish the tasks on said list, it’s just about the worst time to feel under the weather. This soup is the just the ticket, whether you’ve indulged in one too many spiked eggnogs

Avocado Soup

I’m not gonna lie.  Two thing drew me to this soup: the claim that it could be made in 15 minutes and the fact that I already had all of the ingredients on hand.  I can’t say I had high expectations…. one too many mediocre-at-best cucumber and avocado chilled detox soups I suppose.  The ones that

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Cream Soup

Since I live in a relatively small condo with very limited closet space, it’s a constant battle to keep clutter at bay.  Although I try to weed through things fairly often, my enthusiasm for purging quickly is quickly overpowered by my sentimentality and I usually end up with only a small bag or two in

Ginger Carrot Soup

This is probably the recipe that eased me into liking carrots.  Actually, scratch that.  This recipe is what eased me into liking carrot roots since I’ve actually loved carrot tops for a long time now.  They’re my favorite addition to green smoothies- they taste like freshness in a glass.  Some people say they’re poisonous or

Oi Naengguk – Chilled Cucumber Soup

I have a friend whose mother makes the most amazing pickled vegetables.  Seriously, if you put them next to a tray of peanut butter brownies, I might still reach for the pickled veggies.  She’s given me the recipe but I’ve yet to actually make them.  I guess I get nervous because you have to pre-salt

Lohikeitto- Finnish Salmon Soup

Although I’m a huge fan of seafood, I make it much less often than I’d like.  I’d dog-eared this recipe but wasn’t sure I’d have time to go to my favorite fish market to buy the salmon.  The market’s not particularly close to where I live and there’s never parking available…. like EVER. But I

Spicy Jalapeno Creamed Corn Soup with Roasted Corn Salsa

I’m all about little details that can transform a perfectly good dish into something extra special.  You know, like candied walnuts on a salad or burnt onions atop an Indian dal.  The roasted corn salsa here is a perfect example.  The jalapeno creamed corn soup by itself is really quite good.  But add some roasted corn

Vegan Thai Vegetable Soup

In my garden I have several Thai basil plants.  I haven’t used the herb all that often lately but my bee friends absolutely love those tall stems of purple flowers and so I keep it around for them.  Anybody who has picked up a pint of Haagen-Dazs (or newspaper) lately knows that there’s something of

Quick and Easy Spinach Egg Drop Soup

I was pretty much floored the first time I saw a friend of mine make egg drop soup.  I mean, who knew that making the popular Chinese appetizer basically just involved heating up a lightly spiced broth and stirring in beaten eggs in a steady stream until they cook into delicate ribbons? Millions and millions