soup

Thai Butternut Soup

February 18, 2013 Soups and Stews

It’s so hard to get soups like this right. I’ve tried zillions of soup recipes that call for exotic, aromatic ingredients, but end up bland and dull. It’s such a tease. Your mouth begins to salivate as you lean in to stir a fiery pot of  what you hope tastes as good as it smells. [...]

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Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup with Mustard Croutons

January 14, 2013 Soups and Stews

This is a staple soup in my winter recipe repertoire.  It’s got all the good stuff- broccoli, cheddar, beer and croutons. You can make this dish in 30 minutes and it tastes even better on rainy days. Ingredients: (makes 4 to 6 servings) 1 small onion, diced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, mashed [...]

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Hearty Vegetable Soup

December 5, 2012 Soups and Stews

I could’ve sworn I posted this recipe before. But I went to make a big-old pot last week and couldn’t find the recipe anywhere on the  blog. What an oversight! This is the vegetable soup recipe in our household. It’s simple and classic and so comforting. Pair it with this cornbread recipe and you’ve got [...]

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Curried Cauliflower Soup with Spiced Croutons

November 2, 2012 Soups and Stews

  As you may know, my husband and I  recently traveled to Montreal (I’ll post pictures eventually, I promise). But what you likely do not know, is that we use vacation as an excuse to watch cable. Very bad cable. The first thing we do after a long day of sight-seeing is climb into bed [...]

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Summer Vegetable Soup

August 23, 2012 Soups and Stews

Soup is one thing I miss during summer. I love the simplicity of coming home from work, throwing vegetables in a pot of water, and sipping wine in a comfy chair while the broth bubbles. It’s probably the easiest way to eat vegetarian. It may be the easiest way to eat. My summertime meals are [...]

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Creamy Mushroom and Artichoke Soup

March 12, 2012 Dinner

Every year a few days before Christmas, we have a soup dinner with friends of my in-laws, the Masons. It’s one of my favorite new traditions since marrying into my husband’s family. Ms. Mason is an impressive cook. Each year, she prepares a smorgasbord of soups for us to slurp down. And she always whips [...]

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Mushroom, Leek, and Rosemary Soup

February 6, 2012 Dinner

  Please forgive that there aren’t as many pictures in this post as usual. I made this soup a few weeks ago for “ladies’ night” and got so carried away with chatting and sipping wine that I sort of forgot about my camera. Oops! Initially, I contemplated a mushroom and leek tart, but as the [...]

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Mozzarella and Black Olive Minestrone

January 2, 2012 Favorites

Look what I scored. I’m a huge fan of olives- any color, any type. I can’t get enough of that salty, briny goodness. This month, Lindsay Olives is celebrating a “Life Should Taste Good” event with Kitchen PLAY and they’ve asked me to join in the celebration. My job for the big event was to [...]

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White Bean and Onion Soup with Puya Chili Oil Croutons

September 8, 2011 Soups and Stews

The weather here in D.C. calls for nothing other than soup. It’s wet, sticky, a virtual swamp. And gray- very, very gray.  Lucky for me, MarxFoods sent me some chilies to spice things up. MarxFoods has asked several food bloggers to whip up new and interesting recipes using their chilies. They asked me to contribute [...]

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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

September 1, 2011 Soups and Stews

My sweetie has a cold. So pitiful. It’s one of those sneaky summer colds that pounces when you least expect it. He needs soup, hot and spicy to clear the sinuses and soothe the throat.  And what’s more comforting than a bowl of old fashioned tomato? Only, this soup is a bit zestier than the [...]

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