Recipe: Split Pea Soup

This simple homey soup is perfect for a budget meal. Paired with a salad or some bread it’s a perfect meal. You can puree the soup if you like it smooth but I like the texture. You can easily add or subtract potato to change the consistency of it as well.

Recipe: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a surprisingly delicious twist on chicken noodle soup. With a little spice, curry paste, lime, and of course coconut milk it takes everything I love about thai food and marries it with everything I love about a hearty chicken soup. I find with the heaviness of the coconut milk in the broth is…

Recipe: Vegetable Tortellini Soup

This soup is basically a minestrone soup where there are no beans and the plain pasta has been replaced by tortellini. In other words it’s delicious and just as simple to make as a vegetable soup. The tortellini makes the soup quite a substantial meal to eat but if you feel the need to add…

Recipe: Matsutake Soup

This is such a simple soup but it has wonderful flavor and the yuzu and dashi really bring out the best of the mushroom. I added some chili flakes also for a nice spice, this is basically the perfect fall soup. Mild, comforting, warm with just a little zing.  

Recipe: Ginger Squash Soup

I set out to make this soup for Thanksgiving just as your basic side dish but this was a star all in its own. The original calls for coconut milk which I somehow forgot to add but I really didn’t miss it. I simply added a little more spice. The fresh ginger really gives it…

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup

This is your very super basic tomato soup. It’s earthy and comforting and warm. I’m always skeptical of vegan dishes but despite not having any dairy (yes, no butter or cream!) the texture of the soup is creamy and thick. I accidentally had a bit of a heavy hand on the red pepper flakes but…

Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Wonton Soup

This soup was a complete hit. The number of wontons the recipe makes is almost unimaginable but I simply used what I needed to and then froze the rest (uncooked) to be pulled out and fried, baked, or put in future soup. This would be a great starter for a dinner party because it makes…

Recipe: Matzo Balls

This is a family recipe based on probably a magazine or article my grandmother saw about 50 years ago. There are a couple of very simple tricks to getting perfect matzo balls though: You need to roll the matzo ball very small, walnut sized, even if that doesn’t look large enough they will quadruple in…

Recipe: Salmon Chowder

I wasn’t in love with this recipe, maybe it needs some fennel to brighten it up or maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for a chowder by the time I made it. It was a very pleasant recipe but if I re-made it I’d puree half the potatoes to get it a thicker texture…

Recipe: Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup

This soup comes together in just a few minutes of work if you have roasted squash already on hand. You can use frozen chunks of squash that you steam or even a puree of squash if you have it on hand but I love the roasted flavor with the spicy salsa. It may seem unusual…