This rich fish chowder makes a delicious entree or starter soup. With simple ingredients & full flavor, it is perfect for everyday or special occasions.

May 25, 2017

Rich Fish Chowder

Finding a nice, rich fish chowder recipe had been on my list for ages.  I love fish… and eat a lot of soup.  How could I not have a fish soup recipe? In truth, I think the idea scared me.  I was afraid a rich fish chowder would be fattening.  Or expensive (the one my mother used to make practically … Continue reading

Apr 23, 2017

Homemade Vegetable Broth (from Leftovers)

Are you a homemade soup lover?  If the answer is “yes,” I bet you’d agree that there’s no such thing as too much broth.  So today I made homemade vegetable broth—from leftovers!  In the week following Earth Day, I am trying to be especially careful to not waste food.  I used to make most of my soups using chicken broth. This, alas, … Continue reading

Flavored with rich cheese & cumin, then dotted with chopped red pepper & carrot chunks, this Cheesy Cauliflower Confetti Soup tastes as good as it looks.

Mar 9, 2017

Cheesy Cauliflower Confetti Soup

When I made my new Healthier Broccoli Cheese Soup a couple weeks ago, I didn’t realize I was starting a trend.  Requests for more came fast and furious–and each new batch disappeared even faster.  Then, far too soon, the broccoli was gone.  Time for something similar, but with a character all its own–Cheesy Cauliflower Confetti Soup.   In the back of my mind, … Continue reading

Feb 23, 2017

Healthier Broccoli Cheese Soup

Does the world really need another broccoli cheese soup?  I hear you, probably not.  But how about a version with an added vegetable?  Less fat? Or a little more flavor and an extra antioxidant (turmeric)? How about that!   I tend to suffer from what the tech industry calls “analysis paralysis”.  I want to research every recipe ever written, test … Continue reading

Jan 18, 2017

Thai Shrimp Soup (with Extra Carrots–shh)

Christmas Eve seems like ages ago.  The festive evening, along with the rest of the holiday season, is so special—yet flies by in a flash.  But everything is still fresh in my mind.  As is this Thai Shrimp Soup, the most popular dish of the night.  It has taken me far too long to share it with you …    

Sage Roasted Chicken Soup

Dec 15, 2016

“Yes, We Can” Sage Roasted Chicken Soup

I have a confession to make.  I (usually) don’t like chicken soup.  Perhaps I had one too many “cold remedies” as a child.  And now I find it uninspiring. But when I tasted a Sage Roasted Chicken Soup a half dozen years ago, I was wowed.   Slightly creamy and reminiscent of sage stuffing, the soup practically cried out, “I’m special.”   

Bite of Southwest Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Nov 20, 2016

Southwest Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

I love pumpkin soups.  But after a while they start to look the same.  Pumpkin with curry, pumpkin with coconut, pumpkin with curry and coconut…  Why not one with a Southwest flair? Pumpkin Black Bean Soup?  Since I started taking some classes this fall, I am trying to cook… compactly.  That is, can I make a dish that is simple, … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2016

Iowa BBQ Soup (Pork & Corn)

Are you looking for a nice tailgate recipe?  Perhaps something to share at a CSA party?  Then consider this Iowa BBQ Soup.  With corn, ground pork and a taste of BBQ, it will keep the summer alive–even if the temperature dips! I didn’t set out to create a BBQ soup when I pulled out the big kettle.  It wasn’t even … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

Aug 28, 2016

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

  Shhh, fall is coming.  In some ways, the transition to fall is subtle.  An orange leaf here, a cool night there.  In other ways, it may be sudden.  Bam—the peppers (or orange squash) are here!  This week’s CSA box was graced with ripe peppers and tomatoes.  So it was time to revive my Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup! 

Miso Winter Vegetable Soup

Mar 28, 2016

Miso Winter Vegetable Soup

Years ago I stored away the recipe for a beautiful parsnip soup.  Creamy, smooth, and white as the driven snow… it was almost art.  But when I made it, it had little flavor.  Not so this Miso Winter Vegetable Soup!  If you aren’t a miso initiate, you should find a nice recipe and give it a try (Miso Salmon Pasta … Continue reading