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Beef Barley Soup ~ crock pot and stove top recipe

Beef Barley Soup ~ put another log on the fire and cozy up with a steaming mug of this classic comforting soup.  You can simmer it on the stove, or let the slow cooker do the work.…

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup ~ this nourishing soup is the cold weather equivalent to your power smoothie.  It’s a vibrant soup packed with everything you need to get through cold and flu season without so much as a…

A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

Miso Alphabet Soup

Miso Alphabet Soup ~ healthy, easy, and fun Miso Alphabet Soup is a 15 minute meal that introduces kids of all ages to a classic Japanese dish.  Miso is one of the world’s oldest super foods, and nobody should…

Finnish Salmon Soup – Lohikeitto ~ this simple salmon and potato soup is the ultimate 30 minute spring meal, with a light cream broth, melt-in-your-mouth chunks of salmon, and tons of fresh dill!

Finnish Salmon Soup – Lohikeitto

Finnish Salmon Soup – Lohikeitto ~ this simple salmon and potato soup is the ultimate 30 minute spring meal, with a light cream broth, melt-in-your-mouth chunks of salmon, and tons of fresh dill!…

Classic and elegant Shrimp Bisque ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Creamy Shrimp Bisque

Creamy Shrimp Bisque ~ it’s a little bit romantic, a little bit ladies who lunch, and it definitely has a 20th century vibe ~ but I think this richly flavored soup is ready for a comeback! Seafood bisques are…

Dill Pickle and Brat Soup ~ a wonderfully surprising soup made with smokey brats, tangy dill pcikles, and tender potatoes in a creamy broth ~

Dill Pickle and Brat Soup

Dill Pickle and Brat Soup, made in the crock pot, or not.  This soup is a delicious surprise, with smokey brats, tangy dill pickles, and tender potatoes all in a light sour cream broth.  If you love pickles, this…

Creamy Ham and Bean Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Creamy Ham and Bean Broth

Creamy Ham and Bean Broth is a luxe way to use up a leftover ham ~ I make a big pot of this wonderful chowder, it only gets better as it sits. I sometimes look forward to the leftovers…

The Secret to the Best Brussels Sprout Soup!

The Secret to the Best Brussels Sprout Soup ~ spoiler alert ~ it’s bacon!  My Creamy Brussels Sprout and Bacon Soup is a comforting meal for a chilly night ~ just add a simple salad, a hunk of whole…

Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up a notch with lots of creamy Brie cheese.  It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first course for holiday meal. The other night I…

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder is comfort food at its finest…made from scratch quickly and easily in 30 minutes. This sublime warming soup is made with lots of fresh broccoli (no frozen mushy stuff, please), yukon gold potatoes,…

Light and healthy Detox Soup

Slimming Detox Soup

Slimming Detox Soup  ~ I’m a common sense type of eater, and so I’m usually not interested in faddish diets, but, like everybody else, the pounds sometimes creep up on me.  My secret is simple — soup!  I make…

A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

How to Use Miso

How to Use Miso ~ miso is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans.  It’s a living, cultured, food, full of beneficial bacteria and countless health benefits — and it’s been used in Japan for literally thousands of years. …

Watermelon Gazpacho

You can tell it’s hot here because this is the second chilled soup I’ve posted in a row.  Refreshing is the name of the game in my kitchen this week! The combination of red ripe tomato and crisp watermelon…

The ultimate hot weather refresher --- Iced Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Iced Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Iced Cucumber and Yogurt Soup is one of my earliest cooking memories, one of the first times I ventured beyond brownies.  I think I discovered it during the hot summer after college when I was suddenly responsible for feeding…

sunny lemon soup with chicken and couscous

Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous

Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous ~ this creamy lemon soup is based on the classic Greek avgolemono soup, the broth is thickened with egg yolks only,and the flavor is brilliant! Did you know it’s the first day…

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Miso Broth with Shrimp Dumplings

Miso Broth with Shrimp Dumplings is a simple, nourishing soup that takes just minutes to make. Want to know a little secret to great low calorie eating in cold weather? … Soup!   It’s the only diet secret I…

White Turkey Chili

Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili

Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili is a luscious creamy white chili that gets raves every time ~ best of all, the slow cooker does all the work and you get all the glory! Morning friends!   I hope yesterday…

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

My Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is healthy, warm, satisfying, and the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! I’m not sure what I love more about this Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup, the astonishing color, or the flavor, which…

Mini Grilled Cheese Bites with Tomato Soup Dip

Mini Grilled Cheese Bites with Tomato Soup Dip ~ a fun, adorable, and delicious way to do a soup and sandwich combo lunch! We had this appetizer at a wedding last week and I couldn’t wait to make it…

Early Girl Gazpacho

Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes.  Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only make and enjoy a truly great gazpacho in…

Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup 4

Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup

I’m so into chilled soups this year.  I love the pale, creamy colors and the inventive little garnishes.   They’re the perfect way to start a summer meal, and for me they become increasingly alluring as the temperatures rise.  They…

Roasted Strawberry Soup

Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

This is a simple concept, somewhere between a smoothie and a soup, meant to be served as the first course of a spring or summertime supper, or maybe as little shooters on a brunch buffet table.  The thing that…

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Lemony Asparagus Soup

This soup will give you another excuse to gorge on cheap asparagus this month.   It’s got a bright, unexpected tangy citrus flavor with no heavy flour or cream to weigh it down.  The method is taken from one…

Greek Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono Soup

Years ago my friend Barb made Greek Avgolemona Soup for me and I haven’t stopped thinking about this simple lemony chicken and rice soup since.   Somehow she never got around to giving me her recipe, and so I was…

Wild Mushroom Soup

The famously bland stuff in a can has given mushroom soup a bad name. This Wild Mushroom Soup doesn’t even remotely resemble that gloppy mess. When you make it yourself it’s savory, full-bodied, gutsy, earthy… all great qualities in…

Green Cauliflower Soup with Fried Shallots

It’s hard to resist rainbow colored cauliflower.  If I have the choice between bland white and electric green, orange, or purple, I’m going for the colors every time.  This green cauliflower tastes exactly the same as the original, but…

Corn and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

Corn and Cheddar Cheese Chowder is one of the first meals I ever made for myself, and it continues to be a beloved favorite ~ I can’t wait for you to try it! Some recipes just become part of…

Yellow Miso Ramen with Asparagus and Salmon 5

Yellow Miso Ramen with Asparagus and Salmon

I’m easing back into reality after our week in Florida visiting my Dad and his wife.  This ultra light soup is part celebration of spring, and part atonement for eight days of sun, cocktails, and way too much good…

Thai Coconut Lime Soup

Thai coconut lime soups are some of the easiest to make, this one comes together almost instantly in the time it takes for the shrimp to saute. The broth isn’t dependent on long simmering or tons of ingredients. The…

Chana Dal and Yellow Pepper Soup with Lemon Cream

Any marriage, no matter how wonderful, is a constant dance of compromise.  I’m always interested to note the little things I do differently when my husband is away.  He’s gone for a few days this week and right away…

Cajun Ten Bean and Ham Soup

Cajun Ten Bean and Ham Soup is bursting with colorful flavor and hearty nutrition! I don’t know about eating beans for good luck and all, but this soup will definitely help you polish off the last of the holiday…

Vegan Carrot Soup

(Vegan) Carrot And Leek Soup with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts

This is a simple soup, made special with whole Indian spices and crispy shreds of Brussels Sprouts.  I think of it as a warmed up winter version of fresh spring carrot soup.  Once you try them, the frizzled Brussels…

Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Kale

Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Kale ~ just a friendly reminder that at this time of year soup makes a darn good meal.  I don’t know why I need to remind myself over and over again.  It’s a…

Cheddar and Bratwurst Soup with Pumpkin Ale

Comforting and cozy doesn’t begin to describe this soup.  It’s warm, cheesy, malty, smokey, grassy, thick, earthy and yummy.  I’m loving cooking with beer lately.  I’m so impressed with how the flavor lingers in dishes like stews and soups,…

The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup ~ this fragrant, silky soup is the best I’ve found, and it’s so easy to make.  Fall doesn’t officially begin until we’ve made a batch of this wonderful soup! This soup avoids all the…

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup is warm, hearty, restorative, resonant with historical significance, and the essence of home and family.  It can also beat the heck out of a cold or flu.  It’s one of the world’s great comfort soups.…

Halibut and Saffron Soup

Saffron is such an interesting ingredient, but so hard to describe.  I wish I was one of those people who can take a sip of wine and come up with ‘mossy’ or ‘muscular’ right off the bat, but I’m…

Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime

Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime ~ I can’t get enough fresh corn these days.  I’m sure you can’t either.  And we all know the best way to enjoy corn in season is right off the cob. But…

Gazpacho Verde

Gazpacho Verde ~ this healthy chilled soup is made with vibrant green heirloom tomatoes for a delicious variation on the Spanish classic. The availability of multicolored heirloom tomatoes inspired me to create this version of green gazpacho, and I…

Menestra de Verduras, Spanish Vegetable Soup

This Spanish style vegetable soup is perfect for a cold spring day, which is exactly what it is here today.  It’s a classic vegetable soup, but the artichokes, Manzanilla olives, white beans, paprika and sherry vinegar give it a…

Springtime Salmon and Fennel Chowder

It doesn’t get any better than this, in my opinion. As I box things up and try to get mentally prepared to cross the three little bridges that will take us off this island for the foreseeable future, I…

Soupe Flamande with Creme Fraiche and Frizzled Brussels Sprouts

Today’s Soupe Flamande with Creme Fraiche and Frizzled Brussels Sprouts from from Delia Smith—Britain’s top selling cookbook author and television show host   In Britain, the phrase The Delia Effect refers to the surge in profits of a product once…

Thai Coconut Soup

Thai Coconut Soup ~ it’s so much more intensely flavored than most western soups, it’ll wake you up, tingle your taste buds and make your nose run (in a good way.) This soup is completely different from all the…

Black Lentil and Ham Soup

Black Lentil and Ham Soup

Black Lentil and Ham Soup is a hearty and colorful recipe perfect for using up leftover ham. I had every intention of making good old bean soup with my leftover ham, but when I saw these gorgeous black Beluga…

Miso Soup

Miso Soup is the original health food, it’s been nourishing the Japanese for centuries, and you can make this quick and easy super food soup for yourself  in just minutes! Who can live on cookies alone?  In between batches…

Roasted Yellow Pepper and Lentil Soup

The inspiration for a meal can come from something as simple as a color. These yellow peppers echo the golden tones of the last leaves dangling from the trees these days. Adding yellow lentils makes this soup hearty enough…

White Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup

This is a pretty simple soup.  I’m sure you make your own version of it.  You certainly don’t need anyone to tell you how to do it.  But if you’re like me, sometimes it takes seeing a photo of…

PYO Yellow Cherry Tomato Gazpacho

Talk about cutting out the middle man! My apologies to you country folk and backyard gardeners for whom this is all in a day’s work.  But for me yanking up a muddy bulb of garlic and sniping a zucchini…