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Minestrone soup in a white cast iron soup pot with ladle

Italian Minestrone Soup

Italian Minestrone Soup ~ next to grandma’s chicken soup there’s nothing more comforting than a pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove.  This authentic recipe will warm you, satisfy you, fortify you, and slim you.  Not bad for…

apricot gazpacho in a glass bowl with an ice cube

Refreshing Apricot Gazpacho

Apricot Gazpacho ~ this uber refreshing summer starter is a playful riff on the classic Spanish cold soup.  The sweetness of the apricots is balanced with a touch of fresh lime and sherry vinegar, along with a little sharp…

A bowl of Spanish Chilled Almond Soup with droplets of olive oil, toasted almonds, and fresh mint leaves

Spanish Almond Soup “ajo blanco”

Spanish Almond Soup ~ aka ajo blanco, or white gazpacho, is a cool and creamy chilled soup without a speck of dairy ~ it’s wonderfully refreshing and unexpectedly delicious!…

Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs

My Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs is a clean, nutritious, fast answer to that pesky question that keeps coming up at the end of every busy day ~ what’s for dinner?…

Fresh Asparagus Blender Soup

I make this Fresh Asparagus Soup so easily in the blender.  There’s no long cooking involved so this healthy soup stays bright and flavorful (all the vitamins remain right in the bowl where they belong.)  It’s a nice way…

Spring Tonic Carrot Soup

Spring Tonic Carrot Soup ~ a vibrant raw soup packed with beta carotene and Vitamin A that’ll kick start you into the new season ~ are you ready?…

15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without

15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without ~ that’s right, these are game changing meals inspired by the iconic bowls of Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.  Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make…

Not Your Grandma’s Chicken Soup

It’s definitely not your grandma’s chicken soup ~ for one thing, this vibrant soup won’t be simmering on the stove all day, it’s ready in 30 minutes.  And I’m pretty sure grandma wasn’t using the full arsenal of comforting…

What to Make Now: Healing Soups

These healing soups are packed with immune boosting powerhouse ingredients like spinach, garlic, turmeric, saffron, cayenne, and ginger. Whether you’re fighting a flu or just trying to stay warm this winter, these recipes will keep you healthy AND cozy!…

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. VINTAGE VIEW…

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.…

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…

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!…

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

My healthy Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! This comforting vegetable soup is full of vitamins and antioxidants to get you through the winter in tip top shape. I’m not sure…

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…

Chilled Beet Soup Popsicles 6

Chilled Beet Soup Popsicles

I’m kicking off the unofficial start of summer with a whole week of new popsicle recipes, tips, and useful links. Homemade popsicles are so incredibly versatile I need an entire week to explore all the reasons why you NEED…

Roasted Strawberry Soup

Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup ~ this cold fruit soup is somewhere between a smoothie and a soup, meant to be served as the first course of a spring or summertime supper, or maybe in little shooters on a brunch…

lemony asparagus soup 9

Lemon Asparagus Soup

This lemon asparagus soup will give you another excuse to gorge on the fresh, in-season asparagus available this time of year.  This lemony soup, inspired by Greek Avgolemono soup, is just the picture of spring, if you ask me.  …

A bowl of Greek Avgolemono Soup with lemons and a spoon

Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono Soup is a fabulously lemony chicken and rice soup made super creamy without any cream!  It’s classic Greek comfort food.…

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 a comforting cheesy soup perfect for the first chilly days of fall.  use fresh corn when in season, and frozen during the rest of the year.…

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!  Turn leftover ham into a meal everyone loves!…

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

Cheddar and Bratwurst Soup with Pumpkin Ale ~ a classic fall soup with a light boozy broth, cheddar cheese, plenty of  chunky veggies, and perfectly grilled brats!…

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!…

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.…

Gazpacho Verde

Gazpacho Verde ~ this healthy chilled soup is made with vibrant green heirloom tomatoes for a delicious variation on the Spanish classic.…

Menestra de Verduras, Spanish Vegetable Soup

Menestra de Verduras, Spanish Vegetable Soup

Menestra de Verduras, or Spanish Vegetable Soup is a celebration of Mediterranean ingredients, and this bountiful soup is packed with powerful flavors.  It’s one of the most satisfying vegetable soups I’ve ever had!…

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…

A bowl of steaming hot Thai Coconut Soup

Thai Coconut Soup (tom kha)

Thai Coconut Soup, or tom kha, is a classic Thai soup that’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 the best way.)…

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.…

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

Roasted Yellow Pepper and Lentil Soup ~ this light bright soup made with bell peppers and lentils makes a wonderful starter or light meal, just add a crisp salad and a warm loaf of bread! The inspiration for this…

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…