Pho

Or, in this case, faux Pho. My faux pas? Not buying the right noodles. Or, to be completely honest, not buying any noodles at all! I was so concerned with remembering to get fresh herbs and beansprouts that I completely forgot to buy rice noodles. Thank goodness we had egg noodles, but still. This whole…

A Souper Idea

Have you ever made a killer pot of chicken noodle soup, only to have the noodles swell up and go mushy in the fridge? Of course you have. It’s one of life’s greatest disappointments… and completely avoidable.

Roasted Squash Soup

My favourite gardener gifted me with a beautiful, organic squash the other day. It was so big and so heavy that I knew it would feed me for a week. At least! I decided to use some of it on a pizza and make a quick soup with the rest. To get the most out of…

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Have you ever been to Tuscany? I haven’t (yet), but I assume that this soup is how it tastes. It’s rustic and simple and earthy and fresh. Even in the dead of winter in decidedly flat Winnipeg, you can whip this up and be transported to a sunny spot in the Tuscan countryside. Feel free…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Charred Corn

  I make a pot of soup every Sunday. Sometimes I plan well-ahead, but often I don’t know what kind it will be until I am standing in the grocery store on Saturday morning, looking for inspiration. This past weekend, I came face-to-face with a virtual mountain of shiny red peppers at Costco, and before…

Beet, Chard and Sweet Potato Soup

Sunday morning I woke up craving sweets. Not cinnamon buns and chocolate croissants, as you might think, but sweet potatoes, baby carrots, beets and red chard. Since Sunday is my day to make soup, I decided to put all of those flavours into one magical, jewel-toned pot of goodness. I decided to roast the beets…

Miso Soba Power Soup

When I want a meal that is both filling and virtuous, I always make this soup. Something about an impossibly large bowl generously filled with everything good for me makes me feel like I am being especially kind to myself. Plus, anytime I eat miso, I feel like I can take on the world…or bravely…

Tomato Sweet Potato Soup

I have been having a wicked craving for tomato soup lately. Nothing fancy, just a nice, creamy, slightly sweet tomato soup. The kind of soup that you want to come at with a spoon in one hand and a grilled cheese sandwich, poised for dipping, in the other. Basically, I wanted canned tomato soup…but not canned tomato soup,…

Speedy Gonzales’ Salsa Soup

Homemade soup in less than a minute? Well, I suppose that depends on how tightly you cling to the idea of “homemade”.    Rather than get into any hair-splitting arguments, maybe we should call this home-assembled soup. It can literally be thrown together in 60 seconds…and that includes chopping the herbs. It doesn’t, however, account for…