I LOVE miso soup! I found a great, easy recipe and was able to recreate one of my favorite restuarant dishes at home. It takes very little time to prepare and if you are considering throwing a sushi party any time soon, this would be a great way to kick things off.
Posted in Appetizers, Asian, Soups
Tagged dashi, Green onion, homemade, miso paste, miso soup, recipe, seaweed, soup, tofu
We received all three of the title ingredients in one of our last CSA pick-ups of the year and I figured out a way to use them all in one dish! I think that should get me some bonus points, don’t you? I made a creamy, comfort food style soup, jazzing it up with some cheese and bacon to really maximize the flavors. Making this soup involved very few steps.
I once saw a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives episode that featured a place that made cheeseburger soup and I wanted to make it really badly. Something about it sounded so good to me, but time wore on and I kind of forgot about it. Recently, I saw that one the blogs I frequent featured their own recipe for cheeseburger soup and since the recipe was right there and all I decided to go for it… and I am so happy I did! I am still thinking about it and I made it quite a while ago 🙂
Amazing! I have always loved Italian Wedding Soup but have never tried to make it. We were turned on to this recipe by a visit to Eileen’s dad recently. We like Lidia, and it is a recipe of hers which featured a step that I had not seen before and of course it worked out perfectly and was genius.
Posted in Recipes, Soups
Tagged basil, Carrot, celery, escarole, garlic, Italian, Lidia's Italy, onion, sausage, soup, swiss chard, Wedding
This was a quick and easy soup to prepare that packed some great flavor with very few ingredients. 6 to be exact. It was also the first time I have ever cooked with leeks. I’ve been meaning to for a while and now that I have I don’t know how or why I waited so long! Leeks are like jumbo green onions, but you don’t use the dark green parts. They have an onion flavor that is nice and mild. They are really pretty too.
Posted in Soups, Vegetarian
Tagged blender, bon appetit, broccoli soup, creamy, easy, homemade, leeks, low carb, low fat, one pot, pureed, quick, recipe, soup, thyme
We sometimes get requests from our loyal readers for certain recipes and one we recently received was for chicken tortilla soup. This worked out perfectly because I happen to be a huge fan of tortilla soup and I have never made it before. So, I happily took on this challenge and made it on a very cold Sunday afternoon.
Posted in Chicken, Soups
Tagged avocado, chicken, chicken broth, chicken tortilla soup, corn tortilla, dinner ideas, enchilada chicken, garlic, green chilis, green pepper, homemade, how to make, low carb, low fat, Mexican, onion, oregano, recipe, red pepper, soup, tortilla strips
One weeknight, we decided to use the extra crab meat we had to make a crab soup. This recipe is semi-homemade in the sense that we used some canned soups to create our soup and not all of the ingredients were homemade. This recipe was the result of melding several different crab bisque and chowder recipes. I was quite pleased with the end result though and it was also great re-heated for lunch the next day.
Like many things we eat, this dish started off with a good saute of some onions and garlic in butter.
After the onions sweated out, it was time to add the remaining ingredients, which mostly consisted of the canned soups (cream of celery and cream of mushroom) and the dairy- milk and half and half.
Also not to be forgotten are the veggies- corn and asparagus and of course, the holy grail of spices in our house, Old Bay, among others.
You can see how nicely the soup thickened up after simmering for a little while. At the very end, we added the crab meat and some fresh parsley. Since the crab meat is already cooked it only needs to heat up in the soup, not cook. It’s best to add it at the end so it maintains it’s firmness within the soup.
This was a relatively quick and easy dinner and perfect for the winter-ness that was going on outside!
Recipe for Crab and Corn Chowder