Category: Soups

  • Miso-Ginger Consomme

    2-inch piece of fresh ginger 6 C water 1/2 C white miso 4 C sliced mushrooms Optional: Fresh spinach or other greens, diced tofu 2 sliced green onions 1/2-1 t tamari Finely grate the ginger into a paper towel or bit of cheesecloth. Squeeze it to yield 1-2 t ginger juice. In a saucepan, whisk…

  • Broccoli-Cheese Noodle Soup

    3 C chopped broccoli — fresh or frozen 2 oz angel hair pasta, broken into small pieces (you can substitute tiny shells or Mexican Fideo noodles) 1/4 C butter 1 T flour 1 C water 3/4 C milk 1/4 t pepper 6 oz Colby or Cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 C sour cream Cook the broccoli…

  • Gingered Borscht Shots

    This was originally published as an easy appetizer for a summer party. You can put a couple of tablespoons into shot glasses and place them in a bowl filled with ice, like vodka shots. Or use disposable Dixie cups and set them on a tray. Makes about 32 shots. Of course, you could also make…

  • Chile-meatball soup

    Meatballs 2 large poblano chiles 1 lb ground beef 1/2 C grated zucchini 1/4 C grated onion 1/4 C panko 1 large egg, beaten 2 minced garlic cloves 1 T ground cumin 1 t oregano 1/2 t salt Line a large baking sheet with plastic wrap. Char the chiles over a stove burner until blackened…

  • Original Brunswick Stew

    At the 2012 Brunswick, Georgia “Rockin’ Stewbilee,” this was one of my two favorite stews. So imagine how excited I was when Tom Bullock, a volunteer with the hospital, sent me his recipe! You can read about Tom and the Stewbilee in my article about Happy Stew. Makes 1.8 gallons 1-1/4 lbs beef 1-1/4 lbs…

  • Simple tomato-banana soup

    This is just about my favorite soup! It’s taken from Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas, but this version makes just two servings and uses fewer ingredients, so you can throw it together any time. 14-oz can crushed tomatoes 1 onion 1 large banana 2-3 t butter or oil 1 C milk Salt to taste Fresh-grated…

  • Rhubarb Carrot Soup

    This is a very tangy soup, and it has a creamy texture without pureeing it. 1 bunch of green onions, chopped 1 T butter, olive oil, or a combination of the two 4 large carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces 6 stalks of rhubarb, sliced into 1-inch chunks 4 cloves garlic, minced fine 2 C vegetable…

  • Julie’s Corn & Chicken Chowder

    1 can of Campbell’s (select) chicken corn chowder 1 can of Campbell’s regular cream of chicken 1 can of Campbell’s cream of potato 1 can of chicken OR a large chopped up chicken breast 1 can of creamed corn 1 can of whole corn 8 ounces of half & half, or 1 can Carnation evaporated…

  • Chicken Corn Soup

    (this makes a big cold packer or stockpot full) 1 qt plus large handful chicken (the meat from 2 chickens) 8 qt corn, cut from the cob Double handful chopped hard cooked eggs Broth and fat from the 2 chickens 1/2 large package noodles Parsley The recipe card for this just said, “Girl Scout Recipe.”…

  • Curried chickpeas in tomato-coconut sauce

    1 T cooking or light olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, diced 1 t turmeric 1/2 t garam masala (optional) 1 can petite diced tomatoes (drained), or one large tomato, diced 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 can coconut milk Salt and cayenne to taste Saute the onion in the oil, then…