Souper Sunday: Borscht

Souper Sunday: Borscht

Borscht is messy and a bit time consuming to make but oh so worth it. I adapted Kitchen Parade’s recipe for Karelian Borscht (Finnish-Russian Borscht) by adding an onion, upping the garlic to 6 cloves and leaving out the sugar (I doesn’t need it). I…

Souper Sunday: Lentil, cabbage and bacon soup

Souper Sunday: Lentil, cabbage and bacon soup

This is a modified version of Mediterrasian’s Provencal lentil, bacon soup recipe. You can see the original here:  http://www.mediterrasian.com/delicious_recipes_lentil_bacon_soup.htm. My version uses 3 slices of bacon (I like bacon), 5 cloves of garlic (I like garlic) and 1 tsp of French Herbs and a bay…

Souper Sunday the Best Chicken Soup (Ever)

Souper Sunday the Best Chicken Soup (Ever)

I’ve been making soup lately and I think I’ve finally perfected my chicken soup recipe. I have received independent verification of a high “yum” factor from two separate sources who are not related to me or in any way financially dependent upon me. Of course…

Thai Tom Kha Gai soup with Chicken and Rice Vermicelli Noodles

Thai Tom Kha Gai soup with Chicken and Rice Vermicelli Noodles

One of my favourite Thai soups is Tom Kha Gai.  It’s a mildly spicy soup with coconut milk to add a bit of body and flavour. For this soup I used the Thai Tom Yum Soup spice paste from Asian Home Gourmet. It’s a bit…

Chorizo and Kale Soup: Rachel Ray Meets The Honest Butcher (well their Chorizo anyway)

Chorizo and Kale Soup: Rachel Ray Meets The Honest Butcher (well their Chorizo anyway)

I had this amazing soup at Smartmouth Cafe last week with kale and chorizo in it and I decided I had to try making it at home. I picked up some yummy house made Chorizo from The Honest Butcher and set to work looking for…

Two Day Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Two Day Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

It’s November and raining in Vancouver…what a surprise. I made Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Roast Chicken the other night and rather than chuck out the carcass I did the Scottish thing – I made soup stock. But then I got lazy. So two days later we…

Herbivoracious.com: Red Lentil and Kabocha Squash Soup…or another “orange” recipe

Herbivoracious.com: Red Lentil and Kabocha Squash Soup…or another “orange” recipe

What can I say…I love the colour orange and I had some squash left over from roasting a kabocha the other night. Plus I was still a little chilly from watching my son on the soccer pitch today so I decided to make soup. I…

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

We are heading into soup weather (also time to clean out the vegetable drawer!). This recipe is cobbled together from half a dozen different recipes I found online and what I had on hand that needed to be cooked. The result was flavourful and spicy.…

El Cheapo Carrot and Orange Soup

El Cheapo Carrot and Orange Soup

Tonight my daughter asked me if we could get carrot soup from Burgoo (a local chain in Vancouver known for their soups and stews). Since it was rainy and I was feeling lazy I said sure. Little did I know they had taken it off…

Emma’s Spinach (with 1000 Lemons for Jordan) Soup

Emma’s Spinach (with 1000 Lemons for Jordan) Soup

The wonderful Emma Mileva is the wife of my colleague (the also wonderful) Jordan Milev, Creative Director at Skunkworks Creative Group Inc.  Not only is Emma in the middle of finishing her Ph.D in Linguistics at SFU, she is constantly sending Jordan to work with…