Archive for soups

Caribbean Inspired Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

This recipe came together like many of my recipes do: I browsed a dozen or so recipes for Caribbean soups and stews, did an inventory of my pantry, and came up with a creation all my own, inspired by others’ ideas and what I had available! It was quite delicious, I must say. Pay attention to the curry you’re using – if it’s hot, you might want to tone it down. Me? I love spicy, and mine had a heck of a kick!

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Cauliflower Ginger Soup with Turmeric

This soup is “souper” simple (pun intended) to make, amazingly flavorful, and healthy to boot! With the cooler fall temperatures, it’s an ideal lunch or dinner. Customize as you wish – add some tofu or white beans for extra protein, some brown rice if you’re into grains, extra cilantro if it’s your thing – it will all be good.

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Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Spicy Tomato Soup

If you don’t have it already, Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Italian Kitchen cookbook is a MUST HAVE. All of the recipes I’ve tried from the cookbook are stellar – and I have made this soup three times in the past two and a half weeks! I made it twice with canned tomatoes and once with frozen home-grown tomatoes. All three times, it was amazing! I used an immersion blender instead of a regular one, for easier clean-up. Once you try this recipe, you’ll never buy canned tomato soup again. (If you don’t like spicy food, just omit the crushed red pepper.)

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Miso Soup with Mushrooms

Miso soup is tasty, easy to make, and very healthy. The Okinawans, who are known for living long, healthy lives, drink miso soup every morning. Made from fermented soybean paste, miso contains live enzymes that aid in digestion. (Make sure to purchase non-pasteurized miso). It also has cancer-fighting properties and is rich in beta carotene and protein. Wakame is dried seaweed that is easily re-hydrated by soaking for a few minutes in cold water. Seaweed contains protein, iodine, calcium, Vitamin A, iron, and antioxidants.

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Split Pea and Parsnip Soup

This soup can be made in a slow cooker or on the stove top. These instructions are for the stove top, as that’s how I made it. If you want to use a slow cooker, I recommend cooking the vegetables first in a sauté pan – this process gives the veggies a layer of complexity you won’t get if you just throw everything in the slow cooker.

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