soup

cabbage and pasta soup

cabbage & pasta soup

Baby, it’s cold outside (and I am not referring to the song that seems to have ruffled silly feathers).  We had a cold snap for the past few days and whenever this happens, my body craves soup!  Soup is as old as the history of cooking and enjoyed by the poor and the rich.  It…

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Asian infused soup with instant noodles

ramen-style soup

For years I have been sodium-aware and have passed this awareness onto my kids.  And yet my daughter, while she was in high school and in university, loved noodles in a cup or the instant noodles with a flavour pouch.  While I doubt the noodles are the sodium culprit, I’m pretty sure the pouch contains…

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celery soup

celery soup - easy to make, healthy & budget friendly

Celery soup?  You betcha!  I bought a bunch of celery a couple of weeks ago for a recipe that called for two stalks.  It’s a food dilemma for me and figuring out what to do with the remainder stalks usually ends up in the compost box.  Around lunch time I pondered what to make for…

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lentil soup

budget friendly lentil soup

The other day it was chilly outside (read: freezing!) and Mr. S wanted to know what was for dinner.  After spending 20 years together, there are some things we do in unison without ever thinking about it.  We both said at the same time we wanted soup for dinner.  A bag of lentils in the pantry…

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squash and parsnip soup

squash and parsnip soup

Soup has been around for centuries and previous generations did not use a recipe. They simply dumped various ingredients into a pot to boil.  And each culture adopted its own variation with whatever was on hand.  For my readers who feel more comfortable using a list of ingredients, throw caution to the wind and be…

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split pea soup

Have you heard of the nursery rhyme about peas porridge?  If not, here it is:  peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.  This nursery rhyme is a reflection of a time when fireplaces not only heated homes but were used as the main source for cooking.  A large…

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Beet Soup

Food that looks as pretty as this soup does makes me smile and my mind wanders off to warmer weather.  The days are getting longer and even though it’s a glorious day today filled with sunshine, a major snowstorm is heading our way.  This beet soup is my cup of happiness regardless of what’s happening…

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Butternut Squash Soup

  I affectionately call my husband the fridge police and he doesn’t mind.  He’ll come into the kitchen, usually when I’m getting dinner started, and go through the contents of the fridge. “What about this?” he’ll say, or “do you think this is going off?” and “how long has this been here?”  All of which…

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Easy-To-Make Pumpkin Soup

I enjoy the change of seasons and if you asked me what is my favorite season, I’d have to say autumn.  While I don’t look forward to the cooler and shorter days ahead, I do like all that comes with the fall and  its harvest. The orange signature of autumn…sugar pumpkins (aka pie pumpkins) are…

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Asparagus Vichyssoise

I am a huge fan of supporting anything local; it just makes sense to me to do so.  A few years ago I read The 100 Mile Diet – A Year Of Eating local.  Big kudos to Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon for their one year journey of only eating what was available to them within…

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