Hungarian Lentil Soup with Kielbasa – Lencseleves

The cuisine of Hungary isn’t very well known outside of its boundaries, which is a shame because the country is home to many fantastic dishes including soups. In Hungarian cooking, flour and lard are often used to form a “roux,” which helps thicken and flavor this soup. Sour cream is another favorite soup ingredient, often stirred into the… Read More »

Chicken Stock vs Chicken Broth – Does It Matter What You Use

Chicken Stock vs Chicken Broth  Is Chicken Stock and Chicken Broth the Same? If you look on any supermarket shelf in the soup aisle, you will surely find a variety of chicken stock and chicken broths. There are a lot of choices and it can be confusing trying to determine whether stock or broth is better. But is… Read More »

Chinese Egg Drop Soup – 4 Ingredients Only (Never Order Take Out Again)

Egg drop soup is one of the most popular items on the menus of Chinese restaurants across North America and beyond. This humble soup requires little more than chicken broth or stock and an egg or two to make something special out of the ordinary. By slowly incorporating and swirling eggs into the hot broth, little flowers of… Read More »

Nigerian Pepper Soup with Chicken (Recipe)

I find the foods and cooking of the many nations within West Africa fascinating – especially when it comes to soups and stews. In Nigeria, to take one country as an example, it is common to combine ingredients such as beef or chicken with smoked fish and other seafood in the same soup pot. And palm oil is… Read More »

What is the Best Chili Seasoning Packet Mix?

If you think all chili seasoning packet mixes are the same… you are wrong. Dead wrong. The next time you’re in the grocery store and decide you’re going to make chili from one of those handy chili seasoning packet mixes, consider this: your chili and your diners are depending on you making the right decision. And that means… Read More »

French-Canadian Habitant Pea Soup Recipe 2019 – Savory Is a Must!

My wife and I were vacationing in southern Manitoba a few years ago and for part of the trip stayed in a yurt at Spruce Woods Provincial Park. We had a small camp stove with us to prepare our meals in the park, and in one of the local grocery stores found a large can of Habitant Pea… Read More »

Vegetarian Taco Soup with Ranch Dressing – Meatless and Amazing!

For this Vegetarian Taco Soup Recipe, Ranch Dressing helps give the mixture a fresh and bright flavor. This taco soup recipe is also easy to make, and can be assembled very quickly using a handful of ingredients most of us keep in our cupboards: Ranch Dressing Mix Packet, Taco Seasoning, beans and tomatoes. The only wild card here… Read More »

22 Ways to Make Better Soup Today

You’re probably like me when it comes to cooking – always looking for ways to make things better. When it comes to soup, there are lots of ways to improve preparation, presentation, flavor, texture and final results. Here are 22 suggestions for how you can start making better soup today. Filter your water – Let’s face it, much… Read More »

Shchi Recipe – Russian Cabbage Soup with Beef

Last winter I spent a lot of time researching and cooking different soups and other recipes from Russia and Poland. I discovered some truly different and great flavors that were brand new to me. One of the soups that intrigued me most is called Shchi. (Don’t ask me to pronounce it!) Shchi is a cabbage soup that is… Read More »

Old World Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

On St. Patrick’s Day, I make this Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup to be served at Rich Cuisine’s Wednesday Bakery in Superior, Wisconsin. I wanted the soup to speak of the flavors of Ireland and complement the featured bread of the day, a hearty Polish Dill bread. So, with cabbage, kielbasa and caraway in hand I went to work.… Read More »