Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Rich, creamy and slightly decadent, this cheesy broccoli cauliflower soup is nonetheless absolutely delicious and sure to impress your family and friends. If you like broccoli or cauliflower, then you’ll need no convincing here. But if not everyone shares your love of cruciferous vegetables, this is the soup to bring them on board. Serve this to those who… Read More »

Venezuelan Chicken Cheese Soup (Chupe Criollo)

Known as Chupe Criollo (Creole Soup) in Venezuela, this soup is really a chowder in disguise featuring chicken, cheese, corn, potatoes and one of my favorite herbs – cilantro. In fact, the recipe calls for an entire bunch of cilantro! Whereas cilantro is often used to finish a dish, here part of it is tossed in near the… Read More »

Greek Meatball Lemon Rice Soup

Lemony soups are very popular in Greece, where a basic broth is often padded with orzo or rice along with lemon juice to make a fresh-tasting soup with a citrus tang. Pieces of cooked chicken are a common protein add-on, but I wanted to do something a little different. For this Greek-influenced soup, I use a package of… Read More »

Hot and Sour Chinese Ramen Tofu Vegetable Soup

This Hot and Sour Chinese Vegetable soup can be prepared entirely in a wok, taking advantage of the cookware’s quick-cooking capabilities and wide sides to keep anything from jumping out. A wok is really a versatile tool, and I love using mine for stir-frying as well as for making soups on the quick. If you don’t own a… Read More »

Hungarian Goulash Soup

Hungarian goulash is one of that country’s best-known and loved dishes and one we generally think of as a stew, but originally goulash was closer to a soup than a stew and this Goulash Soup Recipe version reflects those origins. Stew meets soup in this rich Goulash Soup full of the flavors of Hungary. Hungarian Goulash Soup  … Read More »

Canned Oyster Soup

This simple oyster soup recipe calls for canned  oysters, which are always in season, and can be put together in a flash. For canned oysters, I recommend Crown Prince Whole Boiled Oysters. Here in northern Wisconsin, fresh raw oysters can be difficult to find, but if you have access to fresh oysters use them. If you want to… Read More »

Sausage Potato Corn Chowder

Potatoes and corn are a classic pairing in chowder, featured in hundreds of home-style chowder concoctions. This simple chowder recipe features those two traditional ingredients and then ups the ante with the addition of sausage, celery and jalapeño pepper. Toss in a bit of seasoning, and you’ve got a hearty chowder that appeals to anyone craving a comforting… Read More »

Italian Chickpea Soup – Roman Style

This Italian Chickpea Soup Recipe is based on one found in Luigi Carnacina‘s Great Italian Cookbook: La Grande Cucina Inernazionale. It is one of the most amazing cookbooks I’ve ever seen and an education in the classic ways of cooking Italian food. Carnacina’s recipe for Chickpea Soup Romana calls for 2 cups dried chickpeas, first soaked in cold… Read More »

Romanian Bean Soup with Bacon and Dill

This Romanian Bean with Bacon Soup and Dill brings together components from several different Romanian Bean Soup Recipes into a hearty and creamy dish that tastes familiar yet slightly exotic. Many Romanian dishes feature a sour component, and this soup is no exception with sour cream and vinegar used to sharpen the flavors and a bit of fresh dill… Read More »

Lentil Chorizo Soup

This Lentil Chorizo Soup Recipe was born like many of my soups – by opening the refrigerator door and seeing what’s available to throw in the soup pot. From there, it’s a matter of matching up ingredients that work well together. This should not be a complicated affair. You should choose things that you like and go with… Read More »