Soups

CURRY BEEF SOUP

This was literally a "throw together" soup with anything you have on hand....and it was mighty tasty!  We had a few lovely days of warm spring weather here on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.  Then all of a sudden it disappeared right before our very eyes.  Yes, back to cold, drizzly, rainy weather […]

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CROCK POT WILD RICE CHICKEN SOUP

If you read my blog you will know that while I love the idea and convenience of a crock pot/slow cooker - in terms of success we have really had minimal results - just the odd recipe turns out great.  Usually, we find the dish is lacking in flavor, and any meat is over cooked. […]

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REPOSTED TOMATO RICE SOUP

This has to be one of my all time favorite soup recipes.  It was one of my first soup recipe posts from 2010 and one I make time and time again. Back in the day....I am talking wayyy back in the day, as a teenager I loved the tomato rice soup that came in a […]

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SLOW COOKER LENTIL SOUP

I love lentils cooked any way - especially in soup.  The other day was a particularly busy day and on my way home from town I had one more stop to make at our local health food store.  Once in the door, something smelled heavenly (I was starving too as it was lunch time). Our […]

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CHICKEN BONE BROTH WILD RICE VEGETABLE SOUP

If there is one thing I love in this whole wide wide world that we live in- it is homemade soup.  Nothing soothes the soul more.  In winter time, soup will always be number 1 in this household, hence another soup recipe. It seems to be all the rage these days to have homemade bone […]

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A RECIPE INSPIRATION: CREAMY WILD RICE MUSHROOM SOUP

UPDATE:  we had this again the other day, but we had run out of wild rice so had it without....and it was even better! Recently I had read an article on the health benefits of cashew nuts.  When cashew nuts are soaked and pureed into a luscious smooth mixture it is a perfect addition to […]

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ROASTED SQUASH SHALLOT SOUP

Nothing says fall like beautiful squash - and much cooler temperatures too.  Work has finally slowed down....the tourists are going back home.  What a whirl wind of a summer we have had!  Still not sure where summer went and now it is already fall. With the cooler weather,  we have been having more soups lately […]

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CREAM OF LEEK AND KALE SOUP

Please excuse the picture quality here...very bad lighting! It has been freezing in our neck of the woods.  When it gets to 4 degrees below zero, that is cold!  And unreasonably so for our area.  All I can think about is a lovely hot bowl of soup with warm Gluten Free French Bread.  Mind you, […]

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TUESDAYS ORGANIC VEGGIE DELIVERY AND A VERY VEGETABLE NOURISHING SOUP

I have fallen in love with Tuesdays.  Once our summer Organic Local Farm Market closed for the season in the first week of October, it used to be that that was it for farm fresh organic veggies until next year.  Happily that is not so any longer.  I joined one of our favorite local Weekly […]

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ITALIAN TOMATO AND SPINACH SOUP

There are I believe, 2 or 3 tomato soup recipes on this blog....one of my favorite soups! Recently we had dinner at a local gluten free restaurant that served one of the best Italian tomato soups I have ever had.  It was rich, full of flavor, and tasted almost like an Italian marinara soup.  I […]

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CREAMY SEAFOOD CHOWDER

Nothing says comfort food better than a delicious bowl of seafood chowder.  Most seafood chowders traditionally use a white fish.  In this dish I used all shell fish.  Many chowders also use a flour to thicken their chowder...here I did not. In our household if we use cream, I will make SCD cream - Lactose […]

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THAI COCONUT ROASTED SQUASH SOUP

Our winter weather is now upon us.  We have not had any snow yet, but the nights are frosty, windy and downright freezing!  This flavorful soup warms the soul...with just a touch of "heat".  If you like lots of heat, increase the amount of Thai curry paste to your liking. 3 1/2 to 4 cups […]

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LENTIL VEGETABLE SOUP

Mercy..this is most definitely my new favorite soup!  This is a soup I will make time and time again, especially in the colder months.  I found this recipe in a magazine called Canadian Living.  It was a vegetarian recipe, which would be lovely, however, as I had a fresh pot of chicken stock on the […]

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A SIMPLE SOUP

This was a simple soup we had, just using ingredients on hand. I love having fresh homemade Chicken Stock in the freezer....makes life so much easier.  From start to finish, 30-35 minutes cooking time?  I had put in a 12 hour day, was too tired to think much, and on those days, soup fits the […]

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MISSING THE KITCHEN

Wow.  Have I ever been missing my kitchen.  After these past few months of working hard with my new company....I needed desperately needed to get back into the kitchen. The above photo is 14 cups of nourishing, vitamin packed, healthy Turkey broth.  Thanksgiving in Canada was Oct. 8/12. The turkey had been sitting in my […]

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TOMATO BASIL SEAFOOD CHOWDER - TWO RECIPES IN ONE

This is a post on how to poach Wild Salmon and Lobster.  It is also a post about Seafood Chowder.  I have never made a Seafood Chowder before.  Back in the day, and I am talking way back in the day, I used to make a luscious Creamy Clam Chowder.  Believe me, you do not […]

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CREAMY VEGETARIAN TOMATO BASIL SOUP

We do love our soup in this household.  Now that I think of it, this recipe is also Vegan - not a speck of animal protein in this soup whatsoever.  There are other tomato style soups on my blog, as well as Vegetarian, but I think this is the second Vegan soup I have ever […]

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ROASTED GARLIC SQUASH SOUP

This soup was literally thrown together.  In hindsight,  I would have also added the carrots to the roasting pan...but in my haste forgot to add them to the pan.  Next time I will definitely do that - do not be an airhead like I was this night!  Sigh....it does happen from time to time.  Luckily, […]

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BROCCOLI AND LEEK CHEDDAR SOUP

This was the first time I have ever tasted Broccoli and Leak creamy soup.  No cream here, no milk here, just creamy, full flavor, deliciousness, worth devouring.  Especially if one has just had...ahem... a root canal - minus the Gluten Free Garlic Toast. Tasty and Hearty!  If you want a great Gluten Free French Bread […]

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A HEARTY SAUSAGE VEGETABLE SOUP AND NO GARDEN YET!

We are having a strange spring.  Unreasonably cold, windy, and the last two days we have had heavy rains.  I have vegetable seedlings in the mini greenhouse - way to cold yet to plant.  My tomato seedlings are in the window - where they are safe from the cold.  My fingers are crossed that by […]

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HOMEMADE DELICOUS VEGETABLE SOUP AND A SOUP RECIPE REVIEW

I seem to be on a soup roll lately, so here is a most tasty vegetarian soup, and a Recipe review.  Soup just seems to soothe my soul, I could eat it everyday! Last week I went to our local cafe/bistro/bookstore.  I was delighted to discover, all of their soups are gluten free, their salads […]

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HEARTY BEEF TOMATO VEGETABLE SOUP

Whenever I make a beef soup, I love one that is hearty.  Lots of vegetables, with either quinoa or rice added to it.  I may have mentioned a while ago, that I could not find beef bones.  Well, finally I did!  What a difference.  I always love to roast the bones first before making the […]

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CREAM OF ASPARAGUS VEGETABLE SOUP

Thank the heavens for Asparagus...Mercy!  I love, love asparagus...any which way.  Originally, this was going to be a cream of Asparagus Soup. I ended up adding extra vegetables to the stock which really enhanced the flavor - so, so good! Recipe: 1 knob of butter and a drizzle of Olive Oil 1 1/2 lbs. of […]

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A SIMPLE VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP

We are still doing our weekly homemade soup for cold winter nights.  But, dang!  We were all starving and before I remembered, we grabbed the bowls, and ladled in this soup before I could take a picture, so this is it. I could not believe my eyes, it was gone, all gone!  For a quick […]

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LEEK POTATO AND HAM SOUP

Each week I have been trying to make a new batch of  homemade soup. I love soups, of all kinds, I could eat soup every day!   This soup is one I have been making for years.  Although, I have not made it for some time and years ago I would not have dreamed of […]

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RUSTIC SPLIT PEA AND HAM SOUP

Burrrr....it is freezing out, with the snowflakes to prove it!  They say we're getting even more snow tomorrow - and the only thing I can think of is hot homemade pea soup! p.s. I just heard on the news that Atlanta and Georgia has snow too! What a shock that must be for them !!  […]

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FRENCH LENTIL TOMATO SQUASH SOUP

We are continuing to use up the copious amounts of squash we still have on hand. I think I am in love with this soup!  So flavorful, hearty, and the squash really adds a nice texture.  If you have never tried Hubbard Squash in soup you have to trust me here - it is delicious.  […]

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CURRY SQUASH SOUP

Here is another soup recipe...I am on a soup "roll". The other day, I peaked into the freezer, lo and behold, 4 chicken carcasses.  I love that sight.  Spending the morning making homemade chicken stock is my idea of happiness.  Rich, wholesome, immune building deliciousness.  Yes, I was happy.  I ended up with about 17-18 […]

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ROASTED CREAM OF TOMATO GARLIC SOUP AND BARGAIN BASEMENT FINDS

SCALE – OLD SCHOOL “KITCHEN QUEEN” Back in the day when I was about 10, we had a major Department store that had a big sign at the escalator, saying  "Bargain Basement".  This was where you could find, clothing, shoes, housewares, tools, equipment etc. at incredibly reduced prices.  Growing up in a household with 8 […]

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FRENCH LENTIL CABBAGE SOUP

Have you ever tried French Blue Lentils?  I saw them at the local Health Food Store the other day, and thought I would give them a try.  I love them!  They are perfect in soups and stews - they are small, but the best thing is once they are cooked they retain their shape.  Can't […]

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SPRING TIME VEGETABLES FROM THE MARKET

Don't you just love fresh organic vegetables and fruit?  Such gorgeous color.  These came from the market the other morning....you can not tell from the picture, but those green onions are at least 1 1/2 ft. long!  Rhubarb dessert pending. The Fresh Asparagus has been wonderful at this time of year as well.  Easiest way […]

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LET'S MAKE SOUP

CHICKEN OR TURKEY STOCK The process for making chicken or turkey stock is the same.  Generally, I will use 2-3 chicken carcasses (that I have froze from roasted chickens) or a 10-15 lb. Turkey carcass.  It is so worth it to make healthy, homemade stock!  You can also freeze the broth in ice-cube trays – […]

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TOMATO RICE SOUP

TOMATO RICE SOUP (p.s. you can tell my husband definitely did not take this picture!  sigh, eventually I'll get better) One of my favorite soups – this was sooo easy, quick and healthy!  A real time saver, especially on those cold rainy days when you are craving homemade soup.  Most of the time I use […]

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