Tomato Soup

I am still harvesting tomatoes from my garden on an almost daily bases, and my countertops are overcrowded by bowls filled with fresh tomatoes just waiting to be devoured.  Now that the weather has turned, and our days are gradually becoming cooler, it seemed like the ideal time to make a large batch of homemade…

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a French fisherman’s stew that has been popularized across the United States, showing up on many a “fancy” restaurant’s menu.  My French friend, Amelie, would turn up her nose whenever bouillabaisse was trotted out as exemplary French cuisine.  “We do not eat that,” she would state.  Quite rightfully.  Bouillabaisse is considered peasant food….

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A chicken tortilla soup that uses ground up corn tortillas as a thickening agent leaving you with a slightly velvety soup full of a range of flavors typically associated with tex-mex cuisine: lime juice, jalapeño, tomatoes, garlic, and chili powder.  Be sure to use corn tortillas if you are looking to make a gluten free…

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

I was flipping through December’s Food & Wine magazine, came across a recipe for Black Bean and Chorizo Soup, and thought why not?  Although the recipes did seem a little subpar, I thought that it would be a good change to my current favorite Black Bean Soup recipe.  As things go, I was opening the…

Meatball Soup

My spin on Italian Wedding soup in which the meatballs are made out of Italian sausage, the rice is replaced with pearl couscous, and the spinach is often substituted with kale. Ingredients: 1 lb Italian Sausage 2 Eggs 1 cup Bread Crumbs 1 tbsp Olive Oil 4 cloves of peeled Garlic 4 cups Broth (Beef…

Chicken Pho – Simplified

With the wind-chill values hitting the negatives today I thought it would be a great time to break out the chicken soup recipes – I tend to think of Chicken Pho as a more elaborate, spiced version of chicken soup.  My home-cooked Pho tends to be a more simplified take on the more traditional pho…