Soups Worth Making

Soups Worth Making


I'm just home from Japan - thanks to an efficient series of buses, trains, planes, and one fabulously upholstered ferry. The trip started in Tokyo, then on to Kyoto, eventually making our way to the incredibly special island of Naoshima. While I get unpacked and settled back in to my regular routine, I thought I'd do a quick round-up of a few of my favorite soups from the archives, the ones that really stood out, the ones I love to revisit. I love a good pot of soup, and (particularly) this time of year, make them a couple times a week. And while the following have become some of my stand-bys, let me know if you have a soup recipe you think I'm missing out on. I'm always on the look-out for new ideas to try. In the meantime, I'll try to pull together some pics and a write up of my plane lunch for later in the week! xo-h

Great Soup Recipes

- A Simple Tomato Soup: Pictured here - A simple tomato soup recipe inspired by a Melissa Clark recipe - pureed, warmly spiced, and perfect topped with everything from toasted almonds and herbs, to coconut cream or a poached egg.

- Pumpkin and Rice Soup: This was the pumpkin soup I made first-thing after arriving home from India last October - it has an herby butter drizzle and lemon ginger pulp. I serve it over a good amount of brown rice with a dollop plain yogurt.

- Coconut Red Lentil Soup: If emails are any indication, this is certainly one of the more popular soup recipes with all of you. Inspired by an Ayurvedic dal recipe in the Esalen Cookbook, it is a light-bodied, curry-spiced coconut broth thickened with cooked red lentils and structured with yellow split peas. It has back notes of ginger, slivered green onions sauteed in butter, and curry-plumped raisins. It also relies on an interested cooking method to bring it all together.

- Posole in Broth: My style of posole. This version has a vegetable broth base, lots of blossoming corn kernels, avocado and mung beans. It's topped with plenty of chopped olives and toasted almonds.


Great Soup Recipes

- Red Lentil Soup with Lemon: Pictured above here - An earthy, turmeric and mustard-spiked lentil soup served over brown rice with spinach and thick yogurt.

- New Year Noodle Soup Recipe: One of my very favorite soups, a bit of an effort, but well worth it if you have a lazy day at home. This is an amazing New Year Noodle Soup from Greg & Lucy Malouf's beautiful book, Saraban. A bean and noodle soup at its core, it features thin egg noodles swimming in a fragrant broth spiced with turmeric, cumin, chiles, and black pepper. You use a medley of lentils, chickpeas, and borlotti beans which makes the soup heart and filling without being heavy. You then add spinach, dill, and cilantro, and lime juice kicks in with a bit of sour at the end. Even beyond that, you also prep a number of toppings to serve with the soup - chopped walnuts, caramelized onions, and sour cream. Amazing.

- Dried Fava Soup with Mint and Guajillo Chiles: Easily one of the best and most interesting soups I've cooked in years. Adapted from a recipe in Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen - a dried fava bean and roasted tomato base is topped with a fascinating cider-kissed tangy/sweet quick-pickled chile topping. Don't skimp out on the topping!

- Green Curry Broth: A beautiful, thin green curry broth, fragrant with garlic, lemongrass, and ginger. It gets heat from serrano chiles, and a zing of tanginess from fresh lime juice. Cumin and coriander seeds keep things grounded, and a flurry of freshly chopped herbs make the sky open up.

- Richard Olney's Garlic Soup : In the realm of garlic soup recipes, this is a favorite of mine. From Richard Olney's The French Menu Cookbook, it is made by simmering a dozen or so cloves of garlic in water with a few herbs, then thickening it with a mixture of egg and shredded cheese. It's hard to beat a ladle poured over crusty day-old chunks of walnut baguette.

 
 
 
 
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Your Comments


Katy @ KatysKitchen
March 18, 2013

What creative soups! Can't wait to hear about what you ate on the plane.

 

Leah
March 18, 2013

Not long ago, I made your Spring Minestrone soup from SNC and fell in love with it - I made it 3 times in one week! I did the recipe version twice, then the 3rd time I tried the Asian-inspired version. Next up is your coconut red lentil soup - I have everything ready to go and can't wait to get a pot made!

 

Diane @ Vintage Zest
March 18, 2013

I loooove soup! I've blogged a couple times about my favorite recipes, and now these are on the list for sure!

I'm excited to see what you ate on the plane because I'm leaving in less than two weeks for a month long trip to Europe! Your ideas are going to be very welcome. :)

 

Averie @ Averie Cooks
March 18, 2013

What a great roundup. Tomato, coconut lentil. pumpkin and rice...yes please!

 

Jennifer
March 18, 2013

Your coconut red lentil soup and New Year noodle soup are probably my two favorite soups and I make both of them a LOT. I'll have to try the rest!!

 

Harris
March 18, 2013

I am this close to heading to the grocery store at 10:45 at night to get started on some of these soups, yum.

 

LH
March 18, 2013

Oh please please post about Japan soon! I am trying to plan a trip there for next month.

HS: You'll love it - Japan is one of my favorite places to travel, I'm trying to wrangle a map of some favorite Tokyo spots. Kyoto is magic. Mt. Koya-san, Naoshima Island....I'll do my best to pull something together. We fly into Tokyo, and out of Osaka.

 

lori
March 18, 2013

soup is my favorite meal, i am thrilled to try each of these inspired recipes, starting tomorrow with tomato!

japan! how exciting!

 

Megan Gordon
March 18, 2013

I make the simple tomato soup once every 10 days or so. It's been a lifesaver this winter in Seattle. Welcome home!

HS: LOVE hearing that Megan. Hope to see you soon! xo

 

Mari
March 18, 2013

from Japan, and glad to hear that you enjoyed Japan :)

 

Mike
March 19, 2013

Your red lentil soup with lemon has become one of the staple soups in my diet. It's so good and so easy to make. A great blend of spices!

 

Tara
March 19, 2013

Living in hot, sweaty Bangkok means I don't have such a seasonal need for comforting soups. Although, unable to shake a cold, the pumpkin and rice soup is just what I need tonight - looks devine!

 

Caz
March 19, 2013

These soups are so inspiring. The coconut red lentil soup is definitely on my list to try. The weather in the UK is still so cold and grey that soup is just what I need at the moment. I've been making lots of beetroot soup this winter and carrot and ginger for extra warmth.

 

KateP
March 19, 2013

Coming into soup weather as we soon will be, I too, love the Melissa Clark tomato soup - simple yet hearty and deliciously warming in cold weather.

Another of my favourites is from your archives - the Red Lentil and Brown Rice soup, which I make a lot as always have both those ingredients in the cupboard - again a simple soup that is delicious with different bits and pieces to garnish it.....

 

thecitygourmand
March 19, 2013

Yum, definitely got some soup cravings going!

 

Heather C
March 19, 2013

There are a few soups in your recipe archives that I make again and again:

- Vegetarian Split Pea
- Mixed Mushroom
- Porcini Mushroom
- Baby Lima Bean w/ Chipotle Broth

Thanks for those and all the others!

 

Denisa
March 19, 2013

Dear Heidi,

I´m a big fan of "your" Hassan's Celery and White Bean Soup with Tomato and Caraway. Our favourite in this time of year (end of winter in Prague) are pumpkin soups (best are made one from oven-roasted pumplik with garlic and rosemary and one from butternut squash with apple and fresh ginger) and plain pureed soup of parsley and celeriac.

 

bridget
March 19, 2013

I have to tell you how much i love your soups, my husband is always so impressed when i make one of your soups! The fava bean soup blew him away (he grew up on fresh fava beans in Turkey), but my monthly cooks are always the orzo with roasted tomates (I use kale though) and the red lentil coconut curry....that soup is amazing!! I am always amazed at how tasty your dishes come out without having to add any dairy (I try to omit dairy), because you can make almost anything taste good with cream or cheese but it takes talent and thought to make something dairy free delicious! Thank you :-)

 

alex
March 19, 2013

ooh, any chance we'll see a veggie ramen recipe soon??


HS: So tricky! It's on my list for sure.

 

Era3
March 19, 2013

Heidi - my Dad is sick, and it is heartbreaking watching him deteriorate. He can't eat much, but I think the garlic soup might be something he could stomach. So thank you for this - a bit of light in a dark time.


HS: I'm so sorry to hear this Era3.

 

Katie
March 19, 2013

Heidi, thanks for this little round-up. I just made the red lentil soup with lemon last week and adored it! I was sick with a cold and was stuck cooking for myself, and even though I really, really, didn't feel like being in the kitchen, the soup was a snap to put together and was a real comfort.

 

naomi
March 19, 2013

I just passed the link along to a neighbor. I figure, if I make one and she another, we'll get two of them this week. (Maybe I need to send it to a couple of other neighbors.) Thanks; these grouped postings are quite helpful.

 

Ole
March 19, 2013

I'm currently living in the Netherlands, the country is just a messy mix of gray skies, frost, rain and snow.
In the couple of next days I will surely cook my way through some of your soups, the colours and falvours and warmth they bring will be a nice change.

I love your crockery by the way.

 

Alison
March 19, 2013

Oh, Japan! I am planning a trip to Japan next year with my hubby and would love to hear more about your trip, places you visited and where you ate, recommendations, etc.

 

Annie
March 19, 2013

Woohoo! I use every excuse to make the New Year Noodle Soup and/or promote it. It was the recipe I shared with a bride-to-be at her bridal shower. I estimate my husband and I make it two-three times a month in the wintertime. Thanks, and welcome home.

 

Suzanne
March 19, 2013

Soups are an ultimate comfort food for me. I'm looking forward to trying the garlic soup! As I opened your blog, all the ingredients are readied on my counter to make a delicious cauliflower soup. It's chunky goodness is irresistible even to the little ones.

 

Jun
March 19, 2013

Oh you were in Japan .. Next time when you come here, please schedule the trip two weeks later. It is the best season of Japan, cherry blossom time.

 

Pamela
March 19, 2013

This little corner of Winter/Spring blend weather makes a perfect case for cozy comforting soups. The red lentil soup catches my eye. Especially since I have the lentils in the kitchen. I've been experimenting with pumpkin empanadas, which will go quite nicely with any of these good soups.
Era3-my thoughts are with you and your Dad. I'm a health researcher, so I might be able to help with some suggestions or questions if you'd like.

 

Susan scully
March 19, 2013

Visited Costa Rica recently and had a gazpacho type cold soup with avocado,tomato, mango, yellow onion, red and yellow peppers and vegetable broth. It was an amazing soup. Have you ever made something similar?

 

Amanda
March 19, 2013

The New Years Noodle Soup is, I'm convinced, the cure for the common cold. Nothing is better when I'm feeling under the weather or on a -40° night. Winters are long and dark here in Interior Alaska and it's hard to get warm. This soup does the trick! Thank you!

 

Nothing like soup to soothe the exhaustion of travel. And I've always wanted to try Richard Olney's garlic soup. Thanks and welcome home!

 

I haven't made soup since my beloved Dutch oven cracked in half as I was in the middle of using it on the stove! These soup recipes look to good to pass up, so I will have to find another Dutch oven or stock pot to cook some of these! Great ideas as always!

 

Suzanne @RollWithIt
March 19, 2013

This is so great! You have completely opened my eyes to creativity in soup. I can't wait to try...well....all of them! Thanks for this collection.

 

Lauren
March 19, 2013

Hi Heidi,
This is a great round-up...I've made almost every one of these soups! However one of my staple week-night soups is missing from this list--your "Lively Up Yourself" Lentil Soup! It is so simple to throw together and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. The soup is so hearty and warming-- I love it. I've also enjoyed experimenting with adding different spices and herbs to mix it up a little each time I make it.

 

Dina Avila
March 19, 2013

Ooo, thanks for this! Always on the lookout for great soup recipes. Perhaps the theme of your next cookbook?

 

You have so many fabulous soups on here. LOVE it!

 

Tobie
March 19, 2013

Thanks for all the soup recipes.
Any chance we will hear more about Japan?


HS: Working on it!

 

Betsy
March 19, 2013

I have made each and every one of these. New Year's Noodle is by far my favorite. I'm a vegan and your recipes are always so easy to transition to vegan. Thanks for the reminder to revisit some of these favorites.

 

Heather
March 19, 2013

One of my all-time favorites is your Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup. After making it countless times I still can't believe how simple and easy it is! Last week I made a very large batch (5x) and people are still talking about it.

 

Jennifer
March 19, 2013

Wow. If these are your favorites, I can't wait to try them. Your celery soup with rice and green pea with ginger appear regularly on my table and I think both are ah-maz-ing. (Especially that pea soup. Served it at a brunch recently - huge hit!)

 

Kerrie
March 19, 2013

One of my go-tos is your Chickpea Noodle Soup. It is so simple and comforting. Who knew so few ingredients could be so warming and delicious! I've made numerous pots this winter to fend off the bitter NY cold. Eataly carries whole wheat pappardelle and, with a dollop of hot sauce, it's perfect.

 

Katherine
March 19, 2013

Soups are my weekly mainstay. I make a different one each week. Besides all of your recipes, I often make the Green Soups in Anna Thomas' "Love Soup" cookbook. Can't wait to hear about Japan. Planning on going there myself next year.

 

Katherine
March 19, 2013

Soups are my weekly mainstay. I make a different one each week. Besides all of your recipes, I often make the Green Soups in Anna Thomas' "Love Soup" cookbook. Can't wait to hear about Japan. Planning on going there myself next year.

 

I absolutely loved your Pierce Street Vegetarian Chili--sad that it didn't make the cut :(

 

Rachel
March 19, 2013

One soup that has recently entered my repertoire is a variation on this white bean and fennel soup with tarragon: http://www.valleyflorafarm.com/content/white-bean-and-winter-tarragon-soup-fennel

I use a homemade mushroom stock and plenty of fennel, leave off the ham and let it cook for about 4 hours. The first time I made it, I was a little nervous that it wasn't that flavorful, but then when I added the tarragon at the last minute, it really came together into something extremely hearty and delicious.

 

Liz
March 19, 2013

I actually just posted my favorite soup ever!
http://saltbird.com/2013/03/favorite-soup/

I think you will appreciate :)

 

Amanda
March 19, 2013

I make your New Year's soup all of the time and love it. Can't wait to see the pics from Japan - that is on my list of places to visit.

 

ami@naivecookcooks
March 19, 2013

Heidi thanks for compiling soup recipes! Big admirer of your work!

 

Julie k
March 19, 2013

I just made the simple tomatoe soup for a group of friends on Sunday. Everyone loved it! it was perfect, a warm bowl of soup with friends on a cold day. Thank you Heidi!

 

Marsha
March 19, 2013

I hope you enjoyed Naoshima as much as I did when I visited. I have lived in Japan for 35 years and my Naoshima trip was one of the best ever in Japan!

 

SRM
March 19, 2013

Hi! Do you plan to do a travel posting on your Japan trip? I would love some (updated) recommendations if you have them? Thanks!!

 

Cathryn
March 19, 2013

Your green lentil curried soup is the best thing I make. I'm obsessed with it!!! And oh I have Japan envy... We went last year and loved it so much!! we actually miss it!

 

Angela M-E
March 19, 2013

I agree with Heather, I love you Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup. It's so great. Easy, healthy, and delicious. We make it alot!

 

Kristin
March 19, 2013

Soup, beautiful soup! Your Simple Tomato Soup is one of my all-time favorites. It strikes that perfect balance (as do most of your recipes, now that I think of it) between lightness and heartiness. Other favorite soups of mine are borscht (the color, the sweet and sour tang with the fresh dill and a dollop of sour cream...swoon...), potato leek (utter simplicity), tortilla soup made with toasted chiles, and Chinese hot and sour soup, with lots of scallions, fresh cracked pepper and vinegar. Really looking forward to hearing about your Japanese journey.

 

Cristel
March 19, 2013

Heidi, I love your soups and can't wait for winter to settle in here in Canberra!

I recently made Alice Hart's Smoky Black Bean and Roast Tomato Soup which was truly wonderful. I served it with homemade charred yogurt flatbreads and it made the perfect light dinner.

Definitely one worth making!

 

Dahvi Fradkin Neelis
March 19, 2013

I made the Pasole in Broth this evening. So easy since I had homemade veg bouillon in the freezer a la a previous post. Delicious, whole family loved.

 

What a wonderful variety! I can't wait to try the Cocunut Red Lentil Soup. Sound delicious.

 

cathy
March 19, 2013

I love your recipe for the soup with french lentils, fennel, and kabocha squash! I've blogged about it and made it at work several times and it ha always been well received! The coconut red lentil soup will always be a staple in my house...

 

Natasha @ terra-bites
March 19, 2013

This post was a blessing. Totally in the soup-mood. Your new years soup was fabulous!

 

Leslie
March 19, 2013

I am slightly addicted to your rustic cabbage soup. Years ago I added chili powder, cayenne, and lots of lemon to it and I love it so much it has become the meal I most frequently cook! It's my go to for comfort, colds, and for an easy-to-prepare dish when cooking for friends. Thanks for the recipe that has given me so much joy for years!

 

Robin
March 19, 2013

I'll be in Kyoto Friday. Sakura season - I can't wait! I'd love to have any recommendations for places to eat or go in Kansai. I lived in the Kyoto area for a couple years, but I find there are always new places to discover :)

 

Camila
March 19, 2013

I've always enjoyed your Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup recipe. The saffron yogurt really puts it over the top for me!

 

Carrie
March 19, 2013

I absolutely love your Simple Farro & Bean Stew. I made it for the first time recently and it's been a regular since then. I like to make a bit pot and freeze it in individual portions for lunches. With good olive oil, it is incredible.

 

jeff
March 19, 2013

hi heidi, don't ever stop writing. and please post some pics of your trip - i always love your photos too! 💚

 

Molly
March 19, 2013

I'm enjoying beet borcht from Jessica Prentice's Full Moon Feast this week:


leek, carrot, celery root, tomato, beet, caraway


served on homemade sauerkraut with a bit of greek yogurt and black pepper on top.


purple tastes so good!

 

The Silver Chef
March 19, 2013

The Japanese make the greatest soups! Thanks for sharing!

 

Sally
March 19, 2013

I just love your Mixed Mushroom Soup. Its incredible depth flavor from such simple ingredients never ceases to amaze me. And I eat it for breafast as a savory alternative to oatmeal or other breakfast cereal.

 

OH Japan, I'd like to go there. And I will one day :)

 

Rachel
March 20, 2013

I absolutely love your Red Lentil Soup with Lemon and I also make your Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter frequently. I love drizzling it with the extra brown butter as well as a drizzle of thick coconut milk. The colors and flavors are to die for. We've tried it topped with crisped up tofu cubes or paneer that I cook with a bit of the curried brown butter.

 

Rebecca Jane
March 20, 2013

One of my favourite soups for this time of year is a Coconut, Sweet Potato and Black Turtle Bean. It turns the most amazing shade of purple and is packed with interesting, creamy textures.

Saying that i'm definitely going to have to try your dried Fava bean and Mint... Thanks!

 

Yolan
March 20, 2013

Agree with Camila above...The yogurt on the lentil soup is a great idea. Definitely trying that out!

 

Lynn
March 20, 2013

Oh my goodness, Heidi - My friend and I just left Naoshima this afternoon! What a fantastically inspiring place! I do hope you blog about it! I loved the happy yellow pumpkin in front of our hotel and the beautiful Sakura blossoms that grew on the branches like corn on the cob.
Thanks for your blog!
Lynn from Tokyo

 

ashley
March 20, 2013

my fav five ingredient soup: bacon, onion, vegetable broth, white cannellini beans and kale. just add whatever seasonings you wish - i usually do garlic, basil, oregano and salt/pepper - topped with a bit of parm and red chilli flakes for some heat (can't add it to the pot of soup since my husband is a bit wimpy with the heat!).

 

Sarah R
March 20, 2013

I love all of your soups that I've tried - seriously they are my secret weapons in my arsenal, but one of my all time favorites is the chickpea noodle soup. It's just so comforting! Sometimes I'll chop up some greens to toss in at the end for a little more balance, but nothing beats a bowl of that in the cold Ohio winters!

 

Linda
March 20, 2013

I love your recipe for Green Curry Broth- the light broth allowed many of my friends who usually shy away from aromatic ethnic dishes to discover that curry is something wonderful and delicious.

I recently posted a recipe for Soybean Sprout Soup. It's a very simple and traditional Korean recipe, and I'd love to know what you think. I used dried pollack for the broth, but I think dashi would make a good vegetarian substitution.

 

mj
March 20, 2013

simple farro and bean stew is a favorite at our house

 

I LOVE soup for dinner! Soup appears on our dinner menu twice this week: {i} Potato, Green Cabbage & Leek Soup with Lemon Creme Fraiche, and {ii} Cauliflower Soup with Chive Oil. I must try your tomato soup when we return from our travels next week! Look forward to hearing about your time in Japan.

 

seiko
March 20, 2013

Did you enjoy at Naoshima? It was good choice! I am looking forward to see your new pictures on 'travel'.

 

hannah
March 20, 2013

I adore your kabocha french lentil soup (although kabochas are over now for another year :( ), the pumpkin and rice was a real winter treat too! From scandifoodie I made a wonderful and unusual beet and licorice soup.
Also I made the lunch salad you posted recently last night and it was so delicious. I made the dressing vegan by using coconut youghurt seeing as you said you thought it might work with coconut cream and it was perfect. Added a roasted beet for sweetness and might add apple next time. Do post if you think of other combinations for that brilliant dressing please!

 

I can't wait to hear about your travels!

 

Allison Day
March 21, 2013

This post is perfect as there's no sign of warmer spring weather where I live. I love the simplicity of them all and the idea of adding grains and an egg to make it a more substantial meal. Lovely post.

 

Leonie
March 21, 2013

Wow, precious recipes for a soup monster like me! Here there's no hint of spring watsoever, but there's a very simple soup that just makes me smile because it tastes like sunshine:

carrot-orange-soup.

leeks and fresh ginger sauteed in olive oil, about 750gr of carrots on top and simmered with water or broth until tender, then pureed. a dash of cream or coconut milk and the freshly squeezed juice of a big orange stirred in just before serving. bright-colored soup comfort!

 

Sarah
March 21, 2013

Wow. The Coconut red lentil soup is to die for. I made it last night and the family went crazy. Reckon on this being a regular weekly feature in our household for some time to come. Thank you.

 

BON+JOUR
March 21, 2013

These photos look so cozy!

 

Annabel
March 21, 2013

My favourite of your soups - and I have a bowl of it in my fridge, even as we speak - is your rustic cabbage soup, which I have made several times with multiple variations.

 

Amber
March 21, 2013

Thanks for the great soup reminders! I made the garlic soup last night even though my husband thought it didn't sound "filling enough". We both loved it and it is now in the rotation with the most wonderful Green Lentil (or split Pea) soup. I served it with the Carrot, Mint and Date salad.. Yum! Thank you so much for all that you do!

 

Amanda
March 21, 2013

I love love love your vegetarian tortilla soup - it's so satisfying in every way that soup is meant to be. I make it often.

 

Anne Smitten
March 21, 2013

I also fell in love with the New Year Noodle Soup in Japan! I lived there for one year and decided to learn how to prepare all my favourite dishes from there. There was no other way than taking cooking classes with a Japanese chef, so all of you, Japanese food lovers from Canada, I can highly recommend Dirty Apron which offers one of the best cooking classes in Vancouver! However, I still feel like learning much more, can anybody here recommend a nice book on the subject?

 

Prairie
March 21, 2013

Heidi, have you ever traveled in Kyushu? I live in Kyushu 6 months a year and spend a lot of time learning Japanese home cooking with my mother-in-law. She taught me to make this very simple, but elegant egg soup. http://bit.ly/Zdasjo It's great for spring. The Cherry blossoms are in full swing here, did you see any?

 

ItalianGirlCooks
March 21, 2013

Such creative soup recipes and inviting pictures; looking forward to trying some of them. I have my g-to favorites, but I think it's time to broaden my soup horizons!

 

Karen @ SiciLean
March 22, 2013

I am a huge fan of soups as well. This winter has been a long one for us Long Islanders and soup has been my go to meal. Comforting, healthy and easy to make. Thanks for these inspiring recipes!

 

Swati
March 22, 2013

I love soup. I particularly love your Green Curry Broth. A healthy bowl of soup before a meal can help fill you up so you don't overeat at lunch or supper.

 

This American Girl
March 22, 2013

Yummm these all look incredible. I'm traveling in Central America presently and really missing comforting healthy food. I made the simple tomato soup recipe when I was back in Seattle, it was incredible. The first night I had it with coconut cream and toasted almonds, but the next day for leftovers was even better with quinoa, greek yogurt, and sautéed kale. Perhaps I will try making one of these recipes in my hostel this week!

 

Adeline
March 22, 2013

Hi Heidi,

I am also a lover of soups. This week, I tried this recipe from The Kitchn:
http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-roasted-beet-soup-recipes-from-the-kitchn-184115
It was really good.
Thanks for the round up, it's really inspiring.

 

Andrea
March 23, 2013

While in Kyoto did you have soup made from oatmeal? My hosts called it "gruel". We couldn't communicate the ingredients but I remember it being very savory. I've tried finding a recipe to no avail. If you do, please post it. It was one of the best soups I've ever eaten!

 

Kate
March 23, 2013

OMG. That tomato soup looks amazing and I will have it. I am making that this weekend! Thanks for posting...with pictures... Mmmmm

 

Rose
March 23, 2013

Soup time for certain here in London - it's just miserable.

I'm attempting to recreate the middle east with a rose petal fish soup with aioli and a green chutney!

 

Perfect timing, it's coming into Autumn now in Australia. Soups are calling. Keen to check out that garlic soup & your pumpkin & rice one in particular, thanks!
Heidi xo

 

Ginny McMeans
March 23, 2013

So many beautiful soups to choose from. I will have no problem finding vegan soups to keep me warm. Thanks.

 

Sarah L
March 23, 2013

Just made the red lentil and coconut soup and my house smells amazing. I didn't have golden raisins or scallions, so used apricots and shallots. It tasted incredible.

 

miri
March 23, 2013

Another vote for the chickpea noodle, which is one of my all-time favorite soups EVER. I also love the pumpkin one with coconut milk and curry paste, and the bean soup with chipotle peppers. And the split pea with only a few ingredients. And the no-tears onion soup!

Thanks again, Heidi :)

 

Rachel
March 24, 2013

Every bowl looks delicious! What great comfort food.

 

Ooooo Japan! I hope you tried a lot of great food and hopefully gathered some ideas for a future recipe? Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing some Japanese-inspired posts in the near future!!!!

 

Jess
March 24, 2013

Oh gosh, I think one of my favorite soups from your blog is/was the Turkish apricot. I can't seem to find it these days, but it was always a nice way to spice up dreary Juneau winters.

 

Alyssa
March 24, 2013

Your tortilla soup is the bees knees...my husband and I absolutely love it. Thanks for the wonderful recipes.

 

Gretchen
March 25, 2013

The pumpkin & rice soup looks delicious. My mom recently gave me a bunch of frozen pureed pumpkin that she had put up, so this is good timing!

 

Amanda
March 25, 2013

I have made your recipes for Richard Olney's Garlic Soup and your Red Lentil Coconut soup in the past week and they have both been amazing. I have been in a cooking rut as of late and these recipes have re-energized me.

 

Lesley
March 25, 2013

I tried your red lentil + lemon soup (minus the rice) last night and it will be added to my favourite (and easy) soup list. Warm and spicy flavours with a citrus tang, thank you.

 

Mira
March 25, 2013

I too don't like flying, and yesterday, after arriving in Vancouver from a 13 hour flight from Sydney (and still five more to Montreal), I called my called my husband and put in a welcome-home soup request. It's the most restorative meal one can eat after travelling. I came home to a delicious minestrone, and still jet lagged, hope to try one of your recipes above tomorrow.

 

Karen
March 26, 2013

I recently auctioned off a soup dinner for 4 featuring your Vegetarian Tortilla Soup. I add pinto beans and some of your red sauce (Posole in Red Sauce, another delicious go to for me). I had taken the Tortilla soup to a few gatherings before. The dinner went for $125! The charity was very impressed. Best thing is that I will make a big pot so that I can have some leftovers.

 

Roberta
March 26, 2013

Hi Heidi I hope you have recovered by now from your long flight and the jet lag.
ALL your soups are amazing, my favourites being your 'simple tomato soup' and the 'red lentils with lemon' one.
During this time of the year I particularly like to cook a pot of this soup :(, hope you may have a try too...
with love
Roberta