Category Archives: Savory Soups

Watermelon Gazpacho

I really love gazpacho, because it’s a fantastic summer soup. Made to be prepared in advance and eaten cold, it can be subject to many varitions, though my favorite way to make it is spicy. Rather than going on about gazpacho in general, I’ll get down to the watermelon part, since that is what makes this recipe unusual. To put it simply, this recipe uses ... Read More »

Spicy Carribean Ginger Stew

One of my favorite restaurant dishes is served at the Delta of Venus in Davis, California. Davis is a small university town outside Sacramento. The area is agriculture-heavy and, combined with the naturally liberal atmosphere of college towns, there are a lot of good food options there. Delta of Venus is a restaurant/café just a few blocks away from campus. The best descriptor of the ... Read More »

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasting cauliflower is my favorite way to prepare it. It always seems incredible to me that such a boring vegetable can turn into something spectacular after a short time in the oven. Roasted cauliflower can convert even the staunchest non-cauliflower eater (like younger brothers). As much as I love it, though, even I need a change from time to time. Soup was the answer this ... Read More »

Albondigas Soup

Whenever I have leftover meatloaf, meatballs or just unused ground meat, I stick it in the freezer. Often, these leftovers end up chopped up in a tomato-meat sauce for pasta or in a sandwich. This time, however, they made it into a homemade version of a popular Mexican soup. Albondigas soup, also known simply as meatball soup, is practically a menu staple at most Mexican ... Read More »

Artichoke and White Bean Soup

Now that the weather is really cooling off, I can indulge my desire for soup a bit more often. Though I do make soup during the summer, somehow a bowl of steaming deliciousness is slightly less delicious when the air temperature is the same as that of the soup. Soup is also a good excuse to bake more bread to serve with it. This particular ... Read More »

Ginger Lime Sweet Potato Soup

Nothing beats a steaming cupful of thick, creamy, rich-tasting soup on a cold day. This is particularly enjoyable, to me at least, when I know that the soup isn’t loaded with heavy cream. Not only does this make the soup much, much healthier, but it gives it a little bit of lightness that a soup heavy on the heavy cream wouldn’t be able to achive. ... Read More »

Cranberry and Cabbage Soup

Somewhat unseasonably cool weather sparked a desire in me to make soup . Generally, during the summer, I stick with cold soups. I love gazpacho, for example. Elise has an excellent recipe for it, though I like mine on the thick side, so I cut down on the tomato juice that she calls for. But the cool weather made me think of fall, which made ... Read More »

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