Soup of the Day: Double Beef Chili

Oh, friends, you are in for a treat. While this chili recipe seems like it has a gerbillion ingredients, and it does have to simmer for a long time, it is worth it. Because I only make this recipe a couple times per year, it makes it seem all the more special. Do you like beef? Do you like (optional) heat? Get in.

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Soup of the Day: Solyanka

Solyanka, a meat-based hot and sour soup, originates from Russia and Ukraine. Because it can be made with any leftover meat, and because anything Soviet was highly encouraged in the former GDR, it became a staple in East German cuisine. Wherever you went, Solyanka was the soup of the day. It still is immensely popular in the German East, and although I wasn’t a big fan as a child, I now adore it for both its taste and the memories of bygone times. Read More Soup of the Day: Solyanka

Soup of the Day: Tuscan White Bean and Kale Stew

I am typically a fan of hearty soups with lots of spices, vegetables, or interesting ingredients. Soups that have cooked for hours, simmering into sloppy deliciousness that smell so good, you can’t stop yourself from tasting them now and then. This is not that soup. Read More Soup of the Day: Tuscan White Bean and Kale Stew

Soup of the Day: Curried Cauliflower Soup

I love curry, I love soup, and if January doesn’t inspire you to make soup, I don’t know what would. I found this recipe because I had a head of cauliflower that I needed to use. This soup is very flexible — you can can nearly any root vegetable, make it with water or broth, and decide whether or not you want to add dairy. Note: An immersion blender is needed to blend this soup.

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Soup Of the Day: Shiitake Rice

This soup is a simplified version of the Shiitake Rice Soup they served at The Peaceful Dragon, a now closed vegetarian restaurant where I used to waitress in Charlotte, NC. The soup was a customer and an employee favorite, and I ate many bowls of it as both. It’s got a wonderful, rich, and savory flavor, and it’s both filling and light. It’s the perfect cozy winter night meal or a fantastic lunch. Read More Soup Of the Day: Shiitake Rice

Soup of the Day: Fasolka

I have to admit that I like canned soups and stews. It’s all kinds of wrong, but the enormous (and not particularly healthy) amounts of salt that go in them are a guilty pleasure for me. Still, as much as I like canned Fasolka (Polish bean stew), I can honestly say that my husband’s homemade version is the best. Read More Soup of the Day: Fasolka