Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup-4

I love soup any time of year and one of my all time favorites is potato and leek soup. Smooth and creamy, this is the perfect soup to go with a salad a light lunch, or as an starter before a main course dinner. It is surprisingly simple to make with very few ingredients. The best part of the soup ... Read More »

Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Smoked Sausage Gumbo-10

Gumbo is one of those soups that has endless possibilities and there are many variations. Even if you talk with people from Louisiana, you will differing opinions regarding what is best in gumbo. Some use a roux as a base, others thicken it with okra. Still others use filé powder to thicken the soup and give it a unique flavor. Some gumbo ... Read More »

Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew-5

Now that it is officially fall, I am totally into making soups and stews.  Stewing beef was on sale at our local grocery store, so that determined what kind of stew I was going to make. I guess I just love good old comfort food and nothing screams that more than a classic beef stew. Guinness beer is the perfect ... Read More »

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Pumpkin Soup-3

I like soup any time of year, but when the fall season arrives, I make soup all the time. Butternut squash works great for this creamy soup. A couple Thai chilies give some nice heat and the coconut milk adds a wonderful layer of flavor. This is really easy to make and perfect for that cool autumn day! 5.0 from ... Read More »

Curried Carrot and Fennel Soup

Curried Carrot and Fennel Soup

I recently received a new toy for my kitchen. The Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master is many appliances in one. It can blend, chop, fry, steam, knead, puree and more. There are adjustable temperature and speed settings allowing a great deal of flexibility. This appliance which has been available in Australia for a number of years, is just now available in ... Read More »

Chicken and Shrimp Meatballs in an Aromatic Broth

Chicken and Shrimp Meatballs in Star Anise Broth

My soup craze is continuing today and here is another recipe to share with you. One of my favorite soups is pho because the broth of this Vietnamese dish is rich with aromatic flavors. Today’s recipe has some hints of pho and also flavors that are popular in Chinese cuisine. Star anise, ginger, soy sauce are all some of the ... Read More »

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

For some reason, I have been in a soup kind of mood this week. That is ok by me because I love soup. And the recipe I get to share with you today is amazing. I am not sure when I first heard or tasted tortilla soup, but I have made it many times in our home. We love Mexican ... Read More »

Cream of Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

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I love soup and it does not need to be a cold day for me to enjoy a warm bowl. My favorite lunch would be a nice bowl of soup with a small salad and I would enjoy that any day of the week, any month of the year! I feel a soup should be hearty and will fill you ... Read More »

Crockpot Smoked Turkey Lentil Soup

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I know that it is spring and people are not likely interested in soup. But, here in Toronto, it has still been so chilly. We have had snow a number of days this past week alone. It feels like ‘the winter that will never end!’ I am awaiting the warm weather so that I can start cooking on the deck. ... Read More »

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

split pea soup crock pot fi1

It has been cold in Toronto the last couple weeks. That should be no surprise since we are in the middle of winter. It is during these cold months that I love a warm bowl of soup. It warms me right up and has such a feeling of comfort. There are probably five or six different types of soups that ... Read More »