In-Between Seasons Soup

Spring may have just begun, but it is still pretty cold here in DC. There are buds on the trees but it is still chilly in the morning. Since we are still in between season, we need an in between soup. Something that is hearty, but not a thick puree. This kale and white bean […]
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Roasted Tomato and Pasta Soup

When Luke came home from the farmers’ market with 10 pounds of second tomatoes, we had to figure out something to do with them. Roasting all the tomatoes seemed like a good idea, and then we found this soup recipe in a book cleverly named Soup by Debra Mayhew. It was a pretty quick (besides […]
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Chorizo and White Bean Soup

There is no reason a summer soup can’t be hearty… and this soup is! Between the beans and the chorizo, you’ve got a meal in a bowl. The spiciness from the sausage and the lightness of the broth keep it from weighing you down though. While soup may not be the first thing that comes […]
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Potato and Leek Soup

It was a rainy, cold Saturday in October when we decided to make this hearty, warming soup. This is an incredibly easy soup to make and contains three basic ingredients – potatoes, leeks and stock.

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Tuscan Bean Soup

All this rainy weather in DC/the whole East coast got us craving a hearty soup. This Tuscan bean soup recipe uses a lot of veggies that are available year round. It was definitely filling, but not too hearty that you’d only eat it in the Winter, like chili. Fresh-tasting, this soup will become a staple […]
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Green Chile Pork Posole

I’m not even going to pretend like I’ve heard of Posole before, but a quick Google search tells me that it’s a traditional Mexican stew. This recipe is from bon appetit (April), which Luke picked up in the airport before one of his recent flights. We liked the ingredients and had a pound of pork […]
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Wild Mushroom Soup

When you make more than a gallon of chicken stock, you have to start branching out and find unique ways to use it up. This recipe really wasn’t planned out, I really just threw together a bunch of stuff we had lying around. The soup end up tasting great though. I had a bag of […]
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Shmaltz Makes Better Matzo Ball Soup

One of the best parts of making your own chicken stock is the layer of fat that settles to the top after it’s chilled. This yellow layer of fat is also known as Shmaltz and to quote Sienfeld, “Its gold, Jerry, Gold!” After the soup has chilled you can skim the fat and save it […]
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Quick Homemade Chicken Stock

Making homemade chicken stock can seem like more of a chore than it is actually is. There are tons of recipes and techniques out there, all trying to create a clear, strong stock. It is very easy to over think chicken soup making.


Carrot Soup

I came across this great recipe for carrot soup from the first edition of the Moosewood Cookbook. I skipped the almonds and it still tasted great. The soup has a sweet, but earthy flavor.