Tag Archives: Soup

Food on Friday ~ Comfort Food (Soups)

Comfort food is absolutely moving upscale.

Here in England the weather outside my garret is cold, dark, frosty, wet, and very windy.  Like a lot of people around here I’ve just got over the flu, and I still feel cold and shivery.  What I need to eat most is something hot, nourishing, and comforting ~ like a bowl of home-made soup.

These great soup recipes are mostly easy to make, don’t cost so much, but are absolutely upscale meals you could serve to any guest.

Ergo, first up this week, from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats, we have this silky ginger sweet potato soup.  I love the idea of adding fresh ginger to a soup recipe.  This recipe is vegan I think.

Silky Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Another pretty soup, this time from Petra at Food Eat Love; celeriac and cumin soup with watercress.  This looks as though it would keep us warm in the cold winter nights.  Cumin is an interesting spice with lots of health benefits.

Celeriac and Cumin Soup with Watercress

Chungah at Damn Delicious has this great recipe for roasted cauliflower soup, with lots of garlic and herbs.  Looks fabulous to me!

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

From Amanda at Chez Le Rêve Français we have a recipe for fat-free potato and leek soup ~ and I do love leek and potato soup. This recipe is pretty easy, fat-free, and gluten-free.  Oh so warming on a cold winter’s day.

Fat-Free Potato and Leek Soup

Dana at Minimalist Baker has a fantastic recipe for a 1-pot everyday lentil soup ~ and I do love one-pot recipes. This recipe uses just 10 ingredients and should only take you 30 minutes to make.  If you don’t like lentils you could use white beans or chickpeas instead.

One-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup

Here’s a very interesting and filling soup from In Diane’s Kitchen; Cajun shrimp, hot sausage & pasta soup ~ Wow!  This recipe is chock full of noodles, hot Italian sausage, shrimp, and a really great broth.

Cajun Shrimp, Hot Sausage, and Pasta Soup

And last but not least for this week we have a cool recipe from Averie Sunshine at Averie Cooks; easy 30-minute homemade chicken noodle soup.  I like easy recipes you can prepare in 30 minutes or less.

Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

A big thank you to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Marmaduke’s comfort food is

a couple of soft-boiled eggs

Food on Friday ~ Easy Soups

Easy, Fast, Warming, Nourishing, Winter Recipes.

In my quest to find you some easy recipes which will not only make a great winter’s dinner, but can also be taken to work for lunch the following day, I have come back to soups, broths, and stews.  Home made soup is such a great idea for the very busy boy and girl.

There are a three recipe collections for this Food on Friday; from Cookie and Kate, Tieghan Gerard and Averie Sunshine.  I know my friend in Orange County likes these recipe collections ~ so enjoy sweetheart.

Firstly this week, another delicious-looking dish from Heather Christo, this time it’s a steamed lentil veggie bowl with tahini broth.  Strictly speaking this isn’t a soup, but it’s an easy 20 minute dish, allergy free, gluten-free, and dairy free.  My friend in Orange County should like this because she can buy pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joes

lentil-bowl

Steamed Lentil Veggie Bowls with Tahini Broth

Jessica Merchant at how sweet it is has this brilliant, easy, and very healthy 30 minute Asian chicken soup.  Packed with vegetables and taste, Jessica also seems to think it’s a cure for the common cold.  Who knew?

asian-chicken-soup-i-howsweeteats-com-10

30 Minute Asian Chicken Soup

Jessica Merchant at how sweet it is has also found this really warming dish at The Flourishing Foodie; butter onion tomato soup with pasta and parmesan.  While this dish only takes 20 minutes to prepare, there’s a ninety minute cooking time, so maybe this is something you want to make at the weekend.  It looks gorgeous.

butter-onion

Butter Onion Tomato Soup with Pasta and Parmesan

Chungah Rhee from Damn Delicious says this easy 35 minute dish is packed with every vegetable she had to hand, and the superfood quinoa soup looks like it.

superfood-quinoa-soup

Superfood Quinoa Soup

The lovely San Diego girl Averie Sunshine has a cool recipe for tomato, greens, and beans soup, which she says is accidentally both gluten-free and vegan.  Ah, not quite vegan in my case because I would use organic chicken broth as the base.

tomatosoup-10

Tomato Greens and Beans Soup

From Kansas City, Cookie and Kate give us 15 healthy vegetarian soup recipes, among which is this fabulous sounding 45 minute recipe; creamy Thai carrot sweet potato soup.  Really warming I’ll bet.

thai-carrot-sweet-potato-soup-recipe

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

Tieghan Gerard at half baked harvest has posted her 20 favourite winter crockpot recipes, including a crockpot crispy caramelised pork ramen noodle soup with curry roasted acorn squash, and this crockpot French onion soup with cheesy French toast.  Cool.

crockpot-french-onion-soup-with-cheesy-french-toast-video-3

Crockpot French Onion Soup with Cheesy French Toast

Finally for this week, another collection,  Averie Sunshine also has her 15 best fast and easy soup recipes, including this easy 30 minute minestrone soup, which is better than The Olive Garden version, allegedly.  Looks good.

minestronesoup-7

Easy 30 Minute Minestrone

dscf0002a big thank you to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday

happy cooking and happier eating

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Food on Friday # 53 Winter Soups

Here in England the winter is now grey, wet, and miserable.  In some parts of the USA, the winter has come howling in with a vengeance.  The time for salads has passed in most of the Northern Hemisphere, and we all need something warming and comforting on the table.  I need no excuses to devote another Food on Friday to soups ~ even though it’s not so long ago that I gave you all a post about Late Summer Soups.

I love this recipe from Chungah Rhee at Damn delicious.  Perfect for a cold winter’s night, a rich and warming potato ham chowder.  Trust me, it’s easy, filling, creamy, and very delicious.

phc

Potato Ham Chowder

From Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower we have this great looking leftover turkey noodle soup, and Andrea also gives us a nourishing leftover turkey and dumpling soup.  Looks great to me.

leftover-turkey-noodle-soup-2-683x1024

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

I love French Onion soup, but the way I make it takes forever.  Petra at Food Eat Love has this recipe for French onion and marrow soup she says takes about a half an hour.  Who am I to argue?

onionsoup

French Onion and Marrow Soup

Elise Buaer at Simply Recipes has a really thrifty and nourishing soup for turkey leftovers ~ Mom’s turkey soup.  And don’t worry if it’s too late to use up the leftover Thanksgiving turkey because Christmas is just around the corner.

turkey-soup-horiz-a-1600

Mom’s Turkey Soup

Heather Christo always has beautifully photographed dishes, and this vegan roasted butternut squash soup is no exception.  This serving is garnished with coconut cream and fresh chives.  And remember, Heather’s recipes are always deliciously allergen free.

butternut-squash

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

From Gura at Cooking Without Limits I can offer you something different, packed with ‘superfoods’ ~ a sweet potato soup with ginger.  I have to try this, and maybe I can persuade my friend in Southern California to try making this recipe too.

cwl

Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger

Finally for this week, from House and Garden Magazine we have this smashing collection of easy soup recipes, including this Indian chickpea soup.  I love Indian food, (that’s Asian Indian, not Native American).  I also love all these recipe collections I’m finding for you.

indian-chickpeas

Indian Chickpea Soup.

~

dscf0002A very big thanks to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Food on Friday # 44 ~ Late Summer Soups

There’s nothing quite as nice as a home-made soup.  So, how about some soups for early autumn?

Here in my part of England there has been a sudden change in the weather.  The bright sunshine has gone, to be replaced by cold, grey, damp mists.  A warming soup is the perfect thing to come home to after a long walk in the early autumn.

Also, soup is great to make for dinner, and then taking to work for lunch the following day.  A good tip, when you cook, always make enough so there are some leftovers for another meal.  Who can find the time to cook every single meal from scratch?!?

First this week, from Simply Recipes we have a dish by Sally Vargas ~ creamy tomato and white bean soup.  I know my friend in Orange County will like this because the recipe calls for a lot of garlic.  I think I’d be tempted to cheat on this dish and use canned chopped tomato ~ if I couldn’t find the time to go and buy fresh wholesome produce.

tomatosoup-2

Creamy Tomato and White Bean Soup

This is a cracking dish from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest ~ crockpot French onion soup with cheesy French toast.  And this post from Tieghan is a video.  You know what, a couple of bowls of this would make a lovely dinner for a cooler evening.

crockpot-french-onion-soup-with-cheesy-french-toast-video-7

Crockpot French Onion Soup with Cheesy French Toast

I can’t say that I’m a big fan of pumpkins, but I like the look of this creamy pumpkin and cumin soup from English girl Petra at Food Eat Love.  And, I’ve just been reading some stuff that says cumin, especially black cumin, is incredibly good for you.  So, I’m going to try this dish with black cumin…

pumpkinsoup

Creamy Pumpkin and Cumin Soup

Now from Ros at Cooking Up The Pantry we have a great looking, and different, cream of carrot soup with fresh garlic and thyme.  What’s not to like?

carrot

Cream of Carrot Soup with Fresh Garlic and Thyme

Chungah at Damn Delicious gives us this tasty, healthy, and unbelievably easy 30 minute recipe for Thai shrimp soup.  This looks bloody brilliant!

thaishrimp

Easy Thai Shrimp Soup

This is just a fabulous recipe from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet It Is ~ late summer corn tortilla soup.  And I know my friend in Orange County will be impressed with this, because it’s garnished with sliced radishes ~ and there’s no cheese!

tortilla-soup

Late Summer Corn Tortilla Soup

Finally for this week from Heather Christo we have this great collection of 25 soups to soothe.  How cool is that?

25-soups-to-soothe-you

25 Soups To Soothe You

~

liebster-12A big thank you to the fabulous cooks featured

in this week’s Food on Friday

I hope ‘the girl riding shotgun’ appreciates

these recipes I’ve found.

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

%d bloggers like this: