Winter Detox Lentil Soup

Winter Detox Lentil Soup with Rosemary

A soul-warming French Lentil soup recipe. This soup is made in the Instant pot and requires hardly any work at all. Plus, it makes the whole house smell warm and cozy! Continue reading Winter Detox Lentil Soup with Rosemary


Squash Soup with Pear and  Thyme 


As has been my routine every year in April we wait for Spring recipes, I jump back one more time into the Winter recipes and post just one last comforting soup. Chicago is a tough land to live in. Winter almost seems never ending and Summer comes and goes on a flash. I am getting ready to think about the Garden though. I stopped by a nursery today to peek through what goodies they are planning to bring in for the Spring. And without intention, managed to get yet another houseplant and couple of Herb pots. I decided to use the Fresh Thyme from newly acquired herb plant. Hope you love this recipe as much as I did.

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Green Peas Soup with Thyme

Easy and Heart warming Green Peas Soup with Thyme

Green Peas Soup with Thyme


Isn’t this a gorgeous looking Green Peas Soup?

I am in a Christmas Coma. There has been an overdose of cookies and cakes all around me. This easy soup has served as a refresher and pallet changer for the last few weeks. I have another recipe for Green Peas Soup in the blog archive. This is another take on it. I added different herbs and added Chili Oil for the kick. I also used Almond Milk instead of cream so all in all this makes a healthier version. As with almost all my soups, this is a mild soup and goes well with simple salads or a cheese course. 

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Warm and Silky Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk


Chicago is getting really windy and cold. Every time the summer comes, I forget all about Winter and it’s bitter cold winds as if I have never seen the snow before. Then the wind hits in late October or November and I wonder, how did I forget this? The cold days are not all bad. My favorite thing to do on Sunday afternoons is just sit by the window looking at the frosty grass and the red berries still hanging on to the Crab Apple trees drinking cups and cups of hot soups and hot tea.

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Sunday night Feast to celebrate Autumn

Welcome Autumn. End of summer almost feels like the end of a wonderful vacation. The one where you enjoyed to the fullest, drank wine a bit too much and feasted on supposedly light desserts. Now its time to go back. Although nostalgic about the end of the vacation , in your heart you are also longing for the comfort of the home and looking for … Continue reading Sunday night Feast to celebrate Autumn

Chickpea Soup with Saffron, Cumin and Ginger

If you are looking for a protein filled vegetarian option for weeknight meal, here is your answer. Chickpea soup with enough protein from Chickpeas and Edamame, much needed veggies and Carbs from Noodles. You can just eat it as is or serve it with Fresh baked bread that can be dunked into the soup. Chickpea Soup with Saffron, Cumin and Ginger  Ingredients: Chickpeas ¾ Can … Continue reading Chickpea Soup with Saffron, Cumin and Ginger

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple – Instapot and Stove top recipes

This easy Butternut Squash Soup recipe was born when we were hit by a snow storm this week. It turned out so good, I made it in Instapot as well later so you have both ways of making it.

Butternut Squash Soup

The snowstorm was so bad that several of us had no electricity and no water for more than a day. Here is a small video of what the storm looked like. for those who have never seen a snow storm, this will be enjoyable perhaps.

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Asparagus soup

Our Farmer’s Market will start soon. I am so looking forward to browsing through what local farmers have to offer and making the menu based on what’s available. With Spring in full swing, there are lot of fresh veggies in the usual supermarket as well. Spring always means Asparagus to me. I love eating it just grilled with a sprinkle of salt. But not everyone in … Continue reading Asparagus soup

Sunshine Soup

I was looking forward to gardening in the afternoon last week-end.  After spending 2 summers in this house, I think we are getting an idea of how to approach the Garden. There is something very soulful in just quietly cleaning up the flower beds, pulling weeds one by one and letting the plants breathe. It was drizzling a little and I was soaking wet by the … Continue reading Sunshine Soup