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
Creamy Tomato Soup flavored with Ginger with added benefits of Turmeric. Continue reading Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup with Turmeric
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.
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.
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.
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
As a family with 2 little girls, we quite often do Disney related things. The Princesses and the whole deal. My older one A1, recently announced she doesn’t like anything Princessy and asked me if I could change the color of her room from Pink to Blue. I assured her we can do that in another year, just in case she changed her mind. Couple of … Continue reading French Onion Soup – Vegetarian
We are in the middle of winter here in Chicago. Although the Winter didn’t hit us as hard as last year, there is still snow on the ground and no park visits. My kids especially A2 is getting very restless. So on Sunday, we decided we were going to do a Winter picnic. We set up the table with a outdoorsy tablecloth and laid out … Continue reading Winter Picnic and Lentil Soup recipe
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
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.
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.
You saw my post on my little one’s Curious George Birthday. I mentioned that I had made some of the food items. This soup was one of them. We celebrated Birthday during the day and the heat index was showing 82 degrees which is kinda hot for Chicagoans. This soup provided a bit of coolness in the summer heat. the soup itself requires no heating … Continue reading Cool Avocado Soup for the Summer
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
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
Butternut Squash Soup Now that Winter is finally ending or we are all awaiting first day of spring and warmer temperatures, I am secretly missing the coziness of Winter evenings. Winter is the time when we all finish our dinner and gather around the fireplace to get some warmth and chat about the day. The girls play with us and around us since they can’t … Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup
Winter is in full swing here in Chicago. Temperatures are actually lower this month than January. When the temperatures are low and the snow is falling, the only thing I crave for is a warm soup. This soup is made from Acorn Squash a/k/a Winter Squash which as the name goes is in season in winter. Ingredients: Small to medium size Acorn Squash Potato 1/2 … Continue reading Acorn Squash Thai Curry Soup