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.
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
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 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
We got really snowed in Chicago on Sunday. Luckily I had all the groceries done on Saturday so we could just stay in and be lazy. I was craving a warm soup with all that snow falling around us and I remembered a friend of mine was asking for a Zucchini recipe few days back so i decided to make a Zucchini soup. … Continue reading Zucchini Rosemary Soup
This is my go to soup when I need something to please everyone but don’t want to spend too much time making appetizers. The soup has a very bright and beautiful green color and uses ingredients that you should already have at home. Green peas – about 2 cups Potato – 1/4th cup – thinly sliced Onion – 1/4th cup- thinly sliced Garlic 1 … Continue reading Green pea soup