Chicken Orzo Soup

It’s amazing that I’ve been craving chicken soup in 100 degree weather, but I am — and not any kind of chicken soup but one that is crammed with veggies, pasta, and herbs, and this is what it looks like. And in a feeble attempt to make it healthy, I slid in 2 or 3…

Gazpacho

Bread mixture 7 oz (about 1/2 a loaf) French Bread — crust removed — La Brea is a good choice 1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinegar 1/4 cup sherry vinegar Soak the bread in 1 cup water, champagne vinegar and sherry vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes until the bread is completely soft. Vegetables4…

Potato Leek Soup

Ahhhhhhtumn (such a toastier word than Fall).  This is my all-time favorite season–warmy sweaters, wrap around scarves, wooly coats, and silky, luxurious, tummy-warming  soup that’s super easy to make and ready to serve in 30 minutes.  Heck yeah! 2 tablespoons unsalted butter4 large leeks1 baking potato (8 ounces), peeled and cut into two inch chunks…

Ramen Vegetable Soup

I started my addiction for those 29 cent ramen packets a lonnnnnnng time ago. I tossed the seasoning packet out because of the salt, and started cooking the noodles in chicken broth. Here’s the latest iteration. Best news? Addie shares my Ramen addiction . . . 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil 2 cups (1-inch)…

Carrot Red Lentil Soup with Asian Spices

This is from one of my favorite cookbooks — The Union Square Cafe. Easy to make and incredibly delicious. Ingredients:2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1-1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger1/4 teaspoon cayenne1/4 teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon curry powder1/2 teaspoon ground coriander3/4 cup sliced onions3/4 cup peeled and sliced parsnips4 cups peeled and sliced carrots1/2 cup…

Beef Barley Soup

My ultimate comfort soup — this is my go to soup in fall and winter. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1  1/2 pounds beef chuck steak or roast, cut into chunks, 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 whole carrots, cut into thick rounds 2 stalks of celery sliced 2-3 yukon gold potatoes,…

Tortilla Soup

You can’t go wrong with a Cook’s Illustrated recipe — I completely love this soup! Makes about 9 cups, serving 6 Tortilla Strips : 8 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips 1 tablespoon vegetable oil table salt Soup : 2 split bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) or 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken…