Category Archives: Soups, Stews, Stocks

Leftover Crudités Soup

We had a house concert a few days ago and ended up with a huge platter of raw veggies that had been mostly untouched, and so this sunny autumn has become Soup Sunday in the kitchen.

Leftover Crudités Soup
All measurement approximate…makes about one gallon

1 large onion, chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
96 ounces mushroom broth (12 cups / … Read more

Spicy Vegetable-Bean Soup

Hearty, filling, filled with layers of flavors, this is a delicious dinner soup that my sweetie created.

Spicy Vegetable-Bean Soup
6 servings

1 onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 potatoes, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
4 cups low sodium vegetable stock
2 cans (14.5 ounces/each) diced tomatoes
2 cans (14.5 ounces/each) kidney beans … Read more

Carrot Soup

Last night my sweetie made this soup. Simple to make, beautiful to see, and delicious to eat!

Carrot Soup
Servings 4

1 onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 pound carrots, chopped
1 potato, chopped
4 cups vegetable stock

Cook onions and garlic in a few tablespoons of stock until onion … Read more

White Beans and Vegetable Bouillabaisse

In truth, bouillabaisse is all about fish and shellfish. Period. But there are so many other ingredients and flavors in bouillabaisse that can be used for a vegetable stew that I’ve borrowed the name for this dish. I know. Sacrilegious.

White Beans and Vegetable Bouillabaisse
Serves 6-8

For croutons
12 to 16 (1/2-inch-thick) baguette slices
1 garlic clove, halved


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Southwestern Pumpkin Stew

I like to use Harrisa paste in this recipe because it has such complex layers of flavors. It’s a North African hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, Baklouti pepper, serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, saffron, rose or caraway. You can find … Read more

Split Pea Soup

Here’s the soup my sweetie made this weekend. It made a big pot that will feed us for days, and it’s delicious. It has no fat, very low sodium, and is savory and filling. What more could we want?

Split Pea Soup
4-6 servings

1 onion, finely chopped
2-3 stalks celery, finely chopped
2-3 carrots, finely chopped
1 russet potato, … Read more