Vegan Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Thai Coconut Tofu Soup

This vegan coconut tofu soup recipe is inspired by the Thai soup, tom kha.  While tom kha soup is totally delicious, it isn’t always vegan.  It often has chicken or fish sauce in it. The flavor in this soup is created by adding dulse seaweed and fake chicken broth.  Some of the elements remain the same as traditional preparations. In the end, it is very similar … Continue reading Thai Coconut Tofu Soup

Seitan Pozole Rojo

Pozole.  A delicious brothy soup accompanied by piles of fresh garnishes.  Traditionally, it’s made with chicken or pork and hominy.  And usually, it’s a food of celebration.  And it’s easy to understand why, it’s beautiful and tasty! Years back, I had a bowl of vegan pozole rojo at a restaurant in Santa Cruz, California.  And while it was not a bad bowl of soup, it … Continue reading Seitan Pozole Rojo

Potato Leek Soup with Swiss Chard

One afternoon, I was riding my bike outside Pescadero, California.  I made a stupid mistake, and launched off my bike.  The other riders stopped, and rushed over to make sure I was ok.  I started seeing all white, and there was some whispering about whether I had suffered a concussion. One of my friends leaned down and said, “What’s your favorite green?”   “Swiss chard,” … Continue reading Potato Leek Soup with Swiss Chard

Vegan Minestrone Recipe

Vegan Minestrone Soup

Is minestrone soup vegan? Sometimes. Some cooks use chicken stock, some add parmesan cheese. Other times, it’s straight up vegan. It’s best to read the label or ask. This vegan minestrone soup recipe is loaded with fresh veggies and pasta. A little dry white wine and wow, super delicious. Or better yet, make it a soup and salad meal by pairing it with Panzanella Primavera, … Continue reading Vegan Minestrone Soup

Miso Shiitake Soup with Tofu and Bok Choy

 This bok choy and shiitake mushroom soup recipe relies on red miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and scallions to create a brothy, comforting bowl of soup.   When I was growing up, we never bought vegetable broth or bouillon cubes.  We would finish a dish by adding miso at the end of cooking.  For a time, I stopped using it, but I’ve found … Continue reading Miso Shiitake Soup with Tofu and Bok Choy

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

 This vegan tomato soup is inspired by the North African and Middle Eastern dish, shakshouka. It uses a spice blend that includes fresh mint, parsley, cumin, paprika and coriander.  If you are used to tomato-basil soup, this is a nice departure. While it may seem out of the box to put fresh mint in a tomato soup, it tastes right at home here.  It works … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

Vegan Sweet Corn Soup with Coconut Milk

Coconut Corn Soup with Soy Curls

This vegan coconut corn soup recipe is what happens when I spend time learning about Guam’s corn soup, have Latin flavors on my mind, and am in the mood for soy curls. Coconut milk, cilantro, lime juice, ground cumin, rubbed sage, and a good amount of garlic make it oh so tasty. This recipe cooks up fast. After only 15 minutes of simmering on the … Continue reading Coconut Corn Soup with Soy Curls

Artichoke and Asparagus Soup Vegan

Lemon Artichoke Asparagus Soup

For a time, we lived close to California’s Monterey Bay.  After a long day of hiking, we would stop off at one of the roadside farms for fried artichokes.  There is nothing like the smell of the beach, the fog rolling in, and the taste of farm fresh artichokes.   In the U.S.’s Pacific Northwest, spring means asparagus. Towards the end of April or start … Continue reading Lemon Artichoke Asparagus Soup

Vegetarian Mushroom Tomato Soup

Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Whenever I feel the slightest bit of illness coming on, this is my go-to vegan shiitake mushroom soup recipe. Considered a medicinal mushroom,¬†shiitakes boost immunity, are a powerful antioxidant, and offer a fair amount of vitamin B and D. ¬† There is nothing like a spicy bowl of shiitake mushroom soup to clear your sinuses! This tomato-based shiitake mushroom soup has serious umami. Like all … Continue reading Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Popular in Vietnam, beloved by German-speaking nations, and a regular staple in Slavic cuisine, kolhrabi is a delicious turnip-esque vegetable that tastes a bit like broccoli. Kohlrabi doesn’t show up often in the standard American diet, but it certainly is delicious. Dried marjoram, garlic and lemon juice bring out the best in it in this vegan kohlrabi soup recipe. Heads up… this is one thick … Continue reading Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Golden Beet Soup

Slavs love borscht, and thus, there’s so many ways to make it. This recipe takes inspiration from the classic soup, and creates a tasty, vegan borscht recipe with fresh dill and golden beets. The sweet-sour flavor, potatoes soaking up the delicious flavors (or breaking down and thickening the soup), and those unforgettable savory leeks… I get hungry just thinking about it! Some people like to … Continue reading Golden Beet Soup