Bok Choy Shiitake Soup

Sometimes, you want a brothy, comforting soup.  Today’s recipe relies on red miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and scallions to create a memorable meal.   When I was growing up, we never bought vegetable broth or bouillon.  We would finish a dish by adding miso at the end of cooking.  For a time,…

Zucchini Basil Soup

Years ago, one of my best friends would go to the farmer’s market, load up on zucchini and fresh basil, and make a batch of soup.  I always looked forward to it. Because even in the height of the summer, this soup made complete sense.  It was creamy without any cream, used garden fresh ingredients…

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

When I was conceptualizing this soup, I couldn’t help but think about shakshuka.  It’s a staple entree of North Africa and Arab cuisine, and involves eggs and tomatoes.  Being vegan, I wasn’t going to go the eggs route, and because I wanted soup, this would need to veer in a different direction.  Just like shakshuka,…

Soy Curl Corn Soup

This recipe was inspired by a combination of Guam’s classic corn soup, American chicken pot pie, and chicken noodle soup.  Put them all together with some vegan flare, and you have a comforting, flavorful soup that keeps you coming back for more.  In fact, we had no leftovers! While I chose to use fresh corn…

Watercress Mint Soup

This morning, I woke up to my dog pawing my head.  As I opened my eyes, I had to admit his urgency was warranted.  Outside it looked like spring exploded overnight!  The sun was shining.  The cherry blossoms were everywhere.  The sweet smell of spring was wafting it’s way through the open window.  “Ok, ok…

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 artichoke farms for fried artichokes.  There is nothing like the smell of the beach, the fog rolling in, and the taste of farm fresh artichokes.   Since moving to the…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

As we move into the final days of winter, I am making the most of it.  Warming and nourishing, there’s nothing like a bowl of homemade soup.  Some people crave ice cream.  Some people like cake. I just want a really good bowl of soup.   Spiced with garam masala, today’s soup is literally “heating…

French Onion Wild Mushroom Soup

My dad loved french onion soup. When I was in high school, I figured out how to make a meatless version for him. Needless to say, he was all about that soup. Every time I make one of his favorite recipes, I can’t help but think of him. Food is so tied to family. And…

Spiced Carrot Soup

This soup is spicy in a warming curry way, bright from the lemon juice, savory from the fennel bulb, and a bit sweet from the carrots. All in all, it uses few ingredients, cooks up fast, and is very easy to make. And best of all, it tastes absolutely delicious. Ras el hanout is a…

Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Whenever I feel the slightest bit of illness coming on, this is my go-to soup.  While some people may believe in chicken noodle soup, I believe in the power of shiitake mushrooms. Considered a medicinal mushroom, shiitakes boost immunity, are a powerful antioxidant, and offer a fair amount of vitamin B and D.  During this insane flu…

Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

I’m convinced you can taste how someone was feeling when they were cooking.  From flavor alone, a dish can come right out, and say, “I LOVE YOU” or “I AM TOTALLY MAD.”  I, of course, prefer the love!  And I can promise you that today’s soup was totally made with a big helping of love….

Golden Beet Soup

It’s impressive how much rich flavor beets add to this delightful take on borscht.  Not to mention, beets are a real powerhouse.  In the old days, they were used to treat illness of digestion or blood.  Today, they are revered by endurance athletes for providing measurable gains in performance.  For the rest of us, they…