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…

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…

Okra Soup

Okra, it’s delicious. Whether it’s deep fried, stewed, stir fried, pickled or added to a soup, it’s always a winner. Maybe you feel the same way? This easy vegan okra soup recipe is inspired by the Indian okra dish, bhindi masala. It preserves many of the same ingredients. And much like the classic dish, this…

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….

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

 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…

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…

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,…

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 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!…

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…

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…