Category Archives: Vegetarian Option

Soup365 #104. It takes a (Filipino) village

So I got this message from my friend Dominique: Dear Soupmeister, This weekend I made bok choy + tamarind + mushroom soup, and it was delish, despite mushrooms and instant tamarind being from a sketchy as hell Asian store. It … Continue reading

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Soup365 #102. Birthday Soup, with no debt owed to Little Bear

Oddly, Rhys did not choose a soup to be the centerpiece of his birthday dinner. He wanted his favorite meal of all time–steak and mashed potatoes–and so it was steak and mashed potatoes he got. Along with a strawberry chiffon … Continue reading

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Soup365 #101. Smooth and sassy Red Lentil Curry

So after making the Soup That Ate North Portland, I was ready for something simple, gentle, quiet, satisfying. This curried red lentil stew-thingy was just the ticket. Red lentils might be my new favorite ingredient. They were not even on … Continue reading

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Soup365 #98: What is the name of all that’s holy is that lumpy brown thing?

There it sat. Bigger than my fist. Brown as the dirt it grew in. Sprouting a liberal coat of rootlets and weird hairy things. Looking like, in short, something one would probably have to be mad in order to consider … Continue reading

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Soup365 #94. Take this cabbage and stuff it

Variations on a theme, here. I made a big batch of chili sauce last summer–tomatoes, spices, brown sugar, etc., etc. Then it just sat around while I tried to figure out what the heck could possibly be done with it. … Continue reading

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89. It Came from the Can: Invasion of the Four-Ingredient Soup

Ever have one of those nights? I know you have. Perfect storm of frustration, low energy, later-than-expected end of the day and perhaps just a wee tincture of headache? For those nights when you absolutely, truly, utterly can't summon up … Continue reading

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87. Drown your sorrows in some Spicy Mushroom & Tofu Soup

What sorrows, you ask? Oh, just the ordinary ones associated with having your purse stolen. Yep. Walked right away from my table last night at Mississippi Pizza. There was a fair amount of karaokeing happening, and in the hullabaloo I … Continue reading

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