Category Archives: Vegetarian

Roasted Asparagus Soup

Maybe it’s because I grew up in Stockton, California, home of the Asparagus Festival (and one of the largest asparagus-producing areas in the world). But the arrival of spring and the arrival of fresh asparagus in the market have always … Continue reading

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Simplest Black Bean Soup

 OK, so maybe not quite as easy as "open a few cans, dump their contents into a pot, stir." But still, pretty appallingly easy–and better-tasting (as well as healthier) than a lot of the black bean soups out there. In … Continue reading

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Indian Ginger-Cauliflower Soup

A couple of months ago, we had a lovely Indian dinner at our friends Anne and Mark's house. Onion fritters, chicken, lentils, rice, etc., etc…. all fresh-tasting, spicy without being mindblowingly hot, and totally devoid of that generic "curry powder" … Continue reading

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Oh gosh–ganache!

Fine, haters. You don't think ganache counts as soup? I think it does when you eat it out of a bowl with a spoon. As we did after Fisher's birthday party (at the Spelling Bee at Mississippi Pizza, natch). A … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

The only reason I ever wish our quite modestly sized house were bigger is so that we could have a huge gargantuan kitchen in which everyone could fit at once and multiple activities could be simultaneously pursued. Although this is … Continue reading

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Soup365 #103. Now that sounds entirely odd

It looks like a grain, it cooks like a grain, but it's not a grain. It's the seed of a member of the goosefoot family of plants, related to beets, spinach and chard. Containing 12-18% protein, it's one of the … 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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