Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup

Lunch, Soups

Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup with a vintage spoon and white linen napkin on

I was bragging to Jillian the other day as she was nursing her cold that I hadn’t gotten sick yet this season (a mini miracle with two kids) as I smugly stirred one of the dishes for our Christmas dinner.  And then BAM, just like a big slap of karma upside the head, I got sick.  Granted it was probably … View The Post

Granny’s Borscht (vegan option)

Gluten-Free, Soups, Vegan

Dietitian Tori Wesszer shares her granny's recipe to show you how easy it is to make wholesome, healthy borscht that's so delicious!

I bought a heap of beets the other week to make lazy beet rolls the other week (beet greens are THE BEST), and was left with a bit of a beet overload situation on my hands.  It’s noon on Sunday and I’m still in my PJ’s BUT I have a big pot of this soup on the stove to prove … View The Post

Potato & Broccoli Soup

Recipes, Soups, Vegan

Potato & Broccoli Soup with homemade croutons

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I wanted to make something, well, Irish.  I figured the recipe would have to either be green or made with potatoes.  But hey, I’m not one to settle so a green recipe with potatoes, or potato broccoli soup, it was.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Recipes, Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter, staring me in the face, for the last week.   I finally decided to end the showdown and turn it into soup.  It was a good call. Since I had the same situation going on with a bucket of pears (and still do, it’s a BUCKET after all, there are only … View The Post

Corn Chowder (in 10 minutes)

Recipes, Soups

Corn chowder in white bowl with stack of saltine crackers

There are days that I pour myself a cup of tea (or wine, depending on the day), turn on some Louis Armstrong and play around with ingredients in the hopes of creating something fabulous.  And there are other days when I fly in the house after work with a cranky two-year old who needed to be fed an hour ago … View The Post

Indonesian Coconut Pumpkin Soup (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Recipes, Soups

Coconut Pumpkin Soup

My first waitressing job during university was at an eclectic little bistro called the Tomato Cafe, nestled in the Cambie neighbourhood of Vancouver. Originally owned and founded by Diane Clement (cookbook author and previous Olympic athlete), it was true serendipity that they hired me. The Tomato has had a profound influence on my perspective on food and allowed me an … View The Post

Mushroom Miso Soup

Recipes, Soups, Vegan

Mushroom Miso Soup

Meatless meals are good for everybody.  Eating less meat is linked to better health and reduced incidence of many diseases, and you certainly won’t hear any complaints from Mother Nature. I have made a simple version of this soup since my university days (another reason to go meatless, you’re welcome wallet), but decided to add organic tofu to it to … View The Post

French Onion Soup

Recipes, Soups

French Onion Soup with thyme and parmesan croutons

If you look up ‘comfort food’ in a dictionary I’m pretty sure that you will see a picture of French Onion Soup. Is there a better dish to serve on a cozy fall day? I think not. While spending a weekend at our family cottage I was bound and determined to serve up my best possible version of this dish. … View The Post

Potato Leek Soup & Parmesan Thyme Croutons

Recipes, Soups

Potato Leek Soup on silver tray

I simply love making soup. They are such a great way to get vegetables into your diet and are really super easy (I confess, I love that they taste even better the next day – yay leftovers!). Potato Leek soup is a classic French soup called “Potage Parmentier” perfected by who other than Julia Child. The name seems daunting but the … View The Post