Tom Kha Kai- Laos

It’s finally getting cold, and this spicy coconut soup from Laos is the perfect way to warm up! It’s almost like Thai green curry, but in soup form. I drank it by itself, but you could certainly add some rice noodles or rice to make a heartier meal. I’m always in favor of a heartier…

Spicy Navy Bean Soup

Spicy Navy Bean Soup Do navy beans freak anyone else out? They’re at every supermarket, in the back of your mind you acknowledge their existence, you know what they look like- but no one talks about them. I’ve never seen a recipe for them, I have no idea of their origin, of how to cook…

Udon-Japan

Look, this was the best I could do. Within 50 miles, the most authentic ingredients I can find is the tiny “Asian” shelf in the grocery store. Pre-cooked udon noodles, baby bella mushrooms, soy sauce, and miso paste (intended for soup) will have to do. Because it’s 3000 degrees outside (what happened to spring? Spring,…

Colcannon Soup-Ireland

I haven’t posted in nearly a week- AP tests are coming, and I’m on the verge of running away to Montana and becoming an isolated cattle rancher. Further bulletins as events warrant. This reminded me a bit of Andorran Trinxat (link). Have you ever wanted to eat mashed potatoes, but in a soup? But also…

Shorbat Rumman- Iraq

I cook for three reasons: For the next country To finish ingredients that are about to go bad Because I want to This is one of those recipes that falls into all of these categories. A recipe from Iran, that uses the pomegranate juice that’s been in the back of the fridge for a little…

Lazy Chicken Soup

3 chicken breasts (yes, yes, I know all the flavor and good stuff comes from the bones, but it’s all I had and the whole highly infectious cold and cough thing made it hard to go to the grocery store and find bone in chicken thighs!) 1 lemon 1 head of garlic 1 teaspoon black…

Creamy Spring Soup

It’s not spring yet, but spring is coming. In just 5 days! It’s still so cold that it feels like 5 years. I’m so tired of the wind. I feel cold for a long time after I come inside, which is why I made this soup! It’s hot, comforting, and reminds me that spring is…

Meatball-Ravioli Soup

This soup is just plain ornery. You want soup? You want a light, refreshing soup? You think soup is broth-y and elegant? This soup isn’t. This soup is glorified tomato sauce. This soup has meatballs. This soup has ravioli. Ravioli! Make this soup. And you will enjoy this soup. This soup isn’t one of those…

Creamy Bok Choy Soup

Want to impress someone (this can include yourself) in a hurry? Make this soup. It sounds fancy, looks great, tastes delicious, and takes 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. My kind of dish! Now, I know how fond adults are of saying “You’re young! How can you be so tired!”. Well, you see, I study all…

Tomato Soup Part 2

So, I made tomato soup. And my wonderful, loving, supportive mother says she can do it better! Not in so many words. But still. So she made it just like HER mom used to. Spoiler alert: it has bread in it. Make both kinds, and tell me which one you think is better! Or, actually,…