Moroccan Lentil Vegetable Soup

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It’s mid-May and there’s (still) a chill in the air.  When I made this soup I wanted something to warm me up.  You may not need warming by the time you read this post but if you do, may I suggest a warm slurp of flavor!

This brothy soup recipe is similar to my Hearty Lentil Soup but the flavour is distinctly different yet subtle and delicate.  Cinnamon is the star here and the aroma is heavenly.  One bonus is that this soup makes a lot so I ended up freezing the bulk of it.  Continue reading

Fool Proof Squash Soup

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This Squash Soup recipe is an easy and basic recipe that is VERY forgiving.  Very low in calories and fat, not to mention satisfying. You don’t need exact measurements of any of the ingredients really.  However, I do give you the exact measurements of what I did with this soup.  If your soup is too thick, add more broth and salt to taste. You can easy personalize this soup by adding in a sprinkle or two of cinnamon. A pinch of cardamom or curry powder will also give a little kick. A little bit of cream to garnish is also a good option.  We garnished our soup tonight with chopped green onions.   The possibilities are endless.  Keep the flavour as mild or bold as you prefer.  Another idea is to serve this soup mild and have your family/guests add the seasonings and garnishes they prefer. Continue reading

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

This recipe is very easy to make and it tastes so good. Definitely one of my favourites. It will warm you up on a cold winter night.  The photo here is not the greatest but until I have a better one, you have a good idea how it looks. The asparagus is not part of the recipe itself but a nice addition. Also,  this recipe need Garam Masala, a mixture of Indian spices.  I have also included a Garam Masala recipe in this blog. Continue reading

Brazilian Black Bean & Cilantro Soup

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One summer day I was in Whole Foods in Oakville.  A woman was giving away samples of this Brazilian soup she made.  It was such a great soup for summer.  I imagine you could easily eat it hot or at room temperature.  Anyway, I asked her what was in it.  I jotted down all the ingredients, went home and figured it out.  This soup has a strong cilantro flavor.  You can easily cut back on the cilantro to what suits your taste. Continue reading