Golden Beet Soup

Baby, it’s cold outside! This soup should help ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’re anything like me, you love making soups for the winter “hibernation” period! During the harsh winter months, curling up in warm blankets and flannel pyjamas and consuming nothing but warm food and beverages is my protocol ๐Ÿ˜‰ This soup fits the bill and helps…

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is a springtime veg which has decided to grace us with its presence, and has been doing so for the past few weeks. Did you know that once asparagus is planted, it can only be harvested 3 years later? Though it may be playing hard to get, asparagus is well worth the wait ๐Ÿ˜‰…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

  More often than not, pumpkins are used for decorating purposes by Haloweeners. However, pumpkin isn’t just another pretty face, it is truly beautiful inside and out, as it is a highly nutritious ingredient that totally deserves to be in your soup, or any other dish ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pumpkin is a healthy fella! Its bright and…

Borscht Soup

Borscht is a Ukrainian beet soup. Actually, it doesn’t get much more Ukrainian than borscht ๐Ÿ™‚ Today’sย version is probably one of my fave winter soupsโ€“ veggie-heavy, of a deep ruby-red hue and extremely nutritious (contains beta-carotene, iron, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and fiber). Veggie-Heavy Ukrainian Borscht Ingredients: 1 onion 2 tbsp. olive oil 10…

Pho Soup

Pho is a Vietnamese soup, which happens to be Vietnam’s national dish, and understandably so! ย Vietnamese people often start off their day with this soup, and consume it at any and all points throughout the day. Again, totally get it! ๐Ÿ™‚ This soup is often consumed as street food in Vietnam. It became popular worldwide…

Thai Coconut Soup

Coconut. Enough said. This Thai coconut soup will transport you to the land of elephants, beaches, Buddhism (which is practice d by 95% of the population), 1430 islands (the most famous of which being Koh Phi Phi), full moon parties, mountain ranges and delicious vegetarian food. Traditional and home-made Thai food is quite healthy, as…

Curry, Tomato & Coconut Soup

I. Love. ____________ (fill in the blank, we are playing Mad Libs here! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) If you guessed Indian food, you are spot on. I love Indian food for its hodgepodge of ingredients and all of its intoxicating aromas. What is interesting about Indian cuisine is that typically and molecularly speaking, a meal will taste…

Brain Power Spinach & Kale Soup

To cook vegetables or to not cook vegetables? That is the question! People often ponder whether it is best to eat their veggies raw or cooked, and my answer is as follows: it depends! I recommend not being too dogmatic about it and enjoying your vegetables raw if you feel like it, or cooked if…

Gai Tom Kha – Coconut & Lemongrass Soup

It had been on my nutrition bucket list for quite some time to cook with lemongrass. Its long grassy stalks always caught my eye at the farmer’s market, and screamed “I dare you to try me” (hallucinations much?). Lemongrass, which also goes by the name of cymbopogon (beats me why anyone would call anything that!…

Silky Rutabaga Soup

For those of you who aren’t in the know, I am a recipe contributor for Rutabaga magazine. I felt like a bit of a phony collaborating for a magazine whose name was a vegetable I was totally unfamiliar with so I decided to remedy the situation. I decided to make this wondrous and lightly sweet…

Strawberry, Champagne, Jalapeรฑo & Mint Gazpacho

If you are an observant person, you may have noticed that I really like gazpachos. What I love even more than gazpachos themselves, is playing around with the ingredients contained in them.ย This recipe is proof and the proof’s in the pudding. With summer around the corner (11 days to go until its official start –…

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup has been a favourite of mine for quite some time now. Of course, about a decade ago, prior to embarking upon the beautiful journey that was my degree in human nutrition (geez, when did I get so poetic?), the only mushroom soup I ate/drank (just stumped myself there) was a can…