Soups

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Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

I have been a little soup crazy this winter. Perhaps the most soup ever produced in my kitchen is directly proportional to the most snow ever fallen in Chicago ...
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Who Knew Miso Soup Was So Easy?!

Last week, I was delighted with a special treat. My assistant and friend, Sophie, assembled for me a fresh "make your own miso soup" kit. She had traveled to a ...
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My First Date with Chicken Corn Chowder

My experience with this new recipe was like a first date you initially feel nonchalant about. But, as the evening unfolds, you are pleasantly surprised and find...
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Prime Time for Chili

Tonight we had our first snowfall in Chicago. The glistening white flakes floated down and coated the ground and the trees making a winter wonderland. I gli...
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Warming Up with Tomato Basil Soup

It isn't exactly the height of tomato season any more but the brisk air sure pairs well with a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Believe i...
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Asparagus Soup with Basil Cream

Do you ever have one of those nights where you think that you are going to whip up something quickly and over an hour later with a kitchen that could qualify as...
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Curried “Red” Lentil Soup

My first soup of fall! The truth is, I was starting to make Red Lentil Dal and added too much chicken stock. So, I just adjusted the ingredients a bit and turne...
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Cream of Asparagus Soup

I like challenging my mind to think differently and like to play games where I translate sensory experiences as if they were different languages. "What musi...
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Italian Sausage Soup

The soup that I served and exchanged at the inaugural Soup Exchange: Italian Sausage Soup 1 1/2 lbs. Italian Sausage (I mix spicy and mild) 2 cloves garl...