Category Archives: Sunday Soups

Zucchini Onion Soup

The inspiration for this soup was a low-key Sunday dinner that my daughter wanted to make and she had her mind set on making soup.  Since we had zucchini in our basket she took my creamy zucchini leek soup as her starting off point and asked me to create a variation with caramelized onions and lots of garlic!  Zucchini onion soup is the soup to make with the delicious summer squash available at the markets and even in our own gardens right now.  Folks, this zucchini onion soup turned out so good that we were having seconds and thirds and we even finished off the entire pot!  The best part?  The soup is so healthy and low in calories it will blow your mind. The calories come from the butter and that too just 2 tbsp for an entire pot of soup.  The rest is all veggies, broth and herbs.  Its even creamy that one might assume there is cream in it, but not!  How healthy is that?  And if its really hot where you live, try the soup chilled and let me know how it tastes! Continue reading Zucchini Onion Soup

Araicha Kootu. South Indian Squash Stew with Coconut Paste

Kootu is a type of vegetable stew that is made often in South Indian homes and is a great way to combine lentils and vegetables in a one pot dish.  Kootu is made with vegetables, lentils and fresh coconut that are all delicately flavored with spices and is served over steaming white rice. With this combination of ingredients one doesn’t need anything else  – protein, starch and vegetables are all taken care of in one delicious meal. Continue reading Araicha Kootu. South Indian Squash Stew with Coconut Paste

Mint and Lemongrass Sweet Potato Veggie Noodle Bowl

I made this Asian inspired noodle soup  for our Sunday evening dinner recently and it was enjoyed by the whole family.  With loads of vegetables all seasoned with herbs and spices, this recipe makes a giant pot of vegetable noodle soup floating in a flavorful coconut broth.  Continue reading Mint and Lemongrass Sweet Potato Veggie Noodle Bowl

Kootu. White Pumpkin and Daikon Lentil Stew

This South Indian style stew called kootu is commonly made with squash, soft lentils, spices and fresh coconut, and is served over white rice.  With a few mild spices such as asafetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and turmeric and with lots of veggies and lentils, kootu is delicious and wholesome. Continue reading Kootu. White Pumpkin and Daikon Lentil Stew

Veggie Ramen Bowl

There is something about a giant bowl of ramen noodle soup on a chilly evening that soothes the body and the soul.  For all you folks who are still in the thick of winter, this one’s for you. This is not a quick eat and go type of meal, but then what ramen bowl really is? Ramen in broth begs to be savored and enjoyed slowly.  This delicious hot soup will force you to sit together for dinner and slowly sip the broth, eat the veggies, and slurp the noodles 🍜. Continue reading Veggie Ramen Bowl

Arugula and Ridge Gourd Stew in Coconut Broth

Greens are some of the healthiest vegetables we can eat and the best way to get more greens in every spoon full is to add them to soups, curries and stews. It’s amazing how many bags of greens you can use up when you toss them into any warm dish, they condense down to 1/4 their volume. I used 8-10 cups of arugula in this stew!  But you would never know looking at it.  This delicious stew has lots of greens such as arugula and other good for you ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, more veggies and tofu for a good dose of vegetarian protein. Served with a side of rice or quinoa this is healthy, delicious and a low caloric dish as you can get! Continue reading Arugula and Ridge Gourd Stew in Coconut Broth

Rasia Mutia. Chickpea flour Dumplings in Spiced Yogurt Broth

Rasia mutia is a yogurt soup from the state of Gujarat in the Western part of India.  It is a delicately spiced yogurt broth with chickpea flour dumplings called mutias.  The dumplings are made with day old rice, turmeric, chickpea flour, ginger, garlic, and salt.  These are then steamed and added to the yogurt broth. To prevent the yogurt broth from curdling when heated the yogurt is blended with chickpea flour that acts as rue for the yogurt soup.   A rather unusual yogurt soup that is considered “ordinary” and not worthy of serving for company, you wont find this at any Indian restaurant.  However this is a totally unique homemade soup that is delicious and healthy as well. Give it a try! Continue reading Rasia Mutia. Chickpea flour Dumplings in Spiced Yogurt Broth

Creamy Zucchini Leek Soup

Creamy tender zucchini along with green oniony leeks makes this soup the perfect light spring-inspired soup to serve in the winter.  Zucchini and leeks are so awesome together in this soup that my family emptied out the entire soup pot completely.  This soup by no means a hearty soup, but on those Sundays when all you want is a quiet bowl of soup that is not too filling maybe with a side of crusty bread and a cup of tea or a glass of wine  – this is the one to make. Give it a try! Continue reading Creamy Zucchini Leek Soup

Sweet Potato White Bean Minestrone Soup

Lots of veggies, herbs and tomato sauce add wonderful flavor and vitamins in this veggie soup but what really amps up  the flavor is the addition of sweet potatoes and white beans. Sweet potatoes add a nice sweet creamy texture and the white beans give the soup some heft and added lentil protein.  With 1/4 cup of fresh basil, lots of thyme and oregano this soup is deliciously good and comforting.  Call it a veggie soup or minestrone soup either works, but best of all is how easy this vegetarian soup is to make. Continue reading Sweet Potato White Bean Minestrone Soup