Category Archives: Sunday Soups

Sunday Soups to Sunday Salads

I am always thrilled to hear that the recipes I post are so well received and most of all that they are being tried in your home kitchen.  A few of you have even told me that you really like my Sunday Soup tradition and are enjoying the soup recipes I post every Sunday. To you all, I especially want to apologize, as I will be taking a break from Sunday Soups.

The weather has gotten pretty warm here in Northern California, finally. It’s very rare for us to have such cool weather all the way into June, but it has finally warmed up to our predictable California warm sunny weather. It’s so warm now that it’s hard to enjoy a hot steaming bowl of soup on Sundays, so I am taking a hiatus from Sunday Soups and switching over to Sunday salads, savories, sweets, and treats.

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Black Bean Soup

I had this black bean soup for the first time at my friend Rose’s place a while back. I was expecting something thick and heavy when I heard she was making Black Bean Soup, but this soup is surprisingly light and thin. With some chopped cilantro and a dollop of sour cream, this variation of black bean soup was outstanding. Continue reading Black Bean Soup

Roasted Potato, Fennel & Arugula Soup

The inspiration for this recipe came from Barefoot Contessa’s Potato Leek Vichyssoise.  Ina Garten’s recipe had arugula in this Vichyssoise soup and that got me hooked.  I love arugula! It’s my favorite greens. I really like the peppery flavor of arugula and the fact that it is not a wimpy green.  Arugula or what is otherwise known as rocket leaves is what really got me intrigued and interested in making this potato soup. I mean potato soup doesn’t have a wow factor to it.  But potato soup with arugula? Now that is something I wouldn’t mind giving a try.  Here is Barefoot Contessa’s original recipe for Roasted Potato Leek Soup.

Ina Garten’s recipe was for roasted potatoes and leeks, and it’s the leeks that give this potato soup the wow factor. However I didn’t have any leeks, what I did have at hand was fennel.  I remembered making roasted fennel when I made my friend Shalini’s Roasted Fennel and Chickpea Salad, and the roasted fennel was so flavorful in that dish that I decided to improvise and made my potato soup with roasted fennel instead of leeks. Here is my recipe. Continue reading Roasted Potato, Fennel & Arugula Soup

Artichoke & Spinach Soup

This is an awesome soup that is refreshing, flavorful, super healthy, and very light. Artichokes give this soup a distinct flavor that comes through, and spinach adds some substance and colour. All you need is herbs such as thyme and oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice, and this soup will transport you to the Mediterranean. Here is the recipe.

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