Late summer veggies like tomatoes and zucchini are in abundance right now, and big leafy greens such as Swiss chard are looking gorgeous as ever, while our herb patch is overflowing with herbs. All these veggies and herbs is what inspired me to make this hearty minestrone soup on this cool September evening. End of Summer Minestrone Soup. The name says it all! Loaded with veggies and herbs that are in abundance now, tomatoes and garlic – minestrone is truly our family’s all-time favorite soup. Continue reading End of Summer Minestrone Soup
Happy June 2nd! June has finally brought with it warmer temperatures around here. It felt much warmer yesterday only to find out that it was barely 78 degrees! I guess with all the cool weather we have been having even 78 degrees feels warm. That’s why I had a hard time posting a Sunday Soup recipe today, as it’s going to be another warm day. For that matter, I am officially switching over from Sunday Soups to Sunday Salads starting today. Summer has finally arrived and it’s time to take advantage of all the bounty of fresh veggies at this time of year and make a few delicious and colorful salads. Welcome to a summer of Sunday Salads!
I also want to take this opportunity to share with you a story I did a while back on how our Sunday Soup tradition came about and how it has helped our family’s Sunday dinner routine. Hope you enjoy the article. Happy Sunday and have a great week ahead!
It’s June already and it’s getting warm around here in Northern California. Roses are blooming, lilies too, dahlias are sprouting, and pretty much every type of flower you can think of is blooming right now. We are swimming in color at this time of year. Perfect inspiration for making wonderful light and colorful 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. But truth be told, the most popular recipes are my Sunday Soups. So many of you have told me time and time again that you love my Sunday Soup tradition and are enjoying making the soup recipes I post. To you all, I especially want to apologize, as I will be taking a break from Sunday Soups. The weather is warming up finally making it a great time…
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Last weekend was one of my twin’s Rani’s cello recital. It was a rainy chilly cloudy day on this May morning when Rani had her recital, but that didn’t take away from the beautiful music played by all the student musicians which was held at a charming intimate church venue in Menlo Park. Continue reading Cauliflower Green Onion Soup
A soup so creamy that’s made without cream or potatoes? That’s how deliciously creamy this squash soup turned out. It was an unusually cool May afternoon earlier this week with cloudy skies and cool temperatures when I made this creamy squash soup for a belated Mother’s Day lunch I had with a couple of friends. I was originally planning on making a veggie dish to go with a few dishes my friends were bringing, but changed my mind and decided to make a pot of soup instead. I thought a steaming bowl of soup would be a welcome first course on a chilly May afternoon. Continue reading Six Veggie Creamy Yellow Squash Soup
Zucchini Onion Tomato Soup is the lightest, quickest and easiest soup you’ll ever make. Just sauté the veggies, add salt and pepper, broth, and cook until tender. Then blend until smooth and serve piping hot. With just three vegetables that delicately flavor the soup this really is a simple and delicious soup. Zucchini, onion and tomato. That’s it. These three vegetables create a soup that is truly comforting. Continue reading Zucchini Onion Tomato Soup
For a different type of cauliflower soup with the spicy edge of fresh ginger give this soup a try. I remember having cauliflower ginger soup at a restaurant a while back and ever since then I’ve wanted to replicate it at home. Fresh ginger adds a nice kick of spiciness giving the soup a uniquely Asian influence of flavor. Add coconut milk to make the soup creamy and the result is a quick and easy delicious cauliflower ginger soup. Continue reading Cauliflower Ginger Soup
Soft creamy lentils cooked with radish and spices make a deliciously warm bowl of daal. Radish also known as daikon has such a distinct flavor almost like a mild wasabi type of flavor that to give this unique flavor a chance to shine through the spices in this daal are kept to a minimum. All this lentil soup has is cumin, turmeric and asafetida. Served over fluffy white rice this radish daal is comfort food at it’s best.
Fresh tasting ginger, lemon and tender zucchini makes this a light soup perfect for a low-key Sunday soup dinner. Honestly sometimes I think maybe the family wants more than soup on Sunday night so I try very hard to make my soups as hearty and filling as I can; but in reality the family is perfectly fine having a soup that is light and not so filling, especially after a weekend of indulging. I made this soup with over 5 zucchinis to add in as much vegetables as I could for a large pot of soup, yet this was all gone. With no leftovers for my next day’s lunch. This zucchini soup is one that everyone in the family loved with feedback like “This is awesome soup.” and “It’s delicious Mommy.” and “It’s really good.” How can I get better feedback than this? Continue reading Zucchini Ginger Soup
Oh my Goodness – Rasam! It is comfort food to the Nth degree. Think chicken soup but for vegetarians. Just as chicken soup makes one feel good when they have a cold or flu so does rasam for us vegetarians. In fact in our home or for that matter in most South Indian homes, when one is under the weather the first question they get asked is “Shall I make rasam for you?” Rasam is a ubiquitous feel good soup and is such an integral part of a traditional South Indian meal that every meal will usually include rasam on the menu.
Though its winter around here fall-inspired butternut squash can still be found at the grocery stores giving this hearty barley soup that nutty sweetness. Add in a variety of colorful veggies such as carrots, fennel, leeks and potatoes, and a generous sprinkling of herbs and you get a delicious soup perfect for a Sunday soup day. Packed with good for you veggies and barley, this soup is filling as it is beautiful and delicious. Continue reading Fall and Winter Inspired Vegetable Barley Soup