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Italian Spinach Soup

Italian Spinach Soup by John Spottiswood

Suprise, surprise. Another amazing recipe adapted from Marcella Hazan's Essential's of Italian Cooking. This is one of my bibles. Not only did I love this spinach soup, but all four of my kids did too! Everyone had mutiple servings. We served it with simple sourdough toast, though Crostini (Italian croutons) is what Marcella…

11 votes
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Chinese Vegetable Soup

Chinese Vegetable Soup by John Spottiswood

I love to throw this recipe together when I am in the mood for a healthy and spicy meal. Just about every time I go to an Asian grocery store I end up picking up the ingredients for this tasty soup. This is not from any book...just pieced together from the great bowls of soup I've had in hole-in-the-wall chinese restaurants in the…

3 votes
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Minestrone Romagna Style

Minestrone Romagna Style by John Spottiswood

This is the way minestrone is made in Romagna. It's not a lot of prep time, but you simmer the soup for a long time until all of the vegetable flavors mellow into one mild but delicious soup. The subtle flavors of this soup are even more delicious the next day, so it is a good dish to prepare in advance of guests arriving for a…

14 votes
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Red Bell Pepper Soup

Red Bell Pepper Soup by Robyn Savoie

Here's a wonderfully bright soup that's great year around. It's sweet and thick without the use of cream. The secret to that is the pumpkin. Pumpkin is one of my favorite squashes. It's loaded with vitamins, water and fiber. It also adds great texture to soup and chili; yes you heard me...chili. The flavor profile of this…

4 votes
4535 views
Bok choy soup with mushrooms and ginger

Bok choy soup with mushrooms and ginger by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica

This hot and savory soup is easy to make and it is packed with deep, umami flavor.

1 vote
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Tuscan Vegetable Soup - La Ribollita

Tuscan Vegetable Soup - La Ribollita by John Spottiswood

We made a heaping pot of this up at Heavenly Valley last week when up there for ski week. It was the perfect capstone to a wonderful day snow boarding. We were limited to vegetables we could find at the local supermarket, and substituted regular green cabbage for the black leaf Kale. While it was still good, I would recommend…

6 votes
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Classic Vegetable Stew (Soup)

Classic Vegetable Stew (Soup) by Salad Foodie

When the craving for veggie soup overtakes me I get the soup pot out and make this classic vegetable stew. The chopping is therapy for my soul, and the taste makes the effort all worthwhile. For a more substantial soup, I often add extras such as black beans and leftover chicken, pork or beef .

2 votes
4852 views
Pasta e fagioli

Pasta e fagioli by Frank Fariello

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta and beans, which goes by the amusing nickname 'pasta fazool' in Italian-American slang, is one of the most internationally famous dishes in the entire Italian repertoire. It is, however, a victim of its own success, and is too often made badly, very badly, which is why I would never order this dish in a…

2 votes
4958 views
Alton Brown Lentil Soup

Alton Brown Lentil Soup by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from one by Alton Brown. I added spinach, potatoes, and scallions and removed grains of paradise. Our whole family really enjoyed this recipe. I made it alongside an Indian curried lentil soup recipe, and while both were good, this was the hands down winner. If you're looking for a tasty, hearty, and healthy…

10 votes
7109 views
Weeknight Minestrone

Weeknight Minestrone by Salad Foodie

This is a speedy version of the classic Italian minestrone. The food processor does the chopping and bottled marinara saves additional time, without compromising flavorful results. Based on Laura Vitale’s recipe in her cookbook Laura In The Kitchen (2015).

3 votes
3219 views
Famous Nagano Kabucha & Shitake Soup

Famous Nagano Kabucha & Shitake Soup by John Spottiswood

When I lived in Japan for 2 years I was introduced to many delicious foods. One of my most distinct food memories is of a hot, piping Kabucha (Japanese Pumpkin) soup I had in Nagano Prefecture after a very cold day of skiing. As is common in Japan, this was a small restaurant which was famous for and served almost nothing other than…

6 votes
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Crockpot Pinto-Bean Stew

Crockpot Pinto-Bean Stew by RecipeKing

Crockpot Pinto-Bean Stew is a delicious, hearty and spicy Tex-mex style recipe with spicy corn meal dumplings. Ingredients include, pinto beans, corn, onions and bell peppers. It is highly spiced and served with a dumpling. Garnished with cilantro and sliced radishes. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low…

2 votes
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Italian Chick Pea Soup

Italian Chick Pea Soup by John Spottiswood

Chickpeas are one of my favorite ingredients in soup. They don't lose their texture or their nutty flavor. Whether in a spicy Harira (served during Ramadan) or in this mild flavored Italian soup, Chickpeas make soup both nutritious and delicious. This soup has been popular in Italian homes for over 1000 years, and it was…

12 votes
4773 views
Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup by Nancy Miyasaki

This is an elegant looking and hearty tasting soup. A great combination. Make sure to cook a little extra, as many are going to want an extra serving!

2 votes
5027 views
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup by Mary Callan

A perfect Fall soup, full of goodness.

4 votes
3753 views