Category Archives: Soups

BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR SOUP

  This Broccoli and Cheddar soup is on a regular menu rotation at our house. It is creamy, delicious and healthy soup without any junk. There are, of course, so many variations of this soup, but this one is my favorite. It is so smooth and silky, lightened up with coconut milk, instead of cream, and… Continue reading »

SPLIT PEA SOUP

Introducing my take on simple traditional Split Pea Soup. One simple ingredient that I’ve been using takes this soup to the whole new level! – as we all know, soup is one of the most versatile dishes in the cook’s repertoire. In my house, soup served daily for lunch. What can be better than a bowl… Continue reading »

DELICIOUS PUMPKIN SOUP

  This Delicious Pumpkin Soup is everything you’d want your pumpkin soup to be! Its rich in flavors, very lite, yet very comforting and filling, with some amazing texture of mushrooms and roasted pumpkin seeds. Every year I grow pumpkins in my garden. Every year I would roast, purée and freeze them, but don’t seem… Continue reading »

ZUPPA TOSCANA RECIPE

I first tried Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden Restaurant. It is such a delicious hearty soup made of Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale, enhanced with garlic and spices, and mmm… so good. I would often crave this soup on a weeknight, when its just impossible to go out. Good news are, this recipe is quick and easy, and… Continue reading »

HEARTY UKRAINIAN BORSHCH

HEARTY UKRAINIAN BORSHCH

Borshch is one of the most favorite dishes of Slavic people. There is no such  person in Eastern Europe that didn’t know how to cook Borshch. There are different varieties of Borshch, but the most popular one is “Red Borshch” of which the beet root is the main ingredient. This Borshch recipe is a vegetarian version. Traditionally, Borshch… Continue reading »

SPINACH SOUP

Spinach Soup is also called a Green Borshch by Slavic people. Traditionally, Green Borshch is made with Sorrel which is commonly used in soups and sauces, and is sour to the taste. Sorrel is at its best in late spring early summer. Spinach or another leafy greens, like chard are good substitution when sorrel is not in season…. Continue reading »

CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP

I have a confession to make: I’m not a big fan of mushrooms! There I said it. I like picking mushrooms, I like cooking with mushrooms, just don’t eat them that’s all. My husband is a different story. He loves anything that has mushrooms in it. I on the other hand am very happy to indulge his craving… Continue reading »

BUCKWHEAT SOUP

  Did you know that buckwheat is not wheat at all? It is used like a grain, but it is neither a cereal nor grass, it is a fruit seed. Buckwheat seeds are rich in starch, proteins, minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. Buckwheat helps maintain the health of the digestive and cardiovascular systems…. Continue reading »

SOUP WITH MEATBALLS

SOUP WITH MEATBALLS

This soup with meatballs is my family’s very favorite. It is a great quick and easy recipe that can be done under 45 minutes.  I usually cook it on a busy weekday, when I’m on the run between music lessons, and basketball practices. I use Italian Style Meatballs from Costco for this soup. You can use any… Continue reading »

EASY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Soup is one of the most versatile dishes in the cook’s repertoire, and whatever the occasion, you can be sure there will be a soup to fit the bill. The ingredients on which a soup can be based are equally varied. You can create delicious soups with anything from fish to fruit. Russian and Ukrainian people used… Continue reading »