Soups

Pork Tofu and Watercress Soup

Pork Tofu and Watercress Soup

As days start to cool down, I start looking for warming and satisfying dishes, like this soup. Pork tofu and watercress is a fairly common stir-fry dish found in Hawaii. A simple and tasty dish, sometimes it includes other vegetables like onions and bean sprouts to...

Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is Chinese comfort in a bowl featuring delicious wonton dumplings in a flavorful broth. It's not difficult to make and if you have a little foresight you can make enough for a future meal or two. Homemade is the best When I first moved to Boston I had a...

Portuguese Bean Soup

Portuguese Bean Soup

To wrap up this month of soups I am sharing a local Hawaii favorite, Portuguese Bean Soup. Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines as a result of families immigrating to the islands to work on the plantations. In addition to several Asian groups like Japanese...

Mini Meatball & Kale Soup

Mini Meatball & Kale Soup

The weather has been cool in Hawaii (my friends in Boston and Nebraska are laughing now because by cool I mean mid-60s) so I am sharing another favorite soup recipe. Filled with mini meatballs, hearty kale, and a healthy sprinkling of Parmesan, this soup makes a...

Sausage, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

Sausage, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup

It seems I'm on a soup kick right now so let me share another one of our favorites - sausage, kale, and cauliflower soup. We often make a version of Zuppa Toscana, a sausage, kale, and potato soup. Since we love cauliflower so much we decided to try replacing the...

Curried Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Curried Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Even in Hawaii we enjoy a good bowl of soup. Some of the more popular soups you'll find are ox tail soup and Portuguese bean soup, and, of course, all different varieties of ramen. We recently added a curried kabocha squash soup to our repertoire and we really enjoy...

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I love the Food52 website and I frequent the site for ideas and recommendations for new recipes. This soup was recently highlighted in one of its emails and I couldn't wait to try it. At the same time that I saw this recipe, I was hearing a lot about Trader Joe's...

Chook (Chinese Congee)

Chook (Chinese Congee)

Kung Hee Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! Chook is not specifically associated with the new year celebration but I wanted to share it in honor of my popo. Chook is a rice soup and is also known as congee. It's an everyday comfort food in Chinese homes. One of my...

Mediterranean Chicken and Rice Soup

Mediterranean Chicken and Rice Soup

Many years ago when I was sick, a friend sent me containers of delicious chicken soup from the New England Soup Factory. It was just what I needed on my road to recovery. Several years later the restaurant published its own cookbook and it's become my...

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Updated September 2021 Due to work and school schedules, when we visit Disney World it's often in the heat of summer. If anyone has experienced Disney World in the summer you know that you are in for hot, humid weather with daily thunder storms. One respite we found...

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpea Soup with Chicken and Rice

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpea Soup with Chicken and Rice

Tonight I had a small window of time once I got home to make dinner before I had to take a conference call with Asia. I've wanted to try a recipe I found in Food & Wine for Creamy Piquillo Pepper and Chickpea Soup with Chicken. The magazine claimed it would take 7...

All-in-the-Pot Root Vegetable Soup

All-in-the-Pot Root Vegetable Soup

The last day of our CSA was sad but at this time of the year, by the time I get to the pick-up location, it's dark and we're selecting veggies by flashlight phone apps. I'm not worried that I'm going to get old or rotten veggies but it is a bit of a surprise when I'm...

Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup

Labor Day is the line separating Summer and Fall but I'm still in denial. I want to wear flip flops and sundresses and eat sweet corn and summer tomatoes. But alas, the days are growing shorter and I woke up to a cool September morning. As with many things, I found...

Jacques Pépin’s Butternut Squash Velvet Soup

Jacques Pépin’s Butternut Squash Velvet Soup

After watching an episode of Jacques Pépin's More Fast Food My Way, I was inspired to make his Butternut Squash Velvet Soup. It's so easy and so simple and highlights the beautiful flavor of butternut squash. I replaced half the olive oil with bacon fat to give...