Posts Tagged ‘soup’

15 Minutes to Dinner [Smokey Sausage, Kale & Sweet Potato Soup – *SPONSORED*]

“You always have the best dinners! I wish I had the time.” I hear this so many times. So, so many times. People tend to think I eat like a king most nights of the week. Big, extravagant meals that I’ve been pouring over for hours and planned for days. Get real, guys! I don’t […]

Farmers Feast 02: A Promise of Picnics [Toasted Rye w Labneh, Fava/Sweet Pea/Mizuna Spread + Cold Avocado & Cucumber Soup]

I promised myself I would picnic more this summer. Spend more time outside, feeling the breeze dance on my skin and the sounds of passing voices buzz in my ear, pack up a cooler filled with cold soups and icy drinks, sandwich-making ingredients and snacks and remember what it was like to not have deadlines […]

Speedy Meatless Monday [Caramelized Fennel, Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Lemon]

Spring may be inching closer, but that doesn’t mean the lingering chill in the air can’t be battled with a warm bowl of bright, fragrant soup.  Today’s meatless Monday dish has spent many cold, winter nights wrapping my bones in a blanket of steaming hot, vibrant red soup made rich with the addition of savory […]

To Melt. To Thaw. [Portered French Onion Soup with Île-aux-Grues Cheddar]

This recipe comes at just the right time. When our bodies are craving warmth and solace from the bitter cold. The mercury seems to be on a never ending nose dive into the 30 belows and as it makes it’s decent, our bones stiffen, muscles tighten and groan as we reluctantly emerge from our blanket-covered indentations on […]

Sponsored Post + Giveaway! [Daly’s Express at the Westin Ottawa]

If you live in Ottawa, as I do, you know there is no shortage of soup or sandwiches in the downtown core. Whatever you do, and wherever you do it, there is a small to medium shop that sells the basics, and a few that even go far above and beyond the minestrone and ham […]

Humble Comforts [Roasted Tomato & Carrot Soup with Mozzarella-Thyme Croutons]

Isn’t it remarkable that a certain smell or taste can instantly whisk you away to a time tucked deep in the cobwebbed nooks of your memory? One bite and you’re somewhere else, summoning thoughts and feelings as thought you’re right there, living through them again. Food is a wondrous thing, and the memories and traditions […]

Cinco de Mayo & Mexican Cuisine [Sopa Azteca with Cilantro Pesto]

You’ve got to hand it to the Mexicans; they can do food like nobody else. Better than the French (Désolé mes amis), better than the Spanish (Lo siento mis amigos) and better than the Italians (Spiacente miei amici)… at least as far as my gut is concerned. Their colourful plates are amass with vibrant produce, umpteen varieties of tongue […]

A Warm Bowl of Noodles [30-minute Red Miso Ramen with Soft Boiled Egg and Shiitake]

Is there anything better than a simple bowl of ramen noodles? I’ve asked that question before and I’m pretty sure you all agreed that no, no there isn’t. Unless we’re talking about millions of dollars. That might be better… because you could buy LOTS of bowls of noodles with that.  After a wildly indulgent weekend […]

Eating. Simply. [Cream of Mushroom Soup]

Every so often I need to be reminded.  That food is to be enjoyed, each bite relished in – not rushed through so I can edit photos and start writing. Meals are to be made because you want them – not because it’s been thismany days since you posted a recipe with thiskind of ingredient. […]

An Ode to Bread and Soup [Roasted Butternut Squash and Asian Pear Soup + No-Knead Bread]

I love bread. I love the way a fresh loaf’s crust shatters like glass when you pull a warm, doughy piece from it. I love it’s comforting, alluring smell as it emerges from the oven, golden brown and imperfect. I love how unpretentious a rustic peasant loaf can truly be. I love that it rises from […]