All posts filed under: Soups & Stews

Pumpkin Soup with Curry & Coconut Milk

Pumpkin Soup with Curry & Coconut Milk

Warm and comforting, this pumpkin soup with curry and coconut milk encompasses the essence of fall. A pumpkin soup can of course can go in so many directions. This one is includes Caribbean flavors starting with earthy Indian curry as well as allspice (pimento), which is a main player in Caribbean cuisines. Together with cayenne […]

Vegan Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Fellow lover of beets, this is the recipe for you. I love this coconut ginger beet soup. I’m not a pink girl, but just look at that color! Gorgeous AND it’s full of flavor. The simple combination of market fresh beetroot, ginger, and coconut milk is so tasty. Then there are some subtle flavors of […]

Simple Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Morrocan spices

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Hello roasted cauliflower lovers — this is for you! This Moroccan-spiced roasted cauliflower soup is a simple vegan recipe that is flavor-packed, naturally creamy, healthy and super easy to prepare. Roasting the cauliflower is essential to bringing out its nutty flavor — a step that shouldn’t be missed since it adds so much richness and […]

Vegetable Loaded Detox Cure Soup with onion, beet, carrot, red pepper, celery, fennel, fresh habanero chili, ginger, coconut milk, vegan recipe

Vegetable Loaded Detox Cure Soup

This Detox Cure Soup is packed with all kinds of good stuff, and by good stuff I mean immune-boosting natural remedies — veggies, veggies, and more super powered veggies! There are 8 types of fresh vegetables in this soup: onion, beet, carrot, red pepper, celery, fennel, fresh habanero chili and ginger together with vegetable broth […]

Lentil and Greens Soup, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Brown Lentils Recipe

Wintery Lentil and Greens Soup

This is what winter is all about. Warming soups! And here it is, a rustic lentil and greens soup simmered in a rich flavorful broth. This simple lentil soup recipe is made with humble pantry ingredients but also includes hearty winter greens, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon to give it a bright, fresh […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

Homemade tomato orange soup

Tomato Orange Soup

Simple ingredients is all you need for homemade tomato orange soup — a little onion, pure organic diced tomatoes, fragrant thyme, fresh squeezed orange juice and a just enough cream to richen things up. Those are the core ingredients to a deliciously rich in flavor soup that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Tomato […]

Creamy beetroot soup with orange and ginger recipe that is healthy, easy to make. Low-fat, vegan and gluten-free.

Beetroot Soup with Orange and Ginger

Ever since my friend Anne-Claire told me about a tasty beetroot soup with orange and ginger that a friend cooked for her, I’ve been dreaming about it non-stop. Which brought to this creation. Just imagine all that flavor. Sweet orange and spicy ginger, together with the earthy flavor of beets. Of course, you firstly need […]

Vegan Turmeric Ginger Lentil Soup Recipe

Turmeric Ginger Lentil Soup

One pot often translates to soup, soup, soup. So of course, with my don’t-have-a-kitchen-yet dilemna, I turn to soup as a Sunday afternoon solution. A warming and nutrient-rich turmeric ginger lentil soup. It’s a simple soup with a solid base: onions, carrots, garlic, lentils, tomatoes, spices, and broth — oh yeah lets not forget about […]

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Simple ingredients and so delicious – that’s this roasted Thai butternut squash carrot soup. It’s the pinnacle of fall. It’s autumn in a bowl. Oven roasted butternut squash, carrots, red Thai curry, ginger… need I say more? Plus it’s healthy. There is no cream, no butter, yet it has a marvelous velvety texture. Butternut squash […]

Grünkern (Spelt)-Lentil Chili with Kale Recipe

Lentil Chili with Grünkern & Kale

Lentil chili is this simple. It requires just one pot (hallelujah!), some basic ingredients, is totally flexible and comes together in less than 1 hour. And most of that time you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine… ahem, I mean cup of tea. Yes, this one-pot wonder is that easy, plus it’s […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with napa cabbage, chili, carrots, mushrooms, udon noodles

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Ridiculously delicious. That’s what this Asian chicken noodle soup is. Not only is it the best thing ever for fighting off a summer cold, but it tastes amazing! Loaded up with magical umami-power, a healthy dose of vegetables, immune boosting garlic and ginger, it’ll keep you hydrated while delivering the same promise every chicken noodle […]

Chinese Cabbage Shiitake Noodle Bowl

Chinese Cabbage Shiitake Noodle Bowl

Here my friend’s is a noodle bowl. It’s sort of a half soup, half noodle bowl. More noodle, than soup. One made with ramen noodles, the one thing that brings me back to my 20’s, when half my packed lunches comprised of salads made from ramen noodles — cooked, drained, then tossed with that little […]

White Bean Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms, Saffron and Prosciutt0

Shiitake and White Bean Soup with Saffron

Next to lentils, cooking with white beans is my second favorite way to create a protein rich meal. Especially in a wintery white bean soup with simple down to earth flavors. White beans are paired with earthy shiitake mushrooms in a warm and comforting bowl of soup that is super easy to prepare. For this […]

Rutabaga Stew with Quinoa, Kale and Saffron

Rutabaga Stew with Quinoa & Saffron

The more I experiment with simple flavors, the more I realize how enjoyable it is to savor the fresh, intense flavors of fresh, locally harvested foods. As with every autumn, I welcome the arrival pumpkins and winter squash – two of my favorite things for fall soups – but I find myself particularly enamored with […]

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup with Coriander and Cayenne

Simple Carrot and Fennel Soup

Let’s talk fall. Let’s talk fall in Hamburg. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here wet, windy and beyond chilly. Which means I am desperately seeking cold weather comfort — in which case, means a simple unassuming little bowl of carrot and fennel soup. For me, soups and stews […]

Kürbissuppe, Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup with Coconut Milk, Pumpkin, Squash

Ginger Chili Hokkaido Soup

Love them or loathe them, pumpkin and winter squash are a sure sign that fall has arrived. Close relatives, there are hundreds of varieties, and they come in endless shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. One of my absolute favorites is a cute little pumpkin (actually a squash) that goes by the name of “Hokkaido”. And […]

Baby Cuttlefish with White Wine and Cherry Tomatoes

Cuttlefish, also known as sepia is a relative of the squid and octopus. Not only is it great tasting, it’s easy to cook and healthy! With this variation, you will quickly be brought back to fond memories of your last holiday in the south. My favorite Schwabe was actually the one to introduce me to […]

Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy‏

Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy‏

Not only does miso paste give everything an umami blast, but using it to make miso soup is so easy — it’s virtually impossible to mess up. What I love most about miso soup, aside from its salty and rich flavor, is it’s wonderful versatility – you can make it with noodles, mushrooms, seafood, tofu, […]