Minimalist's Corn Chowder

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The other night I made two Mark Bittman recipes, this corn chowder and a rice salad. The rice salad was a total bust. I disliked it so much that I didn’t even save the leftovers. Blech!  While I was making this recipe, I thought it was headed for failure too, but miraculously it was saved […]

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Broccoli and Pasta Soup

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I know that I have said this before, but sometimes the best recipes are the ones with the most basic ingredients. This is one of those recipes.

Before I got married, my wonderful mother-in-law (whom I really miss) gave me a number of cookbooks, and The Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan was one of […]

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Chicken and Rice Soup

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After all these years of blogging, I can’t believe I haven’t posted a classic chicken and rice soup recipe.   Well here it is!  This is a delicious, simple chicken soup and if you have a rotisserie chicken, the soup will come together in no time.   It’s perfect comfort food for a cold night, or for […]

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Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lemon

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My husband’s aunt recently had some dental work done and she’s a huge fan of my soup.  Her favorite is this Lemon Parsley-and-Egg Soup, so I made her a batch of that, and I also made her a batch of this carrot soup. I love the soup. It’s quite healthy, and a great way to […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Smoky Caprese Panini

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It’s a cold and rainy night in NYC.  A good night to stay inside.  It’s the kind of night where I’d get a roaring fire going if we had a fireplace.  I’ve mentioned before that one of my sons won’t eat meat because he can’t stand the thought of hurting an animal, so we’ve been […]

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Marcus Samuelsson's Spiced Coconut Lentil Soup

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I was  doing some Christmas shopping with my husband the other day and we stopped for lunch at a cafe that opened a couple of months ago in Lincoln Center.   The cafe is called American Table by Marcus Samuelsson.  It’s cafeteria style in that you place your order at a counter, then you find a […]

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Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

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The weather turned chilly recently, and when it’s cold outside there’s nothing better than a big pot of hot soup. In my book, this soup is classic comfort food. Both creamy and cheesy, and packing a lot of flavor. I love to make soups. They’re surprisingly easy to make and canned soups can’t hold a […]

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Sausage, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup

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One of the vegetables being featured at my CSA this week is swiss chard. I’ve never cooked with it before. Since I’m responsible for recipes/photos for the weekly newsletter, I pored over swiss chard recipes and decided to try this one. I’m so glad I did because this is now one of my top 5 […]

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Avocado Vichyssoise

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This Sunday’s NY Times had an article on cold soups written by Mark Bittman.    Twelve bowls of beautiful soup were pictured in an online interactive feature .  I had some time before my son’s baseball game on Sunday afternoon, so I made a batch. It’s very easy to make and incredibly tasty.

I used my […]

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Tomato Peanut Soup

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When I worked downtown, I would often grab lunch at Hale and Hearty Soup, a place that offered about 10 different kinds of soup each day. My favorite was the Senegalese Peanut soup. It was a vegetable soup with a kick of cayenne that tasted strongly of peanuts. It also had some chicken in it. […]

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