What I love the most is the harvest of my favorite vegetables that I have missed dearly. Some of the best recipes I make come to me during our morning harvest at the farm. This spring turnip soup with garlic chickpea croutons is a great example of that

Chilled soups are perfect food when the weather turns warm. This soup recipe makes a great starter for many dishes, like omelets or frittatas or grilled chicken. The soup is particularly pretty since the dark green skin accentuates the bright green pea color

A panade is one of those dishes that is way better than it has any right to be. It's an assembly of day-old bread, shredded cheese and handy pantry ingredients that gets doused with broth and baked until bubbly

Lima beans have a subtle sweetness to them. To give this soup recipe a boost I added a couple of roasted sweet potatoes and a splash of maple syrup. Balancing out this sweetness is an aromatic base of onions, garlic, leeks and herbs



  • This flavor-packed chili recipe, made with turkey meat and pinto beans and redolent of a rich Mexican mole sauce, is long on flavor but light enough to enjoy guilt free. Here are a few tips to make this extra easy

  • This is a simple carrot soup that becomes special with the addition of the warm spices and sorghum. Simply cook down an onion with some Moroccan-inspired spices, then add the carrots and sweet potato and let it simmer until the vegetables are soft

  • Sweetened up in the oven and pureed with good vegetable stock, beets make a gorgeous, almost creamy (yet vegan) soup. This Roasted Beet Soup recipe incorporates two other cool-weather companions, fennel and orange, which brighten the earthy flavor

  • Beer cheese soup is a classic Midwestern recipe, but a lot of things can go wrong when making it. Thankfully, I discovered a little trick that will guarantee that your next batch is silky, creamy perfection. This recipe will definitely keep you warm

  • This chard-and-spinach soup recipe gets complex flavor from slowly cooked onions and lemon juice, while a sprinkle of rice gives it body and a velvety texture. Serve with a swirl of fruity, fragrant extra-virgin olive oil for richness

  • This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe yields a thicker, richer cousin of chicken tortilla soup. It's almost as if you are eating an actual enchilada in a bowl and a spoon. This soup recipe requires little prep work for the amount of flavor it yields

  • For this soup recipe, I swapped ginger for assertive chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. Smoky, fiery chipotle chilis are the perfect antidote to boring butternut squash soup. With cilantro, onions and cumin, this soup has a decidedly Southwest flair

  • This classic French Potato and Leek Soup recipe that couldn't be more comforting on a cold winter day. It's an easy recipe that requires only a few ingredients. The addition of a bread slice adds to the 'creamy' texture of the soup without using cream

  • You don't have to get extravagant to celebrate in your own home. Even a few thoughtfully chosen ingredients or an imaginative but easy presentation style can make your Chinese New Year's meal memorable. Consider, for example, my Yin Yang Soup

  • Lentils seem to go with just about anything, and here they play well with a collection of greens and some cumin and coriander to add a gentle spicy note to this soup recipe. The result is a hearty winter soup with layers of flavor

  • I came up with this chowder as a light yet comforting weeknight dinner. The broth skips the usual milk or cream and is instead thickened by pureeing cooked potatoes and aromatics into a flavorful base studded with chunks of white fish and vegetables

  • This White Chicken Chili recipe is really good right off the stove, but it keeps getting better if you are willing to wait. Use a heavy hand when you season -- now is not the time to cut back on salt, be sure to grind in plenty of black pepper

  • Split Pea Soup is a satisfying soup for cold days and evenings. Here, I share two of my favorite recipes -- Split Pea Soup with Yam and Cumin; and Yellow Split Pea Soup with Mushrooms and Smoked Turkey

  • I add sausage for depth of flavor and cheddar cheese for richness. Then I adorn each serving with a simple corn relish. And, this chowder recipe turns out just like I want it to: wonderfully thick and creamy with a deep corn flavor

  • As we head into the depth of winter, it only seems right to offer a recipe for a soup that is chock full of vegetables and even a little bit of fruit. I've been making this creamy Apple-Butternut Squash Soup for years

  • During flu season, people often look to the kitchen, rather than the medicine cabinet, for relief.

  • This vegan carrot soup is creamy, satisfying and flavorful -- and it takes about 30 minutes from start to finish

  • When it comes to soups, I can easily say I have a hands-down favorite. The Italian Wedding Soup recipe was handed down to my mother

  • It's tradition to eat good-luck foods in the first few days of the new year or sometimes in the last few seconds of the old one. Every New Year's Day, my mom makes the pork dinner, while I make the lentil soup

  • Simple to cook and serve, hearty one-dish soups are a good standby for family meals or informal gatherings. Just add bread and a salad and you're ready to eat. Plus this Turkey Barley Mushroom Soup makes for a satisfying meal on a cold day

  • If you crave a little less frantic activity and a little more together time, plan a dinner around roasted vegetables. Roasted vegetables are perfect as the base for another dish, such as the following Roasted Sweet Potato and Onion Soup recipe

  • Posole is everything we love about southwestern cuisine. The fact that everyone gets to choose their own garnishes makes this soup a fun family meal or dinner party entree

  • This recipe has the most rich and layered flavor of any chili (vegetarian or not) I've ever tried. The addition of sweet potatoes was inspired by a recipe in Bon Appetit

  • Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach

  • If you're entertaining, nothing is more convenient or forgiving to serve than a pot of homemade soup. Need a starter to open a dinner or a main course to anchor a lunch or supper? Soup, especially one like the tempting Tomato and Roasted Garlic Soup that follows, is the answer.

  • This soup recipe is based on Deborah Madison's Cream of Tomato Soup from 'Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.' I've made this recipe dozens of times. It's a real crowd pleaser

  • I can't think of a better food for the cold days upon us than a big bowl of comforting chili. Chilies are the key ingredients in a robust and flavorful chili

  • More than simply delicious, healthy chili is an easy one-pot meal. Use these simple tricks to make chili healthy and hearty

  • I like to blend different bean varieties together in this soup. Each bean offers its own distinct color and flavor. This hearty vegetarian Three Bean Soup with Gremolata recipe makes enough for a crowd, or you can freeze half of it for another meal

  • When I think of my favorite foods of summer, it always comes down to corn and tomatoes -- for me, they are the essence of summer flavor. And since we have a few more weeks of summer, why not try this savory corn and tomato soup?

  • Are there really foods that you can load up on to help avoid the flu and not gain weight? The answer is yes -- my Chicken Tortilla Soup recipes really does have healing properties and is also low in calories.

  • Keep it simple, light, and not too costly is the mantra of many cooks. Delectable Tuscan-style Bean Soup with Crisp Croutons delivers on all fronts. A breeze to make, this Italian 'zuppa' assembled with inexpensive ingredients is satisfying, but not heavy

  • Depending on where you live and what your weather has been like this spring, you may already be seeing fresh sweet corn. By the time summer officially arrives, fresh locally grown corn will be available almost everywhere. With corn like that, you'll be ready to make one of my favorite summer recipes: Sweet Corn and Bacon Soup with Jalapeno Cream.

  • At last, days are getting longer, temperatures are climbing, and many yards are boasting patches of green, even flowers. Spring is officially here, and if you're ready for new, lighter fare, like I am, you'll be tempted by the following Spring Pea Soup with Bacon and Chives recipe.

  • I love this soup because it is easy to make and delivers great flavor without extra calories. It has a velvety texture because the beans naturally take on a creamy consistency when cooked. Better yet, no cream is added. Wilted spinach leaves added just before serving bring a vibrant green accent of color.

  • The delicacy of the Vidalia onion calls for a light balance of ingredients so I use chicken broth rather than beef broth, and limit my garlic to a minimum. While I usually love wine in onion soup, I omit it in this Sweet Vidalia Onion Soup recipe


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  • I dream about this kind of soup. It's completely decadent. What makes this Baked Potato Soup recipe a triple threat? Let's see, it has lots of ham, it's full of bacon and extra sharp cheddar cheese. It is the best dang soup you could ever imagine

  • This Cashew Tomato Soup recipe has hippie roots, but its rich and spicy creaminess makes it a favorite for modern palates as well. It's a quick and simple dish that can easily be made ahead of time and reheated just before serving

  • Most of us enjoy the holiday goodies a little too much. But, come January 2, this flavorful and satisfying vegetable soup is bubbling away on top of my stove. I can step on the scale a few days later and know I have conquered those extra pounds

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  • Squashes, broth and seasonings, make up the majority of this soup recipe ingredients. Yes, there's also some butter and cream. But, when you divide them by the maximum number of bowlfuls you get, 12, you see how healthy the soup really is

  • I'm hooked on mushrooms. And Hungarian Mushroom Soup, full of creamy fungi, dill weed and paprika, is a marvelous way to enjoy them

  • When the weather turned cold, something came over me and I found myself making this roasted cauliflower soup. Its inspiration came from many different places: a new cookbook, a dish I saw on a restaurant menu, and a new food mill

  • One of the pleasures of fall is velvety pumpkin soup. Apples add just a hint of sweetness to this recipe, which is easy to put together. The soup is satisfying yet low in cholesterol and fat, and high in potassium

  • A little fresh goat cheese and a touch of butter are just enough to make this spinach soup silky, creamy and a little nutty -- but not enough to overdo it

  • I think of this recipe as clam chowder revisited. No flour, nor is it soupy -- just the essential clam chowder flavors coming together in a fresh approach

  • For best results, use a high-powered blender, which helps emulsify the ingredients into this Cordoban wonder.

  • Here's a Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili recipe that is made in one pot; done in less than an hour; and delicious and healthy, too

  • When it's cold outside, this is one dish I never tire of serving. A classic Russian peasant soup, this borscht, replete with beets, cabbage and beef, is wonderful as a main dish soup recipe

  • I love mushrooms for their flavor, texture and meatiness. One of my favorite comfort foods is a bowl of mushroom and barley soup

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  • Turning the usual excess of turkey meat into a soup is a great idea. I love adding the color and sweet taste of butternut squash. Putting this together with fresh corn kernels and tortillas and then pureeing those, makes for a nicely textured, sweet tasting soup

  • This combination gives you multiple satisfying treats in one tidy meal. What wonderful contrasts they offer, too: hot and cold; smooth, soft, crispy, and crunchy; robust and delicate; savory, tangy, and even sweet; and so on, depending on the choices both cook and eater make

  • This Classic New England Clam Chowder recipe includes a bit of flour to lightly thicken the soup base. Don't worry -- the flour just gives the soup base a bit of structure

  • At its base, this soup is vegetarian. If you'd like to add some meat, try some shredded turkey, a few strips of meaty bacon, or my personal favorite, diced-up leftover ham

  • One of my favorite ways to prepare asparagus is to turn it into a subtly flavorful, beautiful pale green asparagus soup

  • This recipe is easy enough and can be adapted to accommodate any favorite vegetables. Obviously, you can make this with chicken stock and soup. I'm vegetarian and was thrilled with the results of this humble dish

  • Because of its white bean base, this Broccoli and White Bean Soup recipe is reminiscent of a traditional Tuscan bread-based soup called ribollita

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  • Need something quick and heartening for dinner tonight? Try this soup -- a blend of warm and smoky spice, a whole lot of garlic, and a cup of sherry. It's a quick, efficient recipe that packs lots of flavor

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  • Give this classic Spanish soup recipe a chance. Not only has garlic been considered an effective cold-fighting aid for centuries, but you might also find a new favorite soup in this unexpected ingredient

  • Salty, savory miso soup, fragrant with scallions and poured over a bowl of rice and a poached egg -- this is comfort food at its finest. If you're looking for ways to make quick, simple supper, you'll want to try this. You only need a few Asian cooking staples, which you can pick up at an Asian specialty grocery or in the ethnic foods aisle of most metropolitan supermarkets

  • Some days are just bone chilling. That's when I like to whip up a pot of this classic Italian soup. Stracciatella means string or rag, and that is exactly what the egg looks like once it is cooked in the soup. The classic rendition just has the chicken broth, eggs and parsley. That's nice for a light beginning to a meal, but I prefer this meal in a bowl version

  • For many, New Year's Day is a time to honor cooking traditions, such as black-eyed peas. With my boyfriend's Korean family, we always sip dduk gook, a clean and soothing soup made with rice cakes, green onions, eggs and seaweed. In addition to being a lucky New Year dish, dduk gook can also be a simple comfort food for any winter day

  • On a cold winter evening when you suddenly feel the need for a comforting soup, you can simply and quickly put together my pressure-cooker minestrone soup. The version I share here gains extra heartiness from brown rice and lentils

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