Easy Vegan Udon Soup with Ginger Miso Broth

Copycat recipe time! Thug Kitchen has provided me with hours of entertainment and some great meals, and they didn’t let me down on this one. Full disclosure, my boyfriend did most of the cooking on this one, and for once I was the one helping with prep. Sometimes it’s best to get back to basics….

Smoky Sweet Potato Cheddar Soup with Chipotle Peppers

Comfort foods tend to be super greasy and carb-packed, but not all of them have to be that way. I mean, I don’t complain if they are. I’m not likely to turn down a big bowl of homemade mac ‘n’ cheese…if I do, there’s something wrong. That being said, sometimes a bowl of soup can…

Hot and Sour Noodle Soup

Konjac (a.k.a. Konyakku) is a fairly new ingredient to me. A few months back I tried vegan seafood made from konjac powder, but I had no idea how many uses it had. The gluten-free noodles are sold in liquid-packed containers, and have the appearance of “knots.”Ā  As for taste, the noodles basically absorb whatever broth…

Curried Red Lentil, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Soup

I love making soup because it’s easy, flexible and keeps well in the fridge. I also find that a lot of soups actually taste better the day after they’re made; giving the flavours time to develop can pay off. You can leave out the heavy cream if you want to make it vegan, I just…

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

This week was one of those “let’s see what’s in my kitchen and throw something together” kind of weeks. Luckily I had lots of scraps around and only had to run out for toppings, which made for a colourful, gluten-free, vegan and healthy chili. I feel like a lot of people see chili as a…

Drunk Broccoli and Two-Cheese Soup

Cooking with beer is a pretty sweet deal all around. First off, it gives a huge flavour kick so you don’t need to add any salt or vinegar or any of those soupy tricks. Second of all, you can sample your ingredients as you go (meaning you can drink while you cook). I guess you…

Penny’s Potato Soup

I made a pot of this soup thinking I could eat it for lunch for the rest of the week, and it didn’t even make it one day. Everyone in my house kept eating it so I made a second pot the next day. This recipe is from a family friend (hence Penny’s Potato Soup)…

Sweet Potato and Orange Zest Soup

Sweet potatoes can be one of the best foods out there if you cook them properly. I prefer mine savoury either as fries, in soups or in casseroles. I’m not too big of a fan when people add cinnamon and other sweet spices; it seems sort of unnecessary and gets over-powering very quickly. That being…

Spicy Winter Vegetable Soup

Over these past few weeks I’ve been reading articles on soup flavour-boosters. I don’t consider salt a good additive because if you’re already using bouillon cubes or pre-made stock, the salt content will be through the roof. The most interesting and surprising tip I’ve found in several articles is to save the rinds of cheese…

Cumin and Sesame Chickpea Soup

Last Christmas my aunt bought me the Canadian Living cookbook called ‘The Vegetarian Collection’ and this was one of the first recipes I tried out of it. It’s vegan, gluten-free and easy to make. I only altered a few small things (like adding more sesame oil) and otherwise followed it word-for-word. It works perfectly every…