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.… Continue reading Easy Vegan Udon Soup with Ginger Miso Broth

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… Continue reading Smoky Sweet Potato Cheddar Soup with Chipotle Peppers

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.”  As for taste, the noodles basically absorb whatever broth… Continue reading Hot and Sour Noodle Soup

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… Continue reading Curried Red Lentil, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Soup

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… Continue reading Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

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… Continue reading Drunk Broccoli and Two-Cheese Soup