Roasted Eggplant Soup recipe made with eggplant, carrots and garlic. This creamy healthy soup is easy to make and only 222 calories a serving. It’s one of my family’s favorite suppers! Recipe is vegetarian and can easily be made vegan.
So here’s how this soup happened. I was sent a eggplant in my weekly vegetable subscription box. Some people would be thrilled, but honestly I wasn’t. I’ve never been a big eggplant fan. Maybe I just wasn’t exposed to the right recipes, maybe I never made it the right away, I’m not sure, but I never learned to love it.
EASY to make Butternut Squash Soup that’s only 310 calories a serving! Roasted squash, carrots and onions make this a healthy creamy soup! Best served with crusty bread! Vegan dairy free recipe option included.
Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
This soup is the best because it’s easy to make, low in calories and full of flavor. So many readers have told me they have made this for family dinner, or family holidays and there is never any left in the pot! That makes it the best to me!
Each serving of this soup is about 310 calories. If you serve this alongside some crusty bread and a green salad, you have a perfectly balanced dinner meal. The soup is filled with butternut squash, carrots, onions, making it a healthy meal.
Eat HEALTHY with this Strawberry Soup! This simple Summer time meal recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Each serving is only 205 calories!
When NYC experiences heat waves, I crave this chilled Strawberry Soup! With the temperature near 100 degrees the last thing I want to do is cook in the kitchen, so I came up with this cold strawberry soup that is easy to make and delicious!
A easy Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe that is ready in 35 minutes. This is my family’s favorite Winter soup that uses fresh vegetables! We use Instant Potatoes to make the broth more creamy!
Chicken Vegetable Soup
I am in love with this Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup This soup is delicious because it’s full of vegetables to fill you up and keep you warm during the winter months. It’s also incredibly easy and quick to make. At the end we throw in some instant potatoes to thicken up the soup to make it a bit extra creamy. Instant potatoes are my new favorite thickener for soups, I love using them this way.
Easy recipe for SLOW COOKER Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup! This family favorite soup is cooked on high in the crockpot for 4 hours!
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
The end of November brought cold weather and rainy days. Because of the added layers to stay warm and the drizzle of rain it also brought a laziness to the dinner table. I’ve been stuck in a dinner rut the last few weeks making easy and quick meals. It usually gets to dinner time and we’re both too tired to really think of anything new so it’s something simple.
Authentic Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe! This easy to make tortilla soup is made with a handful of ingredients that you already have in your kitchen! I based this recipe on my favorite NYC Mexican restaurant – now I can make it healthy at home!
I love chicken tortilla soup – love, love love.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
I used to get tortilla soup all the time from a local Mexican restaurant but one day I got some near closing time and it was a big disappointment It was like they gave me the entire bottom of the pot that was sitting all day long with every ingredient soggy.
I was very upset. That night I told myself I would match their tortilla soup with my own. I would set up a table outside their restaurant serving small cups of my own soup and compare it to theirs.
The neighborhood would love mine. They would put me on their shoulders, parading me down the streets while chanting “tortilla soup, tortilla soup!”. Well one of those things came true, I came up with a tortilla soup recipe that is better than theirs. *High Fives*
CREAMY and HEALTHY Sweet Pepper Soup! This easy dinner recipe combines sweet peppers with chicken broth and rice. This gluten-free recipe is easy to make and can easily be turned vegetarian by using vegetable broth. This is the perfect soup for using up a bunch of peppers! Make sure to serve with some crusty Italian bread!
Sweet Pepper Soup
I was craving fresh soup a few nights ago so I came up with this Sweet Pepper Soup recipe. I was going to make my typical stuffed pepper soup but I wanted something more creamy. This soup tastes fantastic with fresh sweet peppers, and it’s absolutely gorgeous to loook at!
The recipe calls 1.5 pounds of sweet peppers and 1 jalapeno pepper. The jalapeno pepper adds a tiny bit of kick, but not too much heat at all. In fact, even with the jalapeno pepper, this soup is completely family friend for adults and kids.
This soup is delicious, definitely a year round favorite especially in the Fall months when we’re craving a big bowl of soup! It’s the perfect soup to use up a overabundance of peppers if you have them too!
If you have any leftovers (I doubt you will – it’s that good!) you can easily freeze this soup to serve later on. We love this soup so much I will often make 2 batches – one to serve for dinner, and one to freeze.
Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup recipe that’s authentic and easy to make! The wontons are made from scratch and the dumplings are filled with pork. It tastes just like your favorirte Chinese restaurant soup but much more healthy for you!
I met Matthew during my first few weeks at Art School in Pittsburgh in 2002. Months later, we were dating. Months after that, we moved in (with Essy!). 15 years later, we’ve changed locations, added a few furry and human children to the family, and are still doing out art together. What else do we do together? We cook in the kitchen.
Wonton Soup Recipe (That’s easy to make!)
I would say that I cook the majority of the meals that we eat for dinner, but once in a while Matthew cooks up dinner and it’s always delicious. One recipe he’s really into and made it his goal to perfect was homemade wonton soup.
Wonton soup is a favorite of ours and is one of the most popular things we order from Chinese takeout (besides chicken and broccoli!), but we wanted to make it ourselves, including making the wontons from scratch.
Matthew was on a wonton kick for a few weeks, where he spent many nights in the kitchen rolling dough and trying different filler contents to add to the wontons. I have to say this recipe is the real deal and it receives a 10/10 on the “I Love You!” scale.
Also, it tastes JUST LIKE the Chinese restaraunt – but so much more healthier because it’s homemade!
CREAMY Lettuce Soup is a delicious, healthy recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to add lettuce to your diet! I love using Bibb lettuce in this recipe but Romaine and Iceberg work good too! Who knew cooked lettuce could taste so yummy for dinner – even kids love it!
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I’m going to make us some soup. It will be delicious.
HEALTHY & CREAMY Roasted Cauliflower Carrot Soup! This recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and is so easy to make! Even though it tastes cheesy there’s no cheese in the recipe – it’s amazing! Recipe can easily be made dairy free by using almond milk.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Roasted vegetables don’t get enough love in my opinion. Magic happens when you crank your oven up to 450 degrees, and roll your vegetables around in olive oil. Cauliflower and carrots are good by themselves, but ROASTED cauliflower and carrots? They are amazing!
I had some beautiful carrots that I planned on making baby puree with (which I did – with a kick of cinnamon – she loves it!), but I was left with half a pound of carrots.
I took another glance in the refrigerator and saw a head of cauliflower that was screaming to be used. I was feeling in the soup mood so I decided to make my family’s favorite cauliflower soup, but with a carrot twist!
This soup is so creamy – but without all the extra fat that usual creamy soups call for! In fact, there is no cheese in this soup! There is only 1 cup of milk, and if you want to make it dairy free you can easily substitute almond milk instead.
CREAMY SLOW COOKER Sweet Potato Soup recipe! This easy Crock Pot meal includes ham and sweet potatoes in a creamy cheesy broth! Even my kids love this soup!
Sweet Potato Soup
This Sweet Potato soup is the real deal. Your entire family (kids and adults!) is going to declare this meal the best! This soup is creamy, comforting and packed with vegetables (sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, red pepper, corn, onion and white beans!). What’s not to love?
And yes – you heard me correct, your kids are going to love this soup too! If you’re looking for ways to introduce them to sweet potatoes, then this soup is the way to do it. Even my 1 year old gladly picks the sweet potatoes up out of this soup and gobbles them down!
Over the weekend I was itching to make something with sweet potatoes so I decided to make a classic Fall recipe – Sweet Potato soup! We love sweet potatoes so much, we might have to start growing our own sweet potatoes soon!
What I love about cold weather soups is that they can be creamy (and cheesy) but you pack them full with vegetables! As I mentioned so many times before I’m in love with my slow cooker, so you’re going to love how easy this is!
Creamy CELERY and Egg Noodles Soup recipe! This easy vegetarian soup is filled with vegetables and served with egg noodles for a hearty, healthy dinner! You can even add chicken in it for more protein! It’s a simple and delicious way to eat your vegetables, even kids like it! Whenever I ask myself “What should I do with a head of celery?” this soup is always the answer!
We’ve had good success with growing celery in the garden for the first time this year. With the end of garden season in sight I’m left with a few beautiful heads of celery hanging out in my refrigerator. This leads me to the question of the week “What should I make with lots of celery”?
Sure there’s the easy route of cutting celery up and dipping it in peanut butter for a delicious snack, but I wanted to throw my apron on and come up with something new for the celery. It was the first day where it felt like Fall, the weather was crisp and chilly and so I was craving something warm. Ta-da, Creamy Celery and Egg Noodles Soup was born!
This soup is creamy, delicious and is filled with enough vegetables to make this a healthy comforting soup! This soup uses 1 whole pound of celery. Most recipes call for just using the celery stalks but I wanted to use everything, so that’s what I did – celery stalks, leaves, everything! The leaves have so much flavor (and scent!) to them that they deserve to be enjoyed too!
SLOW COOKER Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup is packed with healthy, hearty vegetables which is going to warm up your dinner table! This recipe is easy to make – throw all the ingredients in your crock pot for 8 hours and it’s ready! Even better – this meal is economical and doesn’t cost much to make! We love this as a Fall and Winter meal!
This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup warms my heart physically and emotionally. It’s everything a comforting Winter time soup should be – easy to make, makes the house smell great, is filling and makes me feel warm.
On the emotional side it makes me happy because it is filled with vegetables from our Summer garden. Besides the carrots and celery we are using our canned stewed tomatoes which I can’t get enough of. We canned so many of these tomatoes I lost track of how many.
EASY TO MAKE recipe for Homemade Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup with potatoes, carrots and celery. This creamy soup is a healthy comfort dinner food! Best served with biscuits to dip into the chicken broth! Mom, your families are going to love this!
Chicken Dumpling Soup
This Homemade Chicken Dumpling Soup is a Winter comfort food favorite. It’s so delicious that I can almost guarantee that whenever I make it, we’ll have it the night after again because the craving will still be there. That’s what happened last week. I made it on Wednesday, we ate it all, we loved it. On Thursday we decided we were going to make it for dinner again. And we ate it all again.
The Best Things About Chicken Dumpling Soup!
The best thing about this chicken and dumpling soup besides the homemade dumplings (yum!) is that it’s also filled with veggies – potatoes, celery, carrots – everything a good chicken soup should have in it.
FAQ for this recipe:
Can I substitute or add additional vegetables?
Feel fee to make it your own and add additional vegetables if you’re trying to empty out the fridge – onions, peas, green beans, and bite size cauliflower are all equally good in it. Just don’t skip on the potatoes – never skip on the potatoes!
Can I use chicken bouillon cubes instead of broth?
Absolutely, I do it all the time.
Can I make this vegetarian?
You sure can. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and don’t add in chicken breast. You might want to add in some additional protein like white or great northern beans.
Are dumplings hard to make?
No. Homemade dumplings are one of the easiest things to make. It’s really just about mixing some simple ingredients together and then dropping it into hot broth to form the dumpling. The dumplings might not be the prettiest you’ve ever seen, but they will taste just as delicious.
Do I need to make a side dish for this soup?
I never do, it’s pretty hearty as is. I like to serve with some buttered bread or rolls.
How many servings is this recipe?
3-4 supper servings.
How good is this soup?
So good you’ll make it again tomorrow.
EASY Watermelon Soup recipe that only has 4 ingredients! In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!
Yes, it’s the last day of February and I’m giving you a watermelon recipe because I like to go against the blog rules of only putting recipes on your site that are “in season”. To be honest, watermelon can always be in season if you freeze your Summer watermelons.
If you ever have a watermelon that you think you can’t eat completely, don’t let it go to waste! Just chop it up, or turn it into watermelon juice, throw in the freezer and you’ll have it for months to enjoy! That way it can be Winter and you can enjoy this Hot Watermelon Soup!
(This is watermelon juice that I freeze. I just throw chunks of watermelon in the blender and then measure 2 cups into a freezer bag).
This Watermelon Soup makes me happy because I just want to grab my sunhat and a shovel and run to the garden. I have been getting the garden shivers lately. You know the garden shivers, right? It’s when you’re so excited for the garden season that every time you think about what you’re going to grow you just start to shake with excitement. I’m not a doctor but I will confirm that garden shivers are not dangerous at all, instead they cause happiness.
Watermelon Soup Recipe
When I eat this Watermelon Soup, either in the Summer or the Winter, it makes me think of the garden and all the great memories that come along with it (not to mention the power of saying “I grew this!”). So I like to consider it a happy soup!
Slow Cooker Mexican Vegetarian Tomatillo Soup is a comforting recipe filled with healthy vegetables. Unlike other Fall comfort soups this one is low calorie. Soup ingredients include fresh tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, corn and black beans!
I didn’t plan on posting 2 tomatillorecipes this week but when you have a 10 pound basket full of tomatillos staring at you from the kitchen counter you might be persuaded. It finally feels like Fall in NYC and I wanted to use the tomatillos in a Fall recipe instead of the usual salsa I make. W
henever I think of tomatillos my mind always goes to soup so I decided to follow this path and come up with a Mexican inspired soup that uses tomatilos, as well as other garden fresh veggies: black beans, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and corn.
This tomatillo soup tastes delicious and has a deep flavor due to the vegetables and spices. It’s a comforting soup but doesn’t feel heavy like many other Fall soups. I suggest serving this alongside some rolls or biscuits for dipping.
It warms my heart (literally) to see so many of the vegetables we grew in this soup. The stars of this soup are the tomatillos which are filled with tasty juices that are going to be released in the slow cooker.
The other personal star in this soup are the black beans. Last year we started growing our own dry beans and since then I’ve been hooked. We grow a few different dry beans during the Summer so we can enjoy them in the Fall and Winter.
This recipe calls for 1 cup dry black beans but if you don’t have the time to soak them you can also use 1 can of black beans.
CREAMY TOMATO SOUP using fresh roma plum tomatoes! This easy homemade recipe is perfect for when you are picking fresh tomatoes from the garden! You will never buy canned tomato soup again! This is kids favorite tomato soup!
There’s something romantic about tomato soup isn’t there? Maybe it reminds you of curling up with a warm bowl in Fall and Winter. Maybe it gives you memories of Mom opening a can of it as a kid. Or maybe you associate it with with the peak of garden season when you’re picking tomatoes by the basket. For me, it’s all 3 of these.
Tomato soup is a favorite of mine, it’s one of those dishes that when you see on a menu you immediately know what you’re ordering. But the best tomato soup is homemade. It’s made with fresh tomatoes (preferably Roma/plum tomatoes), onions and a little bit of heavy cream with bread served on the side for dipping.
The first step to making homemade tomato soup is getting the tomatoes peeled and diced. If you’ve never made tomato soup from scratch, don’t worry, this is easy. Cut a small X in the stem end of each tomato. Drop the tomatoes into the boiling water and blanch them for about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a pot of cold water to cool. When cool enough to handle, remove and discard the skin from the tomatoes (you can use tomato skins to make tomato powder!), remove the core, and coarsely chop the flesh.
If you have too much bok choy, don’t worry, you can freeze it. Follow these steps to freeze bok choy whole so you can use in udon noodle soups for months to come!
We have so much bok choy right now. Maybe it was a crazy idea planting over 90 plants. But maybe it was a great idea so we can enjoy it in our favorite udon noodle soup throughout the Fall and Winter months. Right now it’s hard to imagine cold weather as it’s humid and hot in NYC, but it’s easy to freeze bok choy whole so you throw it in your udon soup once the weather starts to get cold.
In the past I showed you how to freeze cut up bok choy without it turning mushy but in this recipe we’re going to leave it whole as I prefer it that way served in Chinese noodle soups.
1. Wash your bok choy good to remove any dirt. Air dry it or use a cotton towel. You want to make sure you get it pretty dry before freezing. I use my Oxo Salad Spinner to wash all my greens, it’s one of the best purchases to use during garden season. The salad spinner is great because it gets the greens dry too.
Extra cheesy vegetable soup made with Velveeta cheese!
This soup has it all – tons of vegetables, tons of flavor and lots of creamy cheesiness! When I made this and saw people were going back for seconds (and thirds!) then I knew this soup was a hit. While spooning a cheesy taste into their mouth and muttering “This soup is really good!” then I knew I had to post this recipe!
Vegetable soups are usually thought of more broth based, but I love cheesy vegetables. I was able to use our frozen garden green beans and carrots in this recipe. It’s the best feeling when you can use your Summer veggies on cold Winter days!
For this recipe I’m using frozen green beans, frozen corn and fresh carrots and potatoes, but you can throw whatever frozen vegetables you want into this. Frozen broccoli, cauliflower, California blend, carrots or peas would all taste great! If possible, don’t skip the potatoes! It gives the soup a heartiness that will fill you up.
In today’s recipe we’re going to go back to the Edwardian era and make classically delicious Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup.
I have a new favorite cookbook. It’s called Edwardian Cooking, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook by Larry Edwards. I don’t even watch Downton Abbey (YET) and I’m already obsessed. The cookbook includes 80 recipes from Sweet to Savory that include Breads, Side Dishes, Entrees, Desserts. In the opening the author states “Long before there was the rage of organic food, sustained living and natural eating, there was the abbeys of Great Britain. Though Downton Abbey is a fictitious abbey, what we see dramatized is very real. Also very real in the television dramatization is the food”.
(Those cookies are coming to the blog soon!)
Everything that left the kitchen during this Era was made from scratch. The abbey cook would start their day around 6AM and the day would last 18 hours. They would prepare 8 meals a day (including meals for the abbey staff). Besides the meals they would also prepare food for the High Teas and many social gatherings on the grounds of the Abbey. Hard work, right?
For this recipe here I have to warn you that this Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup is delicious. Not only was it good for dinner but I made so much we also had it for leftovers the following day and it even warmed up beautifully. I’m also pretty proud of myself because this recipe calls for onions and since they are pureed up I totally ate (slurped) them and enjoyed every minute of it!
During the Edwardian era it was pratically required that if you served bread with a meal, you had to serve soup. These people knew how to live! The most popular soup among the aristocrats was the smooth Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup. The book describes it as the “quintessental English soup” as it includes potatoes, onions, cream and cheese. When this soup was served it was never served hot. It was always served at room temperature so guests at the abbey would not have to blow on the soup (the horror!).
Lastly, it’s cool to note this Soup was always served at dinners when special guests were present.. so consider yourself fancy and enjoy this delicious Satiny Smooth Soup!