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Spicy Thai Pumpkin Noodle Soup

I came to Thai cooking many years later after mastering Indian cooking, but now I enjoy the vivid and unique hot, sweet and sour fragrances and flavors of Thai soups and curries almost as much. I keep a jar of homemade vegetarian Thai red curry paste on hand in the …

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Spicy Brown Lentil Soup with Broccoli

The temperatures are slowly rising, the birds are chirping, and there are even signs of wildflowers starting to bloom in the backyard. All the same, soup still makes frequent appearances on my table and soups are even better when paired with salads, so you get the best of both worlds. …

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Creamy Green Pea and Collard Greens Soup

Although I ordinarily love to spend time in the kitchen, sometimes I prefer to prepare dishes that require little fuss. My efforts were amply rewarded with this creamy, elegant and delicious soup featuring sweet green peas and earthy collard greens. Not only do you get a healthy quotient of green …

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Hearty Mushroom and Barley Soup

Just like the animals in the field (or the squirrels in the backyard, as the case might be), we humans feel the need to “stock up” on nutrients as fall turns into winter. For me and many other vegetarians, this often takes the form of thick, hearty and nourishing soups. …

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Quick and Easy Thai Coconut Soup with Mushrooms and Mixed Vegetables

Thai curries and soups are one of my favorite ways to enjoy vegetables and mushrooms — I love the light and fragrant spicy gingeriness of broths seasoned with Thai flavors. I also appreciate the simplicity of Thai vegetable curries and soups — if you have a jar of Thai curry …

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Vegan “Bone” Broth

There are times when we don’t have much of an appetite, but these are often time when it’s the most important for us to get our essential nutrients even though only a minimal amount of solid food may or can be eaten. Bone broths — made by simmering beef bones …

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Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili with Azuki Beans, Barley and Mushrooms

Vegetarian chili is a comforting, warming and nourishing one-pot meal for which I never tire of exploring new ideas — nor do my husband and I hardly ever tire of eating, especially during the cold months. Despite the relative simplicity of chili, at times the infinite number of variations on …

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Thai-Inspired Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with Mixed Mushrooms

In the cold autumn and winter months, there is nothing quite like a creamy vegetable soup made up of root vegetables and earthy mushrooms, all simmered together with spicy Thai seasonings that initially tempt and then pleasantly linger on the palate. The lasting allure is beautifully tempered by the soothing …

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Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Mushrooms and Sumac

As the astonishing heat and humidity of the past few months seems finally to be settling down in southwestern Ontario, soups become more appealing. I always find the transition from blazing temperatures to cool ones quite an adjustment — a warming bowl of nourishing soup is solacing and comforting and …

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Roasted Potato and Mushroom Soup with Coconut Milk

This summer hasn’t really been soup weather because it’s been a scorcher. At the same time, sometimes soup is just want you want, and this warm creamy soup with roasted potatoes and succulent earthy portobello mushrooms simmered in a fragrant and lightly spiced coconut and almond milk broth is one …

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