Category Archives: Soups

Pumpkin Lentil Soup

pumpkin lentil soup

Unseasonably warm weather be damned, Thanksgiving panic has gripped New York City. An innocent trip to Whole Foods yesterday afternoon almost turned ugly when one crazed, 200 item-list-clutching-shopper and I reached for the same bag of fresh cranberries. There was fire in her eyes, so I backed off. Nothing good can come from standing between a cook with a deadline and her fresh cranberry chutney.

pumpkin puree

Besides, my cranberries are destined to sit in the fridge well past next week’s festivities. My only mission on this Whole Foods voyage was of the pumpkin variety; for dinner most definitely, and for next week’s pumpkin pie as well.

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Tortilla Soup

tortilla soup

I’m not going to sink to the same level as this bout of premature winter that Mother Nature has tossed our way by complaining about it. Instead, I will silently voice my opinion by fighting back against the cold with this feisty, flavorful soup.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Purée Recipe

 

I’ve arrived at the point in the winter season when I turn into a serious hater. I hate my coats, my scarves, and my gloves. I hate shoving my feet into boots and freeing my face off each morning as I make the trek to the subway. I hate the sad selection of root vegetables and apples at the greenmarket. And with the teeth-rattling wind chills that raged all week, the only place that I wanted to be (besides curled up in bed) was in the kitchen making soup, pretending that I’d never have to go outside again.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

 

Thanksgiving is coming and in an effort to not feel too much like huge pigs, each year we try to eat pretty light during the days leading up to the big event. Some years we are more successful at it than others, but when this spicy and flavorful butternut squash soup is on the pre-game menu, we have a shot at staying on the wagon until Thursday evening.

 

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Veggie Chickpea Chili

 

I just started a new job and I’m thrilled to not be working downtown for the first time in almost four years! For a long time I had been dreaming of the day that I would not have to brave the crappy commute, the depressing streets surrounding the stock exchange, and most of all, the lack of decent lunch options. In fact, I ate at the same soup counter day after day, and I only got one type of soup – the three lentil chili. you’d think I’d be sick of it after four years, but I found myself missing it yesterday, and decided to whip up some chili of my own.

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Dan Barber’s Dairyless Local-Fennel Soup

The arrival of my November 10th installment of NY Magazine elicited squeals of delight from yours truly – a whole spread of holiday foods featuring local ingredients (and the farmers who grow them!) written by a few of my favorite chefs. Given that I’ve been in a soup-y mood lately and that I love love love fennel, deciding to dive in with Dan Barber’s recipe for a fennel soup was a no-brainer (stay tuned for other gems, including Ed Brown’s Roasted Oysters with Leeks & Bacon – drool).

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