Archive | Soup RSS feed for this archive

Red Kari Squash and Split Pea Soup with Sinful Onions

One of my favourite new traditions, is to start the new year with a bowl of lentil & pumpkin soup.  It’s a tradition from Nigel Slater that I borrowed from his hunger-inspiring account of what he cooked and ate in a year, The Kitchen Diaries. This year, I had on hand a red kari squash […]

Continue Reading

Mixed Mushroom Soup

My Mum is famous in our family for her amazing soups.  She makes two that are my world-favourite soups: a roasted veggie soup with about a million cloves of garlic, and a mixed mushroom soup! I could eat her mushroom soup twice a day for the rest of my life, and when I finally pestered […]

Continue Reading

Veggie Miso & Coconut Soup with Soba Noodles

So this has been a big week for me.  On Monday I recorded a DVD as a pre-screening application for a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree… and as soon as it’s out of post-production I’ll get some clips up here for you. But, because I was recording this DVD, I was so worried about […]

Continue Reading

Masoor Dhal (Red Lentil Dhal)

Comfort food for me definitely involves Indian spices.  I love the smells of cumin, garlic and onions wafting through the house.  There’s no way to beat it – especially as colder weather is approaching and the urge to hide indoors starts to peek out! One of my favourite comfort dishes is an Indian dhal with […]

Continue Reading

Tom Yum Soup with Brown Rice Vermicelli

I make no claims to the authenticity of this soup, but it sure is delicious.  I am borrowing heavily from Thai Tom Yum Soup, and the other Asian flavours that I enjoy, but you likely won’t find this soup anywhere other than in my kitchen… and now (hopefully), your kitchen! We’ve had this soup as […]

Continue Reading

100 Posts at Kitchen Operas — A Celebration!

Woooo!  A celebration is in order!  Yesterday’s Red Quinoa Salad was my 100th blog post on Kitchen Operas!  It’s been such fun for me to start this blog, and here’s to many hundreds more!!! I would love to say a huge thank you to all of you who read, subscribe to, and comment on the […]

Continue Reading

Brown Rice Congee with Shiitakes and Cilantro

Ok, less fun around here today — I’m at home on the futon with a chest cold.  Ugh. I must have known I was coming down with something last night when I went for one of my go-to super-quick meals: Miso with Dumplings. Traveling Asia in my mind, and still needing sick food today, lots […]

Continue Reading

Roasted Golden Beet Borscht with Collard Greens

My Mum and I decided to have a movie night: Doctor Zhivago and dinner.  I immediately thought of borscht, and that we needed a Russian-inspired dinner.  Instead of authentic Russian food, I used Russian flavours to make a meal of our own. Golden beets.  So pretty, I love the colour — and they’re great on […]

Continue Reading

Cream of Parsnip and Carrot Soup with Maple

The parsnip and carrot combination has been calling to me lately (and I keep getting them in my veggie box delivery), so I thought I’d revisit my Roasted Parsnip and Carrot Soup.  I wanted to see what happened to the flavours if I made a quicker soup, where I didn’t roast the root veggies. The […]

Continue Reading

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles and Greens

More miso, you ask?  Why yes, this is another weeknight bowl of soup, but this time: with noodles! The first bowl of miso you may remember was my Miso with Veggie Dumplings – the perfect weeknight dinner: quick and easy, lots of veggies! But this, this is a new bowl of miso that celebrates the […]

Continue Reading