Feb 2, 2015

Miso Udon Noodle Soup

You know that pesky 4pm snack phenomenon, right? Around that time most of us suffer from a serious energy dip, I know I do. What a lot of Dutch folks do (and probably a gazillion others around the world as well) is whip up a cup-a-soup. For years I kept a package or two in the cupboard, while I never really did like how it tasted. Heck, it’s powdered instant soup: flavour-wise…

Oct 23, 2012

Harira With Chicken

I’m a big fan of Moroccan cuisine, and make no exception for Harira—the traditional tomato and lentil soup of Morocco. Harira is quite a rich soup but can also be eaten as a starter. During Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, Harira is served to break the daily fast. There are endless variations to this recipe and each family has its own version. The sky is the limit when…

Aug 22, 2011

Caldo Tlalpeño

This bowl is filled to the rim with pure savory and spicy love. I was blown away by how all these (to me) unexpected flavors came together in the end. When I placed my order at the Mexican web store, I also threw a pack of tlalpeño bouillon cubes and a can of chipotle chiles in adobo into my virtual basket, having no clue what to do with either one…

Jun 16, 2011

Creamy Asparagus Soup

My favorite soup. Well, one of my favorites. I know, I have a lot of favorite dishes but what can I say? I like to eat. Ultra simple and fast recipe with maximum flavor. No cooking skills required, you throw it together in a couple of minutes. Serve with lots of crusty bread and I know you’ll love every single bite. Even though it’s a very rich soup you still…

Feb 24, 2011

Potato, Corn & Chicken Soup

Just as things started to warm up around here, another round of cold winter weather set in putting us back at square one. Not a place I really enjoy dealing with again. Time for soup. Soul-warming soup. One of my favorite soups in the world is potato soup (with onion and garlic. Surprise!). But to be honest, anything containing even the slightest hint of potato is favorite in my book. This…

Sep 27, 2010

Royal Pomodori and Tortellini Soup

This is not my recipe. I merely tweaked it, but that’s because my pesky little fingers can’t leave anything alone. I’m a compulsive tweaker. It’s what I do. When Marc van der Linden—a Dutch royalty journalist and chief-editor of Royalty Magazine—tweeted his recipe, I was intrigued. It seemed so simple yet so tomatey, for lack of a better word. Exactly how any unpretentious home-made tomato soup should be; comfort food…