Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

This is my kind of comfort food! It combines some traditional Thai flavors with somen noodles and tofu for protein.  I cook the tofu in a frying pan to crisp it up a little, and it contrasts really nicely with the soft wheat noodles.  Udon noodles, which are a [...]

Bok Choy Chicken Soup

This is a great, comforting chicken soup.  It’s a  wonderful recipe from my favorite Chinese cookbook; I can’t believe I’ve made so many things from the book but never this! (adapted from The Chinese Kitchen by Eilenen Yin-Fei Lo) Marinade: 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 2 tsp [...]

A twist on Tom Ka Gai

I wanted to make a version of tom ka gai (Thai chicken and coconut soup with lime) that was vegetarian and included noodles.  I used some things I found in my pantry and put together this soup.  The lime juice stirred in at the last minute is what makes this [...]

The Perfect Lentil Soup

In the not so distant past, I would have told you there is no such thing as perfect lentil soup.  Lentils were something I forced myself to eat because they seem so healthy.  Fortunately, I discovered I was just using the wrong kind of lentils! This soup doesn’t look like [...]

Tortilla soup

I am pretty much obsessed with soup, or really any food that can be eaten out of a bowl.  My freshman year in college, I ate literally every meal in the dining hall out of a bowl…and my floor-mates nicknamed me C-Bowls because of it.   Soups are fantastic [...]

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