Category Archives: soup
So yeah, my go-to tomato soup recipe actually uses beef stock. So I had to change things up a bit this month. This was a pretty impromptu recipe, but it turned out really nice. I’m not a fan of tomato soups that are either too creamy or taste too much like tomato sauce, and this was neither.
This is how I satisfied my instant ramen craving during Low Carb January.
It still can be called Get Well Soon Soup if you’re making it for your sick self, right?
Cough of Death has not been letting up all weekend, so chicken soup seemed like the obvious next step to take come Sunday. If it weren’t Low Carb January, I’d have gone chicken noodle or matzoh ball, but instead, I went for a non-noodley chicken soup flavored with ginger and dill (it’s our second chicken soup of the month; John made a chunky vegetable one heavy on paprika last week). It came out quite nice, with white beans helping bulk things up.
My original dinner plan was to make tofu and shrimp summer rolls for dinner, but I just wasn’t feeling it as the day went on. John was feeling under the weather, so I started to think of what else I could make with similar ingredients. Hot and sour soup came to mind. I used an ATK recipe for the broth base, but then just threw in what I had on hand (hence the shrimp, shiratake noodles, etc.). The original recipe went with mushrooms and bamboo shoots, so just use your judgment when it comes to veggies. The shrimp aren’t really necessary. I just already had them defrosted. Neither are the noodles, to be fair.
I thought this recipe was only ok (mostly because of my own substitutions) but John was all about it. It’s a little time consuming but soothing. I though it needed a little orzo or pasta or something to round it out. I also had to bake the meatballs because I tried cooking them in the soup as the recipe suggested and they just fell apart. If you can find sour oranges, yay – I followed the substitution of half orange half lime.
Sorry I haven’t posted much, oh three readers – I’m in the process of changing jobs and life has been pretty hectic.
Anyway, here’s a super easy beef barley soup from my Polish cookbook.