Homemade Buckwheat Noodle Soup

An aromatic Asian broth surrounds homemade buckwheat noodles in this comforting soup. Each flavourful spoonful is also healthy and gluten free, thanks to nutritious bone broth and magnesium-rich buckwheat. This month, in addition to fancier fare like clafoutis, I’ve intentionally shared more of my family’s favourite simple recipes.  Tasty foods like Creamy Sweet Pea Salad and Paradise Fruit Salad appear on our table again and again in real … Continue reading Homemade Buckwheat Noodle Soup

Shrimp, White Bean and Cabbage Soup

If you’ve never tried Napa cabbage, you must give it a whirl in this soup. As the delicate cousin of the more pungent green cabbage that I steered clear of as a child, Napa cabbage (also called Chinese cabbage) plays very nicely with the broth, shrimp, and white beans. I first came to appreciate Chinese cabbage in soup form when I lived in northeast China, … Continue reading Shrimp, White Bean and Cabbage Soup

Mexican Egg Drop Soup {Sopa de Huevo y Ajo}

The temperature plummets and Mexican food is what I crave.  Soup is a perfectly simple way to enjoy the vibrant flavours of Mexico.  Although there is not a Mexican restaurant (that I know of) within 100 miles of where I live now, I still have my own cocina in which I can whip up fresh Tex Mex (like this soup, fresh tortillas, or taquitos) any day.  … Continue reading Mexican Egg Drop Soup {Sopa de Huevo y Ajo}

Carrot Cauliflower Soup with Ginger

Carrots are a cheerful alternative to pumpkin in spring time.  They are also easier to source locally, which helps them cost less here.  The warmth of ginger and briyani spices in this soup helps mitigate the remaining chill of early spring; yet I would gladly come back to this recipe on the sunniest of days. Ingredients: 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup cauliflower, choppped 1 … Continue reading Carrot Cauliflower Soup with Ginger

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger

Living in Vietnam convinced me that noodle soups should not be confined to a particular time of day.  For breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, or any time at all, a good bowl of soup is never something to turn down when a person is hungry.  Lately, this simplified version of Vietnamese chicken hu tieu has been my go-to option.  This soup is easy, delicious, and … Continue reading Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger