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Split Pea Soup

Want to know why I’ve been posting so many soup recipes lately? It’s still cold here, and rainy, and that means I want the warm comfort that a hot bowl of soup brings. I typically eat a bowl of soup (or two) as a full meal, but I get that not everyone feels soup constitutes […]

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Zucchini Noodle Miso Soup

Zucchini noodles taste exactly like perfectly al dente pasta. Don’t argue with me, because it’s true. This is a delicious, easy and speedy soup you can throw together for a no-fuss lunch or dinner (or breakfast too, if that appeals to you). It’s a blast to use a spiral slicer to make the noodles, and […]

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Brown Rice Congee

I’ll always remember eating my first bowl of congee because it coincided with my very first glimpse of a beluga whale’s penis. I promise I’m not a pervert – let me explain. In 2006, I was a member of the media relations team at the Vancouver Aquarium. One weekend, I was hosting a group of […]

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Cream of Spinach Soup

I probably should have called this ‘fridge and freezer scraps’ soup, as this recipe came about after I rummaged through the fridge, selected what was old or about to go off and turned it into a meal. This soup was so simple, and yet I can’t tell you how delicious it was. The texture was […]

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Roasted Asparagus and Baby Leek Soup

This soup does not have the most striking hue of green. Some of you may find the colour pukey, while for others it may be reminiscent of that love-it-or-hate-it Dior dress Nicole Kidman wore to the Oscars many years ago. I know we eat with our eyes, too, but in this case I beg you […]

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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Since Fall rolled around, I’ve been eating very simply. It’s difficult to maintain a raw diet when the weather turns. My meals include plenty of soups and stews, and this soup is one of my favourites. Not only is it sweet, luscious and creamy, but it’s easy to create variety by making little adaptations. Sometimes […]

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Curried Red Lentil Soup

I loathe daylight savings. Are you with me? I’m sure it was very useful once, but now it seems archaic and unnecessary. Now it’s gloomy at 4:00pm and it’s impossible for me to take nice food photos with the lack of natural light. I leave home in the dark and return in the dark. My […]

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Leek, Potato and Parsnip Soup

Even though I make soup all year round, there is something about fall and winter that compels me to consume it in earnest. Thick, creamy soups are my favourite at this time of year and when I saw a pile of leeks at the farmers market, I immediately craved leek and potato soup. Potatoes get […]

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Gluten-Free Dumplings

Like most good Jewish children, I loved my chicken soup with matzo balls. I could eat several bowls at a time and often preferred it to the courses that came afterward. Of course, I haven’t eaten chicken soup in a long time and now I can’t have the gluten in matzo meal, either. Which is […]

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Curried Carrot Soup

We recently returned from our honeymoon and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back in my own kitchen. Eating in Europe was stressful and difficult, particularly during the week we spent in Paris, where cheese and baguettes are the norm and there’s no such thing as being vegetarian, let alone vegan. […]

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