Jerusalem Artichoke & Rosemary Soup

Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions yet? Do these include kale by any chance? Just teasing. I’m not big on new year’s resolutions myself, but I agree that taking an honest look at your life on a regular basis is healthy whether that’s in January or not.  My friend Charles recently gifted me two bags of Jerusalem artichokes from his …

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Refreshing Avocado & Cucumber Soup

I’m a big fan of simple recipes. You know, the kind where you put everything in the food processor and you’re good to go under 10 minutes? Like this recipe for minty avocado & cucumber soup. The last time I made it, one of our friend stopped by our apartment for a surprise visit. Thanks …

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Lemony Kale & Lentil Soup

Patches of ice have appeared in the streets of Montreal and I can now see my breath when I bike to work. The return of cold weather means there are fewer bikers in the streets and finding a vacant rack to lock my bike is no longer challenging. I wonder how late into the winter …

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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! How did you spend the long weekend? Did your family get together for a traditional turkey dinner? Did you take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life? I would love to hear from you if you want to share.  Last year, I was in Toronto for …

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Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup (Tarator)

Tarator is a delicious and refreshing Bulgarian summer soup made with yogurt, cucumber, dill and garlic. I know the taste of raw garlic can be overpowering for some people, but I personally love its pungency. Still, you might not want to eat this soup before you go on a date or to an important meeting! …

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Peruvian Quinoa Corn Chowder

In the summer of 2007, I escaped to Peru for a few weeks of adventure. Peru truly offers the best of all worlds… the beautiful coastal desert, the breathtaking Andes and the mysterious Inca ruins, and of course, the mesmerizing amazon jungle. On the way to Lake Titicaca and Cusco, our group spent a couple …

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Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Is it just me or it’s virtually impossible to find pumpkins after Halloween? Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that should be readily available from early fall to mid-winter. If stored in a cool place, it keeps well for 2 to 4 months. This is the easiest soup you’ll ever make. If you can …

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Summer quash, winter squash. Zucchini, buttercup, spaghetti, acorn… You name it. I love it. Relatively mild-flavoured, squash is definitely one of nature’s most versatile vegetable. Roast it, soup it up, turn it into a pie or a quick bread: the possibilities are endless. Nutritionally, winter squash is high in fiber and vitamin A, while being …

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Dahl-Inspired Lentil Soup

One of the many great things about living in a metropolis like Toronto is the exposure one gets to ethnic foods. Having grown up in a rural area, international cuisine is not exactly what I was used to when I moved here. I remember the first time I went to an Indian restaurant with colleagues. …

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