Articles Categorized in: Soup

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles and Clams

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles and Clams

This Japanese inspired miso soup with soba noodles and clams is my lasted culinary successful experiment. Soba noodles infused in a delicate broth with veggies and clams. A true explosion of umami flavor.   I’m beyond proud of how amazing this soup turns out. I discovered soba noodles recently and they are great. You can use them as a gluten-free substitute in case you have any level of gluten intolerance.They have a soft flavor and they work better with delicate...
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Vegetables and White Beans Soup

Vegetables and White Beans Soup

Comforting vegetables and white beans soup that make you feel good because of the nutrient load.     I am the type of person that needs a soup day after a huge food hangover.  I usually go after my detox spinach soup, but once in a while, a change is gladly welcome. As the days are getting rainier and rainier here in Lisbon a comforting and richer type of soup is required. This vegetables and white beans soups is like...
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Easy Vegetable Clam Chowder

Easy Vegetable Clam Chowder

Lovely and lighter version of a vegetable clam chowder. This will be one of your favorites night dinners after you try it once.     I love chowders beyond any measure. My shrimp and bacon chowder is one of my favorites soups for a cold winter day — assuming that winter in Lisbon can be counted as winter. But these vegetables and clam chowder is way more light and healthy. I was hesitating about calling it “chowder”. It is loaded...
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Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Chunky, rich and satisfying chowder. This is a classic dish that has the power of warming any heart. Here I will tell you the secret for a perfect shrimp, corn and bacon chowder.     I spent a lot —- I mean a lot — of time trying to get a proper chowder. Chowder always intrigued me: a creamy and rich soup that has bite-size chunks of seafood, bacon or vegetables. My first attempt was not a success — the...
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Detox Spinach Soup

Detox Spinach Soup

Once in a while, my body needs a reset. Starting fresh after a fudgy brownies hangover or a tres leches party. This detox spinach soup always keeps me on track, especially in the holidays.     This soup is one of my favorites detox recipes. It’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Lately, I’ve become a spinach-junkie. I even put a few leaves into my morning smoothies. This started as a way of keeping diabetes away from my life — diabetes...
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Spicy Chickpea Soup

Spicy Chickpea Soup

A soup doesn’t have to be dull and just for when you are feeling sick. This spicy chickpea soup is sassy and there is nothing boring about it.     Lately, there’s been a chickpea revolution. From salad to soup chickpeas, they are all dominating. In my early years, I only could associate one dish with chickpeas—Garbanzos in Spanish—and that was mondongo. Mondongo is a Venezuelan heavy soup made of beef tripes and garbanzos. Sounds weird, but it is delicious....
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Creamy and Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy and Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

There are recipes that have the only purpose of warming your heart. This extra creamy and cheesy cauliflower soup does exactly that.     It’s a comforting soup with a delicate and velvety texture. The flavor is soft and with a pinch of spiciness (thanks, black pepper). You don’t need tons of exuberant ingredients and flavor to get a good meal. I love how subtle this soup is. Sometimes your spirit only wants some calmness. You know, looking through the...
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Hearty Mediterranean White Beans Soup

Hearty Mediterranean White Beans Soup

This white beans soup is like a big hug for your stomach. It is cozy, hearty, and 100% warmly.     This recipe has a lot of Mediterranean flavors —- you know, the chorizo and the olive oil flavor mix is like licking Spain— and magical chunkiness. I looove when a soup is rich and has solid pieces of the elements of the soup, am I crazy? It’s possible that I am the only person on earth that loves a mini...
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Winter Warmer Mushroom Soup

Winter Warmer Mushroom Soup

This mushroom soup has that earthy flavor that only fresh mushrooms can give. If you are part of the mushroom lovers team, this recipe is for you! The color may not look appealing but the important part is that it tastes really good, especially on a cold winter night.     I’m a 100% mushroom lover, proof of that here, here and here. Here in Portugal, mushrooms are all over the place. You can get a wide variety at the...
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Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

  Fall is around the corner. This is my favorite season by far: gentle weather, cute clothes, and pumpkins; everything is great. Yes, since Starbucks released the infamous pumpkin spice latte the world has gone crazy for the undervalued pumpkin. I have to confess that my relationship with pumpkins is kind of a love-hate situation. When I was younger, I remember my grandmother forcing me to eat the big chunks of pumpkin in the Sunday soup. I hated it. I...
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