Many Japanese soups and noodle dishes require dashi to make their stock, and this makes Japanese cooking difficult for vegetarians (dashi contains dried bonito fish flakes). However, you may find that this simple recipe is sufficient to provide great broth and stock flavours for your Japanese cooking adventures. Similar recipes include a S. E. Asian…
A perfect base for light soups.
How to make great flavoursome vegetable stocks
I have a couple of Avocado Soups that I make in Hot Weather. This is one of them.
In October, 2001 I shifted back to Adelaide from Sydney, and the cold weather was a shock! It had me craving soups.
One last soup for the cold weather in the wintery climes. Another French one, Soupe aux Carrottes Nivernaises. Very special, this one.
I have quite a love for mushrooms at the moment, so divine and surprising in taste. Enjoy!
You really really must try this recipe. I was famous for it.
Love those dark Puy lentils! And the Parmesan Toasts – make them any time, for lunch, dinner or breakfast.
A great winter vegetable soup, inspired by Bill Grainger.
Often I would make this stock, add some sliced mushrooms and Asian Greens and call it (a very light) dinner.
Today we are still on the Soups for you Northerners in the dread dead of Winter. Stay warm – here is a lentil soup, nice and lemony, to warm those chilled bones.
Feel that vampires are on the loose? Is it a full moon? Or do you just feel like a touch of Spain tonight? Whatever, cook Garlic Soup for no reason at all. (But make sure you BOTH eat it!)
I remember this soup as being wonderful – a Winter soup, as well as good for those cold summer days in January that we sometimes get in Adelaide.
Its another garlicky soup! Bring it on! Maybe when you are home alone…. 🙂
A second pumpkin soup, this time Italian rather than French. The potatoes and optional cannelloni beans make for a beautiful and velvety soup.
Cucumber is so cooling in those hot months. This is gorgeous.
Life is to be lived joyously! And so to another cold soup, this time from Spain. Long ago, this was almost a weekly ritual in our place. Visitors always received a bowl in summer!
Although I don’t make them often, I do love a cold soup in Summer. I have a wonderful Avocado and Celery Soup that is a cracker, and of course there is gazpacho and cold bortsch. And now add this Coriander and Lemongrass Vichyssoise to the list.
Oh, yearning for those days of summer! Chilled soups are gorgeous and great for picnics or days at the beach.
A soup that has stood the test of time. Fragrant and beautifully flavoured, it is treasured still by my family.