Warming Winter Soups
This recipe starts off as a simple, aromatic broth that can be served as is, but by adding chiles and lime juice, the dish becomes a hot-and-sour soup. As with other Southeast Asian cuisines, such as Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, and Thai, lemongrass and galangal are often used in aromatic soups. The application of these herbs goes beyond cooking, as they are widely used in folk remedies. Both lemongrass and galangal have medicinal properties as antibacterials and tonics to aid indigestion. Recipe from Vietnamese Fusion: Vegetarian Cuisine* by Chat Mingkwan (Book Publishing Co.), reprinted by permission. more→
Filling and flavorful, this Italian vegetable soup becomes a meal in itself when served with a robust, whole-grain bread and a green salad. It keeps well and develops flavor as it stands. more→
If you’re in the mood for a savory, creamy soup, this is as close as you’re going to get from a canned-goods pantry. If you like the flavor combination of curry and pumpkin, like we do, you’ll make this treat even after they lights come on. Photo and recipe contributed by Jon Robertson and Robin Robertson, from Vegan Unplugged. more→
Here’s a hearty, full-flavored tomato-barley soup whose ingredients are readily available in the winter. A one-dish meal, serve this with a salad of mixed greens with apples or oranges and toasted walnuts, and a good bread or fresh pita. For added protein, serve with hummus.
Parsnips are hardy winter roots whose mild flavor is perfect for this soothing cool-weather soup. more→