Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The… Continue reading Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

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Cream of carrots soup

I didn't know a carrot soup could be so decadent until I tried this one. Carrots are cooked with milk, which brings the creaminess that elevates this hearty soup to another level. I adapted from a recipe from Canadian chef Ricardo Larivée , adding some fennel to break up the sweetness of the carrots and… Continue reading Cream of carrots soup

“Get better” chicken soup with home made broth and Klosse dumplings

  I guess everybody has a favorite "get better" soup for those sick days when we feel like collapsing in the couch and ever moving again. I always think of my best friend's remedy for those days: a hot bath, fresh clean white sheets in your bed and chicken soup. Ideally somebody does it all… Continue reading “Get better” chicken soup with home made broth and Klosse dumplings

Cheesy and creamy light cauliflower soup

I've moved many times in my life and eventually left my country. Now, Canada is home for me. Visiting São Paulo, Brazil, last month I noticed how much I love almost any food I eat there. The food I've had there has been shaped in my heart, more so than in my taste buds. And… Continue reading Cheesy and creamy light cauliflower soup

Light creamy chicken soup

Weekend ahead of us, time to catch up with life and enjoy the coziness of home while the outside temperatures keep falling down. And then nothing better than a hearty and homy soup, creamy enough to make for a simple and nice Saturday dinner, with maybe some fresh bread, a green salad and a glass… Continue reading Light creamy chicken soup

Silky and healthy sweet potato soup – ready in less than 30 min

My obsession for sweet potato is still on. Since we started our 100% " eating healthy and diabetes friendly " life style, the only potatoes were having are sweet potatoes. Besides the gorgeous color and amazing taste, its nutritional benefits goes without saying. And nothing beats the comforting texture of a sweet potato soup in… Continue reading Silky and healthy sweet potato soup – ready in less than 30 min

Fall tomato soup my grandma style or how to try a different and fresh version of a tomato soup

The story behind this recipe is that my grandmother, who was a great cook, decided to add hard boiled eggs and cooked rice to the tomato soup to make it more nutritious and filling. And that was the tomato soup that we used to have at home. I followed the tradition and have been cooking… Continue reading Fall tomato soup my grandma style or how to try a different and fresh version of a tomato soup