Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Don't Throw The Pumpkin Out!" Soup

I know. That pumpkin's been sitting around decorating your place all through November. Maybe you're tired of looking at it, but "Don't Throw The Pumpkin Out!" Use two ingredients and turn it into a perfect pumpkin soup

  • Cut it into four slices, scoop out the seeds, put on a baking sheet and bake in the oven. Bake for an hour
  • Saute some brown mushrooms
  • Add the pumpkin insides to the brown mushrooms, add some water and simmer until the sauce thickens
  • Puree everything. Put back into the pot, warm up and serve.

It's perfect as is, but if you have a little truffle oil, add a drizzle, and it's divine!


Haka Mom Soup

This is a tribute to my Mom. My mom always used to make this very delicious and nutritious soup for me. We would have it on special occassions. Now I make it for my friends on my special occassions. It's fun for parties, because you can set out on the table each ingredient in different bowls, and then everyone just adds their favorites to make their own unique soup!

Cooked rice
Chopped long beans
fresh dill
pickled radish
chinese brocolli
broth - chinese oolong tea, or dark tea, sauteed spinach, mint or basil

Spoon some rice into a bowl, add any of the ingredients above, add a small amount of broth, and enjoy!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Creamy Carrot Soup

Don't you hate when you go to have your salad, and you find that all your carrots are soft! Don't throw them away! Make this warm, comforting, carrot soup.

Young Ginger
Vegetable broth
Garnishing - mint
Whole milk (or soy milk)
Ground Black pepper

  • Saute onions until soft in a pot
  • Add in mushrooms and ginger
  • Add in vegetable broth, carrots, and potatos.
  • Cook until soft on medium heat
  • Add in a little salt and pepper to taste
  • Take it off the heat.
  • Blend until smooth in a food processor/blender
  • You can either serve it like this, or strain it to make it even smoother
  • Put it back into the pot. Add a little milk. Simmer for a minute.
  • Garnish with mint, (and extra shredded ginger, and sauteed mushrooms)



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Veggie Soup to Cure All

Chicken soup isn't the only soup that is a cure all, give this Veggie Soup with Tofu a try. Always think of soup if you have some veggies in the fridge, that you've run out of ideas of what to do with.

Chopped onions
Vegetable broth
Ground Black Pepper
Tofu (2nd to last)
Rice noodles (soften it in hot water for 15 minutes)
  • Saute the onions in vegetable oil
  • Add water, carrots, cabbage
  • Let it boil until all the ingredients are soft and tender
  • Add salt and ground black pepper
  • Add the tofu, Add softened rice noodles
  • Garnish with some basil leaves
  • You're on your way to better health!


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Comforting Vegetable and Mushroom Soup

Soup is a really easy thing to make. Don't shy away from making something very simple. When you have a lot of leftover mushrooms, make mushroom soup. On the top, are some grilled shallots which give it that perfect Crunch.


Food Processor
(The Sauteed Mushrooms/Carrots)
Balsamic Vinegar