Posts in the category: Soups

CSA 2014: Week 18 + Potato + Leek + Carrot Soup

CSA 2014: Week 18 // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

It’s the last week of the CSA and I’m going to miss it. The produce was beautiful and incredibly fresh. It prompts me to be more creative in the kitchen and because I hate to waste food, it keeps us from going out to restaurants when we have beautiful produce to eat. If you’ve ever thought about a CSA, now is the time to look for one in your area. I found my current CSA at our local farmers market, but you can also go to Local Harvest to search by zip code. They usually contact me around December to… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 15 + Corn and Cod Chowder

CSA 2014: Week 15 // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

The temperature has warmed to the mid 70’s for perfect fall days. Our CSA still has a split personality with heirloom tomatoes and corn mixed with leeks and winter squash. Today is beautiful and I suspect there will be a few more things grilled before the weather changes. I’m also planning a BLT night while I have bumpy and perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes. I used the leeks and carrots in a potato, leek and carrot soup that turned out great. I’ll share the recipe soon! The chard is going into smoothies and the peppers and greens will be turned into a big… Continue reading

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup Recipe // Dula Notes

My weekend was full of Oscar movies and trying to replace a light bulb that just burned out. Would you believe that all of the internet does not have the light bulb I need? And the closest one I could find is only available in England? The light bulb search was a waste of a Sunday afternoon, but you know what isn’t? Making and enjoying this easy egg drop soup. This version isn’t much like Chinese takeout egg drop soup. It’s not as thick and I’m not quite sure how they get those long, beautiful egg ribbons. Maybe it’s the thickness… Continue reading

Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup with Kale

Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup with Kale // Dula Notes

On a particularly cold and dark weeknight, I had a bag of red lentils, a can of coconut milk and a bunch of kale I keep on hand for smoothies. I was hungry for something warm and flavorful. In less than an hour, I was ladling this flavorful curry lentil soup into bowls and it turned out to be incredibly delicious and hearty despite the short list of good-for-you ingredients. The people of Instragram asked for the recipe and I’m glad it turned out to be good enough to share with all of you.

David Chang’s Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

I started watching the PBS show, “Mind of a Chef,” on Netflix and season 1 follows David Chang of New York’s famed Momofuku restaurants. He has a cult following for popular dishes like ramen and steamed pork belly buns. Since opening the first Momofuku in 2004, he’s made an impact on the food world by simultaneously respecting and disregarding tradition to create a new take on Asian-American food. His unique, unapologetic style is something that I gravitate towards. In the episode entitled “Simple,” Chang makes a Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup that I just had to make. It came together in… Continue reading

CSA 2013: Week 20 + Curry Sage Butternut Squash Soup

This is sadly our last CSA share for the year. To send us out with a bang, the farm packed our box with a bounty of fall produce. The shallots, butternut squash and sage provided everything I needed to make Adrianna’s Curry Sage Butternut Squash Soup. I changed the recipe a little based on how I like to make soup and that recipe is written out below. It really is so good that it would rival any fancy squash soup you get at your favorite restaurant. Try it! This week we received butternut squash, sage, parsley, potatoes, swiss chard, cabbage,… Continue reading

CSA 2013: Week 19 + Vegan Hot and Sour Soup with Cabbage and Rice

We have a pumpkin! It’s so pretty, I just want to put it on our porch as decoration, but I have plans for that guy. Hopefully the recipe will be a winner and it will up on the blog soon. Sorry to be such a tease. This week we received pie pumpkin, cabbage, broccoli, heirloom tomato, assorted apples, swiss chard, onions, garlic, shallots and bell pepper. When I collected all of the apples out of the box, together they were beautiful with their different sizes and colors. These went into smoothies because I currently have a large paper bag full… Continue reading

My Favorite Red Lentil Soup

Favorite Red Lentil Soup Recipe // Dula Notes

If you’re experiencing warm weather right now, soup might be the furthest thing from your mind. After a few beautiful days, the temperatures have dipped low in Michigan. I type this as I wear a wool blazer that I didn’t think I’d see again until fall. We visited the west side of Michigan over the weekend and I hadn’t packed properly at all. I checked the weather report and packed some long-sleeved options, but nothing I brought was heavy enough for temperatures that dipped 20 degrees below the forecast. I’m incredibly glad I grabbed a light coat as I headed… Continue reading

Spicy Curry Cauliflower Soup

Of all the delicious courses I experienced at The Root last month, the sleeper hit of the night turned out to be a spicy curry cauliflower soup. I chose it, thinking soup on that chilly day was appropriate. I didn’t bring a jacket, opting to brave the elements in my thin (but cute) blazer. The soup was warming in both temperature and spice, which had me dunking my soup spoon back in the bowl, even after I realized the portion was too generous. I wanted to savor each spoonful and discern each bold spice. I eventually passed the rest to Marc and… Continue reading

Vegetarian Potato Dill Lentil Soup

Today is the day before Fat Tuesday and that means I’m thinking of paczki. If this is new to you, paczki are Polish doughnuts that were traditionally made to use up any lard, sugar, eggs and fruit before Lent. You don’t have to be Polish or religious to take part in the paczki tradition, though. Marc has the day off today for President’s Day and he is going to the American Polish Cultural Center to pick up some fresh paczki for us! Life is about balance and in preparation, this vegetarian soup is a perfect pre-Fat Tuesday meal. This bowl of… Continue reading