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Let’s talk about soup. Every one loves soup right? Seriously, have you ever met someone who doesn’t like soup?

I’ve been enjoying a variety of soups from the Moosewood cookbooks for the last two decades. In particular:

  • Split Pea
  • Russian Cabbage Borsht
  • Creamy Squash (New Recipes From Moosewood)
  • Armenian Lentil
  • Potato Leek (New Recipes from Moosewood)
  • Minestrone

However sometimes (only sometimes) I’m short on time and want to make a soup that’s really quick. Guess what? I found a soup that takes NO TIME at all and its delicious. Once again, I found it on the internet (thanks to FoodLoversWebsite)

Here’s the recipe for Spicy Tomato Soup (which I modified a lot cause I bought the wrong can of tomatoes)


1 tablespoon oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 1/2 cups minced onion

3-4 cloves of garlic cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp dill

lots of ground black pepper

12 oz crushed tomato concentrate (I bought canned diced tomatoes by accident)

2 cups water

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon of mayo or sourcream (I used milk)

2 medium sized tomatoes, diced


1. Heat olive oil and butter in a saucepan.

2.Add onion, garlic, salt, dill, black pepper and stir till onions are translucent (about 6-8 minutes)

3. Add canned tomatoes, water and honey

4. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Because I screwed up buying the wrong tomatoes, I then took a sieve and separated the tomato chunks from the liquid.

Then I took the solids, whizzed it in the Cuisinart while slowly adding the liquids. To make it creamy – I added a touch of milk.


I love soup. In fact my freezer is full of soups at the moment. I crave soup during the winter – don’t you? What’s your favourite soup? Would love to know.

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4 Responses to “What’s Your Favourite Soup?”

  1. December 5th, 2011 at 05:13 | #1

    Hi Vicky,

    My go to soups are: Broccoli, Red Thai Curry, Squash and White Bean & Kale. I use my immersion blender for almost all of them and can’t imagine cooking without it!

    Big hugs from a big fan,


  2. December 5th, 2011 at 06:22 | #2

    …so I bought a book called Simply Soup and in it there’s a great recipe for hearty winter broth with lamb and barley. Easy, cheap (because it calls for lamb neck) and delicioso! I’ve learned the basics about making soup, still learning, and am addicted. Thanks for your blog I like it! I’m a mom who runs too : )

  3. Matt
    December 5th, 2011 at 13:12 | #3

    Best tomato soup I’ve EVER tasted – bring more!!

  4. December 7th, 2011 at 20:13 | #4

    My favourite soup is Carrot and Coriander. When I made it the last time, I used some purple carrots in the mix and it really tuned up the colour. Looked awesome.

    Here is my recent post. http://ottawafood.blogspot.com/2011/10/best-ever-soup-carrot-coriander-soup-in.html

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