Yemenite Chicken Soup

This is a warm and comforting chicken soup, with a delicious Mediterranean twist. The addition of cilantro, dill and parsley as well as the Hawayij spice mix with cardamom, coriander, and turmeric turn this chicken soup into a Yemenite feast. If you like spice, try adding a teaspoon the homemade Zhug to your bowl before taking your first bite - or eat this with a side pita and zhug.

Beef and Barley Soup

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My kids love any soup with Barley and this one is a real hit in our house. The leeks, onions, carrots and celery contribute their veggie goodness, while the thyme and bay leaves add a great depth of flavor. I like to use beef bones with a good amount of meat on them, so that everyone gets to enjoy some real meat. This soup has all of the elements of a full meal: Beef, starch and veggies – so break out the big bowls and serve this soup up for dinner.

Chicken Chow Mein

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I make a lot of chicken soup for my family and the big question is always what to do with the soup chicken. I learned this recipe from my mother, who did not like to waste anything. She would take leftover cooked chicken from soup, in particular the chicken breasts and make this east chicken chow mein, which we all loved! Make this your own by adding your favorite veggies to the mix.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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This is a classic creamy cauliflower soup recipe, lightened up. It has all the warm flavors that come with sweet cooked cauliflower and nutmeg, along with sautéed onions, leeks and celery for some added depth. I use milk, to lighten things up, but you can, of course, use cream if you’re feeling indulgent….

Beef Borscht

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Borscht comes in lots of different varieties. The common denominator is the beets that form the base with its dark purple color. This borscht is a hearty beef soup that in addition to beets uses, leeks, celery cabbage, potatoes and flanken, which all come together in a melt in your mouth rich soup with tons of flavor. I love to add marrow bones or beef bones for extra depth. This is a great one pot meal when you are craving a bowl of hearty soup for dinner. (Adapted from Jewish Soul Food)

Tomato Coconut Curry Soup

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Watercourse Foods, an amazing vegetarian restaurant in Denver made a delicious Tomato Coconut Curry Soup that was totally addictive. It had just the right amount of spiciness and sweetness and was full of veggies that melted in your mouth and a broth that was creamy and full of body. I tried to replicate it for years and this version seems to finally be right on!

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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The Slow cooker is our best friend during ski season, and ski season has officially begun in our family. There is nothing like coming home from a long ski day, to a warm and hearty chicken noodle soup, packed with vegetables and tender chicken. This soup will be a sure hit among skiers and non-skiers alike! (Adapted from Cooks Country)

Veggie Chili

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If you are looking for a delicious meatless fall meal, try this vegetarian chili. It is packed with veggies and warm spices and the bulgur gives it a great meat-like mouth feel. The best part, of course, is the great toppings that everyone gets to choose for their bowl: sour cream, jalapenos, avocados and cilantro. And don’t forget to serve with your favorite cornbread on the side! (Adapted from Moosewood Cookbook)

Meatball Minestrone Soup

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When I tell my 9 year-old son that we are having meatball minestrone soup for dinner, I get a fist pump… This soup is packed with Italian spices, veggies, noodles, and of course meatballs! This is a hearty “One Pot” meal for all the various eaters in your family – big and small. I like to serve this with crusty bread. Spread some pesto on the bread for an extra treat!

Fish and Veggie Chowder

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Somehow I always end up making this Chowder on a Sunday. I think it’s a great way to end the weekend and get ready for the week ahead. It bubbles on the stove in the late afternoon, sending delicious aromas of sautéed onions and peppers throughout the house, and then the family sits down for a nice warm bowl of this hearty soup and enjoys the last few hours of calm before the busy week begins…. Serve this with some good crusty bread on the side.