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SOPA DE AJO

SOPA DE AJO

In celebration of National Garlic Day… Spanish Garlic Soup is super easy, super healthy and super inexpensive to make. I made this with being onboard in mind – that is to say with limited fresh ingredients. There isn’t really a right or wrong way of making it. Sometimes chopped Spanish ham is added. Quite often the eggs are poached on top of the soup. I chose to make this like Spanish egg drop soup by gently whisking the eggs into…

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #6

44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #6

The queen of all soups. That pretty much sums it up… New York Times food critic Amanda Hesser describes it as “One of the strangest and most delicious soup recipes… By the time it is done, the ‘soup’ is like a savory bread pudding and the top has a thick, golden crust that your guests will fight to the death over.” I posted a recipe for this last year (link) and it met with my taste tester’s approval. …but I…

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LEMONY LENTIL SOUP

LEMONY LENTIL SOUP

This is a repost for you, ‘anonymous reader’. My sister shared this recipe with me a few years ago and it has become one of our favourites. It takes just 30 minutes of cook time so can easily be made onboard, or made ahead and frozen and is a very flexible recipe in that it is good vegan, vegetarian or for meat lovers (François’ preference is with spicy Merguez sausage) LEMONY LENTIL SOUP 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

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KIMCHI SOUP

KIMCHI SOUP

A few years ago when my husband was on a tour of duty in Afghanistan we decided to meet part way during one of his leave periods for a little vacation. My daughter at that time was teaching in South Korea – which became the perfect meeting point and a chance for a family visit. Aside from the super memories of the raw beauty of the country and the wonderful people, the one thing that keeps popping up in my…

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TOMATO SOUP

TOMATO SOUP

Tomato soup is the ‘little black dress of soups’. Dressed up or unadorned it is the perfect elegant cold weather entrée or served with it’s mate – the grilled cheese     Simple Tomato Soup 1tbsp each olive oil & butter 3 small onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp flour 1-28oz tin crushed tomatoes 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock fresh herbs (I used thyme & basil) salt & pepper Sauté onions and garlic until transparent & fragrant….

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FRENCH ONION SOUP

FRENCH ONION SOUP

I don’t actaully have a specific recipe for onion soup but it is so easy to throw together, even on a boat with limited resources… BOAT FRENCH ONION SOUP 2 cups caramelized onions 4 cups beef broth 2 tbsp flour 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup sherry or red wine French bread parmesan cheese, grated mozarella cheese, grated Add onions to a pot and gently heat Sprinkle flour over onions and stir to incorporate until flour is ‘cooked’ Add brandy and…

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SPINACH TOMATO ORZO SOUP

SPINACH TOMATO ORZO SOUP

Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup This is a quick easy warming soup made with a few simple ingredients 1/2 cup onion chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 3 generous cups fresh spinach 1 – 15 oz can diced Italian tomatoes 1 cup orzo pasta 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock olive oil salt & pepper to taste a few fresh oregano leaves minced Drizzle saucepan with olive oil . Add onions and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute gently being careful…

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