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Old 09-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #11
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And to the OP, Miniman - don't ever be afraid of trying a new soup. Except for serious oversalting, there are very few things you could possibly due to ruin one. Just experiment & enjoy!

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:35 PM   #12
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love to make and eat soup

this summer I began making a chicken corn chowder. I like to hot smoke whole chicken over mesquite and hickory. From the carcass carrot celery and onion I make broth. To the broth I add green and wax beans, new potatoes, corn, chard or kale (all fresh veg) and cooked and crumbled spicy chorizo. This has become a favorite.

I also find lentil soup very satisfying. Red lentils are easy to cook and puree well. A pork broth based red lentil soup with sausage and potato added after pureeing is great.

BUt I also love a vegetarian one. Roast parsnips (2 lbs)and onions(1 lrg) together with olive oil salt and pepper 365* F 1 hr. The smell is so good I wonder why I bother to make soup but I do..
gently saute 2 chopped cloves of garlic, and the spices (2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp turmeric, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp ground coriander seed, 1/2 tsp black pepper)

Add roasted veg, 3 qts water, 1 lb red lentils (2 cups), the garlic and spices and juice and zest of one lemon and simmer (about 45 min) Puree adjust for salt and pepper and perhaps a bit more lemon.

Smooth and creamy, spicy and delicious, completely vegan!

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #13
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I eat soup every day for most my life. I thought I was the only one. In making soup and in all cooking there is no end to what you can do. I hate to be a stuck in the mud but chicken noodle is my favorite. Homemade bread goes well with homemade soup.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:10 PM   #14
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I love to make soups and start with a freshly made homemade beef or chicken broth...and I go from there (there are several great recipes on how to make good broths on this website)........since living over here I've come to love many Ukrainian and Korean soups..........I guess the long cold winters have something to do with it......I like to make all that's been mentioned so far, too....DH loves split pea soup.......and for bread, a nice hot skillet cornbread......there is also a great Ukrainian bread but there is no hope of making it myself as it needs a hot brick oven.....
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:52 AM   #15
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Vegetable Tortilla Soup, Yellow Pepper Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Romaine (or Spinach) Bean Soup, Carrot Soup, Peasant's Soup, Curry Lentil Soup, Matzoh Ball Soup...
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:50 AM   #16
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Some of my favorites are French onion (don't mind making this at home since I got a V-slicer), minestrone, chicken noodle, tomato/basil bisque, and what I call hot gazpacho - all the ingredients in gazpacho, except cukes, but all cooked because I don't like raw peppers, onions or garlic; it's good cold, too. And Thai hot and sour soup with shrimp - yum.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #17
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Could you make a good soup without using stock?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:56 AM   #18
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Could you make a good soup without using stock?
Sure. Do you have any canned tomatoes or anything? You could use boullion in a pinch as well.

I make a killer tomato based chicken stew/soup that's one of my favorites. Split pea, green pea and mint soup, Bouilliabaisse, red and white clam choudah, classic french onion. Beef stew, chili and goulash are other favs.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:57 AM   #19
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Cream of Potato
Cream of chicken and Wild Rice
Corn CHowder
Clam Chowder (not Manhattan style)
French Onion
Homemade Chicken soup w/ DH's dumplings
Split pea
I could keep going....
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:19 AM   #20
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My tortilla soup is the biggest hit with my family. I make 2 versions: one with chicken and another with beef. It has lots of veggies, Mexican spices, corn tortillas, and garnished with avocado slices and a blend of Mexican cheeses. Mmmm...I think I'll make that for dinner tonight.

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