All posts tagged: soup

Creamy Tofu Soup

The air is frosty already and the leaves are beautifully shriveling. Comfort of food is needed. Otherwise, I have to turn on my floor heater (which is ah-mazing) and spend all my food money on heating. Frankly, I’d rather spend it on ingredients. SOUP! It is soup time in the world of South Korea. (Actually, Koreans eat soup all year long for damn near every meal, but I’m working with my sensibilities.) Cold weather means soup to me and since I’ve grown to like tofu and don’t buy cream anymore, it seemed like the perfect consistency for a cream alternative. This was a kitchen experiment so the amount is quite small, perhaps enough for two bowls of soup. You can always double the recipe or add alternate ingredients to bulk this puppy up. The soup is basically a nondairy cream alternative that can be used as a base for creamy soups. And it tastes goo-ood. The trick is to take away the tofu smell-taste. That’s where the garlic comes in! Garlic covers a multitude of sins in the …

Roasted Corn Soup + Bacon Fat Croutons

What makes this soup so kick ass is the flavor. The roasted corn and garlic make a partnership made in taste bud heaven. And that’s before you add in the sauteed onion and yellow squash and top it with all that is good in the world: bacon and toast cooked in bacon’s glorious leftover. Ingredients: 3 ears of fresh corn 6-10 cloves of garlic, whole olive oil for cooking fresh pepper + salt to taste cayenne pepper 1 large yellow squash, cubed 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 cup of stock 2 cups of (soy) milk chunk of stale bread, preferably French or Italian, cubed 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 4-5 strips of bacon handful of chopped chives Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place corn and garlic cloves on a baking sheet brushed with olive oil, and seasoned with pepper and cayenne pepper. Roast the corn for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large pot and saute your onions and squash until soft. Season with salt and pepper. After the corn is out of the …