skip to Main Content
Tomato And Zucchini Summer Soup

Tomato And Zucchini Summer Soup

I love easy summer recipes that do not require a lot of time in the kitchen. This soup is what I wanted for a while now. The weather is crazy hot and humid these days in Minneapolis, so there is not much desire to be right next to a hot stove or oven. The tomato and zucchini soup is a delicious vegetable soup that can be served cold from the fridge or just warmed up a little bit. Very refreshing…

Easy Leek And Rice Soup

Easy Leek and Rice Soup

If you are looking for a meatless soup recipe, look no further. This is a perfectly light, refreshing and wonderful soup that can be consumed warm or cold. Fresh vegetables, a little bit of rice and lemon juice added to the end, makes this soup a delicious, also low calorie meal suitable for lunch or dinner. If you replace the chicken stock with water, then this soup is great for vegetarians and vegans. Nutritious and easy to make! Are you…

Traditional Romanian Pork Soup With Vegetables

Traditional Romanian Pork Soup with Vegetables

I love hearty soups. I grew up with them and always loved them. A good soup feeds your body and soul, is a complete meal, and a smart nutritious way to feed yourself and your family. In many cultures, broths and soups are the first aid on healing the ill and a great way to feed a child. Today we are going to make a traditional Romanian pork sour soup.  The Romanian sour soups may contain a wide variety of sour…

Summer Comfort- Romanian Tomato Soup

Summer Comfort- Romanian Tomato Soup

Who doesn't like tomato soup? I remember eating this soup during the hot summers in Bucharest, while growing up. The tomatoes were coming from the farmers market and they were sweet and tangy at the same time. The celery and the fresh parsley were perfuming the soup in a delicate way. I cannot imagine anything more appropriate for a hot day in summer than a bowl of this tomato soup that can be consumed warm or cold. Chunky carrots, celery and…

How To Make Homemade Bone Broth

How To Make Homemade Bone Broth

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries. Our grandmas knew that broth was a relatively cheap, easy, and low-calorie source of nutrients in an easy-to-digest form. For many modern cultures, this knowledge was kind of forgotten, but I am glad to see it coming back. If you never had bone broth before, you are here for a real treat. Traditional bone broth not only tastes great, but it’s also really satisfying and seems…

Chocolate Chipotle Chili Soup

Chocolate Chipotle Chili Soup

Never had chili soup with chipotle and chocolate before? Chili soup is, in general, a comfort food perfect for the cold, crispy nights. When you add smoky chipotle chiles and earthy unsweetened chocolate to it,  you add unexpected depth and richness to this hearty chili. I like chili with all kind of ground meats. I made it in the past with the traditional ground beef, but also with ground pork or turkey. I tend to use whatever I have available in the pantry and get creative…

Bacon And Egg Omelette Lettuce Soup

Bacon And Egg Omelette Lettuce Soup

I always make this soup when I have leftover lettuce in the fridge. This soup is a popular one where I come from. If you want, it is like a version of a kale, or spinach soup with any kind of smoked meat. In Transylvania though, an egg omelette is added to this soup for more texture. Also, many soups are sour by adding vinegar, lemon juice or sauerkraut juice.It is delicious and there is not much to say about…

Transylvanian Bacon Green Beans Soup

Transylvanian Bacon Green Beans Soup

This Transylvanian bacon green beans soup is a delicious one that can be made any time of the year. The best part of it is that it has bacon also. There are not too many soups in Transylvania that would not have some sort of pork meat and many times smoked meats are the choice. I am sure, a lot of you heard about Transylvania before. Dracula? Vlad the Impaler? Anyway, Transylvania is a region in the middle of Romania for the…

Romanian Meatballs Sour Soup (Ciorba De Perisoare)

Romanian Meatballs Sour Soup (Ciorba De Perisoare)

Romanian meatballs sour soup or Ciorba de Perisoare is one of the most traditional soups of the Romanian cuisine, the glory of the soups and the pride of every Romanian cook. "Perisoare" means meatballs usually made with minced pork, beef or a combination of both mixed with rice, egg and spices, then boiled in the soup, or ciorba. We eat many soups in this family because we live in a cold climate where hearty soups are the perfect meal. I also think…

Italian Ribollita Soup With Ground Pork

Italian Ribollita Soup With Ground Pork

Ribollita is a famous Tuscan hearty soup made with bread, vegetables and sometimes meat. The leftover bread is used to add body and thicken the soup. It also has inexpensive vegetables, like carrots, spinach, cannellini beans, garlic, zucchini and potatoes. It is actually made with vegetables that are available, so feel free to make this recipe your own by adding or removing vegetables as you like. There are many, many versions of this Ribollita soup out there. Some of them…

Back To Top