by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Category Archive for 'Soup'

Although it’s spring and the sun has been shining here in New York, it still hasn’t gotten warm enough for me to stop making soup.  And, after eating a bowl of this soup, I wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before now. Pairing beets with ginger seems so obvious but unlike carrot and ginger […]

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Firstly, thanks to you, my subscribers for your patience with my website and hosting issues over the last week. I have now moved to a new host and hope that the erroneous WordPress posts are a thing of the past! Now, on to more important issues  – SOUP, my daily staple and favorite thing to […]

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Virtually instant miso soup

These last two months can be counted among the busiest periods in my life to date.  With final rounds of book edits, family visits, new clients, continuous cooking classes and non-stop private cooking, it’s been a hectic and exciting time. My daily routine is starting to feel a bit more like normal and I’m glad […]

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Easy Thai style red lentil soup

When my friend and part-time neighbor Mary mentioned to me that she wanted to learn a quick soup to make on the rare occasions she’s home, I knew immediately I had to show her how to make an easy red lentil soup. Being the in-demand and talented make up artist that she is, Mary travels […]

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From now until spring I find soups make up a large part of my meals. Once cooked, they make great fuss-free lunches or quick and easy dinners. Baby Lima’s are the perfect bean for soups as they break apart and become creamy in much less time than other beans. Here they create a not-too-thick, velvety […]

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Green split pea soup

The mild weather, soft sunshine and blooming quince branches from the local green market are making me feel like spring has sprung. Although this soup is as warming as they get, it has the taste of sweet pea that will remind you of all the delicious flavors of spring to come. Split peas, like all […]

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Mushroom Whole Barley Soup

Every winter I make this soup at least twice, it’s perfect for lunch or dinner and particularly great to have on hand when the weather gets really chilly. The hearty texture and rich mushroom-y flavor will sooth and warm you in an instant and give sustenance for hours. I always use whole barley rather than […]

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After cooking and eating all the rich and festive foods of the holidays, I love to make a pot of simple miso soup. Not only is it super easy to make, health promoting and delicious, but it can be adapted to any season and made year round. In fact, you could make it today if […]

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I am usually not so undecided when it comes to what to cook but I want to make lots of different things for my mother while she’s here visiting, to be sure she tries at least a good sampling of my favorite dishes, and I some of hers. The truth is that my mother and […]

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Curried 3-Lentil Vegetable Soup

Before I post more pictures of Turkey, I wanted to squeeze in a soup recipe. Warming soups and stews are all I can think about since the weather’s cooled and firmly planted its foot in fall. I love the way this season brings everyone closer to the stove. Even if you don’t cook, there is […]

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