Soups
Curried Lentil Soup

Curried Lentil Soup

PREP: 20 minutes COOK: 8 to 10 hours (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high) MAKES 4 to 6 servings 1 pound sweet potatoes (2 to 3 medium), peeled and coarsely chopped 1 cup brown or yellow lentils, rinsed and drained 1⁄2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 1 medium fresh jalapeño chile...

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Savory Bean and Kale Soup

Savory Bean and Kale Soup

PREP: 20 minutes COOK: 5 to 7 hours (low) or 21⁄2 to 31⁄2 hours (high) MAKES 6 servings 3 14-ounce cans vegetable broth 1 15-ounce can tomato puree 1 15-ounce can small white beans or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained 1⁄2 cup uncooked converted rice 1⁄2 cup...

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Gingered Carrot Soup

Gingered Carrot Soup

PREP: 20 minutes COOK: 10 to 11 hours (low) or 5 to 51⁄2 hours (high) MAKES 6 servings 4 cups coarsely chopped carrots (8 medium) 11⁄4 cups coarsely chopped russet potato (1 medium) 1 cup coarsely chopped parsnips (2 medium) 1⁄2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 1...

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Mushroom-Barley Soup

Mushroom-Barley Soup

PREP: 20 minutes COOK: 8 to 10 hours (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high) MAKES 6 servings 8 ounces fresh portobello mushrooms, cut into thirds and sliced 8 ounces fresh button mushrooms, sliced 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup sliced carrots (2 medium) 1 cup...

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Pea Soup and Doughboys

Pea Soup and Doughboys

Pea soup and Doughboys is soup, with floating dumplings, or steamed biscuits Dumplings Dumplings are cooked balls of dough. They are like soft biscuits. They are cooked right in the soup or stew. What You Need Equipment: Large saucepanSharp knifeCutting boardStirring...

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

What You Need Equipment: Cutting boardSharp knifeLarge soup panMixing spoonHot padIngredients: ½ cup raw, uncooked barley4 cups water (more if needed)1 pound mushrooms1 large onion3 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon salt2–3 tablespoons soy sauceFreshly ground black pepper...

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Southwestern Tomato-Cheese Soup

Southwestern Tomato-Cheese Soup

You’ll want to take a look at the Grilled Cheese Dippers recipe on the previous page if you haven’t already, and consider serving this soup with them on the side. Guests can make the soup even spicier if they want by adding a dash of Tabasco sauce. 1 (14-ounce) can...

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TEMPLE TOMATO RASAM

TEMPLE TOMATO RASAM

In India, food and religion go hand in hand. Most Hindu kitchens have god figurines nestled in among the pots, pans, and spices, and most temples have a lively kitchen attached. Visits to temples usually involve a meal of some kind, and one of the most common dishes...

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BENGALI-IN-THE-CUPBOARD EGG CURRY

BENGALI-IN-THE-CUPBOARD EGG CURRY

I’d love to tell you a story about how I once found a man from Bengal hiding in a cupboard, but sadly that isn’t true. This is a classic Bengali curry, and rather happily this dish can probably be made using ingredients from your pantry. NOTE: The bay leaves in this...

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FENUGREEK LEAVES, PEAS, + CREAM

FENUGREEK LEAVES, PEAS, + CREAM

Indian supermarkets can look pretty intimidating to the uninitiated—packed full of odd fruits and weird brands. On my list of recommended things to buy would be fenugreek. It’s a bitter leaf with a strong taste that transforms into something discrete and magical when...

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