Soups
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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KERALAN VEGETABLE ISTOO

KERALAN VEGETABLE ISTOO

Take a journey to Kerala using vegetables from a local farmers’ market. If you like your curries to be gentle and flavorful but light and packed full of vitality, this is the one for you. You can use any assortment of vegetables for this dish, but just remember to...

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PEA, DILL, + MINT SOUP

PEA, DILL, + MINT SOUP

A spicy and fresh pea soup packed full of fresh herbs and with a good chile hit. NOTE: You will need a blender for this recipe. Serves 4 canola oil 1 large yellow onion, finely sliced 1½-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 3 Indian...

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White Bean Stew with Winter Squash and Leeks

White Bean Stew with Winter Squash and Leeks

VEGAN WITHOUT THE CHEESE /// MAKES 6 SERVINGS Winter squash makes a great partner for white beans—or most types of beans for that matter. It sweetens the broth as it simmers, as do the leeks. This is a perfect winter stew. The method is slightly different from the...

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Tofu Miso Soup

Tofu Miso Soup

The lightly flavored broth is enhanced by salty miso. Creamy cubes of tofu float in the bowl as the flavor of the sea makes its way across your taste buds thanks to the flavorful wakame. Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes Makes 4 servings 2 teaspoons dried...

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Clear Soup with Pumpkin Dumplings

Clear Soup with Pumpkin Dumplings

A little bit of toasted pumpkin seed oil goes a long way. Its earthy, robust flavor is very similar to that of toasted sesame oil. If you don’t have toasted pumpkin seed oil, use an equal amount of dark sesame oil instead.Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 3 minutesMakes...

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Soba Noodle Soup

Soba Noodle Soup

Adding tempura to soup feels very much like adding crackers to soup. The hard crackers soften a bit in the warm broth, while still remaining a little crunchy. Any sort of tempura vegetable, like mushrooms, blanched asparagus, and onions, will compliment this soup. My...

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