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Zesty tomato soup

In Big dishes, Soups on February 3, 2013 at 13:23

Zesty tomato soup

Tomato soup can be so dull, lifeless and boring… but not this tomato soup. This tomato soup has gumption. It toys with your tastebuds. It leaves you wanting for more. Believe me; make it, and you will make it again.

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Indian chicken soup

In Asian, Big dishes, Chicken, Soups on September 19, 2011 at 00:13

After a summer shorter than the lifespan of a fruitfly with bad genes, we (the lucky people of south-west Norway) are thrown head first into the rainy days of fall. I swear, the rain – it is nevereverending. We better get cheap electricity this winter!!

I have one advice: with very little effort (or culinary experience) you can cook a big pot of this Indian chicken soup that warms you up, from the inside out. The soup has just the right amount of heat to it (for us westerners), and it´s the type of soup that everyone will like. Noah (my 2-year old) ate it too! And you´ll have dinner for a couple of days. What´s better than leftovers when you don´t feel like cookin´?

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Rhubarb soup with fresh strawberries and mascarpone cream

In Desserts, Soups, Sweets on June 12, 2011 at 22:51

Rhubarb (like the Scandinavian women) is standing tall, tempting and bountiful in many a Scandinavian garden right now. In not too long, the rhubarb will be too acidic to eat, so let´s use it now while we can, shall we? You could always just peel off the strings and dip the rhubarb in a cup of sugar and chow away at it (brings back childhood memories, doesn´t it?), but let´s be a bit more creative. How about posh-ing up  (not to be confused with poaching) a traditional Norwegian early summer dessert; the rhubarb soup? Key words: black fragrant vanilla, sweet red strawberries, smooth white mascarpone… Not possible to go wrong here…!

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Chicken noodle soup

In Big dishes, Chicken, Kid´s menu, Main courses, Soups on September 16, 2010 at 21:01

I woke up at 2 am one of these nights, and no, not to the sound of my baby crying. I woke up to the sound of autumn… POURING down ouside! It still rained dogs and cats when I got up in the morning, and still when I looked out the windows at work, and still when we drove home from work… And it was a meager 12 degrees Celsius (53 F) outside. So unfair! It is barely September! *POUT* One thing to do, and one thing only: Eat chicken noodle soup! Only we have to make it first. And maybe curl up on the sofa with a good book and a blanket… Ok, here we go.

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Chicken tortilla soup

In Big dishes, Chicken, Main courses, Soups on May 25, 2010 at 18:00

I think I´ve died and gone to soup-heaven. Oh my my my…

I once taste chicken tortilla soup at one of my friends house in the US, her mom had made it. That´s an experience I never forgot! I have been reading different soup recipes ever since, and tried to make chicken tortilla soup a few times. This is by far the best attempt, I also like that this is based on condensed store-bought stock, so it doesn´t call for hours and hours of cooking. It is easy, I swear!

I am begging you — please make this soup!
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