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post #61 of 101
I haven't tried those. Thanks for the suggestions :D

I do make my own version of ham and bean soup, using a generous amount of (real bone-in butt portion) ham that I cook my favorite way, plus white beans, plenty of garlic and bay leaves, and other ingredients.
post #62 of 101
My favorite has always been a "peasant fare" soup..lol

It's PLANTAIN SOUP/stew.

It can be made with any soup stock you have available and or yellow or green plantains or both and any tropical root veggies you can find..

Like, squash, pumpkin, yucca, yams you boil it down a bit till the starches in the veggies thicken the broth.

It's a very HEARTY soup/stew and every household had it's version
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post #63 of 101

Plaza III Soup, a/k/a Steak Soup

This soup was made famous by the Plaza III Hotel in Kansas City MO. I've eaten it there, and I've made the recipe at home, and it's very, very close to the original. VERY rich and filling!

Steak Soup

1 lb. ground beef or leftover grilled steak cut into small cubes
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
1 can diced tomatoes
2 qt. water
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
1 10 oz. Pkg. Frozen mixed vegetables
2 Tablespoons beef base
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon MSG (Accent) - this can be left out to lessen sodium

Brown beef; drain. Meanwhile, parboil onion, carrots and celery for about 2 minutes in 1 quart of water. Melt butter or margarine in large pan or dutch oven. Blend in flour to make smooth paste. Gradually stir in the other quart of (cold) water to make a thick liquid. Gradually add to the pot containing the boiled vegetables & other quart of water. Add all other ingredients, bring to low boil and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender. Recipe says do not salt, but I always add salt to taste. I also add about a teaspoon of Kitchen Bouquet for added rich color and flavor. Wonderful served with hot, buttered bread right out of the oven!
post #64 of 101
Oh, and I forgot another favorite, "Italian Wedding Soup"
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post #65 of 101
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Oooo! I like that one as well. I've tried a couple and now I've gotta make my own. Seems simple enough ... have you a particular recipe that you like?

shel
post #66 of 101
Another favorite of mine is French onion soup. Made a pot last week, topped it with some crusty bread and fontina. It was wonderful!
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post #67 of 101
I do, but at the shop will all my "gathered" recipes..can post tomorrow if the Wall guy and electrician don't need me...will that be ok?;)
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post #68 of 101
I actually found a VEGETARIAN version of this soup that was divine, but I've misplaced the recipe...

LOVE this soup too..lol but for some reason when I order it in a restaurant, the cheese tastes and feels like melted plastic.
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post #69 of 101
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I'm in no rush - wouldn't be making it until after T-day anyway. Tks!

shel
post #70 of 101
If you find your vegetarian version, I would love to see it. Sounds good.

I feel the same way about restaurant-ordered French onion soup, unless I'm at an upscale restaurant.
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post #71 of 101
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A veggie version sounds interesting, but in all honesty, it's the little meatballs that do it for me.

It's amazing what some restaurants can do to a simple dish ... I think sometimes they either try to get too fancy and complicated, or else they cheap out on ingredients or take shortcuts with technique.

Some dishes are simple and straightforward ... and, arguably, might best be left that way.

shel
post #72 of 101
I agree that some dishes are best left simple. That being said, I love to play with recipes and try new ingredients. . .
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post #73 of 101
a vegetarian version of the FRENCH ONION SOUP!!!!!!!!!!:blush:
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post #74 of 101
Vegetarian French onion soup? Other than subbing veggie stock for the beef broth, what else would it take? Everything else already is vegetarian (lacto/ovo).
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post #75 of 101
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Earlier in this thread someone posted this soup idea:

A vegetarian soup with a smoked ham shank - sheesh! And this from an "owner/operator"

shel
post #76 of 101
Yep that's it exactly..but to be a true vegan soup you'd have to eliminate the delichious melty cheese topping..lol.

with the cheese it's still not lacto vegan:eek:
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post #77 of 101
>with the cheese it's still not lacto vegan<

I'm not going to get in an argument as to what constitutes which brand of vegetarian. If you think lacto (which is defined as milk and milk products) doesn't include cheese, that's your perogative.

If you don't want the cheese, leave it out. But as far back as the origninal Moosewood Cookbook Molly Katzen suggested topping the soup with croutons and grated cheese, and that's good enough for me.
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post #78 of 101
>Earlier in this thread someone posted this soup idea:<

Shel, I don't begin to understand the point of your post. Are you saying that a soup with no meat or meat product component is the same as a soup with a ham shank in it?

Maybe you need to learn how French onion soup is made? The only relationship it has to meat is the beef broth. Take that away and there's nothing in it but vegetable products and, if you make it true to form, melted cheese.

Now, if you want to get truly technical, there is no such thing as a vegetarian French onion soup, because the true gelt is made with beef broth. So, substituting veggie stock or water makes it an onion soup in the style of French onion soup. But it can never actually be it.
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post #79 of 101
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No, not at all. I just found it odd that someone in the business would consider a soup made with a smoked ham shank to be vegetarian. Perhaps it wasn't explained clearly in my post. It was early here ...

shel
post #80 of 101
I think you misunderstood...and it could be my terrible grammer also....What I was trying to say, was that exchanging the beef broth out on a French onion soup to a veggie stock doesn't make it a true vegan version if you're still using the cheese topping.

But for those vegans that just don't eat meat, and do indulge in cheese..well the recipe that I used was a very yummy recipe ( at least to me...but remember, I am also a street food junkie!! ..but not not fast foods...just street foods!)
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post #81 of 101
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Not to put too fine a point on it, if one is a vegan, cheese (containing animal products) is not eaten. No animal products are eaten. Soy-based cheese is acceptable. Perhaps you're confusing veganism with vegetarianism, of which there seem to be different degrees.

shel
post #82 of 101
well ...there you go, thanks for clarifying it, I knew that there are "militant vegans' out there that like to argue the point for those of us with difficulties telling the difference, however casually we interjected into the thread!!:D
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post #83 of 101
I think this is the quote that Shel is talking about - those two well known vegetables - the Pig and the Chicken!
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post #84 of 101

1 Lentil and bacon

2 Wild mushroom

post #85 of 101

At the risk of having a Moderator chide me for posting in a zombie thread, my favorites are separated into those I make and those I eat...

 

The Favorites I make...

  Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash, Chicken Tortilla and Clam Chowder

 

The Favorites I eat...and have never made....

   Borscht ( the plain Beet kind) and Italian Wedding soup

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post #86 of 101

my favorites are:

sweet potato and red chilli

sweet corn egg drop

wild mushroom and chestnut

post #87 of 101
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Originally Posted by shel View Post

Earlier in this thread someone posted this soup idea:

A vegetarian soup with a smoked ham shank - sheesh! And this from an "owner/operator"

shel



Maybe It's a lab manufactured ham??????  like the fake crabmeat

 

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post #88 of 101

Some of myfFavorites;

 

                 Broc and cheese

                  Washington Chowder

                 Tomato Basil Bisque

                 New England Seafood Chowder

                 Any Seafood Bisque

                 Mulligatawny

                 Chicken A La Rein

                 Four Onion

                 Cream of 3 Mushroom w/ chives

                 Phili Pepper Pot

                 Consomme Celestine with sherry

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post #89 of 101

Here is my recipe for Cream of Pear & Parsnip Soup... delicious and comforting... guaranteed to please!

 

 

Cream of Pear and Parsnip Soup
 
2  tablespoons   butter
1 pound parsnip - halved lengthwise sliced into 1” chunks
1 pound   anjou or red pears - peeled, cored, & sliced
1 large onion - diced
1 tablespoon   dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons   mild curry powder
2 teaspoons   ground cumin
1 teaspoon   ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon   ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon   cinnamon
2 cloves garlic - minced
3  cups   chicken stock
1/3 cup   heavy cream  (or more to taste)
               salt and pepper (to taste)
 
METHOD:
- in 4 quart saucepan melt the butter, add parsnips, pears, onions & brown sugar
- sauté at medium-high heat until onions are translucent
- add the curry powder, all of the spices and the garlic
- cook for about 2 minutes… stirring well. 
- pour in the stock and stir until well combined 
- cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes… or until the parsnips are tender
- blend w/ immersion blender until smooth
- taste to adjust seasoning
- add cream just before serving and heat to desired temperature (do not boil)
 
GARNISH:
Can be enhanced w/ a drizzle of Pumpkin-infused sour cream made w/ sweetened pumpkin pie filling and sour cream and winter-spiced fried croutons
 
You can use apples instead of pears if you're not satisfied w/ the quality of available pears.
 
As far as Hot & Sour Soup... I agree completely that quality vinegar defines the flavor... as well as a variety of dried and fresh mushrooms. My favorite H & S currently has no meat... chock full of mushrooms... finished w/ a squeeze of lime and fresh cilantro leaves... in fact I want some right now!
post #90 of 101

fire roasted tomato and yellow pepper soup

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