Soups

West African Peanut Soup with Shrimp

West African Peanut Soup with Shrimp

Peanut butter and shrimp lovers will enjoy this tomato-based West African soup. Once when it was my turn to host my book club, I looked for a recipe to set the tone for the novel set in Africa we would be discussing.  I came across a West African Peanut Soup recipe […]

Chicken Salsa Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I married into a family of fine cooks.  This recipe comes from my sister-in-law, Roxanna Zalmanek. She makes this soup without carefully measuring the ingredients and promises you can’t mess it up.  Use your favorite bottled salsa; that will be the predominant flavor.  For years, Pace Chipotle was my favorite. […]

Roasted asparagus and smoked salmon soup

Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Soup

Roasted asparagus and smoked salmon soup makes a healthy and satisfying meal. The asparagus, roasted in the oven and pureed with a blender, gives this soup a velvety texture.  Once when I didn’t have quite enough asparagus, I supplemented a pound of asparagus with carrots and zucchini.  It was just […]