soups & stews archive

soup-ernatural: creamy chicken & vegetable soup

Movie trucks, production assistants and traffic hold-ups are a regular sight in “Hollywood North”. In our ‘hood, production shoots are pretty much a monthly occurance as apparently, this small neighbourhood is a movie location scout’s dream. Almost every week there…

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a schmaltzy offering: heavenly matzoh ball soup

What’s the next step after roasting a chicken? Why make stock of course! It’s really simple. Just remove as much meat as possible (reserving for another use), dump the bones, skin and debris in a large pot (a stock pot…

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schlurp! udon soup with grilled salmon

I always associate big bowls of steaming hot udon soup as a meal meant to be eaten alone. Japanese noodle bars always have long counter spaces which make them perfect for solo dining and the service is very perfunctory yet…

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smooth like orange velvet: winter vegetable soup

Mmmm, there’s not much more that I love on a blustery day than some good homemade soup. Today was so windy that when I ran a few errands in Chinatown most of the electricity in shops and many of the…

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leave your fancy pants in the closet: paprika chicken & vegetable stew

One of my best friends is taking 6 months out of her Vancouver life to ride her bike to Mexico with her boyfriend. They are still enroute, but after weeks of cycling in the rain and wind and cold, they…

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time to play catch-up: pasta e fagioli

In spite of yesterday’s rain, today is all sunshine and lollipops. And with that bit of good news, I’m heading off on my bike to explore the city and get a few errands done. But I’ll leave you with a…

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you’re on notice: vegetarian cashew chili

Oh I love Stephen Colbert! It’s been a busy week here at Sandwich HQ. Not only have I been working outside the home during the day, but I’ve been having loads of adventures around town in the evenings. There hasn’t…

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is it spring yet? white bean & kale soup

The weather is playing tricks on me. One moment the sun is shining brightly fooling me into spring and the next it’s dark and rainy. I just don’t get it! The cherry blossoms and daffodils are out despite a crazy…

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