A few years ago, my family and I tried this soup when having dinner at our friend Nadia’s house. She used pepper jack instead of gruyère cheese, as well as sweet vidalia onion and pear. It was rated a 10 by everyone at the table—and an 11 by my son.
Rich in calcium, magnesium, and protein, almonds help strengthen and renew bone and tissues while alkalizing the body and supporting the lungs. Add a cup of calcium-rich tofu and this recipe is even more beneficial to your bones—as well as a complete meal. Plan ahead: Soak the almonds in 3 cups
Here’s a robustly flavored, satisfying chowder that lets you savor the diverse shapes, soft textures, and deep, woodsy flavors of hearty, protein-rich mushrooms. Rustic yet elegant, this recipe is a foolproof crowd-pleaser. Yield: About 8 cups Cooking Time: 15 Minutes Prep Time: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 3 Tbsp salted butter 1 cup diced onion
A New England clam chowder without clams? Most definitely. Serve it with onion rings or oven-baked sweet potato fries to make a tasty, satisfying meal. Yield: 10 cups Cooking Time: 25 Minutes Prep Time: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 4 tsp butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks) 2 Tbsp minced
This is a very pleasant, simple soup that lets you enjoy the warming energy of sweet winter squash. One of my favorite combinations, kabocha and ginger help increase circulation while strengthening the lungs and immune system. This recipe is the perfect pick-me-up on a chilly autumn day. Yield: 7 cups Cooking
This rustic Southwestern vegetable soup is easy to throw together for casual everyday fare. It becomes more flavorful the longer it simmers, but since the vegetables begin to lose their form and texture, I don’t like to cook it too long, preferring the cauliflower florets whole and tender. Yield: 8 cups
This delicious healing soup is filled with aromatic delights like fennel, tarragon, asparagus, and parsley to help detoxify and fortify your body. Raw almonds create a creamy, dairy-free foundation for antioxidant-packed foods that fight disease by destroying or removing cancer-causing free radicals. Blend half the soup if you prefer a
While shooting my show in New Zealand one fall, we became good friends with the neighbors, who had a small but plentiful orchard of sweet-tart macintosh apples. We came up with all kinds of neat ways to use them, including this cozy soup that everyone on the crew just loved.
Beautifully textured and laced with subtle curry spices like cumin, mustard, and cilantro, this mellow and delicious soup is a silken delight for the palate. Though elegant and great for entertaining, it’s also agreeable family fare—especially with crispy vegetable samosas and basmati rice. Yield: 12 cups Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Prep
Busy mothers will be grateful for this easy, kid-friendly soup. It provides mellow, universally appealing flavors that inspire the fussiest eaters to finish their bowl and even ask for seconds. Yield: 10 cups Cooking Time: 20 Minutes Prep Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter or oil ½ cup diced onion 1½
Also known as schi, this Russian-inspired sweet and sour cabbage soup is a full-flavored, fuss-free homestyle recipe that’s super-easy, quick, and inexpensive to make. Tangy, unique, and satisfying, it feels like a special soup despite the everyday ingredients. Yield: 9 cups Cooking Time: 25 Minutes Prep Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1½ Tbsp butter
Everything you need for a wintertime pick-me-up is right here in this tasty, nourishing soup. Barley strengthens the blood and digestive system, while rosemary improves circulation and helps you feel calm, clear-headed, and alert. Protein-rich mushrooms absorb toxins and escort them out of the body. Yield: 8 Cups Cooking Time: 80
When you’re short on energy, this easy one-pot wonder yields a big pot with minimum effort. Fans of Southeast Asian cooking will love the rich coconutty broth and tender cauliflower and eggplant. Yield: 11 cups Cooking Time: 35 Minutes Prep Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Tbsp bland oil 2 cups diced