Amaretto Butternut Squash Soup

By Friday, February 5, 2016

SOUP! It's been far too long. My love affair with soup began long, long ago. As a kid, it was my go-to order at any restaurant. And then, when I started my first job, I learned how to make soup from scratch, which probably sparked my love of cooking. Over the years, I've shared countless soup ...

Easy French Onion Soup

By Friday, January 15, 2016

Cozy soup for winter! I've got to start making more soups. It's been far too long and the weather is finally making feel like they're exactly what I need. On my list is some sort of butternut squash/amaretto combo, seafood chowder, more of my favourite chicken noodle soup and, of course, this French Onion Soup. One of my guilty ...

Tandoori Carrot & Apple Bisque

By Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Soup crammed with veggies... and an apple! A colleague was watching me eat my delicious cream of mushroom soup recently and was saying how much she loved cream-based soups. I do too, especially cream of mushroom, but realized at that moment that most of the soups I make tend to be from pureed vegetables. Even my ...

The Best Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

By Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sometimes I feel like I'm craving the most random things.   I'll get so fixated on one food and not be able to shake it until I have it. Like this cream of mushroom soup - I was OBSESSED with mastering my own recipe. Oddly enough I'd never made it before - just canned stuff or from ...

Potato & Cilantro Soup

By Thursday, December 4, 2014

An oldie but goodie! I first made this soup in second year university, and blogged about it way back when I first started blogging. And since I'm going through all my recipes and re-photographing them (so my readers like you have pretty pictures to look at), I made it again recently. LOVE THIS SOUP! You see, I ...

11 Delicious Soup Recipes for Fall

By Tuesday, September 30, 2014

OMG fall food!!! Last week, I posted my favourite recipes for fall. This week, I'm doing a round-up of my favourite soups for chilly weather. These are absolutely perfect for keeping you cozy, warm and fulfilled on chilly evenings. In the colder months, I bring soup to work almost every day for lunch. Two of these recipes ...

Lentil & Spinach Soup

By Friday, August 1, 2014

I'm trying to be healthy. It's hard. First world problems. I get asked a lot of questions about the blog. You can check out my FAQ page for the answers to the most common ones. But there is one question that I did not include on that page because I feel so weird answering it. Although, it's ...

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Avocado

By Friday, January 10, 2014

One-pot wonders. My favourite. Newsflash - I am a busy person. My parents are quite possibly the busiest people ever, so I come by it honestly. I want to do everything and be involved in everything, and that means I often I am out of the house Monday to Friday with very little time to cook. ...

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

By Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The perfect fall soup. Things that mean fall to me: Soup Squash Pumpkin Chrysanthemums Fall colours/leaves Did I miss anything? I decided it was an appropriate time to make a delicious squash soup. Normally I gravitate towards my go-to soups, like my Mama’s spicy squash soup or the carrot squash soup I tried last year. But I actually ended up combining three different ...

Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

By Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Remember, almost two years ago, the first ever battle on The Domestic Blonde? No no, not the Battle of the Pizzas. Battle of the SOUPS! This was when I took two very similar soup recipes (by Guy Fieri and Oh She Glows), made them both and evaluated which was better. The Oh She Glows soup won handily. Strangely ...

Peanut Butter & Tomato Soup

By Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This post was updated with new photography in December 2015. As I’ve said many times before, I love me some peanut butter. But, sadly, My Other Half thinks I’m hoarding it. So I’ve been on the hunt for recipes to use up my stash. I was totally sold when I stumbled upon this “pantry superstar” Moroccan Tomato Soup ...

Deluxe Tomato Soup

By Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This post has been updated with new photography in September 2014! Soup. It’s one of the most popular categories on my blog. It’s also one of my favourite things to make, try and eat. I have my favourites, which you can read more about in this post, but I recently found another to add to that list. Let’s call ...

Guest Post: Mama’s Spicy Squash Soup

By Thursday, January 19, 2012

I am really excited about this post! Lately, I've been wanting to have more guest bloggers featured on my site, just to keep things interesting. When I asked my Mama (Barbara Kent) to write a post, she was more than happy to oblige. I've learned a lot of my kitchen tricks and secrets from her, so ...

Julia’s Five Favourite Soups in 2011

By Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eventually I will stop recapping my favourite recipes from 2011 and write about some of the new stuff I’ve been making, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my readers what they like best – soup recipes! I also need to play some  serious catch up… I have about six blog posts sitting in my ...

Healthy Broccoli Soup

By Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This post was updated in September 2014 with new photography! Every now and then I have a day that just makes me feel happy, relaxed and accomplished. I call these “perfect days” (another example can be found in my Calabogie/Guy Fieri post). This past Sunday was just that. I did exactly what I wanted to do, exactly ...

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

By Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This post was updated in February 2015 with new photography! I am writing this not long after my parents have hit the road and are off to Toronto where my Dad has some speaking engagements. It’s very sad to see them leave, but I am happy and feeling really satisfied with their visit. We did everything ...

Cauliflower Soup

By Friday, February 11, 2011

Before I start, I can confirm that this is, indeed, yet another soup recipe. This recipe is simple, healthy and basic is every sense of the word. And I needed to use up my cauliflower. So it was good for that. And I spruced it up! I added some cayenne pepper and some fresh cilantro (not shown in my ...

Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup

By Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Note: This post has been updated with new photography as of January 2014! This is for those of you who loved my Sunshine Soup! It seems like every soup I make keeps getting better. This one was probably the best yet (a close second would be the Potato and Cilantro Soup). The flavour is unreal! It tastes ...

Sunshine Soup!

By Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Note: This post was updated in January 2014 with new photography! I’m beginning to realize that soups are the key to healthy eating. Every soup I make is so incredibly nutritious! This Nigella soup is bright, cheery and definitely healthy (and actually, most of her recipes are the exact opposite). I make a soup per week and ...