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Soups and Stews

Delicious soups and make great meals any time of the year. From Incredibly Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup and Beef Pho to Thai Chicken Curry, there’s a soup or stew here to suit any mood.

Magical Chawanmushi (Japanese Savory Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi is a magical Japanese egg custard/soup hybrid that will warm you up and make your belly happy. I was about to start this post talking about how cold and miserable San Francisco can be, but then I remembered that I can’t stand it when people belabor the fact that San Francisco is cold and …

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Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup {Vegetarian, Gluten Free}

Instant pot mulligatawny soup is just the sort of meal I want in the fall. It’s easy to make, full of curry flavor, and loaded with vegetables. This recipe is vegetarian and, if you leave out the butter, also vegan. What is mulligatawny soup and where did it come from? Mulligatawny is a soup that …

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Instant Pot Congee with Brown Rice and Turmeric

Congee is my new favorite breakfast food. This thick porridge, also called jook, is a classic Chinese comfort food. It’s a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast bowl customized with an assortment of delicious and savory toppings. And it’s super easy to make in the Instant Pot or any electric pressure cooker. Also called jook, congee is rice porridge, a …

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Incredibly Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

Our Lazy Gourmet roasted tomato soup recipe is incredibly easy to make. And delicious. There are only so many homegrown tomatoes that an urban backyard farmer can consume. (Yes, even here in San Francisco! Sun Golds by the Bay!) Tomatoes don’t last long on the counter (a ruthless gang of fruit flies holds unopposed authority …

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Corn and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Many years before the birth of The Lazy Gourmet, Robin and I were college housemates sharing a huge, century-old Victorian house with five other women. You can read the long version here—about how we all took turns cooking, about how Robin and I had very different backgrounds when it came to culinary competence, and about …

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“Better than Bouillon” is an Accurate Product Name (plus: Turnip Soup with Rice & Greens)

I love soup. I love its great variety, its generally healthy ingredients (the occasional heavy cream excepted), and how beautifully it holds up in the freezer. I love how calm I feel when I cook a huge pot of soup on a weekend afternoon, making days’ worth of wholesome, delectable fare with the relatively painless …

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Truffled Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower appears, at first glance, to be the humblest of vegetables, too polite even to show off with a hint of color in its tightly bound florets. But a long roast in a hot oven has the same effect on cauliflower as a few cocktails might on a normally shy person. The heat loosens it …

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Addictive Pumpkin Soup

I was at a dinner party last night when the conversation turned to cigarette smoking. All the former smokers were commiserating about how it just got too darn inconvenient—and too socially deviant—to smoke in this country, at least here .in the health-conscious and politically correct Bay Area. Then someone brought up Ardi Rizal, the chain-smoking …

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