Leek and Potato Soup, cooked in 10 minutes.
I am one of those people who thinks that there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a nice bowl of hot soup. Who doesn’t like soup? Is there anybody, really? Well, this one is my go to extra quick recipe when I need something fast. I make it for breakfast, after dinner and sometimes when I am home alone and hungry. Nursing a sick child at the moment, so this was her lunch.
I use 2 large leeks and 2 potato, but by all means, use more leeks to potato ratio, if you would like a stronger flavor of leeks. I use a pressure cooker to speed things up considerably, but you can use a pot with a lid instead. Do check out the quick video below.
Vegetable and Chicken Manchow Soup
Vegetable and Chicken Manchow Soup. A light soup with minced vegetables and cooked chicken. Beautifully flavored with garlic and topped with crisp noodle topping. This quick and simple soup, is a popular Indo-Chinese starter. Despite the name, this dish is not found in the North Eastern Countries. It is actually an adapted dish from Meghalaya, a state in North Eastern India where the cuisine has a high Chinese influence.
It has a soothing effect and is ridiculously simple to prepare. If you happen to be poaching chicken breast for another recipe, you could just remove the stock and a small portion of the cooked chicken for this recipe. I tend to do this very often and everyone is happy to have a bowl of soup before any meal!
Omit the chicken and use vegetable stock for the Vegetarian version.
Spicy Grilled Baby Corn
My daughter often wanders into the kitchen, proclaiming she is hungry and that I must fix her something yummy to eat. Three meals a day is hard enough, it’s not possible to give the kids cooked, tasty snacks everyday.. usually our tea time, is biscuits and Milo for the kids. Naureen helped herself to the baby corn I was using for a salad. “Hmm, this is nice – maybe we could make something spicy with these and some lemon!”, she giggled. She didn’t think I would let her take the ingredients, I had intended for our salad. I thought it was actually a pretty good idea , so we ended up making these Quick, Tangy, Spicy Grilled Baby Corn Skewers!
I also skipped the ‘grilling’ part and simply seasoned some of the corn… kids liked that too!
Chunky Beef Stew
The classic American Chunky Beef Stew is a meal in itself. Tremendously comforting with some homemade bread, buttermilk biscuits or dumplings. I remember having beef stew in the winter months while growing up in Dhahran, where winters were very cold.
Singapore is usually always hot or rainy.. but I do sometimes get a craving for this stew. The kids will eat it up faster than most meals and the hubby loves it too.
Whenever I get really good stewing beef, I always have this recipe in mind. Nope, it’s not a soup, its not smooth or watery..oh and no it’s not a curry either!!! It’s chunky and you have to rummage through the contents to make sure each spoonful has all the elements. The ‘browned’ beef promises a wonderful pearlescent gloss to the gravy. The gravy, that is simply heart warming and delicious. So good for something so simple!
A dutch oven or cast iron pot is traditionally used.. but I have made it in my trusted pressure cooker without any trouble too.
Cream of Asparagus Soup with Toasted Almond Garnish
My favorite way to serve Asparagus! This Cream of Asparagus Soup is smooth, creamy and flavorful. It can be made pretty quickly. I work all my stove top burners simultaneously to get it done super quick. Even my 6 year old gave this ‘GREEN stuff’ her thumbs up!
Silky Pumpkin Soup Recipe
This pumpkin soup comes together very quickly and is very tasty. A subtly tender, sweet and savory soup that’s hearty and warming!
Vegetable Stew ‘Ishtu’
This is the Vegetable Stew ‘Ishtu’recipe my mom made a long time ago at a potluck that had people talking about and asking for the recipe for weeks. She used tapioca and parsley leaves in the recipe and they seemed to really be the stars of the show. I have made it many a time with success and now I’d like to share it with you.
Best Chicken and Dumplings
This dish is Southern American Comfort Food down to a T. Comforting Goodness in a bowl! ‘Chicken N Dumplings’ as this soup is referred to has been around since the time of the ‘Great Depression’ preceding world war 2.
In times of need, the dumplings were added to soups and stews as a method to extend the dish and feed more mouths.
Dumplings, added to the soup or stew, are still used as a simple and economical way of extending such dishes. They have evolved independently in various cuisines around the world.
The dumplings are usually cereal based – oats,maize,wheat,rice etc.
Dumplings can be dropped by the spoonfuls or rolled and flattened and then cut before dropping in broth, they can also be flattened and shaped with filling before dropping.
The vegetables used can be celery, carrot, potato, corn, peas etc as well as varied herbs.
After trying several delicious southern style dishes, this is our favorite.
The Best Mushroom Soup Recipe
This ‘Puree of Mushroom’ Soup is often reffered to as a cappuccino due to its light, creamy, frothy texture. The combination of fresh & dried mushrooms gives a rich and earthy allure that mushroom lovers can not resist. Truly The Best Mushroom Soup Recipe! Must try this!
Sweet Corn Egg Drop Soup. It’s a pleaser. Theres nothing quite as comforting as a nice hot bowl of soup!!!
Perfectly soothing even when we are down with the flu, soothing to the throat, head and nose. Also, studies say that having any soup, be it hearty or light before a meal can actually help us to reduce the amount of calories we would otherwise consume.