I got this recipe from a friend, who served it to me one chilly night. It is very much a "comfort food" for me and quite easy to make with leftover chicken. When you are adding the eggs, be careful to add them very slowly and make sure the soup is not too hot, otherwise your eggs will split. I find it helps to take the soup off the burner for a few minutes before adding the eggs. You should end up with a smooth cream-like base to your soup, not broken eggy bits like in egg drop soup.
I had some butternut squash to use as I had cut one for another recipe. I found this recipe in the 'delicious' magazine in the November 2004 edition. I realised that I also had lots of fresh coriander (cilantro) and sour cream sitting in the fridge, so this recipe was just made for the situation I was in! In this recipe, the squash is roasted first to enhance its flavour. I love the combination of the smooth butternut squash purée and the freshness of the coriander. But what really rounds the soup off is the cold and creamy sour cream and the roasted, crunchy pumpkin seeds. This soup makes a great starter, but also a nice meal when served with bread and or salad. The original recipe calls for kabocha squash or pumpkin.
This is a great, flavorful vegetable soup, which is very hearty with the addition of the tortellini. I like to throw the onion carrots and squash in the food processor to get them really small- my husband likes it chunkier. I also think it's a little more flavorful to use vegetable broth instead of water.
A creamy white soup with a secret ingredient blended in: cottage cheese! Lots of protein, vitamins and fiber, lower on the fat, but you'd never know. A final touch of tender steamed kale adds beauty and rich flavor.
This is a creamy and satisfying soup that is silky smooth with nice nibbles of vegetables that offer a nice change from other potato leek soups. The use of buttermilk and cardomom also provide distinctive flavor to the soup. This is filling enough to use as the centerpiece of a comforting dinner or lunch. You can make this vegetarian by using vegetable broth in lieu of chicken broth. On the day the photo was taken, I omitted the mushrooms for the sake of a mushroom-hating guest. Every spoonful was still delicious.
One of Johnny's first creations, this is a great, easy, and budget friendly comfort food that can be made up in no time flat! Be sure and look for more wonderful JJ recipes from us. If it's got jalapenos, it's Johnny Jalapeno!