This soup is based on a traditional Middle Eastern soup. It's unbelievably healthy and easy to make with only a few ingredients. The finished soup has a wonderful creamy texture, considering there is no cream or cheese in it.
This is my favorite recipe for potato soup. It's a copycat of the one they use to serve at the St. Louis Bread Company (Panera). The recipe originally called for shredding your potatoes, but I never could get them to cook that way. I know they should cook faster, but I never could get it to work.
My brother gave me this recipe and I made it for my family and they went nuts! It was out of this world delicious! You can use any seafood you want but it is a must to have smoked salmon. MY daughter who is 14 LOVED it.
I just came back from Marrakesh and had to recreate the Harira I had in the Djemma El Fna market. I read about 20 recipes and used what I thought was the best of all of them, then used my tastebud memories for the rest. This is an extremely flexible recipe, and should be adjusted to suit your tastes. Don't be daunted, it is exceptionally easy! Harira is the soup that is traditionally used to break the fast each day during Ramadan. Note: the spice mix "ras el hanout" is a special blend of 15 - 35 spices created by each spice merchant to his own tastes. It is available to buy through various websites, or you might search the various ingredients and try making your own (I brought some home).
This little sandwich will make you want to slap somebody...probably me! I should have shared this little darling a long time ago. It's not my recipe but my dear friend, Babs. The combination of pepper jack cheese and black beans with purple onion on rye is about all one could ask for in a quick fix that tastes utterly divine.