This is a delicious soup with a truly different taste and texture from any other soups I have eaten or made. It is nutritious and healthy for day-to-day eating and is also ideal for dinner parties. Be ready to be asked for the recipe! It reheats well, including in the microwave, and makes a great lunch to take to work. It also freezes well, so it's worth making a large quantity when you make it, so that you have some to freeze. Like most soup recipes it is easy to modify to suit your personal preferences. I first came across the basic recipe in two different Murdoch Books publications: Entertaining: Quick Short Recipes and Bowl Food: the new comfort food for people on the move. The first time I made it, the fresh pears at the greengrocers were not yet ripe and I was impatient to try the recipe! So I used canned pears (minus the pear juice, some of which I drank while making the soup). Because the soup was so delicious using the canned pears, I have continued to use them each time I have made this soup. As a garlic lover, I have so far refrained from adding garlic but with winter approaching - for those of us who are down under - I intend to add some next time I make this soup.
This recipe is from a Weight Watchers meeting. It is so quick -- I ate it daily when I was on maternity leave with my second son. If I am making it for the week, I just empty the cans into a plastic container and warm up 1 serving in the microwave. I have also made it using frozen corn and mixed vegetables.
Those who enjoy this may also be interested in #57009 - "5 cans and a jar".
Don Morrison's Crab and Corn Chowder from Morrison's Chowder House in Freeport, Maine. I haven't tried this yet (just saw it on our local TV.), but I love REAL old fashion chowdas' as I grew up eating my grandmother's many different types. Hope you love it as much as I'm sure I will.
This tasty soup is very popular in Greece and Cyprus. I remember my father making it on chilly winter days, especially when there were colds and flu in the household! Sometimes he would add chopped, cooked chicken to the soup, and other times he would serve it plain. This is a taste of my childhood.
Another scrap of paper found in my "when I get 'round to it" box. Torn from the June 2006 issue of BHG magazine. When searching Zaar, I found lots of tortellini & tomato soup recipes but none that included cream cheese.
This soup takes minutes to make and is good enough to serve to company, my family loves this! you can saute an onion and fresh garlic in the 2-3 tablespoons butter if desired before adding in the other ingredients (omitting the garlic powder) but it is just as delicious without it! 18% cream can be used in place of the whipping cream but it will not be as good! Use only Campbell's Cream of Potato soup for this, another brand will not be as good. The cayenne is only optional, add in for an extra kick! This will serve 4-6 people but can easily be doubled or tripled. You will LOVE this easy soup!
I have just found this recipe in a book I just HAD TO BUY when I saw it today, so I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds wonderful. The recipe was actually for 'Cashew and Celery Soup' but since I prefer leeks and this was the suggested alternative ingredient, I've opted for posting this as Cashew and Leek Soup. The recipe posted here is adapted from 'Green: modern vegetarian recipes' by Australian cook Flip Shelton. It says on the cover that she is "a passionate cook who cooks mostly with organic seasonal foods, and grows herbs and vegetables in her courtyard garden in Melbourne". Wow! From a quick scan of the book, I think I'll be sharing a few of these recipes before I get a chance to try them. Of this particular recipe, Flip says "I got the inspiration for this calming soup while staying at an ashram in India". When making this soup, I use Recipe #135453, another of Flip Shelton's recipes.