Creamy Wild Rice and Bean Soup

This is one of our family’s favourite instant pot comfort soup recipes that has been adapted from A Couple Cooks. Pair with my homemade herbed focaccia for a perfect winter meal. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 4  carrots, chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2…

Ginger Miso Udon Soup

This is a recipe I started working on over the past year and has quickly become a favourite comfort food in our house. Ingredients 1-2 tbsp oil 1 package extra firm tofu, cut into triangles 1 tbsp Bragg’s (or soy sauce) 1-2 tbsp oil 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp…

Mulligatawny Soup

My wife used to make a mulligatawny soup in the early years of our relationship. Although this recipe is quite different from the one she used to follow, she remarked that she was surprised at how differently the different recipes started out but ended up in a very similar place. My mother omitted the apples…

Potato Soup

Ingredients 12 potatoes, peeled and sliced 10-12 cups cold water 1 large carrot, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 4 tsp salt Pepper to taste 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 tsp marjoram (optional) 1-2 bay leaves 4 cups vegetable stock 4 tbsp Earth Balance 6 tbsp flour Yield: 6-8 servings Add water to…

Dumplings

This recipe is perfect comfort food – it brings me right back to my mother’s kitchen. Even with the large number of dumplings this recipe produces, there would never be a single dumpling left in the pot. Unfortunately my wife isn’t a fan (her comment was “wet biscuits? why?”) – but I’m hoping my kids…

Vegetable Stew

I have grown very fond of our Instant Pot – I love being able to put the ingredients in and walk away to a meal that’s ready when I come back. I’m including a tag for my instant pot recipes so that they’re easy to find. This is a very delicious, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal that,…

No-Cheddar Broccoli Soup

This is such a delicious and hearty soup for a cold day that’s also gluten and nut free. This is one of my own inventions. Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 4 large carrots, chopped 3 medium potatoes, chopped 6-8 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup nutritional yeast…