Category Archives: Soups

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

Jan had asked for chicken tacos for dinner, but I had a temporary crown put in today. I needed soft food with a small amount of chewing. I decided to turn the tacos into a soup.

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

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Karl’s Chicken Bone Broth Chili Bean Soup

I roasted a chicken with the express intent of having a carcass to make bone broth later in the week. When the kids decided not to come for dinner, I was left with more than the usual amount of leftovers. After the first meal, I made tacos with the breast meat. With the bits that remained I made this soup.

Karl’s Chicken Bone Broth Chili Bean Soup

Karl’s Chicken Bone Broth Chili Bean Soup

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Karl’s Miso Chicken Udon

Eilene has come down with another cold—I do not know what it has been about this year that we keep getting sick. Jan suggested that I make her chicken soup. A favorite of hers is chicken udon.

Karl’s Miso Chicken Udon

Karl’s Miso Chicken Udon

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Karl’s Sukiyaki

Jan asked for sukiyaki for Sunday dinner. This is one of the dishes my mother, Claudia, would make as I was growing up. However, not one of the children thought to take down her recipe.

Note: To hold off my diners while I was making last minute preparations I put out some tsukemono for them to snack on, cucumber pickles and salt pickled cabbage.

Karl’s Sukiyaki

Karl’s Sukiyaki

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Karl’s Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

Jan and I have colds this week, so she asked for chicken soup for dinner. It is Meyer lemon season and I thought that a garlic lemon soup would be the thing to make. Jan was unsure about this, because she thought it would be too sour. My solution was to add a dollop of lemon curd to cut the citric acid.

Karl’s Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

Karl’s Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Red Lentil Soup

Jan has spent this weekend visiting her graduate school friends in Santa Barbara. One of her friends is dropping her off, on her way to the North Bay. She requesting something for a quick snack, before she continues her journey.

Karl’s Red Lentil Soup

Karl’s Red Lentil Soup

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Papa’s Fine Soup II

The first dish I created on my own—rather than following a recipe—was a soup that Miriam called “Papa’s Fine Soup.” Some powdered lemon grass, chicken, snow peas, green onion, and udon noodles. While this soup has changed over time, it has been a comfort food in our house for almost 30 years.

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Karl’s Sopa de Camarón

Jan’s newly discovered Mexican family lives/lived on the boarder of Jalisco and Nayarit. Jan decided on a Mexican Christmas feast of crab tamales, I though a shrimp soup would go nicely as a starter. I found a site on Nayarit cuisine that described a caldo de camarón (shrimp broth).  Adding some tomatoes, fresh shrimp, and cilantro makes it soup.

Karl’s Sopa de Camarón

Karl’s Sopa de Camarón

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Karl’s Beef Bone Broth

Myr has been sick and her doctor has put her on a “gut calming” diet. Bone broth is supposed to be good for what ails her. I have never made bone broth—it always seemed like too much work—actually most of the time is spent watching the pot bubble.

Karl’s Beef Bone Broth

Karl’s Beef Bone Broth

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Karl’s African Spinach Soup

I wanted to make a Sub-Saharan side dish to go with my West African chicken stew. I knew I wanted to use garbanzo beans and spinach, but all the dishes I found on-line threw in peanut butter to “make it African.” Since my chicken dish already contained peanut butter, I did not want to use it—two dishes that taste too similar is not interesting. I had to find another way to make my dish “African.”

Karl’s African Spinach Soup

Karl’s African Spinach Soup

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