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Category: Soup

French Onion Soup (Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée)

…in the slow cooker! It’s easy to make French onion soup. Did she say EASY? Yes, it can be easy, with a few simple steps and a slow cooker. Let’s start with the onions. While most recipes state that onions cooked on the stove caramelize in 15 or even 25 minutes, you’re lucky if they are done in 45 minutes. Since caramelizing onions truly requires more time than many of us have for…

Shredded Chicken Tortilla Soup

There is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup for a Fall supper! This recipe is easy to throw together, especially if you already have chicken cooked and ready to shred. If you don’t, see the Gr8 tips below for getting your chicken ready and of course this can be done way ahead of time and then the soup is quickly thrown together. Often I’ll pick up a roasted chicken from Costco or the local…

Italian Vegetable Soup (Minestre di Verdure)

There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of vegetable soup recipes. Mostly because you can put any vegetable into a broth and call it “vegetable soup”! Many people don’t like soups with whole vegetables, but I think that may be because the only type they’ve ever tried is canned. And, in my humble opinion, there are not a lot of things worse than canned vegetables! (Canned tomatoes and canned beans are an exception to that.) This…

White Cheddar Chicken Chili

It’s always Gr8 to have a soup or chili recipe that is easy to make, tasty and appealing to a crowd. This slightly spicy White Cheddar Chicken Chili is not the expected kidney bean and beef version of America’s beloved one pot meal. The main ingredients of chicken and white beans makes it one of our family’s favorites. This chili can be made the day before serving, which makes life easier if you are entertaining a crowd…

Heirloom Tomato Soup with Greek Yogurt

It was a hot August day in California, and I was so excited to receive my “duty” for the upcoming Great 8 dinner. Gazpacho: a cold soup usually with raw vegetables, but always with a tomato base. This recipe, Heirloom Tomato soup with Greek Yogurt and Thai Basil was exactly what I was hoping for! It is adapted by one of the many delicious starters on the menu at Lark Restaurant in Seattle, Washington. One of the best…

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