Monday, March 1, 2010

Healthy Inspirations Event Soups Roundup Part 2

Here is the second part of the Healthy Inspirations soup event. The first part of this event has been posted here.


Kamala makes wonderful use of the abundant supply of fresh green peas that are available in winter in creating this creamy Fresh Green peas soup

My third contribution to this event, Hot and Sour Soup , my version is lighter on the corn starch and heavier on the vegetables as compared to the restaurant style Indo- chinese soup of the same name. 

Nivedita sends in a Tomato and Carrot Soup that  is uniquely flavored with dry ginger, fresh ginger,cumin , pepper and bay leaf . Nivedita makes this when someone in her family has a cold or a cough and the spices she has used help soothe the throat.

Ruchika sends in two soups, the first one, Mulligatawny Soup with lentils, onions, tomatoes and garam masala and the second one, Clear Tomato Soup flavored with cinnamon, garlic and pepper.

Shama sends in four soups for this event, Cabbage Soup that has just five ingredients other than salt, a vibrant Beetroot soup  that is packed with healthy iron and folate, Tomato Soup a classic made healthier by using milk instead of cream and  finally a kid friendly  Mixed Vegetable Soup

Raje makes this vibrant Carrot Soup to warm up on a snowy day. Just the sight of it is enough to make us forget that it is so cold outside :-)

Pratibha combines spinach and oranges in this unique, beautiful and very exotic Spinach Orange Soup

Sowmya wants to include far more soups in her diet and begins with this wonderfully healthy Spinach Mung Bean Soup,  this is the kind of soup I think everyone would love to have in their diet.

If you feel your microwave does not get the workout it deserves, then maybe this Tomato Soup by Indrani will inspire you to make use of your microwave more often. Indrani also accompanies the soup with some interesting and important health benefits of tomatoes, so be sure to check out her soup post.

My last contribution to this event, Spinach Lentil Soup made with a minimum of spices so that the taste of spinach and mung lentils is not overwhelmed.

Rajee has decided to challenge herself  to create recipes with ingredients that her friend suggests. Her first challenge required her to use fennel, which she masterfully uses in this Fennel & Carrot Soup

Cham celebrates a three day spring like weather spell in her area and the first bloom in her garden with this unique and intriguing  Edamame Cauliflower Soup

Gita sends in a dozen beautiful healthy soups for this event. She starts with this Split peas soup that was inspired by an Ina Garten Show, then she follows it up with Tomato and fava bean soup which reminded her of tomato basil soup only with a thicker texture, Tomato soup with barley and pasta that she made in under fifteen minutes and Spinach and barley soup  which combines spinach, barley and some Italian seasonings.

Gita's next contribution is this  Tomato and basil soup made to warm up on a cold wintry day, followed by this  Egg drop and egg noodle soup and this Middle Eastern lentil soup that was inspired by a recipe from an old cookbook that she found in the library and finally a  Black bean soup inspired by Panera bread's soup of the same name

Her last four soups start with  16 beans and pasta soup and roasted red bellpepper soup, the name says everything for this one, followed by Kale and white bean soup which is a very unique combination of kale, white bean and alfalfa sprouts, then this winter warmer Lima bean soup  and finally a Red bean soup  inspired by the "Everyday Italian" show

Angee gets inspired to include more soups in her diet with this easy to make Spinach Soup

Tazaika gives cracked wheat a whole new avatar in this flavorful  Haleemy Soup
spiced with ginger, garlic, pepper, clove, cinnamon and lemon. 

Asha makes creative use of her microwave to create this wonderful sounding and delicious Masoor dhal & Tomato Rasam Soup
This is a really quick soup with masoor dhal and tomato sauce, flavored with rasam powder, red chilies, curry leaves and dry coconut.

Divya sends in four more wonderful soups starting with this Wheat berry Kidney Bean Soup followed by the Creamy Zucchini Soup and Pumpkin Zucchini Spaghetti Soup and finally Creamy Broccoli Soup with Mint and Thyme

Usha from My Spicy Kitchen makes this Lentil Vegetable Soup , a powerhouse of nutrition with masoor dhal, spinach, mushrooms, carrots and beans. A hearty,  healthy bowl of soup perfect for cold wintry days !

Latha regularly makes this version of Mulligatawny Soup after she resourcefully managed to get a restaurant chef to share the recipe with her.

Thanks again for all your participation. In case I have missed out any one please let me know and I will update my post.
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