Sunday, February 05, 2006

VRC #2 - Soups and Stews - 2/05/06

Up to around 14 entries this time. It was so much fun to look over the entries this time - so many unusual soups - I can't wait to try some of them.

On to the recipes..... in no particular order.....

Baking Soda at Bake My Day

Malaysian Spicy Noodle Soup

Felicia at The Web Sorceress Cooks

Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen

Turkey Barley Soup

Giniann at Salt and Pepper

Broccoli Rabe and Pasta Soup

Patti at Adventures in Food and Wine

Chunky Potato-Crab Chowder

SusanV at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen

Mexican Pumpkin Soup and Garlicky Greens

Jill from Glossy Veneer


From Sailu's Food

Faith also has a whole blog dedicated to soup at Blog Appetit Does Soup!
Lastly, my own entry.
A big thank you to everyone who participated. I was hoping to try a new recipe and post it here this weekend, but I got carried away with brownies and pizza. Not necessarily a bad thing.
And now, to announce the theme for next week..........this time we're going to do someting a little different. Once a month or so, I'd like to select a spice or herb for the theme. It can be any kind of recipe - sweet or savory - as long as it includes the spice or herb selected. This time, I'd like to select Cardamom. It's not something I cook with very often at all, but when I smelled it the other day while making the Ginger-Carrot Muffins, I knew I wanted to try more recipes that use it.

For next week, I'd love to have a guest host for VRC. Anyone willing? As host, you would be responsible for posting pictures and recipes, but you also get to pick the theme? Let me know!


  1. Thanks for including me in the round up. Lots of great new soups to try! Looking forward to your next "virtual cookbook" event.

    Soups just in time for the "Soup-er Bowl" -- perfect. Or should I say "souper"?

  2. Thanks for including me in the RU! So many great soups to try... This is a terrific idea!

  3. FYI - this post is hiding in August, just until tomorrow when I'll bump it to February. I wanted to publish it so that I could see how it looks - sometimes IE doesn't show it properly in preview.

    THANK YOU both for your contributions!

  4. Thanks for a great round-up. I'm not a big cardomon fan, so I might skip next week, but I will be back.

  5. Yes - I figured it might be too specific a category and keep some people away, but I thought it was worth a try. :)

  6. Thanks for including me in your round-up. I can't wait to take a look at all the other entries!

    Mmmm...I like cardamom!

  7. I'd be willing to host next weeks if you still need someone.

  8. Hi biscuit girl - that would be great if you'd like to host. Let me know what theme you'd like to do and I'll post it with the round-up next Sunday.

  9. Great round up Alysha... Apparently I was not paying attention enough to see it was soup this week - I even did one on Monday! I already have the menu planned out for this week and don't think Cardamom is in anything, but I have to see if I can do something!

  10. Hi Joe. I can post your recipe to the list if you'd like. Just let me know and I'll put in a link and a photo.

    As for this coming week, you don't actually have to cook something this week to participate - even if it's an old favorite, you're welcome to share it.

  11. Thanks for including me in the RU also Alysha! Everything looks sooo good!

  12. Anonymous12:22 PM

    please do lemme know when you are hosting the event next.

    would be great to participate. I came in via sailu's.Didn't know earlier.
    will come by often, now that I know..

  13. Hi Patti. :)

    Thanks bna - I can't wait to see the cardamom recipes. I already have one or two picked out.

    Anthony - Sorry you missed us first time around. I hope to do this as a weekly event, so come back every Sunday to see what we're doing for the week ahead.

  14. Alysha,that's a great round up.
    Love cardamom and I think I know what I am going to come up with...:)

  15. Ok, here is what I've chosen for my week of hosting the VRC....potatoes.

  16. Great roundup Alysha! I can't wait to try some of the recipes. I see biscuitgirl beat me to it, but if you ever need another guest host, I'm glad to do it.

    Biscuitgirl you've picked my favorite topic - potatoes! Yum Yum!!