Sunday, January 9, 2022

My 5 Favorite Soups of 2021 for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

I meant to do this roundup post last Sunday and then lost power for almost 5 hours and never got it posted during the week. I also never made soup. Yep, still in my no-cooking funk. 

But anyway, here are my 5 favorite soups of last year and a round up of the past few weeks from friends in the Souper Sunday kitchen. If you wanted to share a soup, salad or sandwich last week or this past week, feel free to share it below and I'll recap it next week.

Chickpea Curry & Rice Soup, created by me back in August to fulfill a craving and a delicious one-pot meal. 

Easy Tortellini Alfredo Soup is mostly from the pantry but with homemade Alfedo sauce and really hit the spot. 

This Mini Wonton Vegetable Soup is also easy and so good. I keep thinking about it!

I loved this Ethiopian Lentil Stew (Misr Wot) and it was worth the berbere (Ethiopian Spice Mix) and nit'r qibe (spiced butter) I bought online to make it. 

I tinkered a bit with Mark Bittman's Garlic Fideo Soup and ended up loving this simple hug in a bowl. 

I did make other very delicious soups during the year, even in and around my cooking/blogging funk, but these are the ones I think most about. 

Let's see who has been waiting in the Souper Sundays kitchen these past couple of weeks. 

Tina of Squirrel Head Manor made Beef Vegetable Soup and said "This soup doesn't require a recipe or measurements. I use a couple of marrow bones and add beef, fresh veggies such as tomatoes, carrots, onions, corn, green beans, zucchini and potatoes.  My mom added cabbage and lima beans but that's not happening this time :-)"

Melynda of Scratch Made Food shared this Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews saying it "is a fresh breath of air, for winter salads! This delicious salad calls for frozen peas, which is perfect, because good quality frozen peas are available year-round, but always a favorite in winter!"

Melynda also made Lentil and Mushroom Soup with Kale and Bacon and says, "I love mushrooms in lentil soup, so I use as many as possible. And of course some kale, there are very few pots of soup made in this kitchen where kale is not added. The secret about using kale is to cut it small if you want it to get eaten without question. I no longer consider this sneaky, I consider it good nutrition. As it turns out kale is really good for you, but hard to like in the same way people like spinach..."

Radha of The Magical Ingredients for a Wholesome Life From the Heart of My Home brought healthy Zero Oil Veggie and Millet Noodle Soup and said, "This is a very healthy soup perfect for the weather. The brothy soup filled with veggies and some millet noodles makes a wholesome and nutritious soup. Did I tell you that this is zero oil soup? Yes, no oil to butter! zero fat soup! This soup is vegan too!"

Thank you Tina, Melynda and Radha for joining me! 

(If you aren't familiar with Souper Sundays, you can read about of the origins of it here.
If you would like to join in Souper (Soup, Salad, and Sammie) Sundays, I would love to have you! Here's how...

To join in this week's Souper Sunday's linkup with your soup, salad or sandwich:
  • Link up your soup (stew, chili, soupy curries, etc. are fine), salad, or sandwich dish, (preferably one from the current week or month--but we'll take older posts too) on the picture link below and leave a comment on this post so I am sure not to miss you. Also please see below for what to do on your blog post that you link up to Souper Sundays in order to be included in the weekly round-up.
  • Although we are pretty wide on what defines a soup, sandwich or salad, entries that are clearly not in the same family (ie: desserts, meats, random main or side dishes that aren't salads, etc.) are meant for another round up and will be deleted. 

On your entry post (on your blog):
  • Mention Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen and add a link back to this post. (Not to be a pain but it's polite and only fair to link back to events you link up at--so if you link a post up here without linking back to this post or my blog on your post, it will be removed.)
  • You are welcome to add the Souper Sundays logo to your post and/or blog (completely optional).

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Have a happy, healthy week!


  1. Having your electricity go out for hours is such a drag. I have often thought if we ever built a house I might like a gas stove & water heater. Just in case.
    Lots of great soups you rounded up and this week. I’m taking inspiration from your take on a Giada lentil soup, you posted a week ago. Making it this soup this week!

  2. I just made the lentil and tomato soup and love it! Thank you for the inspiration :-)


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