Tom Kha Gai Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Tom Kha Gai ต้มข่าไก่ (Thai Coconut Soup)

This weekend we had the pleasure of doing some cooking, and hanging out, with our friend Russ of the Domestic Man. We cooked for almost a solid 5 hours, and came up with some great recipes to share with you all as a result.

This first piece is a Thai soup based off of what I had ordered from a local Thai restaurant, Tom Kha Hed (ต้มข่าไก่). This soup, sometimes also known as Tom Kha Gai, Kai or just Tom Kha, is literally “chicken galangal soup.” We forwent the chicken itself, but one could easily add chicken and or prawns for a heavier soup.

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Chicken Zoodle Soup

chicken zoodle soup

Fall is here! As much as it is nice to have the warm, summer weather, my preference has always been for fall.  Cooler weather and football are some of my favorite things in the world.  Along with the changing weather comes the occasional cold, so we wanted to make a hearty recipe as a response.

Even if a seasonal cold comes along and tries to get us down, we know we have soothing home remedies to help us through. Our latest: this chicken zoodle soup. Like the traditional chicken noodle soup your grandma would have made from scratch, this soup takes some time but is worth the investment.

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creamy carrot ginger soup

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

We don’t have soup often; but whenever we’re in the Yes Organic Market, I end up lingering in the soup aisle, almost drooling over the multitude of colorful boxes promising flavor-rich experiences in a bowl. Almost all of them have one thing or another that we generally avoid–soy by-products, canola oil, various preservatives and additives I can’t pronounce (let alone spell), etc.

Then, one day, I had one of those little “duh” moments when you realize something so obvious and simple you’re a little embarrassed to admit that you hadn’t thought of it before. I was going to make one of those soups. We had a ton of carrots from Costco in the fridge and I had been on a bit of a ginger kick, so I decided to try carrot-ginger soup. Continue reading

Mom’s Mushroom Soup

Ever since Heather and I got on the paleo bandwagon, my mom has been curiously intrigued.  I have my mom to thank for turning me on to cooking from an early age, and she’s been enjoying our recipes and making suggestions.  This is a take on a soup that she cooked for herself just after Christmas, and as we love mushroom soup as well, decided to give it a try.  It turned out really well, so we wanted to share the love.  We’re finally getting the cold winter weather here in the mid-Atlantic, so warm soups really hit the spot after coming in from work or errands. Continue reading

bacon asparagus broccoli soup

Asparagus, Bacon and Broccoli Soup

Hearty and savory, we think you are going to love this stuff!

Brent aptly pointed out that it is very reminiscent of split-pea soup. But we agree, it’s so much better than that! It’s thick and rich… First, you taste that bold broccoli. Then, a hint of asparagus, quickly followed by a smokey, salty, bacon-y goodness. Last, but not least, a warmth from the red pepper flakes rounds out the flavors on your palate.

Warning: this recipe makes A LOT of soup. How much is A LOT? Four quarts. Or 16 cups. Or 3.78541 liters. Yea… it’s A LOT. We froze one quart immediately. I’m excited to have it on hand once the weather chills out a bit.
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