Tomato & Sausage Soup

Tomato & Sausage Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

This hearty soup was the perfect response to the cold snap that we started this week! Continue reading


Chicken and Rice Soup (updated photo)

Chicken and Rice Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

I updated the photo for this recipe, so I thought I’d post it again.

We hadn’t made this soup in a couple of years, and I forgot how good it was. It’s a bit more work than some of my easier recipes, but it’s well worth the time. It freezes well, so you might as well make a double batch and pop a few containers in the freezer for another great winter meal.



Roasted Grape Tomato Soup

Roasted Grape Tomato Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

Do you remember when the first grape and cherry tomatoes came off the vine? We gleefully popped them in our mouths by the dozen, savoring the sweet, juicy wonderfulness. After awhile, though, the allure wore off. Now, we have 50 of these suckers ripening each day. I needed something to do with them.

The sweetness of the grape/cherry tomatoes is perfect for soup – no need to add any sugar to the mix. This soup is a lovely way to transition from summer to fall. Continue reading

Chilled Cherry Soup

Chilled Cherry Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

One of our farmer’s market scores this past weekend was a basket of sour cherries from one of the local organic vendors. The Hippie Husband’s first inclination was towards cherry pie, but he consented to trying something a little less sugary and a little more intriguing. Continue reading

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

Little Hippie adores the broccoli-cheddar soups at Pockets and Panera. The ingredients list from Panera had a few too many super-processed items for my personal taste, and I have recently learned that frozen broccoli on its own is not so great, so I had a bunch of it available for combining with delicious things. As the temperatures dropped this week, we made some broccoli-cheddar soup.  Continue reading

Crockpot French Onion Soup

Crock Pot French Onion Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}One of my guilty pleasures in life is the Harry Potter books. Each time I re-read them, I find myself craving onion soup after reading about Mrs. Weasley making it for her family at the beginning of the 6th book.

I was reminded of the craving when I made crock pot caramelized onions for the Caramelized Onion Strombolis a few weeks ago. My house smelled like french onion soup for two days. I thought: how difficult would it be to turn these onions into a soup? Continue reading