Capsule Reviews . . .

. . . of a few things (mostly soups) I’ve made recently. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had the time or inclination to blog more about these, and at this point some of them aren’t all that fresh in my mind. So, this is what you get!

Cabbage, Chickpea and Chorizo Soup was good, but would have been better without the cabbage — it didn’t seem to meld with the rest of the dish. Also, most of the broth was sucked up by the chickpeas. If you make this, chop the cabbage small. I did pieces about half the size of what the recipe called for, and they were still too big.

Rustic Cabbage Soup is for people who really like cabbage. Next time I think I’ll just make a bunch of coleslaw. It was OK but I don’t think I’ll make it again.

Sweet Potato, Sausage and Kale Soup was excellent!

Apple & Parsnip Soup was ok. The flavors didn’t seem to meld together very well. Maybe it’s better if you use granny smith apples, as called for, instead of whatever random apples you happen to have on hand?

Cream of Carrot with Ginger Soup was very yummy and easy.

Sweet Potato Soup with Miso and Ginger was good but would have been better with less ginger — it really overwhelemed the flavor. Also, I couldn’t find miso. I think I just left it out.

Chicken Fried Rice had a very light flavor. It needed a little oomph, I thought.

Spicy Parsnip Soup is so yummy, even when you make it with turnips instead.