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 Post subject: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Does anyone here have this cookbook? It is vegetarian but not vegan, though many recipes are either vegan or easy to veganize. I checked it out of the library yesterday and would love to know if anyone has any recipes they recommend from this cookbook so I can try to make them before the library loan expires.


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:34 pm 
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I enjoyed the Finnish split pea soup - have made it several times in fact - it is one of those soups that tastes even better the second day.


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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thanks for the book suggestion, i just requested it from my library! it seems to have received very good reviews on amazon :)

it sounds like a veg version of a not veg cookbook i have
http://www.amazon.com/Soup-Makes-Meal-S ... 155832187X

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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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I don't have the book in front of me, but there's one soup that has mustard greens and roasted squash (I think?) that I really enjoyed.

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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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I love this book. My staple soup is one of the green soups. Even my 3 and 1/2 yo will eat it!


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:53 am 
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annasrobbie wrote:
I enjoyed the Finnish split pea soup - have made it several times in fact - it is one of those soups that tastes even better the second day.


I've been eying the two split pea soups and trying to choose between them for next week, so it's good to hear this.


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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Millenijen wrote:
I love this book. My staple soup is one of the green soups. Even my 3 and 1/2 yo will eat it!


Which one? I bought the ingredients for the basic green soup yesterday, and I'm planning to make it this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:14 pm 
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I like the basic one the best!! I love the combo of cilantro, green vegetables and carmelized onion! It is really tasty!


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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This book is a funny one for me. I first became a vegetarian in the late '60's. When they were published, Vegetarian Epicure Book I and II, both written by Anna Thomas, were a godsend. (Back then, being a vegan was basically unheard of!) When Love Soup first came out I was really excited. I love soup and have a "history", as they say. with Anna Thomas.

Maybe I tried the wrong recipes but, honestly, I was pretty underwhelmed with the book. While the soups tasted fine enough, I guess, I thought a number of the recipes I tried were more complicated than they needed to be and weren't as good as similar soup recipes I have in other books.

By way of a soup side note; I think the Black Bean Soup with Jalapeno-Line Creme (made with a cashew base) in the Real Food Daily Cookbook by Ann Gentry is the best black bean soup recipe I have ever had. It takes all of my self control to not eat the Jalapeno-Lime Creme straight up!


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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I have this and have made a few things from it, but apparently they weren't very note-worthy because I can't remember what they were or what we thought of them. I haven't pulled it out in awhile, nothing really ever draws my attention.


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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My mom has this cookbook and makes stuff from it sometimes when I'm visiting. I really liked the potato leek soup. (I think that's what it was.)


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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I love the Green Soup w/Ginger.

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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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I have this book and really like it. However, the soups can be very labour intensive but I think the taste more than makes up for it. Such simple ingredients can go a long way.

I have tried:
- Green Soup with Ginger (very good but I preferred it before pureeing it)
- Springtime Mushroom Barley Soup (aka Barley, Asparagus, Mushroom and Fennel Soup)
- Pickle Soup (probably my favourite)
- Finnish Double Pea Stew with Apples
- Caramelized Cabbage Soup
- Roasted Carrot and Lentil Soup with Harissa and Mint (very good)
- Spicy Black Bean Soup with Sweet Red Peppers (very good)
- Spicy Indonesian Yam and Peanut Soup
- Pureed Soup of Carrot and Yam with Citrus and Spices
- Warm Lentil and Swiss Chard Salad

Hope this helps! Let me know how the recipes go for you, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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I forgot about the pickle soup - I liked that one too!


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 Post subject: Re: Love Soup by Anna Thomas
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finally was able to pick this up at the library, definitely will look at the suggestions. this book looks really sweet, love the organized table of contents and other food ideas to serve with the soups.

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