Beef Soup (Ciorba de vacuta)

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Today I'm going to share with you my husband's favorite beef soup recipe.  This is a very Romanian soup and very traditional.  It's very easy to make, just time consuming because you need to boil the beef for 2 or 3 hours until tender. You could speed up the process by boiling the beef in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes, just make sure you save all the beef broth and add that to your soup. [easyrecipe id="47" n="0"] Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Romanian Meatball Soup (Ciorba de Perisoare)

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This is such a delicious soup I just have to share it with you.  It's a very traditional soup, and it's one of my favorite soups. This soup is a staple at our house and we make it often. "Ciorba" in romanian usually refers to sour soups with vegetables and some form of meat.  They are made sour by adding either lemon juice, "bors" which is fermented wheat bran, sauerkraut juice, or sometimes even vinegar.  Most of the time I just use lemon juice and this gives the soup a very nice sour taste. … [Read more...]

Italian Wedding Soup

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I woke up this morning and I wasn't feeling too well, woke up with a bit of sore throat and a major headache. This happens to me quite a bit in Calgary when the weather changes suddenly. It's pretty cold here today and it's been raining non stop. When my throat is sore, I love to eat a nice warm soup. But I wanted something a bit different today, so I decided to make this Italian Wedding Soup, which I really love. I decided to make it, mostly because I had all the ingredients on hand. Now … [Read more...]

Lemon Rice and Pea Soup with Chicken

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Happy Canada Day and 4th of July everyone! I love long weekends, don't you. I don't like it, however, when I have a sore throat, and today was one of those days, in July I get a sore throat. But I have the perfect remedy for that. This lemon rice and pea soup with chicken will cure anyone, especially with a bit of hot sauce in it, which of course is optional. This soup is so good, good for a cold winter day or when you just need it because you're sick. It's very lemony, and delicious. I love the … [Read more...]