Ajiaco Bogotano (Colombia)

Ajiaco Bogotano (Colombia) - Andrea Meyers

For me this is the ultimate comfort food, and it’s also my favorite food from my years overseas. It’s a great weekend soup, but it’s also a celebration meal for the Bogotanos who often make very large pots of this soup for festive occasions such as Christmas. They typically serve the soup in black bowls… 

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Michael’s Vegetarian Chili

Michael’s Vegetarian Chili - Andrea Meyers

Michael saw a recipe in the Washington Post about twenty years ago that inspired him to make this. It’s a very healthy, low-fat, vegetarian chili. He likes it chunky, and true chili mongers might even call this a soup done up tex-mex style. When Michael makes it for himself, he uses lots of hot peppers…. 

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Cream of Baked Potato Soup

Cream of Baked Potato Soup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

It’s cold and raining today…perfect for a hot, comforting bowl of cream of potato soup. I must confess that this recipe is always changing. I’ve tried for many years to perfect it, and I have found myself constantly tweaking the ingredients or preparation. But no matter how I make it, we never seem to have… 

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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Another regular from our winter soup kitchen. It’s very easy and tasty, great for a quick weeknight meal. Puréed black beans, salsa, and cilantro give this soup a great consistency and flavor. It’s delicious served with tortilla chips and a queso dip.