Seven soups every Saturday: pressure cooker soup recipes
When I was a little girl, I watched a pressure cooker explode in my grandmother's kitchen. To me, it was Mt. Vesuvius come to Brooklyn, complete with an ominous whistling noise I haven't been able to get out of my head for the last fifty years. Yes, there was food on the ceiling, and I took refuge under the Formica-covered kitchen table. I know that today's pressure cookers have all sorts of safeguards against this sort of drama, and whenever I think of being able to cook beans in less than an hour, I'm tempted to buy my very first pressure cooker. Soon. Very soon.
Seven recipes for pressure cooker soups caught my eye this week:
Black bean pumpkin soup, from One Hot Stove
Spicy pinto bean soup with ham, tomatoes and cilantro, from Kalyn's Kitchen
Creamy apple-squash soup, from Kitchen Gadget Girl Cooks
Pressure cooker lentil soup, from Kahakai Kitchen
Cauliflower Swiss cheese soup, from The Merlin Menu
Chickpea soup, from Doris and Jilly Cook
Niu rou mien (Taiwanese beef noodle soup), from Gaga in the Kitchen
Find more delicious pressure cooker soup recipes with Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.
My friend Lucia lives in the town next to mine, and she sent along today's photo, with this note: "The blue theme is awfully easy to spot. My two favorites are foreground left: chrysanthemum bowl from Savers ($0.99), and foreground right: made by the wonderful Bob Fishman! It's a good feeling to eat out of a beautiful bowl made by someone you know."
If you'd like to share photos of seven soup bowls from your kitchen -- or from a friend's house, or your parents' attic, or an antique shop, or a housewares store, or a school or restaurant -- I'd love to share those photos on Saturdays.
It's easy: send one photo, of seven soup bowls or soup mugs. The bowls must all be able to be used for eating soup, and they absolutely do not have to match. Send the largest file your camera will allow; I'll size it to fit. Make sure the photo is in focus (very important). Tell me whose bowls are in the photo, or where you took the picture. If you're a blogger, I'll link to your blog.
That's it. One photo, seven soup bowls. Email to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com.