Chemo Friendly Soups and Stews
Here you will find all of our delicious soups and stews. These recipes are all very easy, full of flavor, and can be made ahead of time! All of these recipes were crafted with the cancer fighter in mind. Check back regularly for updates!
Baked Potato Soup
Baked potato soup is a lovely recipe when you are in the mood for a hearty cup of soup. Very similar in construction to clam chowder. The appeal of baked potato soup is that without the seafood aspect, the dish loses its pungency and becomes more approachable.
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings is the Southern equivalent to chicken noodle soup. When you are sick or you do not feel good, nothing else will do. And nobody will ever make it better than your mom or grandma. But here is how I made it for my mom when she went through chemotherapy.
The classic creole dish featuring the obligatory holy trinity of peppers, onions, and celery. The holy trinity is the Cajun version of mirepoix. Gumbo is fantastic in that it is both light and flavorful at the same time.
Chicken Noodle Soup
An American classic. If there is somebody in the United States that has never heard of chicken noodle soup, they must live under the world’s largest rock. This dish is what I consider to be a slightly up-market take on the dish. This chicken noodle features big cuts of veggies, egg noodles, and a good aromatic quality.
This is a family recipe passed down from my grandfather to me. I have slightly modified it to make it friendlier for chemo and lighter overall. It is a good, all-around chili. It is very versatile and can be eaten as a meal, over pasta, or even over hot dogs if you like. If you feel like your chili might be missing something, I highly recommend adding some ketchup.
Coconut Curry Stew
One of my personal favorite Asian soups. Whether it is specifically Vietnamese or Thai, is something for somebody else to debate. All I care is that it is freaking delicious!
Crab and Lobster Bisque
This recipe is one of my personal favorites. Call me decadent, but I like to personally use crab and lobster. The weight of this recipe is much lighter than it seems when done correctly. This recipe is also very easy to make, as a rule of thumb, bisque is always lighter in weight than chowder.
French Onion Soup
French onion soup is a classic French recipe loved the world over. Rich savory beef broth, caramelized onions, crunchy croutons, and melty Swiss cheese create a symphony of decadent flavors. In France, onion soup is used as a hangover cure after a long night of wine drinking.
Matzo Ball Soup
A Jewish Classic! Matzo Ball Soup is the Jewish equivalent of Chicken Noodle Soup, with the biggest variation being dumplings made from matzo meal instead of pasta. This is a very filling and delicious soup full of warm flavors that will make you feel loved.
Mediterranean Lenten Soup
This Lenten soup is a variation of the classic lentil soup found all across the Mediterranean. Savory yet light in weight, it is perfect for the coldest winter day or even the hottest summer day. Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber.