Hello all! Today is Friday, one of my favorite days of week.

It’s just meant for good times with friends & staying up way too late.

On this lovely Friday, I’m giving away a $30 coupon to Frigidaire Accessories. There you can find kitchen gadgets, cleaners, cutlery, cookware, and more!


Here’s how you can enter to win:

1) (Mandatory) Leave a comment on this post describing you favorite kitchen gadget.

2) For extra entries, subscribe via RSS or email. Make sure to come back and leave anothercomment for each entry. If you’re already subscribed, just tell me that.

3) For extra entries, follow me on Twitter or “like” me on Facebook. Make sure to come back and leave another comment for each entry.

4) For another extra entry, blog or tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to come back and leave another comment with a link to your post.

Giveaway ends January 28 at 10:00 p.m. Central. Using I will choose one winner.

Good luck!


200 Responses to “Giveaway!”

  1. Amanda234 says:

    My favorite thing isn’t exactly a gadget as much as it is an appliance, but my favorite thing is my Keurig.

  2. Amanda234 says:

    Also I’m subscribed to your RSS

  3. leslie says:

    I loooove my iKea graters! It’s a tupperware bowl with a grater lid so when you grate cheese, it falls right into the container. And if you have leftover, you can just put a lid right on it. Absolutely fantastic!

  4. Chris says:

    My favorite and most frequently used kitchen gadget? Probably my kitchen tongs. I use them for everything – they’re just so much easier to use sometimes.

  5. Jackie says:

    Probably just my cheese grater….I love grating my own cheese, I’ll never buy the packaged stuff again!

  6. Chris says:

    Oh, and I’m already subscribed to your RSS feed – that’s how I found out about your contest :-)

    (And my 2nd favorite kitchen gadget is probably my 1 c. food processor I bought for less than $20 at Wally World many, many years ago.)

  7. My little tablespoon scooper that I portion out cookie dough with onto my amazing silpat mats! :-D

  8. my favorite gadget is my pastry cutter! i totally thought it was not an essential in the kitchen but ever since i got one… well, my pie crusts are so much better!

  9. My favorite kitchen gadget is my Cuisinart food processor. It makes grating cheese so much easier!

  10. i retwitted the giveaway!

  11. I read your posts daily in my RSS feed! :-D

  12. I also follow you on twitter! :-) @chocandcarrots

  13. Holly says:

    my favorite kitchen accessory is my Vita Mixer!

  14. Ashley LaRue says:

    My pampered chef garlic press!!

  15. Heidi says:

    I looooooved my immersion blender so much that I killed it a couple weeks ago :(

  16. Heidi says:

    I’m already subscribed by rss :)

  17. kvossler says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is our garlic press–right now I’m eating a lot of garlic for health reasons so it’s indispensable to me.

  18. kvossler says:

    and I subscribe to you via Google Reader.

  19. Chinyere says:

    Would I be a nerd to say my favorite kitchen gadgets are God-made? My hands…these are the best tools and can perform a number of important tasts; squishing, pounding, you name it!

    Ok, ok, if that does not work, then I’d have to say my Kitchen Aid mixer. I’m a baker and can’t imagine using anything else. : )

  20. Amanda says:

    My favorite gadget… hmm. I do like my food processor a lot!

  21. Amanda says:

    I’m subscribed via Reader- that’s how I found out about the giveaway! :)

  22. Chinyere says:

    I’m already “liking” you on FB and I just noticed that error in my last comment! “Tasks” not “tasts.” ;)

  23. Amanda says:

    I also am a Twitter follower- @pesto_chango

  24. Amanda says:

    And I just liked ya on FB. :)

  25. Marilyn says:

    I really like my garlic press, because I really like garlic. :-)

  26. Marilyn says:

    I already subscribe via RSS.

  27. Kim says:

    It’s a tie between my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and my digital scale. Couldn’t live without either!

  28. Hmm, it is so hard to chose! Probably my food processor. You can do so much with it!

  29. I subscribe in google reader

  30. Jessica says:

    I loooove my George Foreman grill. I never liked sandwiches… but now I can make the most amazing sandwiches! They’re a staple for me now!

  31. Jessica says:

    I also subscribe using Google Reader.

  32. Tricia says:

    I find endless uses for my long handled grater.

  33. Kelly says:

    I love my spatula!

  34. Carly says:

    A small wooden spoon. I use it constantly.

  35. Anna says:

    I can’t imagine not having my KitchenAid mixer! Hands-down my favorite kitchen gadget.

  36. aimee says:

    If my KitchenAid mixer counts as a gadget then for sure I would say that. Otherwise, a good set of spatulas are great to have!

  37. I couldn’t operate my kitchen without 900 rubber spatulas!

  38. Maryclare says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my knife. I would be lost without it.

  39. Maryclare says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  40. I love my cheese grater! I use it all the time. Could not live without it! I also subscribe to your feed!

  41. Kizzy says:

    I love my knives.

  42. Kizzy says:

    I liked you on FB.

  43. My microplane grater is my favorite. Perfect for hints of parmesan, zest and nutmeg.

  44. Andrea says:

    Yay! sounds great. I love your picture, too!

  45. Anne says:

    My favorite might be my instant read thermometer – essential for meat so I don’t overcook it but I also use it for making sure liquid is at the right temperature for recipes (especially bread recipes!). That baby is worth its weight in gold.

  46. Andrea says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  47. Andrea says:

    Annndddd I just subscribed via email!

  48. Andrea says:

    Please, don’t take into account my FIRST comment. I didn’t read closely enough, so I didn’t tell you my favorite gadget. Here ’tis:
    It is….a pampered chef chopper. I chop so much!

  49. MplsCathy says:

    I’d have to say my silicone flat whisk. I searched for a long time before I found it, and it was totally worth the wait. The special shape allows you to really get in all the areas of a pan like the edges and sides (that can be tricky for a normal whisk to do), great for roux and gravy and stuff where lumps can be a real bummer. And the silicone makes it safe to use on all finishes, especially the enameled cast iron which gets a lot of use in our kitchen.

  50. MplsCathy says:

    I just subscribed by email – yay!!

  51. Rachel says:

    immersion blender!!

  52. Probably our garlic press… I put garlic in almost everything. :-)

  53. I subscribe to your RSS!

  54. Nupur says:

    My favorite is my immersion blender- I use it on an almost daily basis.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Lisa Nelson says:

    This might sound lame, but my favorite appliance is actually my pastry blender. I use it as a whisk, a spoon, as well as for its intended use… : )

  56. Lisa Nelson says:

    I subscribe to your RSS!

  57. Bethany says:

    I love my immersion stick blender. I’ve started using it a lot more here lately.

  58. Bethany says:

    I follow you on Google reader.

  59. Bethany says:

    And I “liked” you on facebook, too.

  60. heather says:

    If I could choose anything, it’d be the 13″ x 2 3/4″ Mediterranean terra cotta glazed roaster. Beautiful color and amazing quality of product.



  61. heather says:

    I already follow you on Twitter, “liked” on Facebook.

  62. heather says:

    Ahh, I did not follow the rules. My favorite kitchen utensil is my wooden Julia Child spoon. I’ve had it since I was a little girl — a child-sized spoon with the word “Julia” etched into the handle. I use it *only* for baking. My one weird kitchen quirk.

    Cheers again,


  63. Angie Arthur says:

    I love my cookie scoop! Makes it so easy (and neat) to make uniform-sized cookies.

  64. Terri says:

    I would use the certificate towards one the Mediterranean Terracotta Glazed Roasters

  65. D. Hayes says:

    My micro plane grater. I use it for zesting , grating ginger and garlic. Parm. comes out so fluffy and light and it makes expensive Parm Regi. go so much farther.

  66. Terri says:

    I subscribe via RSS with googe reader.

  67. Terri says:

    I subscribe to your emails updates

  68. Terri says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  69. elizabethk says:

    My fav gadget is my cheese shaver – just enough cheese without over indulging (usually ;) )
    I sub to you via rss like u on fb! :)
    Thank you for the chance — enjoy the weekend.

  70. sherry says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my mini food processor because I never have to chop onions again, hooray!

  71. Darcie says:

    I’d have to say that spatulas are one of my favorites. They’re always great for helping to get all of the batter out of the bowl when I’m baking. :)

  72. sherry says:

    I also subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader; just found your blog last week and fell in love with your recipes.

  73. Melanie says:

    Favorite kitchen gadget: it’s a tie between my garlic press and my box grater. They are both always in the sink to be washed so that must mean I use them a lot (either that or I’m a lazy dish washer but that can’t be it.)

  74. Shawna says:

    It’s a tough choice to make but, I love, love, love my KitchenAid standing mixer. If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t have started making fresh bread for the past 6 months.

  75. Shawna says:

    I already added you on FB months ago:o)

  76. Shawna says:

    I subscribed to your RSS feed:o)

  77. Kris says:

    My favorite kitchen utensil would probably be my sturdy whisk from Pampered Chef.

  78. Kris says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  79. Kris says:

    And I’m subscribed to you through email.

  80. Julia says:

    My favorite gadget is my pizza cutter. I use it to cut everything from dough to sandwiches.

  81. Julia says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  82. Julia says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  83. Julia says:

    I found out about this giveaway through email.

  84. Andrea Dorn says:

    My favorite tool is my can opener that doesn’t leave any cutable edges.

  85. Andrea Dorn says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  86. Andrea Dorn says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  87. Diana says:

    love my Pampered Chef Measure-all cup!! Measuring peanut butter, butter, etc… has never been easier :)

  88. Diana says:

    I am already subscribed to email updates!

  89. Jeri says:

    Hands down, favorite kitchen gadget is my Kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer. I can’t believe I made it through 14 years of marriage and adulthood without such a handy gadget. I also have the grater attachment.

    I already subscribe by email.

  90. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    My favorite gadget are my measuring cups from pampered chef. I love the design of them.

  91. Jeri says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  92. Jeri says:

    I also followed you on Twitter (I’m Jdacus24).

    And I’ve recommended you to my best friend and her 16 yr. old daughter (who loves to cook.) :)

  93. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    I like you on facebook~

  94. Kate D says:

    I love my microplane grater. I use it more than anything else!

  95. Jeri says:

    I posted your giveaway to my Twitter account. (Jdacus24)

  96. Jennie says:

    I love my grater.

  97. Holli says:

    My fave kitchen gadget is my egg slicer. I use it for strawberries too!

  98. Holli says:

    I’m a follower of yours

  99. Holli says:

    Following you on Twitter now too!

  100. Holli says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway here:

    @HolliLiane Great cooking giveaway going on over here….

  101. Alyse says:

    My favorite gadget comes from the hardware store- it is my zester, but it is not from a kitchen store source.

  102. Clover says:

    It changes from week to week, but right now I’m in love with my garlic press!

  103. Clover says:

    Also a “follower”!

  104. Amanda Thompson says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my mandoline.

  105. Amanda Thompson says:

    I subscribe via email :)

  106. Jessica M. says:

    I’d have to say a wooden spoon or my scale. Thanks!

  107. Carolyn says:

    My favorite gadget would have to be my mom’s KitchenAid mixer or breadmachine. I’m away at college and miss getting to bake with her! Out here my favorite gadget is my kitchen scale.

  108. Carolyn says:

    I subscribe via email!

  109. Carolyn says:

    I also like you on Facebook. :)

  110. Meghan says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my citrus juicer. Just put the lemon in and no mess…you have all the juice of the lemon!

  111. Meghan says:

    I love my citrus juicer. Just put the lemon in, squeeze and no mess! YOu get all the juice out!

  112. ElaineDavis says:

    I really like my Pampered Chef mini serving spatula. Alas, after 16 1/2 yrs of use (!) the handle has broken and it is time to replace!
    Thanks for the opportunity : )

  113. Robyn says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my food processor. It is so handy!

  114. Lorraine says:

    I love my garlic press!

  115. Lorraine says:

    And I subscribe to your emails!

  116. Lorraine says:

    AND I like you on Facebook!

  117. nadine says:

    My zester is a great gadget!!!! Just LOVE it for of course zesting but also grating Parmesan

  118. Linda Kay says:

    My apple peeler… especially when making apple kolaches.

  119. Marilyn says:

    My favorite gadget is the pampered chef measuring cup for liquids or solids.

  120. April says:

    My current favorite is my med. scoop that I love for cookie making!

  121. Sara A in SC says:

    My pizza stones – if those are not gadgets, then rubber scrapers… and mason jars…

  122. Sara A in SC says:

    I subscribe to email :)

  123. Sara A in SC says:

    I like you on Facebook

  124. heidi wightman says:

    My microplane!!

  125. heidi wightman says:

    I subscribe to email……my microplane!!!!

  126. heidi wightman says:

    I like you on Facebook…and my other fave gadget is my Kitchen Aid mixer in empire green!

  127. Linda J says:

    I like my garlic press.

  128. My favorite appliance is my wooden spoon!

  129. Trisha says:

    My favorite is probably my garlic press :) Cheese grater is a close second.

  130. christy spurlock says:

    Medium Cookie Scoop. Makes all cookies the exact size. Gotta love it.

  131. Betsy says:

    My favorite gadget right now is my new food processor. It’s digital and hold 14 cups and I love it!!

  132. Betsy says:

    I follow on Twitter and Facebook. I also subscribe to your email and RSS feed and love, love, love your blog!


Cinnamon Bread

{13/365} -- Cinnamon Quick Bread

Sometimes I just want to bake something simple yet flavorful; sometimes I need to bake something that doesn’t require exotic ingredients. Like this bread.

You are almost certain to have everything needed for this recipe in your house right now. And if you don’t have exactly the right ingredients (as I did not) you can safely and easily make a substitution.

This bread tastes like a mixture of a quick bread and cinnamon swirl bread. Because it is impractical to swirl cinnamon in a wet batter, bits of butter are mixed with cinnamon and folded into the batter. This creates little pockets of buttery cinnamon goodness.


Going with my usual substitutions, I used half whole wheat flour in place of all purpose. Also, since I didn’t have any “solid” natural sweeteners on hand, I used maple syrup and added an additional 1/4 cup of flour to compensate.

Having no buttermilk in the house, I used 3/4 cup sour cream mixed with 1/4 cup milk instead.

I thought the bread was a little salty. Next time I will probably reduce the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. I also think the bread could benefit from a dose of nuts — say, toasted pecans.

Cinnamon Bread

Adapted from eat make read

Printable Recipe


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (hard white or soft white)
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (I used 3/4 cup sour cream mixed with 1/4 cup milk)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, chilled & cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


1) Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.

2) In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, combine buttermilk, butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Beat well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

3) In yet another small bowl, work butter and cinnamon into pea-sized pieces. Gently fold cinnamon butter into the batter. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

4) Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (I had to bake mine for an additional 10 minutes or so). Let cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Turn bread out onto the rack and allow to cool. Serve with butter and a tall glass of cold milk.

Makes one large loaf


41 Responses to “Cinnamon Bread”

  1. yum…I’m a bread girl, if there ever was one! I love the idea of mixing in the little butter/cinnamon chunks…It’s almost like making one’s own “cinnamon chips” (like the ones from KAF)…great idea!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! Anything with cinnamon in it is so homey to me!

  3. Maria says:

    I’ve been thinking about this bread ever since I saw it on Twitter. Delicious loaf!

  4. Lovely – and really wonderful for a winter breakfast. Hope you’re well! x

  5. Stephanie says:

    I love it – thanks for sharing. This is exactly what I needed for my breakfast menu for my upcoming guests.

  6. Sonja says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it! :-)

  7. zerrin says:

    It absolutely sounds yummy! The color is gorgeous! and I love that it has ‘little pockets of buttery cinnamon’, sounds irresistbile! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Oh, the butter/cinnamon pieces are such a good technique. This looks SO tempting and delicious… it sure does rise a LOT.

  9. You had me at “little pockets of buttery cinnamon goodness.” The bread looks delicious. I just love your photography.

  10. Hannah says:

    Oooh! Maple syrup and cinnamon: two of my favourite flavours. This looks gorgeous!

  11. Faith says:

    Cinnamon bread is a favorite of mine but I never thought to make it at home! What a wonderful idea…I bet it makes incredibly delicious toast!

  12. naomi says:

    I love the flavorful simplicity of this bread. I agree, pecans would be great addition to this.

  13. Mmmm…. yummy! Love cinnamon (and bread!).

  14. I love recipes where you don’t need to run to the store for tons of ingredients. This one is simple & perfect :)

  15. Ashley says:

    Pockets of cinnamony butter?! Yes please. What a blessing you are to your family.

  16. Liz says:

    I recently made cinnamon bread…I think I love the way it makes the house smell almost as much as enjoying a slice!

  17. Merrilee says:

    Have you ever tried cooking Gluten free? Your recipes look wonderful, plus you have the same amount of family as I! ;)

  18. […] Adapted from Cooking for Seven Ingredients: 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1 cup All-Purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 […]

  19. This looks amazing! I absolutely love cinnamon and chunks of it in the bread? Mmmmm

  20. Cristina says:

    I like your substitutions for healthier bread. Using partial whole wheat flour is always a winner for me. Beautiful and tasty bread for anytime throughout the day!

  21. HannahGirl says:

    Hullo there Erica!
    Just had to write a comment while I was stopping by because I just love your blog. This recipe looks incredibly yummy. The photos are beautiful! Your layout is simply perfect. And the whole “feel” of your site is comfortable and inviting. Love it! :)

  22. Rach says:

    This cinnamon bread looks fabulous! Yum!

  23. kate says:

    I am truly a cinnamon girl. I use is as much as possible, so I can’t wait to try this bread out, yum! I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Please check it out at

  24. Patty says:

    Like always, I love your healthy substitutions – and I love the little bits of butter covered with cinnamon – what a great idea!

  25. sometimes the simplest recipes are the best! This looks fabulous!

  26. This bread looks amazing! Soft, moist, cinnamon bread with crusty edges is my WEAKNESS. I probably wont be able to make this or else I will single handedly devour this loaf!

  27. jas says:

    ooo – this looks so soft and I can smell the cinnamon. Can’t wait to try it!

  28. […] adapted from Cooking for Seven […]

  29. […] Adapted from […]

  30. ooh this looks good. I’ve been craving a baked good with cinnamon. Thanks for sharing! :)

  31. you have no idea what your cinnamon cake has done to me ?!! I’m a cinnamon addict … you’re cake isn’t going to help !!! it is a dream come true !!! THE PERFECT PERFECTION !!

  32. Keeley says:

    I just found your blog after reading your latest post on Tasty Kitchen… oh my! I’m adding you to my Google Reader.

    I’ve been wanting to make cinnamon bread for a while, but I can’t find cinnamon chips anywhere in the Philadelphia area. Lo and behold, your bread doesn’t even use them! Hooray!

    I love using half whole wheat flour in my banana bread, so I know this will go over well at my house. I’m planning to bake a loaf this weekend and enjoy it with my hubby!

  33. […] uses substitutions in this cinnamon loaf recipe showing how easy it is to switch ingredients either because you don’t have an item or to add […]

  34. L. says:

    The method of folding in chunks of cinnamon butter is intriguing – in the best possible way – I would love to try this recipe. Just out of curiosity, how did you get your loaf to rise so beautifully? Most of my quick breads rise with a hump in the middle while the sides of the loaf remain short. If you’ve got any tricks for overcoming this I would love to know!

  35. Erica Lea says:

    L.: I’m not sure – haha! I think if you use the correct size of pan, that really helps. The bread will raise higher if the pan is smaller (obvious, I know. ;) ). Also, the proper amount of leavening in the bread will be a major factor. Sorry I couldn’t help more!

  36. Sheila says:

    Love this bread!! Have a loaf in the oven right now as my super finicky 14 year old requested another. It’s so lovely to have something that I can do for my teen that is “right” : ) I must admit I love to pamper my kiddos with fave foods and this clearly is becoming one of them. Plus the house smells amazing and it’s healthy enough that I can feel good about it…a win:win

    Thank you Erica for your amazing site and inspiring photos.

  37. Debra says:

    I think the whole wheat flour threw off the textura and taste a bit

  38. […] Another Day – Cinnamon Bread […]

  39. […] 3) In yet another small bowl, work butter and cinnamon into pea-sized pieces. Just like in Erica Lea’s Cinnamon Bread. […]

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Coconut & Chicken Curry Soup


Having lived in Minnesota my whole life, I’ve become quite accustomed to temperatures that dip well below freezing for months on end; to drifts of snow several feet high. Do I bemoan my fate and pine for summer? Not at all!

I love being able to stand by the fire, pull on warm socks & sweaters, and enjoy a bowl of steaming soup.

Here’s a recipe that’s sure to keep you cozy. Not only by it’s thermal heat – the spicy jalapeño peppers will keep your taste buds hopping!

Notes: I added my own spin to this recipe. We had some fresh ginger in the refrigerator, so I added a tablespoon or so. I thought the amount of spicy heat was perfect, but if you prefer a milder flavor simply leave out the jalapeño peppers and reduce the amount of curry powder.

The original recipe suggest that you serve the soup with jasmine rice. The soup was wonderful on its own, though I would like to try it with rice or rice noodles.

Coconut & Chicken Curry Soup

Adapted from a recipe by Katie Goodman

Printable Recipe


  • olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1/2 of a large onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened chipped coconut
  • 2 cups freshly cooked jasmine rice (optional)


1) Heat the olive oil in a medium sized soup pot over medium heat. Add the chicken to the oil, season lightly with salt and pepper. Sauté until cooked through and golden. Remove chicken and set aside. Sauté the onion, adding more oil if necessary, until tender.

2) Return the chicken to the pot with the onions. Add the ginger; cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, curry powder and jalapeno. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add bell pepper and cilantro and simmer an additional 3 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3) Optional: Spoon rice into 4 bowls. Top with a ladle or two of soup. Garnish with additional cilantro and a sprinkling of shredded coconut. Serve.

Makes approximately 6 servings


58 Responses to “Coconut & Chicken Curry Soup”

  1. I’m from Northern Wisconsin, so I understand your feelings of winter perfectly :) And soup! It’s a staple, October through March! Thanks for a lovely new recipe…
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

  2. JehanP says:

    I spent one Christmas in South Dakota and thought I would die from the cold! Being from a tropical country I just couldn’t adjust. I love the flavors of your soup, I’m a huge fan of coconut and curry!

  3. rachel says:

    This soup looks absolutely delicious, now if I could only get the 10 and under crowd to eat it!! BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!

  4. Cheri says:

    I cannot wait to try this!

  5. Minnesota and its cold!! Can’t forget that :-)
    The curry looks really good Erica! I can have a bowl of it right now.

  6. ohh my! i MUST try this!! and your food photography… is soo amazing! i have soo much to learn from you!!!

  7. christina says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe! It was so good!

  8. I love soup in the winter! I completely understand your feelings about it. Winter here in Wyoming starts in October and usually ends by late May…nine months of winter make anyone a soup-convert! :)

    I love your blog, btw! I have a large family myself (7 brothers and 1 sister, plus my parents) so I think it’s great that you take the time to make the large family meals beautiful and super tasty!

  9. this soup looks wonderful – beautiful picture! I’m always looking for new soup recipes, and this is on my to-make list now. perfect for winter :) I’m excited to try out coconut milk too – never tried it before!

  10. Beth says:

    I am making this soup right now–I decided to put it in the slow cooker because my family loves shredded chicken in our soups and it smells SOOOOOO GOOOOD! I can’t wait to try it! Virginia is cold enough for a yummy soup tonight.

  11. Mmm, looks yummy! I’m not a huge curry or spicy fan, so I would cut down on those ingredients, but I love everything else in the ingredient list! Soup is one of my favorite foods…

  12. Krista says:

    Hi Erica!
    I just had to try out this recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and it’s Amazing!!
    Yummy! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Katie says:

    I live in the upper Midwest, too, so I’m definitely craving hot foods. This looks fabulous!

  14. I am dying to try to get the ingredients and making one of these.

  15. naomi says:

    I love this soup! Coconut and curry is such a great combination. Loving the spicy heat in this. :)

  16. Nicole says:

    Your soup looks so comforting and perfect for this time of year! I’m from Michigan and I love that you’ve embraced the weather and made soup.

  17. Marie says:

    Wow! That looks amazing. I even have all the supplies. Thanks for submitting it to M&T Spotlight!

  18. Thomas says:

    Great soup! It made saturday in Oslo seem not so cold and dark. Thanks a lot!

  19. val says:

    This soup looks so warm and comforting.

  20. Julia says:

    I’m originally from Wisconsin so I understand those frigid Mid-West winters. This soup looks perfect for warming up.

    I just came upon your blog and am looking forward to reading more.


  21. Stephanie says:

    This looks soooo good! And this is totally soup season! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Miz Boo says:

    This looks amazing!!! I hope I can make it and that it will turn out ;o)

  23. Miz Boo says:

    There are so many curries. Which curry powder do you use?

  24. Erica Lea says:

    Miz Boo: I usually use yellow curry, just because that is what is widely available. I really like red curry paste as well. Very good flavor.

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  26. Lori says:

    Hi Erica Lea,

    I found your blog through Tasty Kitchen and am so excited to continue exploring. I can tell already, I will enjoy your writing and recipes.

    Wanted to mention that I was looking forward to checking out your Homemade Eggnog recipe, but the link takes me to Coconut Chicken Curry Soup. That sounds wonderful as well, but I’d really like to try the eggnog, if possible.

    Have a great weekend!


  27. I am your newest follower. ;) This soup sounds great!

  28. sg says:

    i made the soup, but mine was a bit yellow, i guess from the curry. However, it was yummy and a bit spicy. very filling too. thanks a lot.

  29. michele says:

    Thanks for the recipe…my boyfriend is known as the “soup man” so I will be making it soon. I am originally from MN and will be up this summer for a visit, sorry to hear about the rough winter and all the flooding that is going on…hope you aren’t too affected.

  30. sara says:

    Yum, this soup looks so delicious! Love all the flavors going on, and such a gorgeous photo! :)

  31. Bethany says:

    we devoured it! made a few changes to the amounts to suit our taste, but will definitely make again. added jasmine rice and loved it. next time i think I will shred the chicken instead of cube it. thanks for the great recipe!

  32. ruby says:

    I found you through Pinterest, and made the soup this afternoon. It is wonderful!

  33. Danelle says:

    Found this recipe on Pinterest. Eating it now, as I type. So delicious!

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  35. Mish says:

    wheat free and dairy free, even with my food allergies i can try this and it sounds really good. since i’ve been dealing with my food allergies i’ve been looking for food options since i have have to cook for myself most of the time anymore.

  36. I am enjoying your recipes. Our family wants to do some different recipes to go along with some traditional ones at Christmas.

    Here is our traditional/non traditional menu

    Baron of Beef (we usually have turkey)
    Your chicken curry
    Mashed potatoes
    cranberry sauce
    my dad’s waldorf salad (haven’t had it for years)
    mixed veggie casserole topped with fried onions (brighter and less gooey than green been casserole)
    Holiday cheesecake
    spiced apple cranberry cider

    Possibly dilly pull apart rolls.

    God bless you.

  37. Yvonne says:

    Found this on pinterest and made it tonight for dinner. OMG it was delicious!!! My boyfriend and I loved it and will definitely make it again in the future! The flavor was amazing and it went great with rice. Thanks so much for posting this! :)

  38. […] delish & I bet I could make an entire pot of it for the same price.  So I plan on making Coconut Chicken Curry Soup […]

  39. Shy Miz says:

    I have only one thing to say:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years ago I came back from my 1 year euro trip and ever since I’ve been
    searching all over the web / restaurants / cook books for a recipe of this great soup I ate in Berlin in a very small restaurant on the east side.
    I believe I’ve tried something like 80+ different recipes and not even one of them was close to what I was searching for! Until yesterday!!!!! your recipe is the perfect one!!!!! It tastes just like my dream soup!!! You have no idea what it means to me! While I was traveling through Europe, I came back to Berlin 13 times just to have this dish! And now I can have it whenever I want!!!

    Thank you so much Erica!!!!!!
    You’ve bought yourself a lifetime fan!!!!

    Shy M.

  40. Erica Lea says:

    Shy Miz: That is so awesome! I am so pleased that my recipe was exactly what you were looking for! What a cool story. :)

  41. […] The original recipe suggest that you serve the soup with jasmine rice. The soup was wonderful on its own, though I would like to try it with rice or rice noodles. Coconut & Chicken Curry Soup Coconut & Chicken Curry Soup | Cooking for Seven […]

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  44. Andrea says:

    Well, I am now following your blogs thanks to this wonderful recipe you have posted. I made this soup last night for friends and everyone loved it! Thanks!

  45. Erica Lea says:

    Andrea: Woohoo! So glad you liked to soup! :)

  46. Shae says:

    Husband and I just finished this entire recipe … Rice and all. Fabulous! We both
    Loved it and I will definitely make it again soon. For anyone who is concerned about the jalapeño … Don’t worry… Cut all the seeds and membrane out and chop it fine. No heat at all.

  47. Shae says:

    Husband and I just finished this entire recipe … Rice and all. Fabulous! We both
    Loved it and I will definitely make it again soon. For anyone who is concerned about the jalapeño … Don’t worry… Cut all the seeds and membrane out and chop it fine. No heat at all. I agree with Bethany’s comment re using shredded chicken instead of bite-sized chunks.

  48. Juliette says:

    Hi Erica,

    this was delish! thanks so much. I just finished 2 big bowls while i did a blog post on it at

    I like your site too!

  49. Erica Lea says:

    Juliette: Mmmm…yours looks so good! So glad you enjoyed it. :)

  50. Sue says:

    Love this soup, made it last night. Had all the ingredients and found it on Pinterest. Made our noses run as we really like it quite hot, so I used extra curry powder. My husband kept saying during the evening that I must make it again soon as it was so delicious.

  51. Sue says:

    Had I come back and say I went out today and bought more coconut milk so that I can make this soup again. Can’t get it out of my head!! Got to make it again. Real soon!

  52. Chef Tony says:

    I’m in the process of starting a personal chef business and I’m currently building my menu of appetizers, soups, entrées, side dishes, and desserts. While researching soups I came across your web site. Not wanting to offer “the same as usual,” I look for recipes that are unique or have been improved by creative cooks. Before adding an item to the menu, I make the recipe and try it for myself. Your version of coconut and chicken curry soup is a delight. I especially enjoyed the balance of spiciness and citrus flavor of the lime. I served it with the jasmine rice, which makes it an ideal one dish meal. I will definitely add this to the menu.

  53. Greer says:

    I don’t understand how this recipe feeds seven. Your family must be ravenous. I live by myself and can only get about 3 servings out of it. And, just to make sure I wasn’t crazy I asked my friend who posted the recipe on her facebook wall and she said she agreed. Do you double the ingredients but failed to mention this? So confused.

  54. Ainsley says:

    Thanks so much for this awesome recipe! It is making work week lunches a real treat! I did make some alterations to this one though to make it go a bit further and include more veggies! I added celery, nappa cabbage, green onion, sliced shrimp and some carrots which adds some more color and is a bit more filling. Also used about an additional cup of chicken broth to stretch it a bit more. Didn’t seem to weaken the taste at all.

  55. Lisa B says:

    This soup is BOSS!! All my favorite flavors! Came out wonderfully, although I didn’t have jalepenos on hand. But my friend from Nigeria made me a batch of her excellent coconut rice, which has peppers in it, and it gave the soup just the right kick. Next time I make this — and there will be plenty of next times — I will be sure to have the jalepenos. Great great recipe — NO MATTER THE SEASON OR WEATHER!!