Mulligatawny Soup with Chickpeas

I’m home.

Sorry I’ve been MIA – I just spent 10 days at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for their oh-so-awesome annual Christmas in November event. Hanging with the most amazing Anna Olson and her equally amazing husband, Michael. And of course Michael Smith and his new family. And Karl Lohnes, and so many others.. not least of all the 300+ guests who came up for a good time in each of the three packages – one last weekend, one midweek, and one this past long weekend, including Monday. It was, as it always is, a total blast. It included 13 cooking demos, buffets, fancy meals, wine & martinis, breakfast pastries with coffee served out of silver urns, forest walks, wine & martinis, warm cookies, turndown service, enormous stone fireplaces, wine & martinis, gala dinners with live bands and dancing and conga lines (I led one that gathered over a hundred the other night!) and singing Christmas carols and an outdoor swimming pool under the stars. And when it snowed, there were snowball fights in the pool. And Santa came too – the real one. He didn’t go in the pool though.

Each November I have a hard time with re-entry into normal life. For one, my whole bedroom is sadly sub-par. And I always come home to all that Halloween candy that came home days before we left. Tonight, after a particularly long haul home, I was cooking within 20 minutes – not because I missed it, but because I have to go do CBC in the morning. I made mulligatawny. I put chickpeas in it.

Speaking of beans – I don’t think I’ve really, officially announced that our book is out! It is. It’s here! And it’s already sold out. Yes it is! Thanks for all your lovely comments about it – you guys always make my days.

Stores do have stock – Chapters and independent booksellers and even Costco, I hear – but that’s all there is is what’s out there, and the second printing isn’t expected until January. Which is great, of course – it means it’s already a best-seller! (In Canada, that means 5000 sold.) It unfortunately also means I don’t even have any copies myself. I did manage to get my hands on one copy – the JPL had bought 400 to give away to the midweek package attendees – and I snagged one. To give to one of you, of course. Throw your hat into the ring here. Comment away.

Also? I keep forgetting we have a book launch planned for this Wednesday. It seems like it’s so far away – mid-November! That’s ages from now! Except that it’s not. So if you’re in the ‘hood and in the mood for a drink and some beany snacks, Sue and I will be at the Cookbook Company Cooks, 722 – 11th Ave SW, this Wednesday the 16th at 6:30.

So. The mulligatawny. I sent Mike out for a roasted chicken as soon as we walked in the door – starting with a roasted chicken seems to add more flavour from the start than if you began the process with a raw chicken. Adding chiles, ginger, garlic and curry helps with the sniffles. Chickpeas boost protein and fibre. Cilantro is just yum. Unless you hate it.

Mulligatawny Soup


Yields1 Serving

1 small roasted chicken (a deli rotisserie chicken works well)
1 onion
canola or olive oil, for cooking
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp curry paste or powder
1 tsp cumin
1-2 cups cooked chickpeas (half to a full 19 oz can, rinsed and drained)
1 tsp salt
1 14 oz (398 mL) can coconut milk (optional)
1 tart apple (such as granny Smith), finely chopped
steamed rice, for serving with
chopped cilantro and/or chopped salted peanuts, for garnish (optional)


Pull the meat off the roasted chicken, eat the crispy skin and put the carcass and bones into a saucepan. Set the meat aside and just barely cover the carcass with water. Peel the onion and add the outer layers of skin to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about half an hour. Strain into a bowl or pot and set aside. You should have 4-6 cups of stock.


Meanwhile, chop the onion and sauté it in a drizzle of oil in a large soup pot set over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, jalapeño, garlic and ginger and cook for a few minutes, until soft. Add the curry paste, cumin and chickpeas and cook for another minute or two.


Add the chicken stock, salt and chopped chicken and bring to a simmer. Cook for about ten minutes, then add the coconut milk and apple and heat through.


Put a scoop of rice into each bowl and ladle the soup overtop. If you like, sprinkle with cilantro and/or chopped peanuts.



 1 small roasted chicken (a deli rotisserie chicken works well)
 1 onion
 canola or olive oil, for cooking
 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
 2 celery stalks, chopped
 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
 3 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
 1 Tbsp curry paste or powder
 1 tsp cumin
 1-2 cups cooked chickpeas (half to a full 19 oz can, rinsed and drained)
 1 tsp salt
 1 14 oz (398 mL) can coconut milk (optional)
 1 tart apple (such as granny Smith), finely chopped
 steamed rice, for serving with
 chopped cilantro and/or chopped salted peanuts, for garnish (optional)



Pull the meat off the roasted chicken, eat the crispy skin and put the carcass and bones into a saucepan. Set the meat aside and just barely cover the carcass with water. Peel the onion and add the outer layers of skin to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about half an hour. Strain into a bowl or pot and set aside. You should have 4-6 cups of stock.


Meanwhile, chop the onion and sauté it in a drizzle of oil in a large soup pot set over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, jalapeño, garlic and ginger and cook for a few minutes, until soft. Add the curry paste, cumin and chickpeas and cook for another minute or two.


Add the chicken stock, salt and chopped chicken and bring to a simmer. Cook for about ten minutes, then add the coconut milk and apple and heat through.


Put a scoop of rice into each bowl and ladle the soup overtop. If you like, sprinkle with cilantro and/or chopped peanuts.

Mulligatawny Soup

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113 comments on “Mulligatawny Soup with Chickpeas

  1. Erica B.
    November 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Sold out already!? Congratulations!

  2. Nurse Jenn
    November 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Wow! Such a wonderful thing to be a bestseller! Congrats!

    I would like to cook more items that include beans. They are a great food but just seem to sit on my pantry shelf until I break down and make chili. I need a book to get my creative juices flowing … and this would be the ticket!

  3. sonja
    November 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I would love to win your cookbook:)

  4. H-woman
    November 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Sold out?! Please pick me!!

    I must plan some vacation time next November to spend at JPL, it seems! And apparently stop off at Safeway for a chicken for soup for dinner tomorrow. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!


    Please pick me?! A girl can never have too many cookbooks, right?

  5. Robin-Taine
    November 15, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations! Clearly your hard work is paying off!

    Our family is really just learning to love beans (not something my husband or I really grew up on). Would love a copy of your book for some more great ideas on what to do with them. Thanks for your terrific website!!!

  6. Jennifer Jo
    November 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Congratulations on the cookbook—it sounds wonderful!

  7. Julia M.
    November 15, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Woo hoo to your new book! Can’t wait to have a chance to win one!! Wink wink. Or I’ll just go buy it.

  8. natalie - ga
    November 15, 2011 at 5:38 am

    me!me!me! [vigorously raising arms in the air] For about a year I ate 1/2 cup of beans with EVERY meal. I now try to incorporate as much as possible. I would be first in line at your book signing, if I lived in Canada. I would LOVE a signed copy.
    BTW I just had a huge conversation about cilantro. How either people hate or love it. Very interesting. I am in the love camp. My friend says it tastes like soap… .poor thing.

  9. Kiera
    November 15, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Was just looking through your cookbook in a bookstore the other day! Would love to be entered. Congratulations on its success!

  10. Erin B
    November 15, 2011 at 6:08 am

    My 3yo will not eat meat. So, I always have a frozen stash of your Breakfast Bean Cookies. I need more sneaky bean tricks!

  11. Lori
    November 15, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I can’t wait for your book! I was going to put it on my Christmas wish list, but I decided I’d rather try to get a signed copy from you directly.
    Oh, I’ve never made mulligatawny soup that way. I love it. This weekend.

  12. Lauren
    November 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Oh this looks great – my 2 yr old loves beans, and not much else. We’ve loved your previous books – can’t wait to see this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Angela
    November 15, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Just like the previous commenter, my 2-year-old also loves beans, so this would be a great addition to my cookbook collection. Congratulations on the new book!

  14. Robyn
    November 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

    i flipped through a copy at chapters a few weeks ago – the photos are amazing!

  15. Kathleen
    November 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. Mmmmmm, Mulligatawny. We make it with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter… you get the idea.

  16. Vivian
    November 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Sure enough, there’s “Mulligatawny Soup” (pg. 115) right “bean”tween “Creamy Mushroom Soup” and “Italian Vegetable Stew”! So glad I snagged a copy this week. It is so beautifully designed with the subtle elegant scroll, the varnished bit on the cover is pure genius. You have elevated The Bean! The photography is spot on and inviting…it’s just a damn fine book! So, I am lucky enough to have one but I would so love to share a copy with some bean-challenged friends for Christmas. Job well done Julie and Sue!

  17. CathyH
    November 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations on the book! I already have my copy. On the subject of cilantro ~ I am a hater. Apparently there is an enzyme that changes the way we taste this herb. Soapy for sure. It is a genetic trait!

  18. Adrienne
    November 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations, Julie! And sold out no less! That’s wonderful. It’s a frosty day here in Tofino – our first of the fall – a nice book of beans is clearly required!

  19. Moira
    November 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Congratulations on the sell-out!

    I don’t normally write on these, but now felt like a good time. I really appreciate your site and all your super-simple recipes! Everytime I make something from here (biscuits, greek lemon potatoes, soups, brownies, …), I always get the “Mmmm!” response from my husband and the recipes get incorporated into our weekly repertoire. Now all I have to say is “this is Julie’s”, and he’s in love, even before he’s taken the first bite. Seriously!! 🙂

  20. Shaun
    November 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Sold out, before the launch? Kudos to you both. Please put my name in the hat… I can’t wait for January!

  21. cj
    November 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    i love the idea of a whole cookbook devoted to beans…yum.

  22. Vicky Brisebois
    November 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations! I would love a copy, I love using your recipes.

  23. Gemma
    November 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations! I’m not a huge bean eater, but I’m a huge fan of yours, so if I could get my hands on a copy of your book I’m sure I could learn how to incorporate them into my menu more often. You so deserve this success Julie!

  24. Robin (Hippo Flambe)
    November 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    My oldest just began to love beans in the past year and it has opened up so many meals. I would love to win this cookbook to play with this food we all now love!


  25. Sue
    November 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations on the book Julie! I have not had a chance to pick one up for myself yet but can’t wait to see it.

  26. Theresa
    November 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

    congrats on the new cookbook! I can’t wait to get it and dog ear the pages of my favourites!

  27. suchalab
    November 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

    heard you on the eyeopener this am and thought the soup sounded easy and delicious. Adding chick peas, great idea, never thought of that but then you are the bean lady! Congrats on the new book.

  28. Kristy
    November 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations on your book! Way to go, I was sad I missed you when you were here at chapters in Vancouver!

    Throwing my hat into the running for a copy of your wonderful book!


  29. pauline
    November 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Congrats on the new book Julie, love beans so I know I would love this book. Oh how I miss Christmas in November. Hoping to go next year. Michael Smith. New family.????????????????????? oh.

  30. Laurie from Burnaby
    November 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Michael Smith and his new family? What happened there?
    Congrats the book, Julie. It’s a wonder, and designed for me. I have to have it. I’ll buy it as soon as Chapters has it.
    I, too, loathe cilantro. Give me parsley,that’s nice, but keep your cilantro. Yuck

  31. Danielle
    November 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Congrats on the new cookbook! It’s a real winner…Bought one for my sister, took it home and read through it and am so jelous I didn’t buy one for myself. I am the youngest of 4 girls, all of whom are food enthusiasts! I’m loving your blog these days. Great posts.

  32. jenna
    November 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    My 11 year old son and I missed you each day the roasted squash pizza came up on the blog. Glad you are back and glad you had such fun in Jasper….. you Congo line leader you!!
    Throw my name in for your book please…….. Thanks!

  33. charlotte mcmanus
    November 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I would to get your book for my granddaughter,her 3 yr old loves beans….what a great Xmas gift that would be!!
    I’m curious also Michael Smith ‘s new family????

  34. kickpleat
    November 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing time! And congrats on the book, it looks fantastic. I’ve always wanted to make a mulligatawny soup and this recipe sounds perfect with the chickpeas. I’ll give it a go this week since it’s definitely soup weather out there.

  35. pauline
    November 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Ok, here is the scoop, its on his web site. Partner Chastity, her daughter Ariella and his son Gabriel and a new baby on the way. Who knew.

  36. Robyn in Mountain (Ontario that is)
    November 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations on the new cookbook, Julie! How very exciting!! I’m heading to Costco and will see if there are any left. Cheers! Oh, and thanks for the Mulligatawny!

  37. Lauren O.
    November 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    The mulligatawny looks great! And so does the cookbook! Congrats! 🙂

  38. Melissa W
    November 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats on the book release and sellout! Awesome.

    I had also wondered about Michael Smith…in his new cookbook there is mention of Gabe but not Rachel, which is different from the last cookbook.
    Curiosity = satisfied.

    I’m going to work on buying a copy of your new book!

  39. SamiJoe
    November 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Looks yummy! I just may have to try it! (And welcome back!)

  40. Tobi
    November 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Also curious about Michael Smith’s new family, interesting. And, love beans, would love your book. I’m going to keep an eye out at costco.

  41. suchalab
    November 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Michael Smith, new family? My thought as well but didn’t dare ask.Thanks to all who did :). Making the soup now, what a treat to have the skin to nosh on as I never eat the skin as I usually buy skinless! Calories galore I am sure-wait I don’t want to know-just enjoy this moment. My hubbie is more of a meat and potatoes guy especially for dinner, so this is being called a ‘stew’ for tonight! Yum

  42. Shauna
    November 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hooray for selling out! That’s great news, although sad for those of us who weren’t quick enough to have already gotten it. I’m really looking forward to this one 🙂

  43. Denese
    November 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Please consider my hat hopefully tossed. I would really like a copy of your cookbook.

  44. EJN
    November 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    First time to leave a comment. Enjoy your recipes and would love to have the book.
    Thanks for the many recipes and ideas!

  45. Terri
    November 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Oh, it sounds like a hard life in November! Congrats on the book and I would love to win your copy. Otherwise, I really must buy it. Like you, I am a fibre enthusiast (or whatever it was you said on the radio this morning – so funny). Yes, I heard it and the soup sounds divine so I came here for the recipe. I am a serious chick pea enthusiast.

    Glad your trip was so great and sucks to be back in reality – you always sound so upbeat on the radio – I don’t know how you manage it all. I would be exhausted. 🙂

    xo’s Terri

  46. Tiffany
    November 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Congratulations on the sell-out!!! Hope to get my hands on one soon. Hint Hint!

  47. Gineva
    November 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Congratulations! I would love to see the cookbook!!

  48. Allison MacDonald
    November 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Congrats! Looks like a wonderful book. I’m hoping to give a few as gifts this Christmas! Love your site. Thanks for the great recipes! 🙂

  49. Carol SB
    November 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Ha ha! so many good comments here. I just want to say, coconut milk: optional? No way! Coconut milk should always be compulsory! Cilantro on the side, fair enough, but coconut milk?

  50. Kathryn
    November 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I ran out a few weeks ago for my copy and made this soup last week. It was sooo yummy! It will be in heavy rotation in my house this winter.

  51. Lisa
    November 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    You are one busy lady –thanks for keeping us in the loop with your blog.

  52. kirstin
    November 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I just got your cookbook from the library yesterday (I requested they purchase it:) and it is fabulous! I’d love my own copy!

  53. Jenine
    November 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Congratulations on your book! I would absolutely love to own a copy!

  54. eroica
    November 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Love the title!

  55. H-woman
    November 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    OMG, this soup is AMAZING! Hope to see you tomorrow night at the book launch!

    (please pick me!!)


  56. Haruko
    November 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm


    I love your blog and usually check it several times a week to get ideas. I was going to ask for your book for Christmas, but now I fear there won’t be any left…I would love to get it signed from you and be guaranteed a copy!

    Congratulations on doing so well with the book!

  57. Dajana
    November 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I like beans and I like best selling cookbooks. Congratulations, lady!

  58. Anita
    November 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Would love the cookbook – going to Chapters to look for it but another copy would make a great Xmas gift.

  59. Kelly S
    November 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Please throw my name in the hat although I already have the cookbook. It would make a lovely gift for my Momma!

    ps. the black bean brownies were a big hit with the hubby and kids.

  60. shira
    November 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Sold out already? I would love a copy!

  61. Amy U
    November 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Looks like a book that I would read and enjoy cooking with!

  62. Mary Loewen
    November 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book!

  63. Donna J
    November 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I would love to have another one of your cookbooks in my library!
    Congrats Julie

  64. Catharine
    November 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Sold out! Fantastic! Can’t wait for more great recipes (but wait I must unless I am very lucky!)

  65. Dana
    November 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve it!

  66. Fareen
    November 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Great news about your cookbook! Yay!

  67. margo
    November 15, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations, Julie! I just made your quick cassoulet this week with the white beans; I love it. I have your book on my Christmas wish list, so… this would be a great way to get it!

  68. Ronnie
    November 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I just knew this cookbook would be a winner. I use your other cookbooks all the time and gotta get this one, too. We love beans!!! Pick me, cause it’s not available in Hawaii……yet!!

  69. rose
    November 16, 2011 at 12:18 am


    Jasper event sounds so fantastic!!!! Ten days there? You are lucky and you deserve it too. Would love to get Spilling the Beans….


  70. renee@sweetsugarbean
    November 16, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I love that you added coconut milk to your Mulligatawny – and chick peas too of course! Will definitely try it out. Congrats on that bestseller business! Must be an incredible feeling. Also incredible would be getting my hands on your book. Just sayin’!

  71. Anne
    November 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    this recipe looks soooo good! I am trying it out this weekend….

  72. Brenda
    November 16, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I am so excited – I need to get your cookbook! I am going to my book club tonight and I am making and bringing this recipe with me and telling everyone about it – love, love, love beans!

  73. Kristiina
    November 16, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Your cookbook is on my Christmas list 🙂

  74. erin
    November 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Please put my name in the draw!! Would love to win your book!

  75. Larry B
    November 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Something funny about saying ‘Congratulations for selling out’, but Congratulations for selling out! I’d love that salvaged copy…

  76. Kristi
    November 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    My dad loves beans and would adore this cookbook. My kids have inherited that trait, so I’d have to borrow the cookbook to get some yummy ideas!

  77. Catherine
    November 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Wow that soup looks great! Congratulations on the book launch!

  78. Lauren O.
    November 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I was at the Costco in Okotoks today and they had about 15 copies of your book on their ‘book table’. I’m very excited to sit down and look through my new copy! 🙂

  79. Ashley
    November 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Congratulations on your book release! I was so excited to see your book at Costco!! I can’t wait to get it.

  80. Cassie
    November 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Congratulations Julie!!
    I would love a copy of your book!
    And that soup looks amazing

  81. Jenn
    November 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Congratulations on being a famous, best-selling author. So exciting! I would love a copy of your new book.

  82. molly
    November 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm


    Way. to. go.

    Must see if we have copies, stateside. Cannot wait!!

  83. Jen
    November 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Congratulations Julie and Sue! I can’t wait to get a copy of your book!!

  84. Jenn
    November 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Funny how so many (me included) went “what?” to the Michael Smith’s new family comment. We see you on TV, so we know all about you, don’t we? It’s different with you, Julie, we really DO know you … right?! 🙂

  85. JulieVR
    November 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Ha! Yes you do. Someone even came up to us at an event recently and was like honey! You can talk to Mike! he has gout too! And Mike’s like – why does everyone know I have gout?? 🙂

  86. Karen W
    November 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Spilling the Beans is the first cookbook I’ve ever bought without even cracking the cover. I haven’t had a lot of time to make anyting other than the mac and cheese with white beans and it was a hit in our house!!! Great book Julie!

  87. Nancy
    November 17, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I was lucky enough to close out Christmas in November with your seminar on Sunday which had us in stitches, particularly the look on your face when you realized your forgot to add the beans to the Sticky Buns “Bean” recipe. It was the the perfect end to a perfect weekend thank you for the awesome samples (BTW- Best of the weekend). Congratulation, Quinoa has nothing on Beans…Please enter my name for the cookbook as I wasn’t lucky enough to get a copy of your’s. Thanks Again!

  88. Sue
    November 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Have not tried this one yet. But I bought & LOVE your book- have been talking about it on my blog. Have purchased a copy as a gift. My kids have eaten (and enjoyed!!) the buttermilk pancakes, the pizza dough, the ginger snap cookies. My son has type 1 diabetes & getting beans & lentils into him will be so good for blood sugars- but I cannot pay him to eat them (and I have tried).

    I am on my second batch of the black bean soup, the grown ups also enjoyed the bean & kale soup.
    Normally I buy a cook book & find maybe a few recipes that I like- so far this is a 100%.

    Well done!!!

  89. Ginger
    November 17, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Had a blast at Christmas in November. I wasn’t originally planned for the class, but with the change in the Christmas cottage I was able to sit in. Honestly – best demo, best time in class all week! thanks!!

  90. pauline
    November 17, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Julie just made your African chick pea soup. Probably used 1 tbsp of madras curry paste. and served it over quinoa , oh so good. Thats what I love about your recipes they always turn out.

  91. Lindsay
    November 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Congrats on the bestseller! Your book is on my christmas wishlist, but I doubt my hubby has had enough time to buy it already. Would love to suprise him with it for the holidays!

  92. Sandy
    November 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    The Jasper event sounds so wonderful – think I should start saving so I can attend next year (will you be there, Julie?).
    Would love to win a copy of your book, although I’ll check out Costco too, just in case. If I win, I’ll give it to my daughter – win/win!

  93. Erin B
    November 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Congrats on the best-seller! I hope that you get one of your first additions to keep for yourself as well!

  94. Stacey
    November 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    You know you’re a foodie when….you read your favorite food blog, and your favorite food writer says “Chef Michael Smith and his new family” and immediately wonder what happened to Rachel! and did Michael add a new addition to his brood?

    Great Job on the book, Julie! it’s Lovely. It’s supposed to be going under the tree from Santa, but I don’t think I can wait that long…

  95. Donna
    November 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Congrats on the new sold out book!

  96. Ariffa
    November 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Wow congrats on the book!
    Also, I’m currently wiping drool off of my laptop (TMI) that soup looks awesome

  97. Jessica
    November 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Congrats on the sold out book! A great start hope the second printing is just as successful!
    Would love a copy of your book beans is something I’m always trying to add into the weekly mix 🙂

  98. Joanne
    November 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Fun reading the comments. I’m with Terri–you ARE upbeat on the radio in the mornings! I’d love to do the whole Christmas in November thing one year too.

  99. Ruth
    November 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

    NOOO it can’t be sold out yet! I was going to put it on my Christmas list! Congratulations to you! Maybe I’ll get lucky on this one and win it instead!

  100. Sheila
    November 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I saw the book at Costco and snapped it right up. I did get a few funny looks from shoppers as I squealed in delight! So I don’t need one if you pick me…you can go on to the next person.

  101. Vincci
    November 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Sold out already?! Congrats! Perhaps I need to relax my “rule” of no new cookbooks until I cook from all my current ones!

    I totally wanted to come to the cookbook launch, but unfortunately I was on my flight back from NYC – hope you pick me! 🙂

  102. Jenn
    November 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    congrats. love your cooking, style and recipes. will have to see if I can hunt one down…but maybe I will get lucky! all the best!

  103. Mary
    November 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Love your recipes – our family favourite and I almost always have some in the house is your christmas granola. Nobody wants store bought anymore. Our other favourite is the quick cassoulet that smells and tastes wonderful. I put chicken in with it last time. Would love to have a copy of your cookbook.

  104. Tyrel
    November 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    That’s fantastic! I would love to win a copy.

  105. Barb
    November 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I have been looking for your book but can’t find it. I’ll go to Costco tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I love you Julie. When I get my hands on your book I’ll likely love Sue, too.

  106. Natasha
    November 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I bought three copies at Chapter Chinook yesterday and I think they had a few left. It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations Julie!

  107. Kelly J
    November 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Mazel Tov Julie for all your hard work!
    I missed your book signing in Toronto recently but would love a copy of your newest book. I’m a long time lurker on your site and yours is always the first site that I check in my bookmarks! Thanx for all the great ideas you share. Especially love your dedication to using every last bit in your fridge so nothing goes to waste. Will be making your cassoulet today for the same reason. Yum. 🙂

  108. Tanya
    November 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Julie,

    It was so great to meet you at the 3-day weekend at JPL this year. I was there for a special girls weekend with my sisters, my sister-in-law and my mom. I enjoyed your cooking seminar the most — it was full of your fantastic sense of humour, and relatively easy recipes that I will actually make! I have told many people about your book and that “beans have more fibre than whole wheat flour, with the bonus of added protein!”

    And I laughed when reading your directions for the mulligatawny soup — I always secretly devour that crunchy and tasty (not to mention, greasy) skin before I use the rest of the bird for soup…

    All the best for your future work and blessings on your sweet son!


  109. LauraYVR
    November 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I bought your book a couple of weeks ago in Vancouver at Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks. Have already tried the mushroom soup with beans (just had it for lunch) and it is super yummy. The book is beautifully laid out – I can’t wait to try other recipes. I have 4 of your cookbooks so far! Keep ’em coming!

  110. Judy
    November 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Dear Julie,
    If I was the “lucky” winner my family would be enjoying spilling the beans
    Meals for the holidays and beyond

    congrats on your success….you deserve it!


  111. Natalie B
    December 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    made this for dinner last night and it was really good! looking forward to enjoying the leftovers for lunch today 🙂

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