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My name is Karen, and it’s true, I’m addicted to soup.

I’d get help, but ya know, I just don’t wanna. I mean, it’s soup. Who wants to be saved from soup?

SoupAddict holding a basket of harvest vegetables | SoupAddict.comI’m a lifelong cook, soup chef, and gardener based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As a home cooking instructor and vegetable gardening advocate, my recipes feature fresh, seasonal foods prepared with masterable techniques and reliable results. You’ll find lots of soups, salads, and pasta dishes here, many of them vegetarian or easily made meat-free.

As a journalist with 35 years of professional experience, I began my career in the tech sector, publishing articles on software and office automation, resulting in over 150 bylines in some of the best tech magazines and journals of the day.

Over the last many years, I’ve transitioned to the food and gardening world, where I write about cooking, organic gardening, and how edibles get from the ground to our tables. My work has appeared in numerous trusted magazines and websites for food and gardening (see below).

I hope you enjoy this website and the recipes within. I’m active on social media, too — stay connected off-blog on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram.

Karen xo

SoupAddict around the internet

I’ve been honored with numerous opportunities to share my love of cooking and gardening with popular publications and websites. Here is but a small selection of my work:

Publications & Accolades

Huffington Post (also here and here)
Edible Ohio Valley (also here, here, and here.)
Honest Cooking
Voted a Must-Read Blog in Cincinnati

Featured Recipes

In these magazines:
Southern Living
Woman’s Day
Good Housekeeping

On these lifestyle websites:
Brit + Co. (also here, and here)
The Kitchn (also here and here)

On these general interest websites:

Good Housekeeping
Today Show
Virginia Diner
BuzzFeed (also here, here, here and elsewhere)
Cincinnati Refined
The Smithsonian
Design Crush

Brand Collaboration

I’ve worked with some of the top brands and retailers in the country, including Coca Cola, Bird’s Eye, Nabisco, Rubbermaid, Uncle Ben’s, Bertolli, and Kroger, Target, Walmart, Meijer’s, and Sam’s Club, to bring quality products to SoupAddict readers. If you would like to collaborate on a tasty project, please contact me, and let’s cook up a compelling campaign!

Raj Madhavan

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Soup Addict Karen,

I lived in Cincy ( Mason for 10 years ) and moved last year back to California June 2020. I am sorry I could not meet you and just came across your website. I will try the Sardinian Longevity Soup which looks really easy and tasty. Thanks - Gourmet Raj

Molly Bruegge

Saturday 29th of December 2012

Hi Karen, I am also a Cincinnatian and have just recently found your website! We have become soup addicts at our house because of you!!!! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful reciepes...



Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Hi! I just found your site through a google search for "cheesy vegetable soup" and I am over the moon about your blog! Looking forward to diving deeper into your recipes and seeing new posts come through! Happy Holidays, Kristen

Angela / Canned Time

Friday 20th of July 2012

Hey Karen, I'm new to your blog and loving it. I featured it on my Friday Foodblogger Favorites this week, here's the post: http://wp.me/p26wpj-nH. Keep up the great work! Thanks, Angela


Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

love your site/blog Karen, great photos, those always inspire me to try new things. Reading cookbooks and recipes is one of my fav things, and your sense of humor.... right up my alley ;) I made my own version of pumpkin/carrot savor soup over the weekend.... divine and silky smooth. Bookmarked this site for sure, will be back again and again.