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?
I’m a four-season vegetable and herb gardener, and life-long cook based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a home cooking advocate and gardening educator, my recipes feature fresh, seasonal foods prepared with masterable techniques and reliable results. You’ll find lots of soups, salads, and pasta dishes, many vegetarian or easily made meat-free.
As a journalist with 25 years of professional experience, I began my career in the tech sector, publishing articles on software and office automation, resulting in over 50 bylines in some of the best tech magazines and journals of the day. Over the last few 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.
I hope you enjoy this website and the recipes within. Want to get in touch? Drop me a note!
I’m active on social media, too — stay connected off-blog on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram.
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.)
Voted a Must-Read Blog in Cincinnati
In these magazines:
On these lifestyle websites:
Brit + Co. (also here, and here)
The Kitchn (also here, here, and here)
On these general interest websites:
BuzzFeed (also here, here, here and elsewhere)
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!
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
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.