Cheesy Bistro Soup

The weather is cold again so I am in the mood for soup.  Normally when the weather get nice out I only have two soups a day, one being chili because we use it on chili dogs, fries and baked potatoes but the weather took a cold turn so today I  made chili, vegetable beef and bistro cheese soup, they are thick and stick with you.  We had a half way busy day, not good for me but most restaurants in the area would be happy to have what we have during lunch.  Carla had a party of 20 ladies and Steph and Judi took care of the rest of the tables.  They are really p...more

Korean Bean Paste Stew (Doenjang Chigae)

Recently, I read an article in Food and Wine about David Chang, the mastermind and celebrated chef behind Momofuku Noodle Bar,and four other restaurants in New York City. David Chang skyrocketed to fame after opening Momofuku Noodle Bar and has been on an unbelievable roll since then. Although I've yet to have the privilege of dining at any of his restaurants (they are near impossible to get into!), I have admired David Chang from afar....more

Recreating A Childhood Memory - Creamless Cream of Tomato Soup

One of my kids’ favorite comfort soups since they were young is cream of tomato soup with small bits of pasta in the soup....more

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Today, I will be teaching the third in a series of soup classes to a group of seniors at our local community center. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the purpose of this soup series is to encourage seniors to cook more at home, rather than buy processed and artificial foods, which tend to be high in sodium and additives, and are often not as healthful as foods that can be prepared easily at home....more

Creamless Cream of Carrot Soup

I’ve been playing around with creamless creamy soups the past few weeks, including a creamless Creamy Mushroom Soup, Creamy Cauliflower Soup, and Thai Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. To add to this collection of creamless creamy soups, I tried a Cream of Carrot Soup....more

A Simple Mushroom Barley Soup

Two weeks ago, I taught the first in a series of soup classes to a group of seniors at our local community center. The Simple Lentil Soup I made was a huge hit with this group of seniors!...more

I hope you try this soup. I just made it for a group of seniors in our town, and they loved it. ...more

A Simple Lentil Soup

I'm teaching a series of soup classes to a group of seniors at our local community center starting this week, and my first recipe will be a lentil soup. The goal of this soup series is to encourage seniors to cook healthily at home, rather than buy processed or prepared foods which can be high in sodium and fat. ...more

Orange Rosemary Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This week, I posted a recipe for Creamless Cream of Mushroom Soup, a rich flavored and luscious soup made without any cream. As I was thinking of more comforting creamy soups, potato leek soup came to mind, but I wanted to make something more nutritious (I like nutrient dense foods to get the most bang for the buck)....more

Creamless Cream of Mushroom Soup

Creamy soups are pure comfort. Not only are creamy soups lusciously smooth, but they provide pure and simple comfort, especially on a frigid day. Creamy soups can be made without any cream and you won't even notice, as long as the flavors in the soup are full flavored and the soup is pureed to a creamy consistency....more

Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas or Hoppin John

It has been a tradition to serve black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day in our family for many years....more

Until the okra. Okra kind of scares me.

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