Confession: I am nearly at my limit for consuming chili for this season. The rich tomato base with meat and beans with gobs of cheese on top? Oh, and sour cream (or yogurt) for an additional accoutrement? What am I going to do for Superbowl Sunday?! It started in August- remember that chili with cashew spread?… Read More Vegetable Lentil Soup
I have wanted to make a soup out of carrots for a long time. Years, really. What stopped me? I was doubtful that carrots in soup form could be flavorful. Then I came across this recipe from Tracy at Shutterbean. The ingredient list seemed too simple. The preparation? Even easier. It did not stop… Read More Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup
Monday morning greeted me with fog, drizzly rain and an overcast day. The sun tried to make an appearance as the day went on but to no avail. I wanted to make something comforting and simple. I wanted the house to be filled with delicious smells from something happily simmering away on the stove. I… Read More Black Bean, Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili with Spicy Cashew Spread
I was trying to ignore the symptoms over the latter part of the weekend. By Monday night there was no use in trying to trick my mind into believing what my whole body was telling me. There was nothing to do…no more preventative maintenance (Note: do not eat zinc lozenges on an empty stomach), fresh… Read More Sick Days Are For….
A celebration began on Friday afternoon. We entered the dimly lit space of the local Mexican restaurant which was quickly filling up with locals as we staked out our spaces at the recently renovated bar. This small crew of educators was more than ready to take advantage of the specials being offered. It gave us… Read More Weekend Round Up
Today I want to share a roasted vegetable soup recipe with you. It is fairly simple and so forgiving. Chopping gave my mind a chance to calm down. Roasting gave me a chance to relax a little. And pureeing simply put a huge smile on my face – I used my new immersion blender. It… Read More Roasted Vegetable Soup
“You can never hold back spring You can be sure that I will never stop believing The blushing rose will climb Spring ahead or fall behind winter dreams the same dream every time” Tom Waits Thousands of words have been spoken over the past few days. Where those words take me, from this moment on, is… Read More French Onion Soup