Spicy Lentil Soup

Tired of snow, polar vortexes, COVID? This soup will make your day a whole lot brighter. You can seriously make this with what’s in your pantry and fridge. It’s nothing fancy but it can be a bright spot in your day (or week). . . . → Read More: Spicy Lentil Soup

Alice Hoffman’s Potato Soup and a review of The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook

Today is Part II (sort of) of the Dec/Jan edition of Cook the Books.  Yesterday I posted a recipe and review of Eat Joy.  Today I’m posting a recipe and review for The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook.  Both are extremely well done and edited by Natalie Garrett.

Deb (Kahakai Kitchen) had chosen Eat Joy for the CTB book pic.  I . . . → Read More: Alice Hoffman’s Potato Soup and a review of The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook

Simply Irresistible Coq Au Vin and Fennel Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Welcome to this month’s round for Food ‘n Flix.  Wendy from A Day in the Life on a Farm is hosting Simply Irresistible.    I had never heard of this movie but it was a FnF feature back in November 2011.  That was before I had found this great virtual movie club.  (You can read Wendy’s . . . → Read More: Simply Irresistible Coq Au Vin and Fennel Salad for Food ‘n Flix

White Pumpkin Soup with Southwestern Spice

A couple of weeks ago, it was time to pull the fall decorations off the front porch before the pumpkins froze.

I didn’t go all out with decorating so I just had a small pie pumpkin stacked on top of a squatty white pumpkin.  (I used the roasted pie pumpkin in these . . . → Read More: White Pumpkin Soup with Southwestern Spice

Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour stop for Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore. This book inspired a truly comforting meal of soup and sandwiches. . . . → Read More: Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

The Doctor of Aleppo is a new offering by Dan Mayland and the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. This is a beautifully written tale of the Syrian civil war and those who found themselves in the middle of it, by birth and by circumstance. The novel inspired me to make this beautiful vegetarian stew. . . . → Read More: The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. I’m also including it in my Cookbook Highlight of the Week. Want to live a long and healthy life? Read on. . . . → Read More: Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. This is a true story of a Canadian expat searching for new culinary experiences, primarily set during her trek into Iran. . . . → Read More: Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Here’s a late Oktoberfest recipe that didn’t get posted until November. This is a great beefy chili that’s full of flavor (with green chiles, New Mexico beer, Mexican chocolate, etc.). . . . → Read More: New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Need a great cookbook read and an easy weeknight meal. Pick up Jubilee and whip up a pot of Peanut Soup. . . . → Read More: Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin