Soups/Stews/Chowders

GINGER CARROT RED LENTIL SOUP

Sometimes we just want to eat clean, light, and healthy. This is often true after we have over indulged in great food, drink, and celebration. A hot bowl of this Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup is the perfect solution for times such as this, particularly during cold and flu season. […]

GREEK TURKEY SOUP

While soup is a hearty go-to in the winter, let’s borrow the flavors of traditional Greek cooking, with the addition of egg, lemon, and oregano, known as Avgolemono, and make this a memorable turkey soup! If you have roasted a turkey, (how-to here) you will already have a flavor-filled broth, rich […]

BLACK BEAN SOUP & BLACK RICE

The earthy flavor of Black Rice and Black Beans with hot chilies and smoked salt, make this a perfect hot dish for a crisp night! Fast, easy and ready when you are. Ingredients Yields 4 – 6 servings 2 cups Black Rice 2 cups Black Beans 2 cups of a […]

BRAZILIAN SEAFOOD STEW

Brazil is as diverse a culinary country as America. From Italian, German, and Portuguese culinary influence, to Spanish and African. A few of the states in Brazil, Bahia and Pernambuco in particular, have the largest African culinary influence in the world, outside of Africa itself. The flavors are rich in […]

ITALIAN CHICKEN SOUP

  Soup is always a good idea for a “One Pot Dinner”! Everything needed for a complete meal is tossed into a soup. For this Italian Chicken Soup recipe, I have served it with grated cheese and a loaf of Homemade Bread, (found in my recipe collection) What a PERFECT Meal!   […]

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Squash soups can often times be very bland simply because most types of squash – pumpkin, butternut, acorn, – are very mild in flavor, and depend on the added ingredients to bring alive the palate when made into a soup. This recipe packs the flavor, while still allowing the squash to […]

PLOV

Politics and Food. Where is there room for both here on my little food blog? Food is the greatest voice of tradition. What once was, can often be preserved and related to later generations through the stories and preparation of traditional foods. But, while food brings to mind the celebrated […]

OYSTER STEW

The most delicate and delicious seafood to enjoy throughout the winter months are OYSTERS! No matter how you eat them, they are always a crowd pleaser. One evening while heading home too late to have had time to prep dinner, I made one quick stop and bought some Oysters. By […]