Roux the Day

Much in the vein of the cliché that prompts us to turn lemons into lemonade, I say that when a day feels ruined, just make roux. But don’t stop there! The process is much simpler than a word with a silent ‘x’ would indicate. Plus, once this process is mastered it opens the door to…

Pajama Soup

Imagine sitting on the couch in your favorite pajamas and fuzzy socks with a mermaid pattern (or what have you). Now drape a cozy blanket around your shoulders. That, in an analogous nutshell, is this soup. Chickpeas and spinach are ensconced in silken pajamas of creamy roux and a fresh loaf of honey beer bread…

To(mato) Do List

Make this soup. Eat this soup. Feel good. Creamy Tomato Soup ¼ LARGE Yellow Onion, Diced (or ½ a Medium, or 1 Small Onion…we all come in different shapes and sizes) ½ Red Bell Pepper, Diced 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 Can (28 oz.) Crushed Tomatoes, No Salt Added if possible 2 Cans (14.5 oz….

Butternut Squash out the Hunger

Butternut squash is a delicious jigsaw puzzle that, once cracked, unlocks an ochre flesh of buttery nutrition. Make it the star in a production of soup that features a strong supporting cast of mung beans and kale. The result is a flavorful pot of bubbly performance that is well-deserving of a standing ovation (in the…

Merrily Taking It

Want to show you care? Flowers are good, but food is better. Make a ton of this fantastic stew filled with Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy some for yourself, and deliver the rest takeout style to a friend in need. This is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day, so leftovers are encouraged. Stomachs…

Soup to My Level

It may be the middle of summer, but I still can’t resist a hot cauldron of bubbling vegetables. Your fridge is an apothecary cabinet full of ingredients to successfully brew a hunger-curing potion. Meaning, this acts as a great way to clean out your fridge and justify your penchant for over-purchasing vegetables. Rich hummus thickens…

Everything is Gonna Be Ok(ra)

After four days in Asheville, North Carolina – specifically four days of beer, brunch, and an abundance of pimento cheese –my body needed vegetables. Our gardening attempts managed to survive the absence of our watering pails. Lavish fresh parsley and oregano expand out over their herb box homes. The brightest surprise, Thai Basil bursts forth…

Faux Fromage

Cheese has a warm and gooey place in my heart. Creamy Havarti, briny feta, soft brie, silky mozzarella, salty parmesan… I love cheese. But. I also empathize with the vegan plight to achieve successful alternatives that emulate all that is delectable about cheesy perfection. In that vein, I found a delightful experience in sampling the…

Let’s Curry

Treat yourself to a midweek meal that will give you the best food hangover of your life. This curry is irresistible heartburn in a bowl that delivers a delectable creamy spice to overpower your senses in the best way possible. Totally worth it. Keep the apple cider vinegar ready. Red Curry Paste, Mae Ploy is…

Parsley Paradise

Emerald leaves sway with energy beneath a cerulean sky. They stand out verdantly against the black of the soil and the brown of their box. Delicate plants that heighten a dish, taking the flavor from mild to robust. Herbs are magical members within an arsenal of ingredients. This vegetable soup is one of about a…