Give Yourself A Hug: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Give Yourself A Hug: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

For me, it’s Snickers bars, refried beans, candied corn, and vanilla ice cream. (No. I don’t eat them together.) We’re talking about comfort food today, or, as the dictionary defines it:  ” food that is enjoyable to eat and makes the eater feel better emotionally.” […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

  What’s not to love about broccoli? First, it is not kale.  (I rest my case.) Second…no wait! Gimme a moment. I can think of something. Really. Love it or hate it, nobody, it seems, takes a neutral position about broccoli. In fact, there are […]

Moroccan Harira Soup on a wet morning

  It has been raining here in southern California. Wet. Glistening. Rain. After the long drought and precious little rain from last year’s fizzle of an El Nino, it is a delight to just stand outside and get drenched. Juliet? Not so much. The pup […]

Caldo Con Queso (Spicy Cheese and Chile Chowder)

I just enjoyed two bowls of this soup for breakfast. According to a Hatch Valley Chile Festival site: “Hot chile peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up metabolism.” I’m not sure about the thermodynamic burn part. Sounds kinda […]

Vegetable Soup with Spinach and Farro

        I found this soup recipe on the Washington Post site and the ideas of pureeing some of the chickpeas as a technique to increase the creaminess of the soup broth and of adding farro to give the soup substance intrigued me. In […]

Lentil Soup with Spinach

I love fall. I love the crisp cool edge that creeps into the mornings. I love the changing colors of the leaves on my Japanese Maple. I love the songs of autumn.  If you need a little fall “fix,” here is a great rendition of […]

Borscht: Would you like vodka with that?

  The bowl of borscht pictured above is not a soup. At least, it is not a soup unless you want it to be. Borscht can be served as a hearty stew and as a cold gazpacho-like drink. It’s your call. However you serve it, […]

Cauliflower Soup

  According to what I read online, cauliflower was the “it” vegetable for 2014. Where was I? Don’t get me wrong. I love cauliflower. I just didn’t get the memo. No problem that I missed the big party, though. Cauliflower continues to be “hot” in the […]

Mushroom Potato Crema with Roasted Poblanos

  Today is my friend Norma’s birthday. You go, Norma! Norma is a talented gourd artist whose gourd dolls and masks have consistently won ribbons at the Orange County Fair. Her jewelry is exquisite, too. She is one creative lady! Norma also is an excellent cook. […]

Israeli Pumpkin Soup

“Ever notice that Soup For One is eight aisles away from Party Mix?”                                                             —Elayne Boosler […]