This casserole, is simply layers of love - from the richly browned and crisped chicken thighs, to the caramelized mushrooms, the depth of sage and the richness of a double bean stew. Pour yourself a glass of crisp white, because it is that kind of saucy indulgence - cold wine, warm belly!Read More
Cream of broccoli soup has a particular special place in my heart. I did not grow up eating soups and my first soup like dish was a ramen, which, is not the same as the creamy soups of the Western half of the world. The first time I had ‘soup’ soup was when I moved to NYC, in the company cafeteria, on a cold Winter day - Cream of Broccoli. It was cream of broccoli. It was delicious. Mass-made and self-served with packet oyster crackers, yet delicious! And, I distinctly remember wondering how they creamed broccoli! LOL.Read More
This soup is a celebration of parts of a plant that is familiar yet not used in main stream. Celery stalks are often consumed as are the leaves of the parsley plant. However, the roots of both are not only edible but also full of nutrients while exuding milder notes of the familiar flavors.Read More
I spent the day reading and souping for lunch. I made a softly spicy soup with charred poblano and jalapeno peppers and then tossed in celeriac cooked in orange juice and rutabaga, rounding it off with lots of cream and a creamy, caramelly Dutch aged Gouda. It has just a little hint of spice from the charred jalapeno that makes it warm all the way inside you. And, the rest of it is just creamy, healthy, vegetable, Winter goodness!
It is perfect! :)Read More
Time seems to running away, at least from me! I am a few hours away from heading out for a close couple's wedding, and then, a month long travel, and, I still have so many loose threads trailing around me. I am consciously not calling it my 'to-do list', you see.
Meanwhile, in between, I am happy that I atleast manage to feed myself well, actually, really well. Bless the person who invented the freezer and then all the technology revolutions that made it a affordable home appliance! I use it as much as I can for make ahead meals. Recently a friend recommended a Greek chicken soup that I was shocked to not have heard of before. It is one of the most comforting, incredibly delicious and satisfying and stupidly easy soups to make.Read More