The best red bean soup recipe I’ve ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup – potaje colorado – is a family favorite!
Of all the recipes I’ve learned from my in-laws, this is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to make, and there’s something so comforting about bean based soups. They’re creamy without dairy, loaded with flavor, and filling in a non-heavy way. Also, Cuban red bean soup is versatile! You can serve it as a soup one day, maybe with crusty bread, or over rice the next. This soup is made either on the stove top or using an electric pressure cooker, and I’ve included instructions below for both. (more…)
The key to amazing chili is starting with great ingredients and layering the flavors just right! My jalapeno chili recipe is easy to follow, makes a ton (great for crowds), and freezes well for later.
This summer was an important one in terms of gardening for me. I learned that I cannot grow zucchini in containers, but that I am rather good at growing peppers and tomatoes. Next year we adjust the patio garden setup accordingly. I’m particularly proud of my jalapeno peppers. Even though this year’s plant ended up smaller than last year’s plant in terms of height, I’ve had an incredibly good yield and often find as many as a dozen peppers growing happily on the plant. And they’re HOT! Home grown peppers provide way more kick than the store bought kind in my experience. With this in mind, could I really let the summer pass without sharing an amazing spicy chili recipe? (more…)
Welcome the coming of warmer days, even on cooler evenings, with this delicious Asparagus Garlic Soup. It’s one of my favorite easy asparagus recipes to enjoy during asparagus season!
Even as a kid I thought asparagus was one super cool vegetable. I think it was the shape, and the I liked the flavor. I also liked pretending the asparagus spears were sword and play fighting at the kitchen table with my sisters. Sorry about that mom. When my mother bought fresh asparagus, it was always roasted. From time to time though, she’d buy the canned cream of asparagus soup, and I liked that too. Of course, now that I’m grown, and we’ve all learned about better eating habits, my mother no longer buys the canned soup, and neither do I. I still love asparagus soup though, but I make it from scratch. My creamy asparagus garlic soup is delicious, but it doesn’t have dairy, and has a good bit of protein and healthy fats thanks to my secret ingredient! What to know what it is? (more…)
A different take on romesco potatoes, my Romesco Potato Soup is creamy, comforting, and perfect for cool winter evenings!
I keep my potatoes and onions in a teacup shaped wire basket on the counter. The garlic sits in the saucer section. It’s rather cute, until we have moments when I don’t realize I have three white potatoes sitting under a small mountain of onions and I buy three more potatoes, and then I don’t know what to do with the original three. Maybe it was more than three, I’m not really sure. I just know that I ended up with a lot of potatoes, which probably wouldn’t be a problem for most people, but it was very concerning for me at the time, I’m not sure why. (more…)
This Daufuskie Soup recipe is a decadent, creamy seafood soup inspired by the cuisine of coastal South Carolina.
The Godfather and I love taking our little family circus on road trips. I don’t know if it’s because we know we have “work mandated” road trips when we relocate for his job every few years, or if it’s just a love of the adventure and the time spent together, but it’s something we always enjoy. Last year, when we traveled to Florida to visit our families, we decided to forego the airports and take a road trip instead, driving two days with a stop in Savannah mid-way. Who gives up an opportunity to visit Savannah? That’s crazy talk. (more…)