Sinus-Clearing Shrimp and Rice Noodle Soup

Today was my day off and I had important things to do (read: finish up Broadchurch on Netflix). It’s also really damn cold, so I wanted something quick and easy that would warm me up. This soup definitely hit the mark. Read More Sinus-Clearing Shrimp and Rice Noodle Soup

In Case You Missed It: Soup and Chocolate of the Day Recap

What’s better than a nice, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day? And what’s better than stuffing your face with chocolate when you’re 100% done with cold winter days? Fortunately, we here at Persephone have got you covered for both scenarios. In case you missed them, here are all of our soup of the day recipes from January and chocolate of the day recipes from February. You can find them all on Pinterest too, along with other fantastic recipes from the archives! Read More In Case You Missed It: Soup and Chocolate of the Day Recap

Hearty Winter Soup

Here’s my recipe for Hearty Winter soup (named after this episode of Frasier). I use no-salt added or low sodium canned products to control the sodium content. I like making this soup because there’s not much preparation involved and I can smell it cooking while I watch TV or read a book. It’s good for low energy/sick/depression days, if it’s a day when I just want to rest I’ll make it in the morning and have it for lunch and dinner. Sometimes the vegetables vary, I’ve tried it with bok choy or sweet potato, sometimes I add a can of garbanzo beans. It usually lasts me for three days, depending on how many bowls I have. Read More Hearty Winter Soup

Soup of the Day: Garbage Soup for Your Soul

January is the long, long Monday of the soul. Everyone is sick, the days aren’t noticeably longer yet, we’re all buried under a few feet of snow, and temperatures are hovering around bone-chilling. On top of all that, I got four impacted wisdom teeth removed last week (the former homes of which have now turned a weird color and I think I’m being colonized by flesh-eating bacteria, don’t worry about it) and I have been woozy and stupid from pain medication for far, far too long. Read More Soup of the Day: Garbage Soup for Your Soul

Soup of the Day: Bean Soup and Iron Skillet Cornbread

Bean soup and cornbread is one of my favorite winter meals. One, it’s easy peasy, especially when you use a crockpot. Two, one day’s cooking ends up being a week’s worth of meals. That’s a win/win, as far as I’m concerned. Read More Soup of the Day: Bean Soup and Iron Skillet Cornbread

Soup Of the Day: Shiitake Rice

This soup is a simplified version of the Shiitake Rice Soup they served at The Peaceful Dragon, a now closed vegetarian restaurant where I used to waitress in Charlotte, NC. The soup was a customer and an employee favorite, and I ate many bowls of it as both. It’s got a wonderful, rich, and savory flavor, and it’s both filling and light. It’s the perfect cozy winter night meal or a fantastic lunch. Read More Soup Of the Day: Shiitake Rice

Soup of the Day: Chicken ‘n’ Dumplings ‘n’ Rice

I like chicken and dumplings. My husband likes chicken and rice. What to do? Carb compromise! This is a versatile dish perfect for the pickiest of eaters (such as me and my husband) that’s warm and comforting. Cooking in my house is about guidelines, not rules, and if you don’t like it, don’t eat it. This dish is always eaten up.
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