Growing up in a place where the summers are hot, but the winters are atrocious (thank you, lake-effect snow!) there was nothing like a warm stew or soup to perk you up from the winter blues, while simultaneously warming up a perpetually drafty home. The tradition in my home was two thrifty, go-to meals: potato soup, and chicken and dumplings. Read More Soup of the Day: Tofu and Dumplings
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
This customizable recipe is perfect cold weather food.
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
I love nice warming ginger foods on cold nights, don’t you?
Since my vegan experiment last month turned semi-permanent, there haven’t been too many things I’ve missed. But then I remembered that it’s Easter candy season, and acknowledged that remaining vegan is going to be tricky. Read More We Try It! Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs
During February, I’ll be cutting out all animal products from my diet. Yes, even cheese.
I have had a can of pinto beans sitting in my pantry. In true apartment-living style, my pantry is a large cabinet above my microwave, but “pantry” sounds much nicer, though, upon further reflection, I am not sure that a sentence about a can of beans really merits much dressing up. Anyway, I have had this can for a while and while I appreciate the taste of slow cooked dried beans, I do not have the time. Apparently, I also did not have the time for this poor can of beans – until now! Read More Spicy Comfort Food of the Pinto Variety