I’ve been saving this meal for an evening when I really don’t have time or energy. And that evening is this evening. I’ve got frozen eggplant curry and mint-cilantro chutney for the adults, frozen lentil soup for the child, and frozen naan and samosas for everybody. I’ll make some basmati rice in the rice cooker and set out some limes and yogurt. It’s going to be great!… Continue reading →
It is miserably cold and rainy.
I’ve made some soup but need something satisfying to accompany it.
I’d love fish, but the reasonable seafood options around here aren’t affordable for a weeknight meal.
I’ve got a homemade loaf of bread.
The Solution: Soup, Sandwiches and a Salad… Continue reading →
Here is a very easy and simple lentil soup that is nonetheless very satisfying, and has a flavor that is greater than the sum of its parts. If you use red lentils, expect to cook the soup for about 1 hour to achieve something decent, and 2-3 hours for something great.… Continue reading →
It was Halloween, and we were all sick. We needed something quick, invigorating and comforting. I wanted garlic and ginger and spice. This soup did the trick remarkably well.… Continue reading →
It’s getting colder, soup will be good tonight. My mother-in-law left us with some dried mushrooms from the Russian countryside that I’d like to use. I’ll make a Japanese-style broth with them—they have a delicate flavor so I don’t want to overwhelm them.… Continue reading →
Dashi is a Japanese broth made with konbu, which is dried kelp, and katsuo-bushi, the flakes of dried fish (bonito). The broth is light yet deeply flavorful, giving the essence of the sea to anything made with it.… Continue reading →
I made Shchi, a Russian cabbage soup, before an odd spell of warm weather a few days ago, but today is cold and rainy and therefore perfect for soup. My toddler will not eat the soup, so I will round out the meal in an eastern European fashion with buttery egg noodles and mushrooms, plus… Continue reading →