Corn and Seafood Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Last summer,  I created this chowder recipe specifically for my mother, who is allergic to dairy.  It uses cashew cream.   Of course, now my mother has developed a cashew allergy.  Honestly, I’m giving up.    The good news is that I truly prefer the cashew cream here to real cream, and people other than…

Potato and Fried Almond Soup

This simple, Andalusian style Potato soup has been a standard in my kitchen for many winters.  Is is one of the three most simple and deeply satisfying soups I’ve ever eaten.  The other two are Caldo Verde, the Portuguese concoction of kale, potatoes, sausage and water that magically makes perfect soup and Stracciatella a perfect combination of eggs, greens,…

Creamy Butternut Soup with Miso and Smoked Paprika (Vegan)

…and now back to our regularly scheduled program “What can I cook with all of the butternut Squash?”  On this episode we are making Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Paprika.  I had never wondered what the ideal weather conditions were for  the butternut squash crop, but now I know.  With a long, warmer…

Watermelon Gazpacho (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I’ve written about this soup before, but I feel that the praises I sing bear repeating.  When I am called upon to make a summertime dinner for a crowd of people, this watermelon gazpacho is usually involved.  For example, I made it last August when I was the chef for The Freight.  The Freight is a…

Tangy Cold Pea Soup (vegan and not vegan)

Last weekend, a friend had a bunch of women over to her backyard to make preserved lemons and dolmades, and infuse bottles and bottles of alcohol with herbs, spices, fruits and flowers.  It was a glorious event and I’ll be posting about it soon. For a week previous to the gathering, I had been trying…

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup/ Farmshare Cooking weeks 8 and 9

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 8 Lettuce, Beets and Cucumbers-  Made into Salads Starring Beets Broccoli-  Made into Curried Broccoli Soup with Cashew Cream Eggplant- Broiled with Miso Honey Sauce Plums- Made into Plum Chutney for Spicy Chickpea Pancakes Blueberries-  Eaten on top of gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfasts Peaches-  Eaten with Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes and…

Paul’s a Sweet Pea Soup/ Farmshare cooking weeks 1 and 2

   Our friend Paul is a sweet pea.  He is the beloved man of one of the very best people that I know (Kerthy).  He is a ridiculously good photographer and film DP.  Sometimes he takes a photo for this blog and when he does,  I get tons of compliments on how my photography is…

Roasted Celery and Buttermilk Soup

When I was in my 20s my friends and I had a game that we liked to play with any new person that we met.  We would each list the 10 foods that we would take if we were going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of our life.    You could…

Cauliflower Almond Turmeric Soup

In the summer, I was contacted by an editor at The Guardian who wanted to use my recipe for Sticky Boozy Chocolate Plum Pudding Cake in their 10 Best Plum Recipes article.  I was very, very excited.  It took a couple of months for the article to come out, and while I was waiting I’ll…

Red Lentil and Autumn Vegetable Soup

I made this soup a few weeks ago when the leaves first started changing and I choose ingredients mostly because of their autumnal colors.  It is not typical for me to make food with aesthetics as my primary motivation.  Luckily though, the soup turned out to be tasty, as well as visually pleasing!  The temperature in…