Lotus Root & Lemongrass Soba Noodle Soup

Lotus Root & Lemongrass Soba Noodle Soup

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in entrées, Japanese, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Today is Earth Day! Well…technically yesterday was…but it was Earth Day when I wrote this. What better way to celebrate than with a dish that’s vibrant and full of delicious vegetables?! I have to admit, I think its kinda perfect that I was also born on Earth Day Sometimes the best way to prepare great ...

Sunchoke Bisque with Black Bread Croutons

Sunchoke Bisque with Black Bread Croutons

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in French, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem Artichokes) are an ingredient that I have often heard of, but never come across. I was pleasantly surprised to find them recently at our local farmers market. They are a species of sunflower. The part that we eat, called the tuber, resembles ginger root and has a slightly sweet and ...

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup with Fresh Sage

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup with Fresh Sage

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in appetizers, Italian, Recipes, sides, soups | No Comments

Yesterday I found myself at Prairie Fruits Farm, sayin’ hey to the goats and checkin’ out what produce Blue Moon Farm had to offer. For those of you who live in Champaign/Urbana, Prairie Fruits Farm has a “Sale on the Farm” every Tuesday from 3-7pm. They also have some amazing Sorbetto made with locally grown ...

Hobo Stephen’s Nightmare

Hobo Stephen’s Nightmare

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in American, entrées, Recipes, soups | 2 Comments

When the temperature drops to 15 degrees, all I want to do is curl up on the couch with my dog Izzy (aka The Wiggle Worm) and eat a big bowl of chili. There may be some reality tv involved… But, if you have a delicate constitution (i.e. a pungent butt trumpet) then you may ...

Lemongrass Miso Soup

Lemongrass Miso Soup

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in Japanese, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Miso soup has got to be one of my favorite soups of all time. Its packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, and always makes me feel better when I’m sick. You can pack in even more nutritional value by adding some wakame seaweed. Supposedly, research shows that a compound found within this sea vegetable, called ...