Red kidney beans were once my nemesis. My picky 8-year old self saw them as ginormous, starchy, foul-tasting enemies to be avoided at all costs. My under developed taste buds found them so repelling I picked them out of my chili along with any onions, garlic or peppers. Every single one. No matter how tiny the piece.
Have I told you how happy I am zucchini season is here? If I have, I hope you’re not sick of hearing it! It’s early in the season and surely I will be professing my adoration again. Did you know you can eat zucchini raw? Well, you can and it is delicious! In case you were wondering. The texture is kind of like cucumber and… [Read more]
A recipe that brings the end of summer harvest together with fresh corn, zucchini and basil in a creamy, luscious pasta dish. Given my love of fresh corn I knew the moment I laid eyes on this pesto recipe in bon appetit that I would be making it in some form or another. In the back of my mind was this subtle craving for zucchini… [Read more]
This is a farmer’s soup recipe made with sweet white corn, poblano peppers, and not much else! Just as it should be at this point in time…with farm-fresh corn popping up everywhere. The soup is an excellent showcase for the corn as the starring attraction. It can be eaten hot, luke-warm or cold, and is one quick soup to make.The soup is made with corn… [Read more]
A Thai inspired soup recipe with shrimp and noodles, one of my recent favorites and new go-to soup! It’s fast, healthy and completely delicious! The creamy coconut broth is laden with flavor. It’s rich and sweet with little hints of spicy heat and citrus. All equally balanced so no one is overpowering. The broth is made by combining chicken broth with coconut milk and is… [Read more]
I’m giving you a healthy, hearty and satisfying recipe today for Chicken Soup with Wild Rice. It is not the traditional chicken & rice soup you might remember from your childhood. This is a modern, re-invented version with coconut milk and edamame. Of course the more familiar, classic flavors like carrots, celery and corn are still there. Coconut milk has tons more flavor than milk… [Read more]
I have a spicy soup recipe today for Chipotle Corn & Potato Chowder. It’s a simple but satisfying soup brimming with pieces of potato and corn. The chipotle pepper gives it a lingering heat that adds a nicely robust flavor without overwhelming you. It’s thick, creamy and a little bit sweet from the cream-style corn. Half-way through some of the potatoes are removed, pureed and… [Read more]