All posts filed under: soup

Food: French Onion Soup with A Twist

It’s strange how I tend to forget about French onion soup for the family. I suppose mostly because there are mixed feelings about the onion part. I love it, and the rest of the family tends not to. But this recipe is one I am going to put on this week’s menu – served with a day-old artisan loaf. (Wine of course for me) INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons salted butter 4 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced 1 1/4 cups dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc 3 cloves garlic minced or grated 2 cups cremini or wild mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage 1 teaspoon honey 6-8 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce) 2 bay leaves kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 cup heavy cream 6 slices french bread 2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese (Munster Cheese or Havarti for me) – (click here for the full recipe how to)

Food: You Had Me At Peanut Noodle and Lime

Exotic soups or noodle dishes are my favorite and recently have become a craze in San Francisco, with noodle shops popping up everywhere, even kiosks I’ve seen. So, for tonight’s dinner and a movie, I am going for this amazing noodle dish. Thank goodness I don’t have peanut allergy. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon chili paste 2 green onions, chopped 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 can (14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk 1 large bunch broccolini, stems trimmed 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped 8 ounces rice noodles 1 mango, diced sliced cucumber and chopped peanuts for serving zest from 1 lime {more}

Food: Let’s Face It We All Need Soup Right About Now

It’s been crazy cold around the country, with sub-freezing temps and dangerous conditions, forcing most folks to stay indoors, craving mostly comfort foods. Well, at least I feel that way. But I also love soup. Home made more so than store bought. And figured I’d share these wonderful soup recipes I found – for every day of the week: