All posts tagged: soup

Food: Dinner Tonight Calls For Soup

I woke up in the middle of the night craving creamy mushroom of sorts and with that in mind wondered what I can create for dinner tonight, since it’s been unusually cold/rain/windy in San Francisco. Also the fact, my mother told me – no more cooking with beef. So, here we go – we are having this creamy, wild rice, chicken, mushroom soup for dinner, with sliced toasted Italian bread and a glass of wine for me naturally. INGREDIENTS 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 cups dry wild rice blend 6 carrots, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 medium shallots, chopped 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 cups fresh baby spinach or kale 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk 1/2 cup grated parmesan, plus more for serving kosher salt and black pepper 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted 2 pounds mixed mushrooms, roughly torn 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 cloves garlic, smashed zest from 1 lemon  {continued} {Featured image and recipe full credit} What films have you seen lately that you recommend?  

Food: Dinner Tonight – Spicy Peanut Soup

Soup is in order – considering the crazy cold, stormy weather in my neck of the woods. The interesting thing about this soup is that in is made with Halloumi cheese? Are you familiar with Halloumi cheese, if not, consider adding it to any salad,  in soup or grilled, just by itself.  In this case, instead of diced chicken, added the cheese to this spicy peanut soup INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons sesame or extra olive oil 2 small shallots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 4 cups vegetable broth 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups) 1 bunch Tuscan kale, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 8 ounces halloumi cheese, cubed 2 tablespoons sesame seeds fresh limes and chopped peanuts, for serving  {more}