Category: Soups

White Bean & Chicken Chili

As I write this I have a newborn lying on my chest. Our second daughter, Juniper Louise, was born right before the New Year. She is such a miracle. A beautiful, sweet, exhausting miracle. My mom flew in last week to help out, and she has been absolutely spoiling us with her cooking, cleaning and errand-running.…

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Sweet Potato Soup

I would easily name soup one of my favorite foods. Nearly every week I throw together a big pot of soup, which we eat with buttery grilled cheeses, toasted crostini topped with clean-out-the-fridge fixings, or slabs of cornbread. Usually the soup is vegetable-based and pureed until silky, and it’s one of the only failsafe methods I have of getting vegetables into Ella.…

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Vegetable & Quinoa Chili

January is officially chili month.  Ok, I might be making that up (although, out of curiosity I just did a Google search, and apparently there’s a “national chili day” on the fourth Thursday in February every year; who invents this stuff?), but it wouldn’t seem like January to me without a big bowl of steaming chili. …

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Chilled Pea, Squash & Mint Soup

This soup might be the only recipe that I can (gratefully) attribute to apathy and laziness.  A few weeks ago it was hot.  I’m mean hot—high-90’s, height of summer hot.  It was a Thursday, and I was having a heck of a time motivating in the kitchen.  I knew I had to come up with something for dinner, but the fridge was nearly empty, and I was tired and feeling indifferent—takeout was even too much to bother with. …

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Quick Vegetable Potage with Cheddar Crisps

I studied in the south of France during college, and like so many cooks before me, it’s where I discovered my passion for food.  As the weather cooled, my host mom (mère Michelle) would serve a steaming bowl of potage to start each meal.  It was a thick soup of pureed vegetables—whatever she picked up from the market that day—with root vegetables as the base. …

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