Soups & Stews

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking.  [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:42:14+00:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Bodacious Borscht

Vibrant in color and flavor, borscht is a classic middle European soup with nearly as many variations on the recipe as there are languages in [...]

By |2019-10-03T18:50:16+00:00October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Basque Potato, Pumpkin and Leek Soup (Porrusalda)

Idaho has a large population of Basque and with it their delightful, flavorful food.  This simple recipe makes great use of hardy vegetables, leeks, carrots [...]

By |2019-08-07T19:56:47+00:00August 6th, 2019|0 Comments

White Bean, Leek & Butternut Squash Soup

This lovely is surprising simple, yet very hardy and tonifying.  The flavors aren’t overly strong or powerful.  Serve with nice crusty piece of molasses bread [...]

By |2019-07-13T02:27:26+00:00July 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:44:05+00:00May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By |2019-03-17T12:27:01+00:00March 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Bone Marrow Broth

I've been using bone broth most of my adult life so I was pretty amused when it became a trendy food in the last few years.  Instead of coffee [...]

By |2019-05-05T04:01:00+00:00January 27th, 2019|2 Comments

Japanese Clear Broth Soup

Soups are easy to digest, nourishing and endlessly changing.  The trick is to know a few simple base recipes and then learn to vary them [...]

By |2019-01-24T18:04:42+00:00January 6th, 2019|0 Comments