Monthly Archives: April 2010

Soup365 #103. Now that sounds entirely odd

It looks like a grain, it cooks like a grain, but it's not a grain. It's the seed of a member of the goosefoot family of plants, related to beets, spinach and chard. Containing 12-18% protein, it's one of the … Continue reading

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Soup365 #102. Birthday Soup, with no debt owed to Little Bear

Oddly, Rhys did not choose a soup to be the centerpiece of his birthday dinner. He wanted his favorite meal of all time–steak and mashed potatoes–and so it was steak and mashed potatoes he got. Along with a strawberry chiffon … Continue reading

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Soup365 #101. Smooth and sassy Red Lentil Curry

So after making the Soup That Ate North Portland, I was ready for something simple, gentle, quiet, satisfying. This curried red lentil stew-thingy was just the ticket. Red lentils might be my new favorite ingredient. They were not even on … Continue reading

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Soup365 #100. Ribollita for dozens!

A small snippet of the post-party carnage, preserved for your enjoyment. (We did, in fact, put all the bottles in the recycling and clean up the dining/living rooms before going to bed, though we didn't quite make it to washing … Continue reading

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Soup365 #99: What has 26 legs and tastes delicious?

That's ten titillating pleopods, ten foxy peropods, four slinky maxillipeds and two hot-n-sassy uropods. All measuring up to one sexy, sexy shrimp. The legs were mostly gone from the peeled/deveined Gulf shrimp I bought yesterday for this soup, and any … Continue reading

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Soup365 #98: What is the name of all that’s holy is that lumpy brown thing?

There it sat. Bigger than my fist. Brown as the dirt it grew in. Sprouting a liberal coat of rootlets and weird hairy things. Looking like, in short, something one would probably have to be mad in order to consider … Continue reading

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Soup365 #97: Mélange de garde-manger

Doesn't that sound nicer than "random crap I found in the pantry?" Which is, of course, pretty much what went into this soup. The pantry was looking a little overfull of odds and ends, I was tired and not feeling … Continue reading

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