Monthly Archives: May 2010

Senegalese Peanut & Shrimp Soup

It's amazing what a half-empty refrigerator (and two-thirds-empty pantry) can do for the old creativity. No meat (except bacon). Just a few fresh veggies. Half a package of tofu. Oh… wait… um… score! Peanut butter! And some frozen shrimp! And … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

It’s like the unholy love child of Charlie Brown and Pigpen. (Envision that for a second.) A constant accompaniment of clouds, only they are (for the most part) sad gloomy thunderclouds instead of dusty little stench-clouds. And it’s hell on … Continue reading

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Spicy Chickpea Soup

It was Angel's birthday–yes, that Angel, the Ladybug Lady, the creator of Drunken Angel Hot Sauce. So we were out a little late, and maybe debauched a bit, and then Angel, Sarah and I all ended up back at our … Continue reading

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Tortellini-Meatball Soup

Word of warning: this soup would probably be just fine with either frozen meatballs from the store, or with homemade meatballs that were either fresh-not-frozen, or relatively freshly frozen. With meatballs you made yourself at some time in the past … Continue reading

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Revised Moroccan Harira (now with Roasted Garlic)

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you an abundance of soup… make another kind of soup. This technique works especially well with the sort of thick, hearty, bean- or pulse-based soups that get tastier the longer … Continue reading

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Moroccan Harira

Harira, also known as "the national soup of Morocco," is apparently what you eat at the end of a long exhausting cranky day of fasting during Ramadan. It restoreth your strength and giveth you the strength also to wake up … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus Soup

Maybe it’s because I grew up in Stockton, California, home of the Asparagus Festival (and one of the largest asparagus-producing areas in the world). But the arrival of spring and the arrival of fresh asparagus in the market have always … Continue reading

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