Midterms have done an abundance for my culinary creativity. Instead of pouring over the books I have been brainstorming new recipes, and when that doesn’t suffice to distract me from what I should be doing I decide to test drive them in my kitchen. I have pleaded with Jay to keep me on track and dispel my procrastinating tendencies. He has been no help. He even went so far as to tell me that I didn’t know what the word meant because I had started studying 3 weeks prior for my exams. He did however sit down to quiz me, and then left me to my own devices to attempt a new soup. Perhaps I should be weary of the directional pull of his encouragement seeing as he reaps the rewards of my culinary pursuits in spades, but doesn’t shoulder the burden if I go into my tests unprepared. However, I am feeling good about the scholastic content and I am sure the nourishment from this thick, hearty soup will carry me the rest of the way. This rich, savory soup is as flavorful as it is healthy. Enjoy 🙂
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First and foremost my apologies for the quality of photo. Until my husband comes home and fixes our iMac I am left to suffer away snapping shots with my iPhone. However, photo quality aside this soup was just what the stomach asked for. I have been a little under the weather lately, and with Jay away in North Carolina on business my motivation to utilize my culinary prowess has been limited. So tonight I decided to change my attitude and use figured that a little homemade soup could heal what ails me. This vegan and paleo friendly bisque uses coconut milk instead of milk to give it a creamy depth and habanero peppers to give it a little bite. The result: Yum. Continue reading “Spicy Tomato Coconut Bisque”
I am home sick today (thanks to the little kindie who was sick in my hands last week), but I am not very good at the sitting still and resting thing. So today I got a whole manner of things accomplished from renewing my passport to creating a new healthy muffin recipe (and eating most of them). These egg-less, refined sugar-less, butter-less muffins may very well be my fave muffins I have ever made. The coconut milk keeps these gems moist, where as the dark chocolate gives them a delicious richness.
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