It’s fall in the city, and it is chilly outside. So inside we Jordan’s are keeping it warm and cozy. Butternut Squash soup my favorite soup, and one of the best ways to stay toasty. For the longest time I never attempted it on my own because I had written it off as too complex and time consumptive. My mom also makes a killer butternut soup, that even still mine can’t hold a candle to. Although maybe that is just the sentimentality inside me speaking since I tend to whip up this soup on the days I miss her a little more than usual. Nonetheless, this soup isn’t complicated and is actually pretty efficient to make. A quick chop, boil and purée and you are set to serve. Enjoy. Continue reading “Sweet Butternut Squash Soup”
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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As a new teacher you are in constant contact with sniffles, runny noses and grubby fingers, and unfortunately you don’t have the immune system of a veteran educator. So in any attempt to reduce the number of times I come down with a cold I have tried to be mindful of my nutrition and weave plenty of fresh ginger root, chili and garlic into my diet. Tonight I whipped up a nourishing and hearty carrot ginger soup with a hint of sweet from the Braeburn apples, which compliments spice of the turmeric perfectly. Now I am off to catch up with some amazing girlfriends over a movie and idle chat (while I secretly oggle her three beautiful children).
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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”