Tag: soup

The Food Desert Project: Lightning-Fast Tomato Soup and Toasted Cheese Soldiers

The Food Desert Project: Lightning-Fast Tomato Soup and Toasted Cheese Soldiers
This is a week where, like most of you, I’m behind, frazzled, can’t think straight and really, really need dinner on the table ten minutes ago. Once upon a time, on a day such as this one, I sent my husband to make dinner, fully expecting to find cold bowls of cereal and glasses of... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Vegan Pumpkin Almond Cream Soup

The Food Desert Project: Vegan Pumpkin Almond Cream Soup
Every year, we host the Neighborhood Watch for Halloween. A while back, our neighborhood was plagued by teens who thought egg-throwing was mischief and good fun, but who didn’t realize that eggs permanently stain masonry and fabric awnings, and etch the paint on cars. Over 40 dozen eggs (we retrieved the cartons,) or 4 full cases was... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Abuelita Elena's Chilled Zucchini Soup

The Wayback Machine: Abuelita Elena's Chilled Zucchini Soup
For his birthday, I always allow Sparky to choose the meals for the day.  These usually consist of fried foods or cheese-gloppy tacos and other “kid” foods which cause involuntary shudders in nutritionists and parents alike. This year, while lunch was predictable enough: nutella and banana-filled crepes, for dinner, he surprised me by asking for homemade... Read more »
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The Food Desert Project - Pasta E Ceci (Chickpea Soup)

The Food Desert Project - Pasta E Ceci (Chickpea Soup)
(Originally posted here.) It’s decidedly winter in our little corner of the world, and to me, winter means dipping your bread in a warm bowl of comfort.  In my opinion, a hearty winter soup is not just for your body, it revitalizes your soul, too.  Creamy, rich soups don’t need to be laden with calories... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Potage Esaü (Red Lentil Soup)

The Food Desert Project: Potage Esaü (Red Lentil Soup)
Lentils are one of the pantry’s fastest whole foods – especially red lentils, which cook up from raw to golden in mere moments. If your Food Desert doesn’t carry lentils, you can substitute split peas in this soup – but ask your store manager to carry them – they are shelf-stable, healthy, and on the... Read more »