Sweet Corn Bisque

This soup takes a little time to shuck the corn, remove the kernels and then straining the soup to get the silky texture, but it is so worth it.  One of my daughter’s favorite soups, for her birthday, I topped this rich mixture with a seared scallop and surrounded it with roasted pumpkin seeds for … More Sweet Corn Bisque

Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha Squash Soup Kabocha Squash or “Japanese Pumpkin” is likely a squash you pass in the grocery store.  Like a short green pumpkin, this is one of those vegetables that I would look at and say “one of these days I’m going to get one of those”. Finally, I saw one that had a descriptive … More Kabocha Squash Soup

Easy Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup One of the easiest of soups for a beginner to make is split pea. This remarkably simple yet delicious old fashioned soup packs a powerful comforting punch and is a great healthy dinner entrée. This version is vegetarian, while meat lovers might want to add the traditional smoked ham hock to simmer with … More Easy Split Pea Soup

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas A staple of the south, black eyed peas are almost non-existent on menus in Southern California.  However, one should always be ready to expand their culinary dishes and this dish has five great points: 1)  It has great flavor 2)  It is extremely easy to make 3)  Its full of protein and … More Black Eyed Peas

Making Homemade Stock

Friday Night Stock Making Everyone who buys or grows a lot of vegetables, has a big pot and a few basic herbs and spices can make their own vegetable broth to use for soups or in sauces.  If you have a left over chicken, turkey or some beef marrow bones, you can fortify your broth by simmering the … More Making Homemade Stock

Fish Soup

Flavorful LowFat So I’ve got a bunch of frozen seafood, an open package of polish sausage and some left over vegetables in the fridge, some frozen banana peppers picked last summer and some carrots that were still in the garden from last fall so what to do?  Time to try a fish soup.  And, as … More Fish Soup