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