Ground Beef and Cabbage – So easy and so delicious!

Ground Beef and Cabbage – So easy and so delicious!

This is a great one-dish meal – just add some good bread to soak up the juices or serve over rice or pasta. Plus, it offers the perfect way to get nutrient-rich cabbage into your meal routine. To watch my cooking demo video for this…

A Soup for Any Sausage

A Soup for Any Sausage

Do you like hearty soups that are easy to make? Me too, and I came across a great recipe via a Facebook cooking group the other day that I just had to try. I will admit that part of the appeal was that the recipe,…

Simple Noodle, Sausage, and Veggie Soup

Simple Noodle, Sausage, and Veggie Soup

Need a quick and tasty meal that is healthy, too?  Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a saucepan, add thinly chopped or sliced veggies and a cooked hot sausage cut in thin rounds, and a handful of soba noodles broken in…

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock  :)

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock :)

Once you have gotten a few meals from your Herb Roasted Butterflied Turkey after first enjoying the bird during your Low Stress Turkey Dinner feast, the next step is to make a lovely stock from the bones and scraps, being sure to get as much meat…

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

One of the many paths I’ve traveled is that of the vegan/macrobiotic herbalist, apparently for long enough that this soup is one of my comfort foods. Basically, all you have to do to make it is boil some water, add some soba or other noodles…

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

There is nothing like a simple chicken soup made by simmering the carcass of a roasted or grilled chicken for an hour or so along with a few veggies to round out the flavor.  Along with pulling out the last bit of flavor and nutrition,…

Caldo Verde: A Classic Fall or Winter Soup from Cook’s Illustrated

Caldo Verde: A Classic Fall or Winter Soup from Cook’s Illustrated

I admit it. I am totally in love with my magazine and online subscriptions to Cook’s Illustrated, even though I do find some of the recipes a bit fussy for my taste. But this Caldo Verde recipe is quick and easy to prepare, uses inexpensive …

Under Pressure: A Tough Old Bird Goes Tender

Under Pressure: A Tough Old Bird Goes Tender

Upon learning that I had never prepared a stewing hen, Jeff from Copicut Farms suggested I try one since he knows I like to experiment in the kitchen. Spoiler Alert: 15 minutes in a pressure cooker does the trick, although I know one can have…

So Simple Broccoli Soup

So Simple Broccoli Soup

Why broccoli soup? Well, one reason is the two full bunches of broccoli (read: over three pounds) that Steve brought home instead of the 2-3 broccoli crowns I requested…They say necessity is the mother of invention but, in this case, too much of a good…

Delightful Summer Chowder!

Delightful Summer Chowder!

Oh. My. God.  Or OMG for short.  🙂  However and whatever the exclamatory phrase, the chowder I made last night was totally amazingly delicious! The impetus was about a cup each, give or take, of lobster meat and shelled but not yet chopped steamed clams…