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Smoky Cauliflower Soup

Smoky Cauliflower Soup

Now that smoothie season is officially over, I enjoy eating a large bowl of soup over lunch. I’ve been playing around with different versions of cauliflower soup based on the Moroccan Cauliflower Soup recipe, and I really love this one. The fire roasted red bell […]

Curry Butternut Soup in IP Ace

Curry Butternut Soup in IP Ace

Butternut squash makes me happy, specially when I can pick it up in the grocery store all cubed & ready to cook. Today it got made into a soup. I don’t even have process pictures because making this was so easy. 1 lb cubed butternut […]

Broccoli Soup in IP Ace Blender

Broccoli Soup in IP Ace Blender

Turns out that I love having soup for lunch & dinner as long as it isn’t 100 degrees outside. I had a small head of broccoli that needed to be used. I chopped it into florets, and threw it in the blender along with one […]

Pho Ga

Pho Ga

When a friend of mine shared a recipe for Instant Pot Pho Ga from Serious Eats, I knew I had to try it. I used the veggies I had on hand rather than what the recipe suggested, but you can follow it to the letter […]

Ground Lamb over Roasted Potatoes

Ground Lamb over Roasted Potatoes

This was an easy winner at home. I used fresh rosemary from the backyard. Roasted potatoes in the small toaster oven, with rosemary, s&p. And served rosemary scented ground lamb over it. Inspired by this recipe with the folowing changes: Omit potatoes from the lamb […]

Cauliflower Ginger Soup in IP Ace

Cauliflower Ginger Soup in IP Ace

I have a weakness for the Instant Pot brand, so when they came out with a blender, I felt this deep compulsion to buy one. Well, it is here, and it is a GIANT. It won’t even fit under my cabinet. If I was going […]

Fresh Blueberry Jam in Bread Machine

Fresh Blueberry Jam in Bread Machine

What do you do with a large batch of blueberries that aren’t sweet enough to eat? Make jam, of course! I swapped out 1/2 cup of blueberries for strawberries (chopped), making 3 cups of mostly blue berries.   I plopped these into my bread machine […]

Finnish-ish Salmon Soup in IP

Finnish-ish Salmon Soup in IP

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by the desire to make a one pot seafood dish, a craving for soup, and a chance encounter with a recipe for a Finnish salmon soup called Lohikeitto. Not finding any fish broth in the kitchen, I decided to cook the […]

Salmon, Zucchini, and Pickle Dinner

Salmon, Zucchini, and Pickle Dinner

Its hot like a furnace in Texas, and I hardly ever feel like cooking these days. I’ve been trying to minimize kitchen time, and this meal was perfect in its simplicity. I dressed two filets of salmon up with a simple coriander rub, similar to […]

Coriander Rubbed Chicken

Coriander Rubbed Chicken

Whole spices for the dry rub Juicy thighs ready for dinner! Recipe: Rinse and pat dry 1 lb of skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Grind together and rub all over chicken: 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric […]