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Bowl of minestrone soup with slices of pumpernickel bread

Minestrone Weather

Living in Southern California, I’ve come to accept the fact that it will often still get up in the 80s in October. (That doesn’t mean I approve.) Given my east coast sensibilities and predilection for fall weather, the first day I see that it will dip into the 60s I’m ready to light a fire and make a hearty soup. Continue Reading Minestrone Weather

Easy Egg Drop Soup - A fast weeknight comfort-food meal

Easy Egg Drop Soup

This easy Egg Drop Soup has become one of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes… and what better time of year to share this recipe? Not only is it in keeping with the time-honored Jewish tradition of Chinese Food On Christmas, but it’s also a wonderful, warming comfort food on any chilly winter night. Continue Reading Easy Egg Drop Soup

Homemade Vegetable Broth

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s so easy to unwrap the little foil packages and throw them in boiling water. Vwah-la, ta-da—veggie broth for soup. The vegetarian bouillon cubes I have in my cupboard at the moment say “natural” right on the label, and “convenience without compromise.” Than means unprocessed, right? Not! Continue Reading Homemade Vegetable Broth

Roasted Butternut Squash

Meal Planning with “Reinvention Recipes”

After years and years (and years) of succumbing to the siren song of convenience, I discovered the one thing that broke the pattern was when I had a fridge stocked with ready-to-go (and really delicious) homemade components to quickly assemble a meal. The idea is to start with simple “Core Recipes” made with real, unprocessed food and mix and match those recipe for a meal or two. Then repurpose the leftovers of each dish into what I call “Reinvention Recipes.” Continue Reading Meal Planning with “Reinvention Recipes”

How to Make Bone Broth

How to Make Bone Broth

We’ve started taking Molly to Dr. Palmquist, a holistic veterinarian who practices both Western and Eastern medicine. One of the foods he recommended for her healing is bone broth, telling me: “There some magic stuff in those bones.” I’m inclined to agree. Continue Reading How to Make Bone Broth