Legumes. They are healthy, they are delicious, they are full of fiber and minerals, they are really, really cheap (you should buy them dried by the bag), and yet many people here in the West have no idea how to prepare them, nor how to eat them on a regular basis. Granted, that may be due to the fact that if you want your beans … Continue reading Red Lentil Soup with Leftovers
Tomato, the favorite vegetable of the West. If you don’t count potatoes, that is, but I don’t. Those are starches, not vegetables to me. No contraversy intended – simply put, it’s my nomenclature and I’m sticking to it. But, this post is not about splitting hairs, or vegetables, so to speak – it’s about the absolutely easiest and delicious roasted tomato soup you can make … Continue reading Roasted Tomato Soup to Curl Up on Sofa With
It is said that some of the best recipes are created by accident. And besides, who doesn’t love roasted garlic?! Ok, those who don’t love garlic, some of them may not love it even roasted – but conversely, even among those who avoid the vegetable in its pungent raw form, some still love it once it has been mellowed out by the heat of the … Continue reading Gorgeous Roasted Garlic Soup With Black Salsify – Or Without!
I dislike the name “Jerusalem artichoke”. I don’t dislike the so-named vegetable at all, but the name irks me. No, not enough to say that I hate it with a passion, but it does bother me in several discrete ways – from the botanical (the plant is in no way related to artichokes – or no more so than it is related to all other … Continue reading Jerusalem Artichoke Soup (neither artichoke, nor from Jerusalem)