Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

September 2020 Update: We love our Roccbox Pizza oven and as it turns out it is ideal for roasting your tomatoes and bell peppers. To celebrate the new flavors we ahva new video for you. Enjoy! This soup started out as gazpacho, at some point in our cooking past. Maybe it could still be called […]

Veggie Semolina Dumplings

My kids love dumplings. Every time I make soup it is expected that I will make dumplings. For me it is a random thing, experimenting with different proportions, different flours, an add this, add that kind of thing. They always turn out different, but they are always a success. I think my personal favorite is […]

A salad of convenience

Here in California, you could easily assemble a meal from prepacked components almost every night of the week. There are pre-formed hamburger patties, sure to please our six-year-old; par-baked loaves of artisanal bread, even packages of coleslaw with squeezable pouches of dressing to toss together. While we haven’t used too many of these shortcuts, knowing […]

Keep it simple soup

This is barely a recipe, I know. But it is a sure-fire winner in our house, and it’s just enough work to make you feel like you’ve lovingly prepared dinner for your family, without requiring too much actual effort.

Farro salad with cumin-yogurt dressing

I’ve kept you on pins and needles waiting for this recipe, haven’t I? To be honest, I delayed posting it because I wasn’t as happy with it the last time I made it and wanted to make a few adjustments, so you see, I had your welfare in mind all along. Well, that and we […]