Rasam (South Indian Tangy Soup)

Rasam

Rasam is a South Indian soup that is tangy and spicy. It can be served over rice (rasam rice), as part of a traditional South Indian meal, as rasam vada (fried urad dal fritters with rasam poured over), or just … Continue reading 

Five Spice Mushroom Noodle Soup

Five Spice Mushroom Soup

I’m sitting here having leftover five spice mushroom noodle soup. I’ve been so cold all morning in my office that it is perfect! This Asian noodle soup uses Chinese five spice and my favorite fresh thin egg noodles that I … Continue reading 

Pressure Cooker Vegetable Stock

This is a great way to make vegetable stock, especially when you’re in a rush! I needed stock fast one night and found this great post.

1-2 tablespoons oil (optional)
2 onions sliced
2 carrots chopped
2 celery sticks chopped
Other vegetables on hand (I used asparagus and cabbage, but you could also use tomatoes, bell pepper, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
Salt

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on high and throw in the onions.
  2. Once the onions start to brown after a few minutes add in the other veggies.
  3. Add water about 3/4 of the way up the pressure cooker and close.
  4. Heat on high until the first whistle, then lower to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Let the pressure exit the cooker naturally and strain out the vegetables.
  6. If you are not using the stock right away, pour into ice cube trays, freeze, and then store the stock cubes in a ziplock bag.

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Last night was about simple American comfort food. Tomato soup with no fuss grilled cheese sandwiches. And finally my husband likes a homemade tomato soup! He normally only likes ones like Campbells, none of these nice chunky tomato soups. So I tried … Continue reading