I have a cold! And the best thing for a cold is soup. I was going to make my mother in law’s rasam recipe which is delicious but I wanted something a little different, maybe a little creamy. I looked … Continue reading
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
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
Wow. I wasn’t expecting to post the soup I made the other night. Every once in a while, especially if my husband isn’t home for dinner, I just throw some vegetables into a pot with some broth and have a … Continue reading
My husband’s family was in town last week and one day we had a lunch party with my dad and step mom. I went a little nuts and cooked a Burmese dinner that included samusa soup, Burmese ginger salad, and … Continue reading
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
- Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on high and throw in the onions.
- Once the onions start to brown after a few minutes add in the other veggies.
- Add water about 3/4 of the way up the pressure cooker and close.
- Heat on high until the first whistle, then lower to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Let the pressure exit the cooker naturally and strain out the vegetables.
- 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.
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
Updated 1/6/13: Tonight we had hot and sour soup as our main dish. I used canned straw mushrooms this time. The recipe makes 2 big bowls or 4 small bowls. __________________________________________________________________ I love leftovers! I’m sitting at my desk eating … Continue reading
If I eat a lot during the day, especially sweets, I end up craving soup for dinner. Nice, clean, simple soup. We had a bring dessert day at work today and they had my favorite layered bars and just about the … Continue reading
Vegetable stock sometimes tastes kind of raw and blah. A great way to make a more flavorful stock is by using a lot of caramelized onions. It gives it such a rich nice taste. 3 tablespoons oil 4 onions sliced … Continue reading