Beef & Citrus Stew

Making stews is one of my favorite things. It is a one pot meal and they also freeze really well for these weeks or days when you have less time to...

Oven-Roasted Chicken Soup

Roasting chicken first and then braising it in the oven with sautéed vegetables makes for the best chicken soup. The oven gives the chicken a rotis...

Ozōni 

Here is my take on a dish I grew up eating with my brother and mom back home in San Francisco. Nowadays with a young son I don’t always have time ...

Le Puy Lentil Soup

When blended, Le Puy lentils turn into a hearty soup. You can make it as smooth or chunky, thick or thin, as you like. A dollop of yogurt sauce...

No-Waste Potato Leek Soup

Growing up with a Japanese mother you learn about mottainai, the loose English meaning is "do not waste", though a more literal meaning includes "w...

Butternut Squash & Vadouvan Soup

A smooth and velvety Butternut Squash soup is made even richer by using Vadouvan N.28. With the addition of leeks, apples, and brown sugar this sou...

Stem Soup

This dish is inspired by caldo verde (Portuguese), caldo galego (Galician), and my desire to not waste food. It uses the stems from collards and ca...

Yakhni

My friend Asya Ghafarshad’s parents immigrated to the US from Afghanistan in the 1960s. Asya was born in the US and her mom tells her stories of gr...

French Country Vegetable Soup

I like to sauté vegetables with spices before adding them to water to make soup. Concentrating the sweetness of the vegetables by sautéing them g...

Coconut Curry Dal

Dal has probably been the most constant thing in my life. Okay, kidding - I love my family and friends too - they've been around. But let me tell y...

Creamy Carrot Soup

The magic of this soup is that it’s creamy without any cream. When the vegetables are blended together, they develop a luxurious silky texture and ...

Summer Borscht

Beets are available in abundance now, and this soup perfectly showcases their earthy richness and gentle sweetness. Serving a soup cold can be a c...