My favorite soups are all, without question, the ones that came out of impromptu improvisation. I think soup, as a dish, is better suited to experimentation and discovery than any other, perhaps because the basic technique of making a soup is so simple and intuitive. It lets the improvisational cook follow her whim (I've a craving for sausage...), building flavor in seemingly strange ways (let's have some lemon here!), using up pantry leftovers (hi there, half-empty can of beans...) and bringing it all together in one wholly satisfying yet personal dish. That's how this soup happened. And even though it was built from my own idiosyncrasies, it turned out too good not to share (if I do say so myself!). More
As I've mentioned here before, I am always in search of quick and healthy lunch ideas to get me through the day. I really struggle with afternoon energy crashes, and I need anything and everything I can to keep me on the go. My fiancé swears by smoothies, but to be honest, it's more work than I usually want to deal with. (Does anyone else hate cleaning a blender as much as I do?) Okay, maybe I'm just lazy, but at lunchtime I want something that comes together fast with little to no mess.
Here are three smart ways to turn light and healthy yogurt into a filling, nutritious lunch. More