Miso, chayote and spinach soup

One thing I like about ground meat is how it is such a budget stretcher. A little goes a long, long way. Even if a lot of vegetables are added, and even if the proportion of … [Read more...]


Chunky ham and mushroom soup

This is probably the first real dish that I cooked in days. The bug I caught left me with very little appetite and when I don't feel hungry, trust me when I say that anything … [Read more...]


Sam’s picadillo

In 2003, I posted a recipe for picadillo that was such a far cry from the traditional. Instead of ground beef, I hand cut stewing beef into small cubes. And, instead of adding … [Read more...]


Chicken, corn and macaroni soup

Feeling a bit under the weather? It seems there's a bug going around. I thought I was the only one suffering from flu-like symptoms but it seems not. These drastic changes in … [Read more...]


Smooth and velvety clam chowder

In the clam chowder post, reader Hershey commented that she he made clam chowder too and posted a link. I visited her his blog, saw her his clam chowder recipe, and was amazed … [Read more...]


Chickpeas (garbanzos) soup

In the buttered pearl potatoes post, I mentioned that we hosted a small lunch party at home over the weekend. My cousins came over, they brought food, I cooked food, we ate, … [Read more...]


Creamy spinach soup

Spinach is not very popular with kids as with adults but when a soup is this thick, rich and creamy, you're just willing to forget all your prejudice against Popeye's staple … [Read more...]