Soups and Stews

African Chicken Stew

My friend Elizabeth introduced me to African groundnut stew, a wonderfully spicy comfort dish. This version is as easy to make as it is tasty. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 5 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless 2 tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 lbs of small red potatoes with skins, […]

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Tomato Basil Bisque

This is an easy yet elegant bisque, perfect for family supper on a snowy night or as a soup course of a fancier meal for company. Ingredients: 1 box Pomi strained tomatoes 1 box Pomi chopped tomatoes 1 jar Eden’s Organic crushed  tomatoes with sweet basil 1 cup heavy cream 2 tbs butter 1 heaping tbs Buitoni basil pesto How […]

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Heritage Potato Soup

When it’s cold and miserable outside, I want food that is warm and comforting inside. This potato soup recipe has been handed down for four generations in my mother’s family, probably because it’s so simple and so satisfying. Ingredients 2 medium yellow onions, minced (I used my recently resuscitated food processor for this task — […]

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Where Do the Buffalo Roam? Chile!

I feel guilty about going out of town and leaving a full fridge, so I’m always giving away random produce and dairy on my way to the airport. Turns out, that neurosis isn’t unique to me. I was recently asked to rescue some bison, peppers, and other ingredients for chili from a wandering friend’s fridge. This is […]

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Broccoli Corn Chowder

Spring weather in Southeast Alaska ranges from warm and beautiful (rare) to cold and rainy (not rare). On cold and rainy days, soup is always on the menu. Today, it’s a chowder using my two favorite vegetables: broccoli and corn. This chowder is packed with veggies and just a little heat. Ingredients 4 slices uncured bacon, cut […]

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