Creamy Mushroom Soup

So good on a winter’s day, this creamy mushroom soup is both earthy and warming. Full of nutritional benefits and easy to make, you can serve this soup with the mushrooms in tact (photo at the end), or purée it like I did hear. Tasty and durable, this version has  bit of an Asian flavor profile because… Read More

Walnut and Mushroom “Paté”

Walnut and Mushroom “Paté” Adapted from All Recipes 1 cup walnuts ½ cup minced shallots ¼ cup olive oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ pound shiitake or maitake mushrooms, chopped ¼ pound crimini or portobello mushrooms, chopped ¼ pound chanterelle or oyster mushrooms, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon… Read More

Seared Chanterelles with Black Rice

Forbidden rice (black rice) gets its name from ancient days when it was exclusively reserved for the Chinese Emperors and  royalty to ensure their longevity and good health. Eventually, common people were allowed to eat this “forbidden” rice and now it’s a nourishing staple that is treasured for it’s nutty flavor, soft texture, and dramatic color. The beautiful deep… Read More

Seasonal and Holiday Favorites

Now is about the time I start to think of holiday meal planning and I’m often swapping recipes and ideas with friends and family. Here’s a list of a few of my seasonal and holiday favorites from the archives. Happy Holidays! Much love, peace and happiness to you. ~ Martine SAVORY Walnut and Mushroom Pâté – For… Read More

Tom Kah Butternut Squash

  Looking for an interesting and different way to make soup out of your fall/winter squash? Well here it is—butternut squash harmonized by the exotic Thai flavors and cooked (tom) in coconut milk which has been infused with galangal (kha), lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves. It’s spicy, cozy, delicious, and just the thing for fall and winter.… Read More