Creamy White Asparagus

Every spring, white asparagus makes a brief appearance in most supermarkets. Although it’s been a European delicacy for a long time, white asparagus has lately also become popular in the U.S. So popular in fact, these porcelain-like spears are often hard to find. Like ramps and fiddleheads, they’re considered a rare spring delicacy. When they… Read More

Carrot and Pistachio Soup with Tarragon

Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs. Although fairly strong, it’s one of those herbs that marries well with lots of other flavors. But, you have to be really careful with it. For example, it’s not best to combine it with other herbs and, as a tip, add it at the end of the cooking process. Also, you… Read More

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

When my son was just weeks old, we started an infant massage class. He LOVED it. He’d lay on his back and just surrender—his chubby limbs falling limp to my gentle touch. Our instructor, amused by my son’s obvious pleasure, said, it looks like you’ve got yourself a little massage hog. She was right. Two years… Read More

White Velvet Soup

This quick and warming cauliflower soup uses the texture of cauliflower and beans to make a creamy, velvety, and comforting soup. Roasting the cauliflower before blending into the soup adds robust flavor and bone-warming properties. The beauty of this deeply satisfying soup is that it’s so easy to make you almost don’t need a recipe.… Read More