Creamy Mushroom Soup

So good on a winter’s day, this creamy mushroom soup is both earthy and warming. 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 of the creamy coconut milk,… 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

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

Spring Vegetable Soup

Need a quick and healthy dinner in less than an hour? Well, here you go. This will take you about 45 minutes, really. This one pot meal is an adaptation of a recipe I saw in the most recent edition of Cooking Light magazine. My version is oil free, using the culinary technique, dry-sauté, I discussed in my last post. Instead of… Read More

Romanesco Broccoli Bisque

Romanesco broccoli is one of the most stunning vegetables I’ve ever seen. Striking in appearance, its fractal form—a complex geometrical shape that looks almost the same at every scale factor— makes it look a bit like a beautiful sea creature or, something from another planet. Each spiky floret, composed of a series of smaller florets buds, is arranged in… Read More