Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

spicy black bean and rice soup

On a whim, I cooked up some dried black beans because I wanted to try out the Lazy Cook's Black Beans technique described on Serious Eats. I didn't use the fresh garlic, onion, or orange, just some granulated garlic and onion powder from my spice rack. Even without the aromatics, I have to say I really… Continue reading Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

Bean and Cabbage Stew

Good cabbage prices means it was my go-to green veggie recently. Most of what I bought went into Asian-style dishes. But with a remaining half sitting in the produce bin, I wanted to make a veggie-packed stew with it as a change of pace. Having a hearty vegetarian stew in the freezer is awesome for those… Continue reading Bean and Cabbage Stew

Bean and Kale Vegetable Stew

Often when returning from a trip somewhere, I go a little nuts stocking up on produce at the grocery store. Traveling is often light on fruits and veggies, and being back in control of my kitchen gets me excited to cook up a storm. So this week when I started to feel like I was… Continue reading Bean and Kale Vegetable Stew

Easy Lentil Soup with Carrots, Celery, and Tomato

Easy lentil soup with carrots, celery, and tomato

One of my big grocery store weaknesses is the bulk section at Winco. (The other big one is cheese.) So with some impulse-buy French green lentils in my pantry, I needed to figure out what to make with…French green lentils. I also wanted to use up some diced carrot and celery, making this Easy Lentil Soup recipe sound like a great… Continue reading Easy Lentil Soup with Carrots, Celery, and Tomato

Tomato Bread Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

Tomato bread soup

With all of the bread baking I did last week, I wanted to find interesting ways to use some of it. Both loaves were too tough for me to eat as regular sandwiches (but the 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Hearth Bread made wonderful tartine-style sandwiches grilled in the skillet with pesto and sharp white cheddar… Continue reading Tomato Bread Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)