TIP OF THE DAY: Individual Squash Bowls For Soup, Grains & More

This make-ahead beauty (photo #1) is a stunning first course or, turns into a dinner with a light saladr. You can make it vegetarian or add meat: chicken, ham, turkey or sausage. This squash soup is packed with shiitake mushrooms, sausage and red chard, and topped with a fresh sage chiffonade. There are no right… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Individual Squash Bowls For Soup, Grains & More”

TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Gazpacho Light Summer Soups

[1] Chilled strawberry coconut soup from Carlsbad Cravings. [2] Spicy chilled carrot soup with ginger and turmeric from Gourmande In The Kitchen.   Cool off with chilled soup versions of a few classics, like borscht, cold cucumber soup (with yogurt and dill) and gazpacho are the classic soups of summer, and we love them all.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Gazpacho Light Summer Soups”

TIP OF THE DAY: Make Stocks & Soups From Trimmings

[1] Lots of trimming to come (photo courtesy True Food Kitchen). [2] Stock, ready to use or freeze—or season it and enjoy a cup of broth (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Plan B: Instead of stock, turn those trimmings into a purée of vegetable soup (photo courtesy Botanica | LA).   When we were quite… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Stocks & Soups From Trimmings”

TIP OF THE DAY: The New Soup & Salad

Part of our job entails keeping on top of culinary innovations around the world, to see might be interesting for the home cook. While a soup-topped salad may not sound like an innovation, we don’t come across it often. Usually it’s in the form of a small vegetable garnish. Today’s tip was inspired by Botanica,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: The New Soup & Salad”

TIP OF THE DAY: Creative Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Combos

April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. The Tip Of The Day is: Think outside the box. How can you make your grilled cheese sandwiches more complex, more creative, more…celebratory? Campbell’s did just that, creating four new approaches—if not exactly simple ones—to that American lunch favorite, grilled cheese and tomato soup. Kudos to Chef… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Creative Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Combos”