FOOD FUN: Pumpkin Soup In A Mini Pumpkin

Express your inner artist by turning miniature pumpkins into bowls for pumpkin soup. The next fun part is garnishing them with whatever appeals to you. Some of our favorites: Croutons: cornbread, pumpkernickel or sourdough Dairy: crème fraîche, sour cream, yogurt Heat: crushed red pepper flakes, red jalapeno (circles or minced) Meat: bacon, frizzled ham or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lasagna Soup

Lasagna is one of our favorite foods, but if we make a lasagna, we eat the whole thing. Not to mention, we spend the whole day making it. If we had a slow cooker, we’d try Crockpot Lasagna. But one way to get a quick lasagna fix is ravioli lasagna, with layers of purchased ravioli…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Coconut Milk & The Different Types Of Soups

Twenty-five years ago, people who needed an alternative to dairy milk turned to soy milk. Then rice milk arrived. Today there’s quite a selection of non-dairy milks: almond, cashew, coconut, flax, hemp, oat, rice and soy. Since 1999, according to market research firm Euromonitor, plant-based alternatives milks have grown in annual sales by an average…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quick Homemade Ramen Soup

[1] This comfort food is ready in just 10 minutes with this recipe (photo courtesy Good Eggs | SF). [2] Three ramen options at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants: [3] Ramen soup with yuba, called “tofu skin” in English; a by-product of soy milk production (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [4] Tonkatsu ramen soup, with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Soup Club

In 2011, four friendly neighbors who, among them, have four spouses, 10 kids and jobs, realized that they could benefit from each others’ home cooking. They simply had to make and share a bigger batch of something. They decided on tasty, nutritious, filling, relatively inexpensive, and easy to make and transport soup. And the first…
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