Guest Post for Elaine: Bean Pascal (White Bean Soup with Toasted Sesame, Masa, Chayote, Cilantro and Mint)

Have you ever eaten heirloom beans, cooked slowly with nothing but water and maybe a bay leaf?  If it doesn’t sound too appetizing, scout some out . . . . you are in for a big surprise.  Here in California we are lucky to have easy access to Rancho Gordo heirloom beans.  Not only do they have an astounding number of beans including Red Nightfall,…

Sonal’s Tandoori Spiced Tempeh Bowl

Santa’s best present to me this year was two packets of homemade Indian spice mixes from Sonal over at Simply Vegetarian777.

Isn’t Stalking Fun?

This week I’m co-hosting a weekly blogging event with my good friend Selma @selmastable that has become a fondly anticipated part of my week, maybe the only fondly anticipated part of my week these days as I am, ahem, up to my ears in self promoting and self-selling as I stalk out a job.  I’m stalking attorneys, stalking my fellow party goers at Fiesta Friday #50…

Roasted Tomato & Butternut Squash Soup

Yoga may have killed my burger mojo.

Simple Cauliflower Soup

Our recent trip to Big Sur for Thanksgiving, where we ate soup for lunch and dinner, inspired me to simplify our dinners at home, and so I have been experimenting with soups.  

Fresh Corn Ginger Soup

Fresh corn is truly one of summer’s treasures, and when it’s good, it needs little embellishment.