Rhode Island Clam Chowder (Dairy-Free)

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Have you ever heard of a Rhode Island clam chowder? Unless you live in Rhode Island (and the chances of that are about as small as Rhode Island), I’m going to say probably not. After making it this past weekend, I have to say that Rhode Island clam chowder is a pretty spectacularicious (yes, spectacularicious) […]

How to Make Boston Fish Chowder

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Did you know that Boston fish chowder was the predecessor of New England clam chowder? The first recipe for a Boston fish chowder was printed in the Boston Evening Post in 1751 while the first recipe for a clam chowder was printed in 1832 (source). By the second half of the 19th century clams became […]

My Favorite Winter Holiday Soup Recipe

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Looking for a good holiday soup recipe? I have a great one for you today. It’s more of a “between Christmas and New Year’s” holiday soup recipe but it definitely fulfills my four criteria for any winter holiday soup recipe – rich, creamy, nourishing and absolutely delicious. This recipe comes from my book, Fearless Broths […]

The Ten Best Soup Books for People that LOVE Soup

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It’s funny how your life changes. I never owned any soup books until the past 5 years or so. Now I have a growing collection that is getting out of control. I want ALL THE SOUP BOOKS! Truth be told, they’re not all great and many will probably be part of a future tag sale. […]

How to Make Flavorful Broths in Only 45 Minutes

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If you’ve been caught up in the bone broth craze (as I have) you might think that in order to make really flavorful broths that you have to simmer them for hours on end. Wrong! I used to think this too when I was first learning to make broths. I was following a lot of […]

Italian Meatball Soup Recipe (Grain-Free)

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Oh how I love to hear my parents talk about the big traditional Sunday family dinners when they were growing up in the 1940s and 1950s.  Their grandmothers, immigrants from Italy, would cook a huge Italian feast for dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles.   Homemade pasta, tomato sauce, a variety of meats, antipasto, soups, […]

How to Find the Best Prices on Organic Food Online

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While I’m a huge advocate for supporting your local, organic farms, I’m also realistic. It’s not possible for everyone and there will always be items you can’t get locally. Luckily, shopping for organic food online has never been more convenient. Most people use Amazon as their go-to online source. But many are not aware that […]

How to Make a Thai-style Cilantro Limeade

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A Thai-style cilantro limeade may sound somewhat exotic but it’s really nothing more than water, lime juice, cilantro, coconut sugar and a pinch of salt. And you can whip it up in a matter of minutes. I adapted it from a recipe in The Herbalist’s Kitchen, a new cookbook by herbalist Brittany Nickerson. Brittany lives […]

How to Make a REAL Thai Soda

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A few weeks ago I was perusing through my local Asian food store when I came across a few different brands of Thai soda. Not surprisingly, when I looked at the ingredients, they were mostly chemicals. But it inspired me to try making a REAL version at home. What I mean by a REAL Thai […]

How to Make a Thai Bouillabaisse

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Of all the pictures I took for my new book about Thai soups, this one for a Thai bouillabaisse, is probably my favorite. It makes me want to stick my face in it and start slurping all that seafood goodness. Am I right all you seafood lovers?!  I don’t understand sometimes how anyone could not […]