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Simple Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese

| Seasonal Soups

Who doesn’t love a simple butternut squash soup in the cold weather months? Its dense flesh and nutty flavor is a bit like sweet potatoes but with more of a butterscotch-like flavor. Warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make it all the more nourishing and delicious. It’s a close call with my Roasted Carrot Apple […]

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How to Make a Maine Lobster Stew

| Seafood Soups

Similar to other New England-style shellfish stews (oyster stew, scallop stew, etc.) a Maine lobster stew is really more of a brothy, creamy soup than a thick stew. In this case, that means a base of lobster stock, cream (or half and half), and sherry. But there are two secrets that can take it from […]

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Oyster Chowder with Spinach

| Chowder

An oyster chowder is not exactly a common chowder. It’s like a dear friend with a lavish lifestyle. You love this dear friend but you know you’re going to have to shell out some cash every time you hang out. However, on occasion, it’s totally worth. Unlike the bold flavors of a clam chowder, an […]

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Smoked Haddock Chowder with a Poached Egg

| Chowder

A poached egg in a chowder? Oh yes indeed! Better yet, not just any chowder but a smoked haddock chowder. It just so happens that the flavors of smoked fish and an egg yolk complement each other really well. Who knew? Well, I guess you could say millions of Asian people certainly know, perhaps not […]

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How to Make a New England Crab Stew

| Seafood Soups

Truth be told, you’ll find very few recipes, be it online or in cookbooks, for a New England crab stew. Same for crab soups. Local quahogs, lobsters and mussels are much more popular in New England soups and stews than local crabs. So when I decided I wanted to make a New England crab stew, […]

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How to Make Crab Stock

| Bone Broths

Crab stock is not something many people make at home, at least not here in New England. However, the method for making crab stock is almost identical to lobster stock, a stock that is probably more familiar to New Englanders. And the result is the same – a wonderful, richly flavored stock that can be […]

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How to Make a Simple Pork Meatball Soup

| Asian Soups

One of my favorite types of soups to make when I’m short on time are simple meatball soups. All you need are some basic root veggies, some greens, a few herbs and spices and of course, some ground meat and bone broth. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so delicious. In this post […]

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How to Make Congee in Different Ways

| Asian Soups

There’s so many reasons why you should make congee – cost, simplicity, nourishment, gut health – but one of the biggest reasons is that you can make an almost unlimited amount of recipes from one pot of rice. Let me show you how I do it at home: How to Make a Plain Rice Congee […]

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How to Make Asian Noodle Soups Without Recipes

| Asian Soups

Looking for some unique, fun dishes to cook while we’re all hunkered down at home? Today, I’m going to share my go-to meal during this crazy Covid-19 epidemic – Asian noodle soups without recipes. They’re a truly great way to make a wide variety of quick, cheap, nourishing and ridiculously delicious meals. Sure, you can […]

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The Little-Known Nutrient in Seafood Soups

| Gut Health

In case you were guessing, the little-known nutrient in seafood soups is NOT omega-3s. Everyone knows about the health benefits of omega-3s. I know it. You know it. Your mother knows it. My mother knows it. Every doctor, every health website and every major health organization has been telling us this for decades now. Heck […]

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Mercury in Seafood: Why We Should Stop Worrying

| Gut Health

For decades we’ve been told mercury in seafood is a concern. On the surface, it sure makes sense. Though mercury occurs naturally in the environment, industrial sources like coal burning power plants increases mercury in the atmosphere which settles in our waterways and gets consumed by fish. Larger fish eat smaller fish and so it […]

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4 Reasons to Stop Eating Shrimp from Asia

| Nutrition Articles

What follows is an excerpt I’m working on for my next cookbook about New England seafood soups. Though the book will include between 70-100 recipes (yes there’s more to New England seafood soups than just chowder), very few of them will contain shrimp. That doesn’t mean we need to stop eating shrimp entirely. But I […]

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