Hearty White Bean and Kale Soup

I’ve been semi-living off this hearty white bean and kale soup for the past two months. I know it’s probably annoying to hear someone living in warm, sunny weather to complain about the weather, especially when the rest of the nation is going through subzero temperatures, but I can’t help it. I miss the chill of the winter season. Yes I do. It’s hard to ... read more
February 23, 2015  /   //  10 Comments

Shanghai Soup Dumplings

Soup dumplings are one of our favorite things to go and eat. These little babies really melt in your mouth, and the trick for that is such an easy one. Geletanized stock...or Aspic! When we realized this, our minds were totally blown. What a good trick!! These dumplings are really easy to make, so don’t let the folding and crimping situations of the wonton wrappers ... read more
June 3, 2014  /   //  26 Comments

Spicy Black Bean Soup

It has been unbearably hot in Los Angeles the last couple of days. I get really angry when I’m too hot, and my face is in a permanent state of red, and I sweat too much. I hate it. Hate it bad. Ironically, we are posting a soup recipe today. Something I would totally not eat during this weather. So I would like to dedicate ... read more
May 2, 2014  /   //  11 Comments

Roasted Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Did everyone have a good Christmas? I was in Idaho, where it wasn’t as cold as I would have thought. There was snow on the ground, but nothing fresh. It was the kind of snow that was crunchy, and for some reason I always think about freezer burn when I encounter this kind of snow. My favorite part is this beef rib roast my step ... read more
January 3, 2014  /   //  38 Comments

Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup

Hi Guys! If you haven't notice, Teri and I are stoked about the fall season. Not only do we get to put on our cozy clothes (if LA will just hurry up and make up its freakin' mind about the weather!!), but we get make cozy dishes and eat cozy foods! Today we have beer cheese soup. I grew up a mere hop-skip away from ... read more
October 4, 2013  /   //  58 Comments

Egg Drop Soup

There are two kinds of people, people who turn red when they are embarrassed, and people that do not. I can feel the blood travel from torso into my face when I am embarrassed enough to turn red, and I know it is happening. There is nothing I can do about it, and it sucks. The thing about turning red is you can’t just act ... read more
February 8, 2013  /   //  21 Comments

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Hi hi hi! It's been one of those weeks for me where you run around and wake up in the middle of the night with thoughts of things to do and things to buy. I just moved into a new studio that is super awesome, and it makes me feel important. I will post pictures soon. The new studio is where all the new SFB ... read more
November 18, 2011  /   //  23 Comments

Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup

Hi All! The very first time I had REAL tomato-basil soup for the first time at The Noodle Cafe when I was about 12 or 13. This little gem is in a small suburb of Chicago (where I grew up) and to this day it's still one of my all time favorite restaurants. There are a few reasons for this: 1) The food is amazing. ... read more
October 21, 2011  /   //  113 Comments

Strawberry and Tomato Gazpacho

Hey all! So we posted this lil' recipe about a year and a half ago, but we thought we'd bring it back because so many farmer's markets are bursting with gorgeous, organic strawberries and we have a huge hankering! Seriously though, how do you not buy at least 3 pints of strawberries, every time you walk by one of those vendors; the aroma alone is ... read more
April 22, 2015  /   //  26 Comments

Lobster Bisque

HI! Hi Guys! Today we have this gorgeous lobster bisque recipe for you! The key to a great lobster bisque is to extract as much flavor from the shells as you cook them down, to ensure you have a great tasting broth. I also think tarragon plays a major role in this dish, but I’m also a sucker for the combination of shellfish and tarragon. ... read more
April 6, 2015  /   //  13 Comments

Smoked Trout on Toast

Today we have a really perfect little entertaining recipe that we have paired with Dark Horse Wine to bring you. We love spring (which officially begins today!) because of everything yummy that is coming into season, super fresh and healthy. I feel like naturally our bodies just want to start to eat healthier and the loaded cream based soups we were living on over the ... read more
March 20, 2015  /   //  2 Comments

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Last week we posted my soup crush of the season and today is my grain salad crush of the season, this roasted sweet potato and quinoa salad. I love roasted vegetables, especially root vegetables and I've been particularly keen on sweet potatoes this last month. I love how hearty, sweet and creamy they are when roasted and simply seasoned with salt and pepper. Grain salads ... read more
March 2, 2015  /   //  8 Comments


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November 3, 2014  /   //  1 Comment

Pumpkin and Manchego Beer Bread

Remember how I mentioned earlier this month that we have a bunch of pumpkin recipes for you? Well we lots. So I hope most of you are pumpkin lovers out there, because we're not nearly done with the pumpkin madness! Today we have this pumpkin and Manchego beer bread. With so many sweet pumpkin breads out there I thought it would be fun to ... read more
October 29, 2014  /   //  16 Comments

Pickled Mushrooms

Hey Guys! Today we have some super quick and easy pickled mushrooms! I really love pickled anything, in this case the combination of the spicy brine paired with the soft good! You can put these pickled mushrooms on almost anything; they're fantastic paired with dishes like roasted branzino, in sandwiches, stirred into soups, or even piled onto hot dogs! Although I will say, I ... read more
August 13, 2014  /   //  13 Comments