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  /   //  36 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  /   //  53 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  /   //  20 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  /   //  99 Comments

Sweet Corn Gazpacho

Hi Guys! I'm getting so excited for the summer because there's always something going on and something to do. I also love summer grilling, barbecues and eating one of my favorite things in the whole world...sweet corn! We were lucky enough to receive some gorgeous sunshine sweet corn from a collective of family farmers in Florida. What's particularly exciting about this corn is that the ... read more
April 14, 2014  /   //  19 Comments

Dehydrated Citrus Wheels

The boyfriend and I spent the greater part of the weekend indulging in House of Cards. We just can't get enough. We only have a few more episodes of season 2 left to watch and now the feeling of sadness and regret begin to sink in, wishing we had taken our time a little more to savor each episode. It's okay though because it was ... read more
February 19, 2014  /   //  48 Comments

Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was growing up, my Mom owned a coffee cart at our college and Airport (which back then I think was technically a terminal because it was so small). I would often go with her to work as she stocked the shelves and what not. I hated going. We always went into the airport through the kitchen where they prepared all the food for ... read more
January 10, 2014  /   //  32 Comments

Homemade Harissa Two Ways

Hi Guys! Today we have homemade harissa for you! Harissa is a spicy North African (although there are a number of varieties from all over) condiment that has a wonderful flavor. You can add it to pretty much whatever you want. I love stirring a little bit into my soups or even infusing a little bit into some of my sauces to give it a ... read more
December 2, 2013  /   //  10 Comments

Pot Stickers

Hi Guys! I'd like to get straight to dumplings, if that's okay... because I.LOVE.DUMPLINGS. (that should be a shirt, by the way...just a thought) Yes, we have Pot Stickers for you today and they're awesome. :) I love pot stickers because they're as basic as it comes, when it comes to dumplings, and it's the type of snack you can fill with whatever suits your ... read more
September 30, 2013  /   //  50 Comments

Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits

Hi Guys! Today we have these jalapeno and cheddar cornmeal biscuits! I love a jalapeno-cheddar combo, cornmeal and biscuits so these little guys just made sense to me. I usually like replacing some or all of the butter in biscuit recipes with healthier options like greek yogurt and mashed sweet potatoes, but sometimes you just need a fatty biscuit. So today here you go, a ... read more
August 30, 2013  /   //  14 Comments

Strawberry and Tomato Gazpacho

Lets get honest about gazpacho. When I first learned there was such a thing as cold soup I thought that idea was really disgusting. Soup is meant to hot, and filling, and so comforting that you should feel so good about yourself that you forget about all of your insecurities. Then you realize what gazpacho really is. Gazpacho is essentially a smoothie with the addition ... read more
August 21, 2013  /   //  20 Comments


Today we have a soup for you that more of you might know about than you think… Mulligatawny! If some of you are still scratching your head, lets just say it was popularized by THIS guy, as one of his most prized soups (best episode ever, right?!). If you’ve never had it before that needs to change! I’ve had mulligatawny a number of times and ... read more
March 19, 2013  /   //  31 Comments

Sweet Potato & Rosemary Biscuits

Hi Guys! We have more biscuits for you today because it's Monday and I need something really awesome to keep me going this week. I love sweet potatoes....everything about them. I love their creamy texture, with the hints of natural sweetness they good. I love cooking with them, but more so I love love love baking with them. When you bake with potatoes it's ... read more
February 25, 2013  /   //  19 Comments

Black Pepper & Parmesan Beer Bread

Hi Guys! It's the day before thanksgiving and I'm sure everyone has their menus planned already. We have thanksgiving in Chicago, at my parents house, every year. It's kind of funny because when I tell people we have two full thanksgiving dinners, I don't just mean we eat turkey etc. and then nibble on the same thing a couple hours later, but we really have ... read more
November 21, 2012  /   //  40 Comments