Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

This is my new cozy soup. Creamy, potato-y (gnocchi! YES!) and with chicken. So you get all the good stuff, in one bowl, AND it's soup, which means you must serve it with crusty bread, and dip the heck out of it. Not much is better than dipping crusty bread into creamy soup on cold days. Right? Probably best to make a big batch. ♥ ... read more

Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup

Hi! We know everyone is thinking "ok, enough with all the pumpkin stuff," and yes, I agree. When you start having a whole section dedicated to pumpkin stuff at the grocery store, it's starts to get overwhelming. Which is why we thought this was a good time to remind you of this pumpkin beer cheese soup recipe we have, because it's a good one. And ... read more

Spicy Red Curry and Coconut Noodle Soup with Shrimp

As usual the weather in LA has been really funky, from 80˚F and sunny skies one day to a brisk 60˚F and overcast weather the next. It's always changing, day by day. Lately I've been craving noodles like crazy, specifically of the Asian variety (and nope, not preggos!). So with the combination of fluctuating temps and my weird noodle cravings, I've been making a lot ... read more

Creamy Chicken and Farro Soup

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season! Whether you celebrated it or not, I hope it was a relaxing time for all. I got to see my new nephew again and it was AH-MAZING! It's incredible to see how big he's gotten in a short 1 1/2 months! Dexter (my dog) is still not thrilled about losing his spot as the only "child" in ... read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hi All! We're reposting this recipe today because it's one of my all time favorite soups ever, PLUS the Seinfeld soup Nazi thing will never ever get old. Although there are a plethora of Mulligatawny variations, from thin and broth-y to thick and rich, our falls under the "thick and rich" category. Don't let the laundry list of ingredients scare you! This recipe is actually ... read more

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Hi guys! We are reposting this leafy grain salad today because these kinds of salads are my new favorite thing to eat for lunch or dinner. It's so easy to make all the components ahead of time and then throw them together into a bowl and have a super satisfying meal. I love adding shredded chicken to this, or even cut up sandwich meat :) Last ... read more

Roasted Corn Chowder

We are reposting this recipe because summer is here and so is all the delicious corn. I love corn, I love corn on the grill and I especially love this Roasted Corn Chowder recipe. It's such a great way to use up all that corn, and plus corn chowder is the best kind of chowder. Please give this recipe a go! ♥ Teri Helloooo! It ... read more

Confit Tomatoes (served with pasta salad and burrata)

A few years ago I wrote about one of my favorite cafes growing up, The Noodle Cafe (in Wilmette, IL!!). It was my first time experiencing handmade pasta and I totally fell in love. We actually posted a copycat recipe of their Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup a while back (which is A++) and now we're posting another recipe inspired by The Noodle, their noodle caesar salad. ... read more