Cooking for a Cause

Cooking for a Cause

Last week, I participated in a fundraiser for our local soup kitchen. My role was to  plan and cook a meal for 35 people. The catch here is that the recipes needed to simulate meals that the soup kitchen could then take and use to serve to their...
Indian Spiced Rainbow Swiss Chard

Indian Spiced Rainbow Swiss Chard

One of  my favorite vegetables is rainbow swiss chard. The vibrant stem colors – red, fuchsia, yellow, orange –  spread out like veins into the curly yet tender leaves. While it’s glossy texture is delicate like spinach, it has a robust rich flavor, that...
Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha is an Asian variety of winter squash often referred to as the Japanese pumpkin. Several years ago, when I first saw it at the farmer’s market, my curiosity convinced me to buy the unusual squash even though I knew nothing about it. It’s dark green exterior and...
Creamy Zucchini Soup

Creamy Zucchini Soup

Happy Spring! Still in soup mode over here in New Jersey with the cooler temps and dreary grey sky. This recipe is a new take on the very popular creamy zucchini soup I posted a few years ago. Today’s version is made with all kinds of green – zucchini, swiss...