Curried lentil and sweet potato stew

Oh, England! Living in London has given new meaning to that song “In the Bleak Midwinter” – thanks to the cold, damp British weather. However, Brits are great at keeping their spirits up during the dark and chilly months with loads of Christmas markets, epic holiday decorations that go up as early as October, mulled…

Vegetarian French onion soup

I adore caramelized onions. I can’t stand raw onions (that offensive flavor lingers in your mouth all day!!), but onions that are cooked to death until they literally melt in your mouth are perfection. The best part of French onion soup is the sweet and savory caramelized onions stewing in a fragrant broth, but it’s…

African peanut and sweet potato soup

I love the vibrant color of this soup; the orange intensity and satisfying ingredients really perk me up during some of those grueling days in the lab. I’ve been playing around a bit with the wonderful orange treats that nature has to offer, and this recipe includes 3: orange bell peppers, carrots, and sweet potatoes….

Vegetarian Posole

I can remember my parents making posole for us in Texas when I was in high school. I conducted a very scientifically sound study which revealed that very few people in Colorado (or Boulder, at least) know what hominy and/or posole is. This was rather surprising, considering that Colorado is part of the Southwest, or…

Indian Summer Stew

I haven’t disappeared, I swear! I’m always full of excuses, from “the internet hates me” to “being a grad student is glorified slavery”, blah blah blah, so I suppose I’ll spare you, for the most part. Let me just tell you that while I’ve been away, I’ve been working on a lot of recipes, and…

Coconut butternut squash soup

I’ll admit I’ve definitely been on a soup kick lately. However, now I have a good reason. Few things make me more surly than extreme dental work, and I’ve been suffering through getting a broken crown replaced, for the second time in a year. That means I have to put up with a temporary non-functional…

Corn and potato chowder

I suppose the sudden onset of winter in the form of several intense snow storms has put me in the mood for SOUP! So sue me. Everybody loves soup. Anyone who doesn’t shouldn’t be trusted. Anyway, this potato soup recipe is pretty killer, if I do say so myself. It’s kind of like a hybrid…

Curried cauliflower soup

I have to thank my coworker Nikki for recommending this recipe, which she got from a Scandinavian cookbook. Considering my own Scandinavian roots, and of course my well-documented love of anything and everything curry, this soup was an obvious choice. I took the original recipe and tweaked it a bit by adding the ginger, peas,…

Stacey’s “Winning personality” Texas Chili

I apologize for the brief hiatus – I was being all important-like, presenting my research at the BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) conference last week in Hartford, CT. Hey, at least it was a chance to get out of our dungeon of a lab and go meet some new people who are just as kooky (and…

Green and white chili

I couldn’t think of a good name for this chili that didn’t sound either awkward or silly. It’s been through several iterations at this point. This recipe is dedicated to my friend Kyle, whose intestines (or something) told him to go gluten-free. He asked me specifically to make something with green chilies in it, and…