Free Recipes, Soups and Stews

Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Makes 8 servings The whipped cream garnish is by no means mandatory, but it’s pretty tasty. You can use your blender or even hand whip the ingredients. For a vegetarian soup, use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

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The Great Debate: Grits or Polenta?

People tend to be polenta people or grits people. But like most great debates, we’re a lot more similar than we think. Both polenta and grits are cereals made from stone-ground corn. When cooked, they soften and release starch into the cooking liquid, creating a soft and creamy mixture that […]

Soups and Stews

Udon Noodle Pot

Makes 8 servings Ingredients Dashi 2 large pieces (about 3 oz) of kombu, cut into 3-in squares 6 cups cold water 2 cups dried bonito flakes Udon Noodle Pot 24 oz fresh or dry udon noodles 1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil 6 cups Dashi, or prepared dashi 12 […]

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Vegetable Potpie

This pot pie is just as cozy and comforting as the classic chicken version, thanks to savory mushrooms, hearty potatoes, and just enough cream! Though we’ve included some classic veggies, you can substitute just about any of your favorite farmers’ market finds, like parsnips, turnips, or corn. Don’t forget to […]

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What I’m Cooking: Lemon Baked Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

I haven’t always embraced my Italian-American identity. That’s not to say I’m not proudly Italian-American, or that I’m somehow ashamed of my Italian ancestry. It was more the Jersey Shore Italian-American stereotype that sort of haunted me, even before MTV entered the conversation. On campus at The Culinary Institute of […]

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What I’m Cooking: Not Brisket

I’ve never celebrated Passover, but I am not immune to cravings for Mrs. Maisel-quality brisket when all of my friends are preparing for Seder. I put all of the ingredients for a tasty braised brisket on my grocery store order this week, and well, unfortunately, this will be a brisket-less […]

Soups and Stews

Wonton Soup

Makes 8 servings Wontons Ingredients 3 oz ground pork 1/2 cup finely chopped Napa cabbage 2 tablespoons Chicken Broth 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion greens 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil Pinch salt Pinch freshly ground white pepper 1 package wonton wrappers 1 […]