Category Archives: One Pot Wonders

Curried Pumpkin Soup

The best thing about having a compost heap is not the smug satisfaction of reducing your household waste to a mere 10 gallons a month, or seeing healthy organisms thrive in your soil, or the idea that the nutrient cycle … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food (not that kind), Light Supper, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Uncategorized, Under Pressure, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 7 Comments

Yankee Succotash

Yes, spring is here in Portland, but hanging-on cloudy days have me clamoring for earth tones.  I’ve always preferred muted earth tones and rich jewel tones, and even though I should be eating piles of sweet green pea tendrils and … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Downhome, Fast Food (not that kind), Light Supper, One Pot Wonders, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 11 Comments

Ukrainian Borscht with Pancetta and Juniper

Many foods are evocative of one’s place of peasant origin, of one’s mother-tongue. When done properly, the mere smell of these foods has the power to bring a grown man to his blubbering knees, felled by memories of hiding shy … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Classical and Eurotrashical, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Vegetables | 7 Comments

Tomato soup with pancetta croutons

…or, Variation on a Theme I know – I talked about making tomato soup only a few weeks ago. Get off my back! It’s been really rainy! And besides, if you had all these jars of home-canned heirloom tomatoes staring … Continue reading

Posted in Comfy, Fast Food (not that kind), Puttin' Up, Soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 9 Comments

You Say You Want a Resolution

Everyone has been complaining lately about the utterly deplorable suckfest that was 2010. I may have been too shell-shocked, too sleep-deprived and too baby-stoned to notice the surfeit of misery apparently all around me (oxytocin’s a helluva drug), but I … Continue reading

Posted in Comfy, Soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 20 Comments

Elk Chili

I have the good fortune of having been born into a family of prolific hunters (read: unemployed men with guns).  My dad uses this as currency, bartering venison for visits with his grandson. He can never simply tell me he … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Downhome, Hunted / Gathered, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Under Pressure | 25 Comments

Sopa del mezcolanza

…or, “hodgepodge soup”. Yeah, I’ve already failed at meeting my once-a-week blogging quota. And I don’t fucking care! God, it’s so liberating to just admit that instead of apologizing and making excuses. I have been cooking here and there, but … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Mediterranean, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Vegetables | 13 Comments

Feijoadas grandes

Last summer I was totally knocked up and not good for much. Thank god I still had the presence of mind to a) grow a vegetable garden that included scarlet runner beans and b) utilize some of October’s nesting instinct … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Latino, One Pot Wonders, Pork, Puttin' Up, Under Pressure | 24 Comments

Moroccan Chickpea and Carrot Stew

…or, Back in the Saddle Again Zephyr is now 8 weeks old, and I’m starting to get the hang of having him around. That said, cooking still takes me a bit of planning (unless I opt for yet another “pasta … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Mediterranean, One Pot Wonders, Under Pressure, Vegetarian-ish | 22 Comments

Don’t Call it a Comeback

Yay! I’m over the (first) hump and can eat real food again. I can cook it too, without being too tired or tummy-achy to stand or smell food aromas hitting my face. But I’ve had to start out slow. I’ve … Continue reading

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