These pantry mixes (and one refrigerator mix) have quickly become staples in my cooking. By using these mixes instead of store-bought packets, kits, and cans, I am able to keep track of (and pronounce) each and every ingredient. I also have more control of the amount of salt and MSG in the final product.
Red Lentil Soup
Savory like chili, but not as spicy, this soup is both comfort food and health food all in one delightful bowl. Lentils' health benefits include fiber, of course, but they contribute significant amounts of folate, iron and magnesium, too. What I like best about lentils? They are super easy to prepare. No long pre-soaks like… Continue reading Red Lentil Soup
Serendipitous Tomato Soup
It all started with an old, old recipe. This is my favorite recipe for authentic Italian gravy (a.k.a. tomato sauce.) It was passed down to me by my mom and dad, who received it from my aunt's Italian mother-in-law (who heard it from her father's uncle - just kidding - but it really did come… Continue reading Serendipitous Tomato Soup