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Pea and Caramelized Onion Soup

Pea Soup. The mention of it immediately evokes memories of the goopy, gelatinous mush from a can of my childhood. With it’s typically sharp flavor and unappetizing pale green color, it wasn’t any wonder why I swore off this meal for many years. Anyway, as any self-respecting five-year-old will tell you, “peas are gross!” They are, however, a food that I rediscovered as I entered adulthood and, moreover, learned to cook and began to prepare meals from scratch in my various rented kitchens. From a health perspective, peas are high in fiber, protein, and vitamins A, B6, K and C. The soup that follows is made with dried green split peas....

White Chicken Chili

Summer is almost here! But with weeks of clouds and rain in Virginia, I’m still focused on warm, brothy foods. This soup is just that. A full, hearty, and deeply nourishing meal. The following is a minimalist version of white chicken chili. Many recipes you’ll find contain heavy cream and/or cheese. While I’ll agree that cream and cheese have their place in some soups, I’m of the opinion that chicken chili isn’t one. Besides the lower calorie count, their absence allow the flavors of the a good chicken broth, hatch chilis and hot chili powder to shine through. Broth-centric, vegetable filled, with a healthy kick of heat–this soup is also good to stave off any...

Chicken Bone Broth and a Reset

  Sometimes the day is too much. And something about the passing of a minute grates on your soul. You lay awake nights. Something, somehow, doesn’t quite align. Like the pieces of a puzzle that make up your life simply won’t fit together. And in each one of those days you feel not quite like yourself. But at that same time questioning more deeply what exactly that would mean. At these moments when you feel like an outsider, a tourist in your own life. It’s time for a reset. A realignment, a change of perspective. During these times I tend to shift inward. I move away from small talk and outings, loud noises and...