Homemade Veggie Scrap Broth

Three mason jars of brown broth

In Top 5 Things to Keep in the Freezer, I introduced the idea of keeping a veggie scrap bag in your freezer, which is how you make my sixth top frozen staple item—homemade veggie broth.  If you have a compost program in your community or a backyard compost, most of your food scraps probably end […]

Curry Lentil Soup

A white bowl of a thick lentil soup next to a loaf of crusty bread.

This recipe is a great option when your vegetable supply is low. Have you heard the term “languishing” to describe our mental health during the pandemic? When I looked at the four homely sweet potatoes in my produce basket, “languishing” seemed like the right word to describe them. Definitely time to make soup! As with […]

Red Lentil Soup

I keep my pantry well-stocked with dried beans of all kinds. To me, they are the epitome of a resourceful food (next to vinegar of course!). Garbanzo and black beans are my mainstay, but having a variety of beans on hand keeps things interesting. Red lentils don’t need soaking and cook up fast. They get […]