Cauliflower Ham Soup

Cauliflower Ham Soup

It was a dark and stormy night… no, really it was.  There was a lot of wind, blowing snow, and I was not in the mood to dine out with my P.S. (Personal Shopper/ hubby).  I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used and a desire for soup.  But I was lazy so I searched the freezer for packets of frozen diced peppers and celery.  Half of my work was done!
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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

My favorite way to eat cauliflower is simply mashed with potatoes and butter.  Close behind would be cauliflower in a salad with black olives, tomatoes and a zesty vinaigrette.  This Mediterranean chopped salad recipe was good but I had to do a few substitutions and tweaks.  I added carrots and subbed orzo for Israeli couscous.  I omitted the feta as I didn’t have any on hand. Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Twist

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mashed Potatoes

I was watching The Chew the other day and a man wrote to ask if they’d replicate a recipe from his late wife.  She used to make him chicken noodle soup and served it over a mound of mashed potatoes.  What!?!  Two of my favorite things together!?!  The hosts made the soup, served it over the mashed potatoes and all 3 loved it.  They couldn’t imagine why they’d never thought of it themselves!  I couldn’t WAIT to try it! Continue reading