February 26, 2010

Lovin’ the Soupbox

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Every Tuesday morning, I’m stuck driving into downtown Chicago, attending three back-to-back classes at Loyola University Chicago, hanging around and doing homework for about an hour and then going to a meeting. It’s a long day, to the say the least. Although I usually pack a light lunch to get me through that second class, during my break between classes and my meeting, I always make sure to head down the block to the wonderful little restaurant, the Soupbox.
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April 7, 2009

When It Snows in April

Here in Chicago, no one knows if its spring or winter. One day we have 50-degree sun and the next we have 30-degree snow. Frankly, I’m tired of getting my hopes of grilling and wearing  lighter jackets up only to relapse back into the season of winter coats and snow scrapers. Because, what do you cook when it snows in April? Our minds want lighter menus full of fresh spring vegetables like asparagus and spinach while our bodies need warmth and hearty dishes like soup. Lucky for us and for global warming, I was able to find a recipe that compromises:  Asparagus Medley Soup. It’s perfect for snow in April!

See this recipe and more odd spring weather recipes after the jump!

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February 1, 2008

Announcing the Soup Contest Winner

Good g-d it is snowy out there! Chicago weather really knows how to pile it on. You know it’s bad when the snow keeps up a steady heavy pace for 20 straight hours and the ordinarily-10-minute-drive takes you an hour and 10 minutes instead. My back hurts from cleaning off the foot-high mounds of snow off my car, and I know I’m not the only one.

In fact, I know that what we all need right now is a steaming hot and hearty bowl of soup. My body yearns for something to warm me up and soup would be just perfect.

So lucky for me, we just picked a winner for the Recipe4Living Soup Contest last week. With the overwhelming stream of soup recipes that came in, I now know what soup to make. And the winner is…

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January 7, 2008

“Excuse me, what’s your bowl of the day?”

I’m sure you’ve all heard, seen or tasted soup in bread bowls at some point in your lives. But before now, the genius behind recipes like Zesty Egg Salad Bowl, or Chili in a Biscuit Bowl have never really been brought to the forefronts of our public imagination.

Butt Foods (no joke!) has declared a revolution by kicking the fantastic world of bread bowls up a notch by adding flavors and even different shapes into the scheme. Yes, bread bowls now come in different flavors and you can read today’s Telegraph article that tells us all about it!

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