Mao’s Spicy Sausage and Greens Soup


Mirepoix: white, red, and yellow onion, red bell pepper, celery. Roasted franks, mystery greens, chopped pistachio, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, sambal oelek, ghee, sesame oil.

Wonderful contrast of acid and heat.

Everything under heaven is in utter chaos; the situation is excellent.” Mao Zedong. Sounds like how I make soup.

Peanut Chicken and Rice Soup


Onion, celery, carrot, corn, peas, roasted chicken, cumin, pepper, Italian seasoning, brown rice, chili pepper

Michele very smartly used frozen peas and not those nasty grey limp insipid canned peas. Shudder.

Peas baffled me. I could not understand why grown-ups would take things that tasted so good raw, and then put them in tins, and make them revolting.” Neil Gaiman