Banzai Chicken Rice Soup


Red onion, chicken, kale, eggplant, shiitake mushroom, rice, liquid aminos, nori komi furikake (Japanese seasoning), lemon ginger burst juice.

Martin was out, and once again we were swamped, so this day I made three soups. This was the quick and dirty third soup, but with some fun Japanese flavors.

Had never seen lemon ginger burst juice before, but it worked perfectly, adding a nice acidic touch.

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Bacon Rice Soup


Bacon, rice, broccoli, zucchini, celery, fresh basil, white pepper, sambal oelek.

The city opened a new cold-weather shelter nearby, and we’ve been swamped. Thus I stayed late and whipped this little devil together. It was extra thick and flavorful, so it likely will be cut into two soups tomorrow.

“I’m not playing the race card. I’m playing the rice card.” Margaret Cho

Coconut Shrimp Curry


Mirepoix: yellow onion, celery, orange bell pepper, parsnip, fennel. Tempura shrimp, potato, zucchini, mushroom, green bell pepper, coconut milk, coconut cream, half and half, butter, fresh Thai basil, fresh basil, garlic, sambal oelek (Indonesian hot chili sauce).

The chili sauce added a sly underneath heat. And yay for coconut.

“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?” Castle guard, Monty Python and the Holy Grail