Bulgarian Tarator, Cold Cucumber Soup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tarator is a delicious and healthy cold soup.  It is also so very easy to make especially on hot summer days since no cooking is needed.  This can be served as an appetizer too.   Ingredients: 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced  1 garlic clove, pressed  or diced very finely  1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste  2 Tbsp olive […]

Avocado and Green Peppercorn Soup

Coriander, cumin sauteed with onion make a rich, earthy base for this avocado soup. Prep Time:  45 min.    Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 medium onion, cut in medium dice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon annatto powder 1⁄4 cup olive oil 4 large ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped 2 1⁄2 quarts low-fat chicken broth Optional:  1⁄3 cup green peppercorns […]

Fish Chowder

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups chopped onion 1 -2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 stalk celery, chopped 4 cups chicken stock 4 cups diced potatoes 1 ear of fresh corn, cut kernels off ear; or use canned or frozen corn 2 pounds cod, diced into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon Bay Spice salt to […]

Peruvian Shrimp & Potato Chowder

Chupe de Camarones – Shrimp and Potato Chowder This hearty chowder is a favorite in Peru, where it is often made with crayfish. The typical preparation is to boil the crayfish, process the cooked crayfish in a blender with some of the caldo(broth), and then to add the puréed crayfish back to the stew to […]