Moqueca – Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca is a dead-simple, Brazilian seafood stew characterized by coconut milk, bell peppers and dendê oil. Dendê oil is also known as red palm oil. Red palm oil is pressed from the fruit of oil palm trees and has a beautiful bright orange-red color. Its taste is somewhat meaty; its fragrance is slightly of anise; it’s […]

Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This was an experiment that worked out. Real, REAL good. I needed to use up some pumpkin puree after shooting my homemade pumpkin puree video. I remembered a recipe I made several years ago, a butternut squash and shrimp soup with a coconut milk base, that was AB FAB. And you know, pumpkin is so similar […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card If your only experience with broccoli cheese soup is eating it from a warmed-up can, you’ve got to give homemade broccoli cheese soup a chance. Unlike its blobby, flaccid, overcooked counterpart, homemade broccoli cheese soup is creamy and rich — sure — but also fresh and bright. My broccoli […]

Gazpacho Andaluz

Gazpacho Recipe Video – scroll down for printable recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. I got this gazpacho recipe from a friend in Spain, at the same time he taught me to make seafood paella, actually. It took me a long time to make gazpacho, clearly, but once I […]

Posole Verde — or Pozole Verde!

Our dear friend Bruce (aka Great Stone Face) requested posole (sometimes spelled pozole) this season and I had to do it! Posole (or pozole?) is a Mexican pork and hominy stew. It’s simple and spicy and warms your tummy. Like many Mexican soups, posole is typically served with a myriad of garnishes that make up […]

Vegetable Beef Stew

Beef stew is one of the most comforting and rich foods I can think of to have on a cold night. Put it all together in a pot and let it simmer for a couple of hours and you have one of the finest room perfumes known to man, as well. My mom always added […]

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Relish

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card A while back I made an everything-wilted-goes-in-it soup for dinner and pureed that mother up. You can probably imagine it looked a little on the unappetizing side of things. But then I minced up some radishes, jalapeño, and cilantro and put that on top […]

Beer Beef Stew

Beer Beef Stew Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card It seems like we ate beer beef stew often growing up. My daddy was a beer-hound (Coors Light to point fingers) but the original recipe came from a woman named Katherine Isbell and I only know this because I found the recipe card in […]

Vampire-fighting Pork Stew

Let me tell you a little story. Once upon a time, like 8 years ago or something, I was twenty-something and I liked to party and take shots of whiskey (or whatever) and sing karaoke wildly and with abandon and at the same time in history, there was a (really very awesome and bad ass) […]