Archives for February 2017
In a flurry of post-Valentine’s Day guilt for not doing something more special for my boyfriend, I decided to whip up February 15th breakfast! After years of research, Lady and Pups had finally showed me the trick to delicious scrambled eggs several weeks ago and was excited to do some showing off. The trick is…ba da da da dummmmm…one, corn starch….and two, quick, high heat cooking.
I originally made this while waiting out a blizzard in Boston several winters ago. I saw more snow than I had ever seen…in…my…life. As my stir craziness began to boil over I decided to make good on the weather and make a hearty winter soup.
Not only is this soup a fantastic way to use up extra carrots and onion, it is an excellent source of fiber. It takes advantage of Japanese miso’s umami, savory, taste. Miso is a fermented paste of soy beans, salt, and occasionally rice or barley. I used a gluten-free miso without rice or barley of lighter color which indicates a sweeter flavor. While I finished this soup with sliced green onions to finish it, an option for a heartier soup and full meal could be finishing it with roasted chickpeas and a dollop of greek yogurt or crème fraîche….
Let’s face it people, it’s been a long week. While lounging in bed Saturday morning, I found myself suddenly wide awake as I read about the immigration executive order that was signed late Friday evening. Syrian refugees were detained in airports nationwide? Students returning from visiting their families had been barred from boarding planes during their connecting flights and stranded in layover airports? As an American, I have taken the relative order and rule of law here for granted…never did I expect such sudden fear and chaos to ensue. As the weekend progressed, I was heartened to see swift responses from the public and judicial branch. In New York, volunteer lawyers rushed to the JFK to offer their services and concerned citizens rallied outside customs chanting “let them in”. Even the mayor of my hometown Cincinnati, as conservative as it is, spoke out against the ban, saying how heartbroken city officials were that Syrian families sponsored by local churches’ refugee initiatives had been detained in the Cincinnati airport….