Chilled vegan cucumber soup

Easy and delicious, this is the vegan counterpart to my cucumber soup post from a few days ago. With this soup, I was trying for a more pickle-y flavor, a summer version of Polish pickle soup. Hence, the fresh dill and garlic. Personally, I like the raw garlic— I think it gives the soup a gentle... Continue Reading →

Chilled cucumber soup

This would be a perfect recipe for a sweltering hot day— super easy to make, and best of all, you don’t have to touch your stove. Also, you can make a large batch, and keep it in the fridge for a few days. This seems like the summer counterpart to pickle soup. I first had... Continue Reading →

Ice cream in a melon bowl

This is less a recipe and more of an assembly. But with the temperature in the 90s and the heat index in the 100s, I’m just not feeling like cooking. So: two cooling summertime foods— fruit and ice cream. A Turkish friend of mine mentioned this concept in passing— and it stuck in my mind.... Continue Reading →

Michigan pasties, vegetarian and gluten free

Full disclosure: I’ve never eaten a pasty, prior to this recipe. I went vegetarian at the tender age of 14, and the only northern Michigan delicacy I’ve succumbed to is fudge. (Mmm fudge...) A few years back, I took a camping trip through the upper peninsula, the U.P.— and all those signs advertising pasties caught my... Continue Reading →

Asparagus mint soup

Asparagus is, hands down, my favorite summertime vegetable. It may be nearing the end of the season, but I still found some Michigan-grown asparagus at the farmer’s market this Saturday. I love this soup, because it’s light and delicious served chilled, the perfect thing for a muggy summer afternoon. Some recipes add cream; I kept... Continue Reading →

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