garlic spinach soup :: by radish*rose

garlic spinach soup

This garlic spinach soup is my new favorite thing for a fall weeknight. It uses ingredients I almost always have on hand – garlic, bread, eggs, spinach – plus some dried herbs and grated Parmesan or Gruyere cheese. I run in the door, put the water on to boil, change my clothes, and proceed with the recipe. It doesn’t seem like something so simple would be good, but it is simply delicious! You simmer rather a lot of garlic plus some dried herbs to make a clean broth, add some small pasta such as orzo, toss in some spinach or frozen peas, then swirl in some eggs to add protein and body. To serve, ladle it over some hearty, garlicky toasted bread in the bottom of each bowl. Voilá!  Continue reading

perfectly poached eggs on lemony avocado toast :: by radish*rose

perfectly poached eggs on lemony avocado toast

I love the moment when you break a perfectly poached egg open and the gooey warm yolk spills all over everything. Especially a crunchy piece of toast with lemony avocado spread. Yay! Moment of egg happiness! However, until now I’ve been sadly limited in my poached-egg consumption because the technique of poaching eggs has eluded me. Somehow I always ended up with an overcooked egg bomb with no gooey yolk in sight, or an undercooked icky blob. Yet I wanted to learn, because a poached egg or two is such a great way to add a delicious little package of protein to your otherwise veggie- or grain-based meals, any time of day. Finally, Martha Rose Shulman’s technique in The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day showed me the way to a fully cooked white with still slightly gooey yolk. I was so thrilled when it worked! I may even have done a happy egg dance.  And if I can poach an egg, so can you – better get your own happy egg dance ready! Continue reading