Soups, Salads & Cheese

Three Cheese Soup with Salad

Three Cheese Soup with Salad by EraPhernaliaVintage

If some evil alien came from space and said I’d have to eat from only three categories of food for the rest of my life, these would be my choices: Soups, Salads and Cheese.

The beauty is these three things cover just about everything else–from savory to sweet. And with soup, there’s enough liquid to keep you from getting dehydrated.

All silliness aside, in this category, we’re going to bring you all kinds of soups and salads. We added cheese here, because it’s so darned good, and deserved a mention.

There’s something really satisfying about these foods, and they can be enjoyed all year long in their various incarnations–so please do.

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Ellen Sweets’ Kick-Ass Tuna Salad

September 5, 2014

When you walk into Ellen Sweets kitchen, you know it gets used and used often. The counters overflow with small appliances and bottles and bottles of herbs and spices. If you're cooking in Ellen's kitchen and you cannot find what you need--you haven't really looked.

HausBar Beef Caldo

August 22, 2014

Dorsey Barger, of HausBar Farms, looks at what crops are ready for harvest at the farm or what's available at the Farmers' Market, and then lets inspiration rule in the kitchen. Such is her recipe for Beef Caldo.

Ray Benson’s Famous Corn Soup

March 13, 2014

Ray Benson, front man for Grammy Award winning Asleep at the Wheel, loves cooking, and he loves corn. If a dish has corn in it, chances are Ray likes it, and has probably cooked it, himself.

Roasted Fennel and Potato Soup

November 7, 2013

Renee Studebaker, former garden and food writer for the Austin American Statesman, currently writes about the intersection of gardening, food and life on her blog Renee's New Blog. She learned to love the flavors of all fresh produce thanks to summers she spent on her grandmother's Arkansas farm, although at first she wasn't particularly enamored of the work involved in getting that food to the table.

Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Tangy Tarragon Drizzle

October 18, 2013

Potatoes and leeks are fast friends in the soup pot. And a bowl of Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Tangy Tarragon Drizzle will kick winter's chill to the curb, and warm you from the inside out. You can also easily grow the fresh herbs and produce used in the recipe in the home garden.

Chileatole De Elote (Chileatole Of Fresh Corn)

October 4, 2013

This chileatole is always prepared in Usila when the fresh corn is harvested in both Holy Week and later in the rainy season. It is a meal in itself and served alone. The chileatole is best cooked in a clay pot, or olla.

B.J. Thomas’ Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

September 20, 2013

It’s a good thing B. J. Thomas doesn’t keep his musical trophies in the kitchen because there’d be no room for food.

Tomato Gazpacho from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery

July 12, 2013

Slow food can also be quick to prepare, such as this Tomato Gazpacho recipe from Chef Sarah McIntosh of Epicerie Cafe & Grocery in Austin, Texas. Food from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery will be featured during the Grub Crawl at the Slow Food Austin Grub Trivia event, July 21, 2013.

One Big Table: The Original Deviled Egg

May 28, 2013

Deviled eggs made without mayonnaise, such as these from Molly O'Neill's cookbook One Big Table, will be a welcome addition to your summer picnics.

Wild Mushroom and Brie Soup

February 8, 2013

Chef Raymond Keyrouz kindly shared a wonderfully earthy, silky and luscious soup recipe that any bowl would be blessed to receive, and diner fortunate to consume.