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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Wisconsin Divinity: Cheese Soup

November 5, 2015

My brother-in-law Steve Piekarski is a good home cook. He and my sister Toni both enjoy food that is hearty and unfussy, such as hearty cheese soup. Neither is opposed to using convenience foods in their cooking, either, such as pasteurized prepared cheese products. You know: Velveeta.

Mexican Mint Marigold Chicken Salad

October 29, 2015

Among the edible plants Betty Lambright grows is the magnificent, Mexican Mint Marigold, which is not only beautiful and aromatic, but it also attracts pollinators and is drought tolerant, too.

Kale Salad With Pecorino And Walnuts

October 24, 2015

When I visited Dr. Deb Tolman at her homestead/learning lab earlier this year, she prepared lunch for me, which included this kale salad (kale from her garden). She told me even kale haters love this salad, and aftrer tasting it, I am inclined to agree.

Onion Soup with Venison Shanks

August 22, 2015

This is a classic French onion soup with the addition of rich, long-cooked venison shanks.

Tomato Gazpacho from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery

July 16, 2015

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.

10 Minute Chickpea Salad Recipe

June 26, 2015

Shawna Coronado says she enjoys good, healthy food, but with her busy schedule, doesn't always have time for involved recipes. Necessity is the mother of delicious invention, as evidenced by her speedy, tasty and healthy chickpea salad recipe

Recipe: The Original Deviled Egg (from One Big Table)

May 21, 2015

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.

Roasted Fennel and Potato Soup

January 2, 2015

Writer, gardener, educator, and cook, Renee Studebaker, 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. That's changed.

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.