The Super Bowl is a food holiday whether you are a football fan or not. Grocery stores put up displays featuring chips and guacamole, nacho fixings and all sorts of finger foods that are easy to eat while holding a beverage and jumping up and down screaming like a maniac. According to the Hass Avocado Board, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the year's biggest avocado-eating days, with more than 53.5 million pounds of avocado eaten - enough to cover a football field with a blanket of avocados more than 20 feet thick. This year, Americans are expected to consume 79 million pounds of avocados a
In keeping with our soup theme for the month, I present Creamy Potato Soup. I usually avoid heavy and creamy soups simply for the caloric intake that they bring along with their delicious taste, but I did a remodel on this soup recently to make it more waist band friendly and came up with what I would call a winner!
While visiting my family this fall in Brownsville, Oregon, we took a little trip to Randy’s Main Street coffee shop that is housed in the old butcher’s shop which incidentally was where I got my very first job, breaking down boxes for Mr. Ridinger. We ventured in on a cold day to find warm rolls fresh out of the oven and a Beef Barley soup of the day that smelled too good to miss. True to the smell, the soup was delicious and Geoffrey came home and immediately tried to recreate it.
If you haven’t dusted off your soup pot yet, what are you waiting for? January and February are the two months of the year where my family eats soup more than any other food. One of my favorite mid winter soups is Coconut Red Lentil. It is a hearty and filling soup that you can have on the table in about 30 minutes! Although I have shared the recipe before, I will share again for those that might have missed it, it is THAT GOOD!
Coconut Red Lentil Soup