White Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Ice Cream

White Chocolate Peanut Butter and Yogurt Ice Cream with Crunchy Blueberry Topping

True peanut butter aficionados love this chill dessert. Thick Greek yogurt mixed with the Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful creates a tangy and sweet ice cream. Top a few scoops with a crunchy mix of blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and peanuts for more texture and flavor. Want more chocolate? Try this ice cream with bittersweet chocolate chips. Whether this ice cream has a topping or not, every spoonful is similar to eating a cold candy bar. Read more

Spicy Delicata Squash Soup with Cilantro Lime Yogurt

Spicy Delicata Squash and Chicken Soup with Cilantro Lime Yogurt
Spicy Delicata Squash and Chicken Soup with Cilantro Lime Yogurt

Shortly after the boyfriend left for the west coast, this soup was made with a delicata squash from the last share of the CSA. It was made my way… very spicy. The boyfriend, who is a tester for many experimental recipes, likes spicy food, too. My tolerance for spicy food could be a bit more than his. When I called him about this delicious soup, he was curious to know how a large pot of soup is made for one person in a household. Read more

Hurry to D.C. Curry Chicken Salad

Washington, D.C is always a pleasant road trip from New York. If we don’t encounter traffic along the way, it’s even a better drive. Road trips provide a chance to have “catch-up” conversations, read a book and relax. Most of all, seeing family is always fun. At our destination, my sister served strawberry margaritas, and she cooked breakfast the next morning. It was a relaxing vacation from my kitchen.

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Cold Mulberry Soup with Ginger Yogurt

Cold Mulberry Soup with Ginger Yogurt

Cold Mulberry Soup with Ginger Yogurt
Cold Mulberry Soup with Ginger Yogurt

Melissa Danielle of Honeybee Holistic sent a twitter request asking to swap my lemon balm for mulberries. Of course, I agreed to the swap, and we met outside of a subway station. Mulberry is a berry originally from Asia. White and red versions are found in North America, too. Prior to the swap, I can’t recall ever tasting the fruit. Maybe, somebody’s homemade liqueur has given me a taste. They’re not quite as tart, nor do they have the same sweetness as blackberries. I was curious about what type of dish to make with the mulberries. Sweets are easy to make, but a friend suggested a savory dish. A cold soup was the answer, and it’s perfect for a robust summer day. The soup is bursting of fresh flavors from the mulberries, vanilla, mint and the elderberry liqueur. The ginger yogurt is a sassy dollop of tang. The bonus: There’s little sugar in this soup, and it’s a healthier dessert or appetizer to a main course. Read more