Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tomato-Basil Soup with Cashew Butter



"Do I still need to put the bowl in the sink?" asked Sid wearing his naughtiest smile.

I glanced and couldn't suppress my laughter. Lying on the dining table was an empty soup bowl, spotlessly clean.

"Did you actually lick your bowl clean?"

He nodded and said, "It was so yummy. It was finger-licking ... nope... bowl-licking good Mommy!"

And then he went ahead and gave me a 'squishy-do' hug and went on to tell me that I am the "best soup maker in the whole wide world!"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Greek Salad with Chickpeas and Mint


July has been a busy month. The good kind of busy!

Though I didn't get to try out any new recipes, we'd a wonderful time as a family. Cincinnati had been unusually hot this summer. Which meant a lot of fresh and light meals and a lot of easy and fuss free cooking.

The highlight of this year's summer has been our tiny herb garden. Since it was our first foray into gardening, we kept it less adventurous with low maintenance herbs like Mint, Sweet Italian Basil, Rosemary and Thyme.

Having an herb garden has its advantages. A snip here and a snip there and suddenly, there is a burst of freshness in our everyday meal.