Creamy Hummus Soup with Crispy Soyrizo Gremolata (Vegan)

Creamy Hummus Soup with Crispy Soyrizo Gremolata (Vegan) (via thepigandquill.com)

Like so many recipes that find their way to this space, this soup was a happy accident. A well-meaning attempt (and I do mean well-meaning, as not a corner was cut!) at Kenji Lopez-Alt’s intriguing Israeli hummus recipe — more on what makes it so intriguing later — watered down, quite literally, into a slurpable meal worthy of your soup spoon. Too many times I’ve daintily tucked pita into a creamy bowl of restaurant hummus while every fiber of my being screams good lord woman, eating it by the oversized spoonful is the clear winner of all ideas ever! And too many times, apparently, I’ve … Read More

buttered miso-tomato soup with roasted garlic + togarashi (gf)

Buttered Miso-Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic + Togarashi via thepigandquill.com

Do you guys know Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen? I’m so honored to be pinch-hitting for her today so she can get some well-deserved R&R on the sunny beaches of Maui. I’m more than a little envious. It’s hardly been three months since we babymooned on that very island and I already miss the jungly black sand beaches. The unmarred white sand beaches. The mochiko chicken. YOU GUYS. The mochiko chicken. Happily, I’ve got something comin’ round the bend that’ll hopefully take the edge offa that craving, but we’ll save that for another post. Today, we’re talking about scratching … Read More

five spice + curried sweet corn soup

A warm and cozy winter soup with a hint of spring. #Glutenfree with #vegan mods. Find the full recipe at www.thepigandquill.com.

Two years ago I gave up soda and factory farmed fast-food for the New Year, and they both stuck. Aside from hippie, home-brewed ginger beer and the like, nary a pop has crossed these lips. Nor a Double Double (thank god for In n’ Out’s grilled cheese is all I have to say about that…). Or a chicken nugget. Okokok, there may have been a little c-nug situation this one time at the Denver Airport because cravings and short layovers and crippled self-control, but I sweaaaars to you, that was it. I also swear I’m not (nor was I ever) … Read More

Roasted Beet Soup with Garam Masala & Green Garlic Cream

I did it again. It’s getting dangerously close to 90 degrees outside, and here I am talking about soup. I feel like we’ve been here once before. Ah, yes, the Famous Cheesy Broccoli Soup of Spring 2014. Jeez, it wasn’t even that long ago. But this time is different. This time, I know you guys will forgive me. Because look at this soup. Its supremely lovely hue. That hypnotic swirl of green garlic cream that begs of you to put down the remote…pick up the spoon…you are not Olivia Pope…you are not Olivia Pope…you ARE NOT Olivia Pope… I suppose now might … Read More

Garlicky Curried Noodle Soup (gf w/ vegan option) – and a Q Squared gig!

When I posted this guy on Instagram the other day, I had the forethought to actually add a squidge of sriracha to the egg. And it looked bangarang, you guys. Bang. Uh. Rang. And then I sat down to edit the pics for this post and realized that, amidst all the excitement of pulling out the big ol’ Nikon and strapping it to the tripod and F-stopping like whoa, I never actually took a real-deal pic of the sauce’d egg. What the eff. I blame #yolkporn. Gets me every time. (Ok, side note: that rocker Caleb dude is singing a … Read More

Creamy Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Soup (gluten-free)

Soups on! Does anyone say that anymore? Did anyone say that ever? Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of soup? When you’re sick, when you’re chilled, when you’re feeling too lazy for real cooking but somewhere inside your domestic diva urges you to persist? That damn diva. She sure can be a pesky mofo. Will the questions ever stop? Nah, and unfortumunnately they likely won’t become more interesting. It’s the nature of blogging. Eventually, you run out of things to say. Sors. SOUP! Amazingly, this simple, creamy wonder doesn’t employ a smidge of cream — and when it … Read More

Tofu & Fried Egg Pho with Crispy Onions & Furikake

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but it’s almost April. Can I get a WTF? (Thanks.) Seriously, when did that happen? Where did March go? Or February for that matter? Weren’t we just polishing off Spritz sugar cookies from the holidays a couple of weeks ago? Oh, just me then? They freeze well… As much as I typically love the coming of spring, I’ve got to admit I’m a little sad to part ways with winter this year. First of all, we didn’t really see much of it. A little rain here, some flurries there. We tried our darndest to make … Read More

Spicy Clam Chowder with Gouda Croutons

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who voted for The Pig & Quill! Two days left! Have you voted for the Pig & Quill in Cook Taste Eat’s Facebook contest yet? The recipe with the most votes earns the winner an opportunity to cook and film with celeb-chef and restauranteur Michael Mina, which is pretty much the stuff that Pig & Quill dreams are made of. Please vote and Share on Facebook! Thanks! Here’s a fun topic for Thursday: Things That I’m on the Fence About. Let’s see… Coconut water. Something to do with my mom’s comment, “hmm, that doesn’t strike you … Read More

Chickenless Udon Noodle Soup (with Butternut Squash)

I was really ready to headline this post with something as rad Leave the chicken in the coop and the noodles in the soup! but I have a confession to make. This soup isn’t entirely chickenless. There’s, gulp, stock. I know, I’m a sham. I’m so sorry. If you veggie folk leave and never come back, I’ll understand. ‘Cept for I would so not understand. Please don’t leave. Just take a peeksie at the note below for a quickie vegetarian/vegan variation. All better? Good. Because I have another confession to make. I ah-door noodles. Maybe you recall my ramen rant? … Read More

Recipe: Curried carrot soup w/ Greek yogurt & toasted walnuts

It seems we’ve been on a soup streak here lately, and that is A-ok with me. I love soup — to the point that I don’t even discriminate against the canned stuff. I know it’s a sodium bomb and full of all sorts of processed crap, but on a cold day with crusty hunk of sourdough or a drippy grilled cheese, I’m not super picky. If given the choice, however, a velvety, seasonal soup like this one — which can still be made start to finish in less than an hour — is an easy winner. Sweet, subtly spicy and … Read More