Thai Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

A new spin on an old classic — grilled cheese and tomato soup. This tomato soup is spicy, creamy and full of Thai flavors (ginger, red curry, coconut milk). Perfect for any time of year. This would make a super easy weeknight meal — the soup itself can be ready in about 20 or so minutes and […]

Jalapeño Poppers

I have to confess that Eric and I watched the Seahawks/49ers football game yesterday. This is so wholly out of character for us, and we kept commenting on how we should turn on a movie, but we were transfixed and just kept on watching. At one point, I found myself jumping up off the couch, saying […]

Roasted Radishes

Does anyone reading remember the television program Faerie Tale Theatre with Shelley Duvall from the mid-1980s? They did these amazing performances of popular fairy tales. Rapunzel was one of my favorites and I have this vivid of memory of the beginning of that episode where Rapunzel’s mother, while pregnant with her, has this intense craving […]

Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Aioli

After I posted a recipe for onion rings a couple of months ago (which turned out to be the most popular recipe I’ve ever posted on Serenity in the Storm — go figure! I guess everyone likes onion rings!), I kept thinking about creating a recipe for sweet potato fries that were similarly breaded. The smokiness of […]

e-Book Launch: Gently Raw

My dear Serenity in the Storm readers (old and new!), I am so excited to share with you the fruits (raw foods pun intended?!) of my labor over the last several months. I have been hard at work writing Serenity in the Storm’s first e-book — Gently Raw — and it’s finally here and available for you […]

Buffalo Cauliflower

I love cauliflower. Like, really love it. It didn’t used to be a food I really thought much about, but something happened in the last few years and I just can’t get enough of the stuff. I love it raw, roasted, tandoori roasted, and I just discovered this week that I love it mashed, too (recipe coming eventually to […]

Quick Potato Tacos

I rarely make potatoes for breakfast because I have this idea that they take way too long to cook. Then I decided to dice the potatoes into tiny, tiny cubes so they would cook faster. These tacos cook up in 15 minutes or so and are really easy to make. These can be endlessly adapted to […]

Rosemary-Sage Butternut Squash Soup

Apparently Thanksgiving is hurdling towards us quite quickly! I, for one, woke up this morning shocked that we’re already practically to mid-November. I’ll post a Thanksgiving recipe round-up soon to help with some ideas for the big day, but I thought this might be a nice main dish option. Soup is generally a non-traditional main […]