SOUP 101

It’s soup season, ya’ll! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and soup is one of the reasons why. I make one big pot about once a week and eat on it for days. This vegetable soup is both comforting and crazy healthy. It’s chock full of vegetables and, let’s have an honest moment, we all need more of those in our lives.

JALAPENO CHEDDAR CORNBREAD MUFFINS

My southern-ness is showing here. Cornbread is one of my love languages. And when you add fresh corn, sharp cheese, spicy jalapenos and bacon grease then we just need to hold on a minutes and collect our thoughts. This may be too much. It may be pushing the limits a bit on acceptable food + human relationships.

But it’s absolutely worth it. I know this isn’t anything ground-breaking, but maybe it’s close enough to feed my tendencies for exaggeration. They really are so damn good, loves.

GRILLED FLANK STEAK BOWLS

You guys… isn’t it gorgeous? All the colors. All the ridiculous over the top flavors in one bowl. A perfectly marinated and grilled flank steak, some grilled peppers, lightly dressed greens, tomato confit {fancy pants way of saying tomatoes cooked in an embarrassing amount of olive oil}, marinated shallots, and golden beat hummus combine to create a bowl that will undoubtedly cause you to embarrass yourself with too much enjoyment. {I’m hoping I’m not the only one that reacts with too much enthusiasm over my food}

Tomatoes Roasted In Olive Oil With Garlic + Thyme

Let’s talk about how fast we are racing away from tomato season. It makes me feel feelings.

So I am always looking for ways to extend that as long as I possibly can. When tomatoes aren’t as sweet as we would like them to be anymore, it’s a good idea to throw them in a dish with an embarrassing amount of olive oil, some smashed garlic, fresh herbs and S+P and then roast them for a bit. It’s basically a little sweet talk session to make them believe they are middle of the summer tomatoes like all the other cool kids. A little pep talk for the end of season stragglers…. a little coaxing so that we can still have our tomato fix and get on with life.

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