Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Vegetarian Summer Corn and Vegetable Chowder

Vegetarian Summer Corn and Vegetable Chowder (Vegan Option)

The first of the fresh summer corn is in the markets. So I’m making Vegetarian Summer Corn and Vegetable Chowder. This beautiful and tasty vegetarian chowder is loaded with lots of delicious vegetables and white beans. In fact, it’s a complete meal in a bowl. And if you don’t like hot chowder in the summertime,…

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Vegan Eggplant Stuffed with Couscous Salad

Summertime Vegan Eggplant Stuffed with Couscous Salad

The hubby and I have spent a hectic two weeks finding a new place, signing a lease and getting moved in. And then the shock of realizing how much stuff we put in storage. I feel so weighted down with all the STUFF! I created this recipe for Vegan Eggplant Stuffed with Couscous Salad so…

Seasonal spring lamb

It’s Lamb Season and here’s 12 Spring Lamb Recipes

It’s springtime and time for spring lamb. Well, it is in many cultures. While lamb use is increasing in the US, Americans are not huge consumers of lamb compared to the rest of the world. In fact, the average American only eats 0.88 pounds of lamb per year compared to the 26/25 pounds per person…

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle

My Slightly Less than Authentic Version of the Dublin Coddle

I slid onto the wood bench for lunch at John Kavanagh’s pub in Dublin, Ireland with a pint of cider and a menu. On first glance, I saw a small mishmash of pasta dishes and sandwiches interspersed with a couple of Irish dishes. The waitress recommended I try the Dublin Coddle. “What’s a Dublin Coddle?” I asked.…

Authentic Irish Brown Bread

13 Irish Recipes Just In Time for St. Patty’s Day

The hubby and I enjoyed our two months in Ireland over the summer of 2016. Such a beautiful green country with some of the best tasting milk and butter that I’ve had anywhere thanks to the year around grass supply. It’s easy to think Irish food is all green beer, potatoes and corned beef, since that’s what…

Exploring Michigan’s Food Culture: 9 Dishes and Recipes

A fun part of living a location independent lifestyle is getting to explore the local food culture. The upcoming move is to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. I don’t know much about Michigan. I know that Ann Arbor is a college town, the state borders Lake Michigan, it’s an industrial state with plenty of immigration…