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Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup with Chorizo

Chorizo Soup

While the day’s are getting longer and spring technically starts next week, it’s still pretty cold in New York. A warm and hearty bowl of soup is still very much welcome. Soup gives the sense of comfort and warmth and it’s ideal to take your time with it. Home-made chicken stock is always preferable but I find that I usually end up using a good quality store-bought one. Soup usually tastes better the day after it’s made after the flavors have had a chance to meld together. It’s a great thing to make on a Sunday and eat for the rest of the week.
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Fairytale Eggplant, Cannellini Beans, Breadcrumbs

Even though it’s officially Fall and the weather is cooling down here in New York, late summer produce is still around and that means eggplant is at its peak. Eggplant can get a bad reputation for being mushy and greasy which it often is if not cooked correctly. I prefer to buy fairytale eggplant which has a much thinner skin and an overall mild flavor without any hints of bitterness.

This was a clean out the fridge kind of meal that proved to be much more successful than intended. I had some eggplant that was on it’s last days, leeks that had already been chopped and were sitting in a plastic bag, waiting to be used. I sauteed the eggplant along with the leeks and some garlic then warmed up the cannellini beans in the same pan. I tossed everything with feta, lemon juice and olive oil and then topped it off with these breadcrumbs.
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