Soups ↓

Red Lentil Vegetable Stew


What started innocently enough as a “hmm…what do we need to use up?” soup turned out to be one of our new favorites. Every once in a while I turn to the internets for inspiration. Amy had pinned a bunch of pretty awesome looking recipes on Pinterest, so I scanned through the list for a […]

Cream of Celery Soup


The summer before my senior year in college, my mom and I started cooking together a lot more.  I think she wanted to send me off for my final year (in a house with a kitchen, so no more dorm food) with the ability to make some nutritious meals for myself.  That’s when my love […]

Ryan & Val’s Roasted Pepper and Corn Chowder


Our friends Ryan and Val got mad cooks, so it’s no wonder that we occasionally cop one of their recipes. While we all tend to approach cooking in much the same way, they cook with slightly different, often more Southwest, palate (maybe related to their being from Texas? possibly?). When we use other people’s recipes […]

Improv’d Pot: Tomato Coconut Veggie Stew


The other night Mark was bereft of inspiration, so I started rummaging in the fridge and decided to concoct a feast from what I could find.  I do this from time-to-time and think it should have a proper name; thus, the Improv’d Pot segment of the blog is born!  Here’s some of what we had […]

Chili – Redux


Now that we’ve posted the majority of our culinary masterworks, things have slowed down a bit here at IV. In the midst of the winter holidays, it seems this goes doubly so, as we turn to many of our old favorites. It probably goes without saying, but we’re big chili buffs. Amy’s mom also loves […]

Reykjavik Roundup, Days 15-18


On Tuesday, the soup craving finally hit. Not only are the days getting perilously short, it’s also been a bit murky here the last few days–helping to usher in the first soup of our stay: a hearty vegetable noodle soup. It looks complicated, perhaps, but like most of what we’ve been cooking here, it’s pretty […]

A Week in the Life: Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Kale (oh my!)


You may recall, we had quite a tomato, potato, and kale crop this year. As promised, our adventures in eating our way through the last of our garden continue. We thought we’d take you through our last week, since used things up rotation style. So let’s recap: Night 1: Squash, Potato, & Broccoli Soup w/ […]

Summer Harvest: Shells al Pomodoro, Tempeh & Kale Stew, Chili, Cucumber Salad


At long last! It’s finally tomato harvesting time! We got tons of lettuce, are still getting kale, and have been getting green beans and cucumbers for a few weeks now, but there’s something momentous about that first big batch of tomatoes. Something that says, “your garden has arrived.” Everything leads up to tomatoes; they’re the […]

Veggie Soup in Iceland


After a long day hiking up Mt. Esja, we decided to forgo any notion of “cultural” American cuisine (what would have been a good choice for this?) and make a hearty veggie soup with what produce was available to us. Since much of Iceland is covered in volcanic rock and ash, a lot of veggies […]

Pinto Poblano Soup


I may have mentioned this before, but one of my all-time favorite soups is Beezy’s pinto poblano. So, we got a hankerin’ for pinto poblano tonight (which isn’t that weird…I probably hanker for this soup half of my waking hours), but it was 8 o’clock and Beezy’s was closed…so, it was up to us to […]