Soup idea; Paula Deen has diabetes; taco Tuesdays

  • By Jackson Holtz
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:19am
  • Life

Snowed in and looking for a hearty soup?

Over the weekend I stopped in at Essential Baking Co. in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood for lunch. I did a double take at their soup offering: split pea and yam. The sweetness of the sweet potato added a really nice flavor, texture and depth, without using meat.

Last night I cooked up a batch of vegetable soup using Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix, added carrots, celery and onion plus chicken broth, and, yes, two baked sweet potatoes.


In other food news this week, Food Network star Paula Deen announced Tuesday that she has Type 2 diabetes. The blogosphere is abuzz with questions about whether or not her recipes, including a bread pudding made from doughnuts, fried chicken and other fatty food, contributed. The New York Times is reporting that she’s always called for moderation. The Washington Post says Deen will become a spokeswoman for diabetes medication.

Food television is different than food reality. Paula’s shows are fun to watch because she’s so liberal with the butter, sugar and other tasty stuff.

What do you think?

Lastly, check out taco Tuesdays atStuff What I Like, the new restaurant on Colby Avenue in downtown Everett. Last week was bison meat, this week it’s lamb.

Have you tried bison meat?

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