Bachelor Soup

“Bachelor Soup” not because I’m a bachelor, or even that I made it when I was a bachelor—I didn’t even start making this until I was married. Rather, Bachelor Soup because my husband doesn’t like soup, so I only make this when he’s away. This is less a recipe than a rough technique that I generally follow. Sweat an onion (I usually use a red or sweet yellow one) until it’s soft and cooked down and most of the moisture is driven off.

Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

Adapted from this recipe. 1 bunch cilantro leaves and steps, roughly chopped 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 4 cloves garlic 2 oz lime juice 2 oz olive oil 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced Salt and pepper to taste Blend everything in a food processor until nice and creamy. Chill. Works well with cilantro-lime chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Adapted from this recipe. 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic 2 oz lime juice 1 oz olive oil 1 tbsp salt 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne or chili powder 2 lbs chicken Pulse in food processor until well chopped, scraping down sides when necessary. This makes enough marinade for about 2 pounds of chicken.