When the frigid temperatures left me homebound and scouring the kitchen for something to eat, this easy recipe for egg drop soup emerged. The ribbons of kale and bits of corn add a hearty texture and boost the nutritional value of this classic Chinese dish.
We all try way too hard. We're always striving toward the next big thing: successful career, happy family, healthy body, peaceful spirit. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life - like happiness and spontaneity - are best pursued indirectly.
When the winter blues set in, I take a weekend to ease out of it naturally with comfort food, a funny book, an inspiring movie, and a blast of music. The music, the movie, and the book change every year, but the meal must be intense, seasonal, filling, and hangover-worthy.