Home cooked meal (chicken optional)



I visited my mom yesterday. She fixed butternut black bean soup with a side of garlic kale, fig preserves, chicken, and special Texan corn bread.

(Note: My mom might have gotten her corn bread recipe from the side of a Quaker corn meal box.)

Doused in a modest serving of Sriracha, the dish was plenty spicy, and the heat blends well with the sweet of the fig jam.


As for modifications in the soup, mom substituted chili powder for chipotle powder and omitted red pepper flakes.

Also, there was no mirin (Japanese rice wine) available at her grocery store, so she used sake.



Author: consingas

Hello, my name is Hilary, and I often find myself wondering about the many mysteries of life. Life can be more productive and fun when I step back and interpret it as infinite refactoring for discovery and enjoyment. That being said, I enjoy learning about the existential crises of others and the creative strategies people use to achieve goals through barriers, challenges, and obstacles.

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