So I’ve pretty much been sick with a horrible cough and cold since my last post and have not been able to muster up the energy to cook or bake anything. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been able to eat. No, I’ve pretty much been taking a soup tour of the town and you, dear reader, can benefit from my expert analysis of quality:

Chicken Noodle Soup:
Sabatinos Italian Restaurant, Baltimore MD – This is the best chicken noodle soup in the world. Seriously. No vegetables to detract from the tastiness, just delicious broth, chunks of white meat chicken, and little bow-tie noodles.

Corner Bakery – Yummy. Especially in the bread bowl.

Panera Bread – Pretty classic bowl of soup from that type of place. However, if you’re at Panera, you might as well just order the mac&cheese, which is much better.

Healthy Choice  – So it’s microwave soup, and altogether not that interesting, but it gets the job done, especially for work lunches.

Chicken Tortilla Soup:
Coyote Grill, Fairfax, VA – Spicy and savory, this has chunks of great vegetables and chicken. They do the right thing and serve it with sour cream, but it’s worth asking for some shredded cheese, too.

Red Robin – Served perfectly with lots of sour cream, tortilla strips, and melty cheese. And they’ll usually bring you fries, even though soup’s not supposed to come with them.

Safeway Signature – By itself, not so great, but dump a big scoop of sour cream and another of guacamole into it and you’re in business. You can also crumble tortilla chips and add shredded cheese. Definitely good for a dinner in.

Rio Grande/Uncle Julios – Gross. Yucky chunky vegetables that haven’t been cooked enough and broth with no real flavor.

Guapos, NoVa locations – Seriously gross! And also no actual chicken in the soup. Such a colossal disappointment.

Tomato Bisque:
Zoe’s Kitchen, NoVa locations – Rich and flavorful with just a bit of queso fresco, and it’s from the healthy place, so it must be good for you.

Corner Bakery – Totally serviceable, but doesn’t feel like enough of a meal.

Chicken Pot Pie:
Jason’s Deli – Ok, technically not a soup, but close enough and so tasty (the soup and the eye candy behind the counter).

Stay tuned for actual recipes coming soon.

Greek and Granola

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Jan 092011

Want a quick, easy, healthy breakfast with lots of protein and a good amount of fiber? Try Chobani Greek Yogurt (I like strawberry or vanilla) and Safeway Select Almond & Honey Granola. You know this is good because it has comfortably replaced my far less healthy habit of chocolate croissants and soda. (For now.)

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