I've learned a great many tools for keeping desperation at bay in my life, especially around food, and I've built a pretty impressive arsenal of tricks and practices to make sure I have healthy and nourishing food at the ready when I get hungry.
What I have NOT done is become perfect, which I'm not expecting any time soon. So the other night after a long day of work in the home office with no break (bad planning), I arrived in the kitchen slightly panicked, stomach rumbling, and a bit woozy. My supply levels of fresh food were low. It was a foraging moment. What does a lady do with one baked sweet potato in the fridge, a bunch of cilantro, some garlic and onions and that crazy feeling creeping up her neck?
SOUP! With no recipe at my side I came to the stove and channeled a culinary Tim Gunn. I made it work, and it turned out so much better than I could have hoped for. So here's an easy recipe for my Desperation Soup. But you can make it BEFORE the crazy sets in.