Webicurean’s Top 13 of 2013

by Anne Papina on December 30, 2013

It’s hard to believe the New Year is almost here! As 2013 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for  your support and all the wonderful comments throughout the year. Webicurean is a labor of love, but it wouldn’t be possible without the loyal […]


Grandma Papina’s Lamb Stew #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on June 16, 2013

Seems it’s that time of year again when we celebrate dad, so what better way to honor him than with his favorite meal? This week Isabel, owner of and the founder of the #SundaySupper Movement, is hosting a virtual shindig celebrating Father’s Day. For me, this was a no-brainer, as my dad loved his […]


As I sit here writing this post, I chuckle at how I suspect my friends will react when they see a vegan recipe coming through. You see, I come from a long line of meat eaters. Heck, I just went in with a couple of friends on a split-quarter of an organic, grass-fed cow. Yep, […]


Skinny Beef Chili #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 17, 2013

Sometimes nothing is more satisfying than a steaming bowl of chili. There’s something irresistible about that combination of meat, beans, and spices, simmering all day in a tangy gravy that beckons the taste buds. Whether you eat it straight, scoop it up with chips, or smother it over a hotdog or fries, it’s one dish […]


Easy Italian Wedding Soup #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on January 13, 2013

When it comes to meal time, do you sit at the table or stand and graze? For the longest time, I’ve been a grazer. Heck, when you’re single, what’s to stop you from foregoing a plate entirely and noshing straight out of the pan? So bad, I know. What’s worse, I eventually turned Morgan into […]


Award Winning Split Pea Soup with Gouda Crostini

by Anne Papina on September 30, 2012

San Francisco may be famous for its fog, but locally, Daly City and Pacifica are thought to have SF beat. Of course, in the fall, all bets are off as we head into our most summery time of the year. For the last 25+ years, Pacifica has embraced its fogginess with the Pacific Coast Fog […]


Quick Vegetable Stock

by Anne Papina on September 12, 2003

Use with Vegetarian Split Pea Soup!   Quick Vegetable Stock   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 15 mins   Author: Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone Recipe type: Soup Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 leeks, washed & coarsely chopped 2 med onions, peeled & coarsely […]


Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

by Anne Papina on September 12, 2003

Almost an afterthought, I tossed some Mezzetta tamed jalapenos in this soup, and the resulting dish had an amazing flavor — definitely worth trying. Of course, some folks need to have a little meat in their split pea soup, and chopped prosciutto (served on the side) is just the right flavor and weight to blend […]

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Pumpkin Soup

by Anne Papina on November 5, 2001

Halloween has passed – I am on an all pumpkin diet 🙂 Start with a pumpkin about the size of a volleyball (It won’t matter if it is too small or too big – you can correct that later). Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roast the pumpkin in a roasting pan (to catch […]


Split Pea Soup with Gouda Crostini

by Anne Papina on September 23, 2001

I’ve been making this soup for years, and it’s constantly evolving. In this latest version, I’ve introduced the sweetness of carrots and the creaminess of Gouda. The crostini garnish is a more flavorful substitute for the traditional crouton. Split Pea Soup with Gouda Crostini   Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 3 hours […]