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What I’ve Been Up To: February 2013

by heather
What I've Been Up To: I've been busy with homework. Full-time coursework + kids is pretty time consuming. I applied to graduate school. Hopefully get in this time. However if I don't I'll be ok. I have friends here. Moving is a pain. I have projects I am involved in. I can go to a different program, however this one is the one that I really want, so if I got in that would be awesome. I made this Roasted Tomato Soup from Thug Kitchen. It's delicious and has more vegetables than your traditional Read more [...]

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

by heather
This weekend we had a potluck and after going out of town I had a lot of milk that was close to expiration, plus a lot of potatoes, so I made this soup to share. I adapted it from several that I found online and it turned out pretty good. I'm not going to pretend that this soup is good for you, but it is delicious. Makes 8-10 servings Loaded Baked Potato Soup 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup flour 7 cups milk 5 large potatoes, baked and cut into quarters 1 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Gnocchi Soup

by heather
Last week when I started browsing through Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, this was the recipe that I was most excited about trying. Thing 1 looked at the picture in the book and said "Mom, it looks like there are giant bugs in that soup. Gross" How is it that I have been her mother for this long and she has never tried gnocchi? Those are not bugs, those are the best kind of pasta you can get sans cheese! When I lived in Argentina, this pasta Read more [...]

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

by heather
The past two weeks, the bountiful basket has included fennel. Fennel is awesome. It has vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron. A one cup serving contains 27 calories. Fennel reportedly has medicinal properties, improving digestive health and helping with menstrual cramps. It even makes multiple appearances in Greek mythology, and was used as an award for ancient marathon runners. How would that feel? 'You just ran 25 miles in sandals. You win a VEGETABLE!' I personally would have Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Tortellini Soup and Breadsticks

by heather
Early this week on a cold and windy day (57 degrees is cold for St George) a friend posted a soup recipe on Facebook. I saw it and said 'That is what I am making for dinner tonight'. (Thank you, Shannon!) Since becoming a vegetarian I don't use my slow-cooker nearly as often. This needs to change. So here we are,  tortellini crock-pot soup and quick bread sticks. Super easy, relatively healthy, tastes good, uses food storage. That's how I like to roll. Tortellini Slow-cooker Soup Food Storage Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Garlic Lentil Noodle Soup

by heather
I was always raised to believe in the healing power of chicken soup. I even read a study once, that if people with colds drank chicken broth it was more effective in relieving symptoms than hot water or a placebo. That's great and all, but I've given up chicken. So what do you do when you're a vegetarian and half of your family is sick? You make this soup! I originally found the recipe at Roxanne's Natural Kitchen, but made a few changes. It went over very well. My husband agreed that the broth makes Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Spicy Veggie Stew

by heather
To shake things up I recently bought a new vegetarian cookbook, 365 Vegetarian Meals, published by Better Homes and Gardens.  One night I was in the mood for soup, so I picked this recipe, because I had all the ingredients. (Except eggplant. I didn't have eggplant, and I've found that at least 80% of the time eggplant is disgusting, so I used zucchini.) It calls for a can of garbanzo beans, which worked well, but I'm sure that any variety of beans would be good as well. This wasn't my favorite stew Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Potato Pearl Soup

by heather
Ok,  if you have potato pearls you have to try this. To quote my husband "It tastes like Thanksgiving in a bowl." And it's EASY! If you don't have potato pearls, go get some.  I found this winner in Food Storage for the Clueless by Clark and Kathryn Kidd, which a friend recommended to me. Unfortunately it is out of print and it was awhile before a copy was available for less than $40. I eventually found one and I haven't really started reading it, just trying a few recipes. This soup Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Chicken Enchilada Soup

by heather
This is by far my most requested soup recipe by family and friends. It is another recipe that took me awhile to figure out to incorporate food storage in a way that didn't change the taste. A few weeks ago I had a breakthrough. I originally got this recipe from the book 101 Things to Do with a Tortilla, but have made several adjustments to it over the years.Chicken Enchilada SoupFood Storage Ingredients:1 packet enchilada sauce seasoning1 cup tomato juice1 cup water1 6oz can tomato paste1/2 cup white Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Chicken Vegetable Chowder

by heather
There are six basic staples of long term food storage: rice, wheat, oats, pasta, beans, and potatoes. Potatoes are pretty darn easy to incorporate into your diet. To quote my friend Liesa "Mashed potatoes are the fast food of food storage." Anyone can add them as a side to a meal with very little effort. Mashed potato flakes can be stored for approximately 30 years. I am not a big potato person, however growing up my mom made this chicken vegetable chowder that I loved. Getting the recipe out of Read more [...]

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