Get Better Soup

Poor Neil is sick so i decided to make him some soup to get better!

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1 small onion
1 large carrot
1 largish potato
a few mushrooms
a few morningstar chicken strips
1 head of roasted garlic
6 cups of “chicken” stock
1 teaspoon of veggie boullion
2 teaspoons of veggie seasoning
salt and pepper
1 can of canellni beans
1 tablespoon of cornstarch and a little of the cooking liquid

saute the onion in oil while doing this cut up the carrot and potato and then add to pot. cook for a bit and then add the diced up mushrooms and chicken strips. stir and then add the veggie seasoning and salt and pepper. mix and let cook about a minute. then add the “chicken” stock and the veggie boullion. mix a bit of the cooking liquid with the cornstarch and then add. Let come to a boil. Then add the beans and roasted garlic. Let simmer about 30 min. (best to set over night)


Mushrooms and Fava's

I decided to make mushrooms with sage and a side of cajun roasted fava beans

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for the mushrooms with sage:
2 cups of mushrooms
1 small onion
1 tsp sage
1 tsp vegetable spice
1/4 c sour supreme
salt and pepper to taste
and left over potato wedges

saute onion in a small amount of oil. once translucent add mushrooms, sage, and vegetable spice. cook for 3-5 min. then add salt and pepper and potato wedges. then add sour supreme

for the fava beans:

i use frozen and thaw them a bit in the microwave.
pre-heat oven to 450 degrees

on a sheet pan put 2 cups fava beans and then sprinkle about a tablespoon of olive oil over and about 2 teaspoons of lime juice. next sprinkle a good amount of salt on and some pepper and cajun seasoning (i like to use a little montreal chicken spice and cayenne pepper) then toss to coat and place in the oven and cook until golden brown.

Left Overs

I made some risotto a few days ago and have been using the leftovers to make different things. The other night i made a calzone and i used the recipe from my last post for pizza crust as the crust for the calzone.

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The filling:
leftover Risotto
leftover sundried tomato pizza sauce
carmalized onions and mushrooms

i mixed these together and filled the calzone crust and then baked at 400 degrees for 20min.

Pizza in Vermont

Over Christmas break I had my girlfriends over and we decided to make pizzas.

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1 Cup warm water
1 packet of yeast
1 teaspoon sugar

mix and let sit until yeast is active (foamy)

then add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 3 cups of flour and 1 Tablespoon salt

mix into a ball and then let sit for 20min-1hr letting it rise

2 Tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons oilve oil
1 Cup oil packed sundried toamtoes

then add whatever toppings you like and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20min until crust is brown and crunchy

Pita Pizza's

Saturday afternoon we had friends over for lunch. We had some leftover falafel and pita. We decided to make pizza from it.

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we brushed the pita with oilve oil and salt and pepper and toasted them in the oven.

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while this was cooking we made hummus and sauted up mushrooms, onions, and peppers and pan fried the falafel.

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once the pita was toasted we spread the hummus on the pita and topped it with a variety of toppings from green onions to roasted red peppers, the sauted mix of vegetables, the falafel and tomatoes.