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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tomato Soup

2 stalks celery
5 carrot sticks
1/2 onion
4 large tomatoes
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp fresh garlic
1/4 cup italian seasoning

rough chop all veg add everything except tomatoes and cheese rind to pot
cook until tender crisp
add tomatoes
cook until all veg is soft

remove from stove

use an immersion blender to puree veg into soup

put back on stove top and add cheese rind. Cook for 15 more mins or longer to infuse the cheese taste as you like it.




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zucchini lasagna

Mama Maria posted a veg lasagna and I didn't even read the recipe, I just ran with the idea and made my own version.

1large zucchini sliced in even width lengthwise
1 cup sauce of your choosing
1/2 head broccoli chopped
1/4 green pepper
1/4 red pepper
1 large carrot sliced into even slices or shredded
1/4 small diced onion
1 small container of part skim ricotta cheese- or make your own- find my recipe on yumeeemama
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 egg
3 tbsp minced garlic
Bag of mozzarella cheese -will use 2/3

Sauté broccoli, peppers, carrots, onions and garlic until crisp tender.
Put into cheese cloth and drain liquid
Add to bowl with ricotta cheese and egg

Put 2 tblsp of sauce on bottom of pan
Layer zucchini then a layer of ricotta
Layer of zucchini
Layer of mozzarella cheese
Layer of zucchini
Layer of ricotta
Spread 2 tbsp sauce on top
Cover with mozzarella cheese
Bake 40 mins on 350




Saturday, January 4, 2014

Protein soup

1lb stewing beef
Garlic minced
Handful of baby carrots cut or not - whichever you prefer
2 stalks of celery chopped in half moons
1/2 red onion julienned
1/2 cup farro
1/4 cup lentils
1 package tortellini of your choice - I used spinach and cheese
3 cans of LOW SALT BEEF broth.

If pieces of beef are large, cut into bite size pieces and salt and pepper one side.
Brown beef on both sides- if you like beef well then leave it in the pot the entire time. If you like it medium then take beef out of the pot after it is browned and set aside.
Add carrots, celery, and onions.
Sauté for 2 mins
Add 2 cans of beef broth and scrape any meat bits from bottom of pan
Add farro
Add lentils
Bring to a boil THEN
Cook for 7 mins
Add 3rd can of broth and tortellini
Cool 7 mins
(If you removed meat add it back in with the tortellini)