Friday, January 22, 2010

This 'n That Tomato Soup

Some beautiful heirloom tomatoes called out to me at Andy's Produce the other day, and I figured I could create a nice soup in my new VitaMix blender (thank you Santa).

Again, this is all approximate, I just threw things in. You could also do this in a regular blender, I think and then heat it up on the stove.

8 oz soy milk
3 big heirloom tomatoes
1 TBS no-salt veggie broth powder
2 TBS peanut butter
1 onion
1 TBS soy sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dried garlic powder
1TBS agave nectar
1TBS olive oil (opt.)

Sliced spring onion for garnish

Throw it in, whir it up! Heat or serve cold.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Black-Eyed Peas

This is my own creation after reading a number of recipes. No, I didn't make any cornbread, but next time I will.

I didn't measure a thing, so this is all approximate.

First I soaked overnight about 1.5 cups of the black-eyed peas I found in my pantry. (That was lucky!)

Then I drained off the water, rinsed and added enough water to cover by an inch, added about 3TBS of no-salt veggie broth powder, 2 tsp salt and simmered for about 30 minutes.

Next, I sauteed some onion (1 whole) and garlic (2 cloves minced). To that pan I added about 2 cups of the beans, some of the simmering broth, a little white wine and some veggie bacon bits (to add that Southern hamhock flavor without killing a pig).

And, heat it all up....serve and EAT!

I had beans left over, I could have added it all to this pan.

Someday I'll remember to take a picture before we eat it all!

1.5 cups black-eyed peas
2 tsp salt
3 TBS veggie broth powder

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 TBS veggie baco bits
1/4 - 1/2 cup white wine

What else would have been good?
Sauteed Mushrooms
Serve it on brown rice
Serve it on corn bread