Showing posts tagged as 'vegetarian'

Lentil Stew with Roasted Carrots and Mint

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

October 29, 2011 11:53

Well, the predictions were right. Snow, snow, snow. It's been coming down since early morning, and the worst of it is due in this afternoon.Luckily, I went to the store last night and stocked up. It's been awhile since I've made a lentil stew, and I thought this recipe might be a good choice. Now that the mint growing wildly in my garden will be dead and covered with snow in a few hours, I...

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Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

October 22, 2011 15:26

Happy Saturday to you :) Forgive me for my inconsistent postings as of late. To say that I've been busy would be an understatement, but I'm grateful for your patience. Hopefully, my recent postings have helped you in some way.I'm trying to get back on track with my Soup On Saturday posts, and today's offering is simple, easy and tasty. I hope you'll enjoy it, especially as the weather cools and...

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Tomato And Potato Soup With Sage

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

October 08, 2011 11:08

On that cold and rainy day in California last week, my mom was in the mood for soup. After searching through some magazines and cookbooks, I came across this recipe.Since mom had some tomato puree in her freezer, the remnant of a bumper crop, I wanted to whip up something that would highlight tomatoes. This did the trick, and I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.

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Tomato and Bread Soup II

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

August 27, 2011 13:15

Tomato and Bread Soup, but with all the wonderful tomatoes ripe for the eating, I thought I'd give you an even easier recipe, this one dating back centuries. Pure Tuscany. :)Right now, we're awaiting Hurricane Irene. The clouds are low and heavy outside my window, and its pretty breezy. The main part of the storm will come later tonight. So, my rationale for making this soup, which is more like...

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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Travel, Vegetarian

August 06, 2011 08:36

My mom called me the other day, enthused about her super abundance of tomatoes. She wanted to start making sauce, and lot's of it :)The Pomarola Sauce from a couple of weeks ago hailed from Naples. Today's recipe is a Tuscan classic. In Tuscany, the rule of thumb is is combine only necessary ingredients, of the highest quality, and in perfect proportions, in order to produce the very best...

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Pomarola Pasta Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 09, 2011 12:36

Hope you're having a great start to your weekend. Today's pasta sauce comes from Naples, and you can use either fresh or canned tomatoes.My brother gave me a couple of earthbox containers a few years ago, and that's where I plant my tomatoes. Although they grow a bit smaller, the tomatoes have great flavor and I've been harvesting for about three weeks now. I had to supplement my crop with some...

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Pasta Piselli

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 01, 2011 19:14

Catoctin Mountain Orchard. They have some of the best local produce around, and I picked up some great stuff yesterday, including a quart of fresh English peas.I had wanted to make a pasta dish for some friends, and seeing the peas, I remembered I had a recipe forPasta Piselli, a classic Italian favorite. This is a simple dish, and the ingredients are few: Fresh peas, tomatoes, herbs and...

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Chilled Tomato and Basil Soup

Tags: Gardening, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 25, 2011 06:50

It's funny how things work. The hot weather has just about cooked my basil plants and they are looking a bit sad, but the heat is helping my tomato plants thrive. I guess I'll have to go out and get a couple of more basil plants, since we're nowhere near August, when Maryland tomatoes are at their peak.I'm thinking the tomatoes I used for this recipe came up from Florida. They're good, but...

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Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 18, 2011 13:04

I was sitting in an outdoor cafe in Florence the first time I had Panzanella. The main component of this frugal Tuscan dish is stale bread.Teamed up with tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and basil, mixed together in a vinaigrette, the dish sings.Now that things are getting hot and humid, this recipe makes for a terrific light lunch or dinner. Serve it up with a Pinot Grigio or some other light white,...

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Lentil and Celery Heart Salad

Tags: Main-course, Nutrition, Soup-on-saturday, Vegetarian

June 12, 2011 02:00

OK, friends, it's about 100 degrees where I am today, and it's just too darn hot to think about making soup. So, as we move into the summer months, Soup on Saturdays may sometimes have something other than soup. Forgive me in advance, but I don't want to change the catchy page title. :)Just a reminder, lentils are highly nutritional, and you get the added benefit of a healthy dose of vegetarian...

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