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Edible Stuff

So I’ve got the flu…or its nasty older brother.  I’ve barely been mobile for the last week, although I feel better in the evenings then I do during the day, so I’ve been attempting to go out and get things done then…which is probably part of why I feel so dead when I get up [...]

Carmelized Fennel and Butternut Squash Soup

So I admit to finishing up VeganMofo with a whimper…I simply haven’t been cooking anything terribly exciting the last week or so, and have had even less motivation to post.  I’m back though…I swear!!!  With the winter getting colder, there will be lots motivation to try out hearty stews and casseroles that I tend to [...]

Roasted Pepper/Tomato Soup and Herby Cubed Potatoes

One dish that’s always a classic, is oven roasted potatoes, prepped with some dried herbs (in this case I think I went with parsley, rosemary, shallot-pepper, and garlic salt) tossed in olive oil, and baked for 40 minutes at 420F.  I pull these out and toss once in the middle, but other than that, they [...]

Baked Potato and Greens Soup with Potato Croutons

I must say that I also made miso soup this week….but the picture is cloudy and unexciting, and miso soup is pretty standard…you don’t need a recipe.  It IS on the back of every box of miso or dashi.  Somewhat more photogenic, was the baked potato and greens soup with potato croutons from V’con.  This [...]

Mystery Bag Part 2

I’m a big proponent of simplicity, and while I thought of combining this with blocks of cheese, or tofu, or adding lots of fancy spices, in the end I simply couldn’t do it, and I wouldn’t add a thing to the final product.  These tomatoes all came from the garden bag, although I can’t remember [...]

Ramen Noodle Soup

I really wish I remembered what I put in this…it was basically everything except the kitchen sink and the seasoning packet.  I even added a cornstarch slurry to thicken things up at the end, although it didn’t really work.  As it stands, you will have to suffice with a picture…and come up with your own [...]

Curried Avocado Soup, Cucumber salad and Asian Green Beans

These recipe all came from the Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant cookbook which I’m quickly falling in love with.  Most of the recipe are under ten ingredients (these three certainly were) and I have yet to make a clunker.  The only cold soup I really turn out often is gazpacho, and that depends heavily on a [...]

Forbidden Rice and Spicy Wonton Soup

First off, I don’t remember what’s in the soup.  I dumped everything “Asian flavored” I had into the pot and let it simmer for half an hour.  Then there was soup.  I made some simple veggie wontons with shredded carrot, napa and mushrooms sauteed with a bit of five spice powder.  Overall it was pretty [...]

Pho using up leftovers

I’ve got Guy Fierri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives cookbook out from the library right now, and in thumbing through it, discovered a fully vegetarian recipe for Pho, which I’ve been wanting to try out forever.  Too bad I only had about half (if that) of the called for ingredients.  No problem…I made my own version, [...]

Golden Rice Cakes with Sweet Potato-Ginger Sauce, Schezuan Bean Curd Soup and Smlove Pie

The sauce for the Golden Rice Cakes was probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made.  It was the color of perfectly ripe  cantelope, smooth as silk, and yet perfectly spiced.  I’m just a little proud.  The rice cakes themselves were pretty good too, although without the sauce I doubt they would have been anything [...]