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3 Ultra-Satisfying Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes

3 Ultra-Satisfying Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes
Image via: Sneakerdog Every year, when it starts getting cold, I crave soups and stews packed with greens and garlic. To me, it’s the ultimate comfort food: hot, healthy, and vegetarian. I love to experiment with seasonal ingredients like apples and butternut squash, and add in favorites like spinach and hot spices. Here are three filling, unbelievably delicious meat-free soup recipes that will be in rotation in my soup pot this season. Garlic, Chickpea and Spinach Soup By Sneakerdog 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 5 cups vegetable stock 12 ounces potatoes, diced More after the jump! 15 ounces can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2/3 cup Silk(tm) cream (or other non-dairy cream) 2 tablespoons light tahini 7 ounces spinach, shredded cayenne pepper salt and pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic and onions until soft and golden. Makes 4 cups Serves 6 to 8 Related:  food and drink

Pad Something-or-other (Thai rice noodles) | The Mom Food Project Everyone in this family loves Thai food. We didn’t grow up with it, but we’re fortunate enough to have lots of it around to eat, both at restaurants and at home. It’s not hard to see why a girl like me, with a half-Italian mama, would love Thai food: think of all the noodles! While my beloved Tom Kha soup was easy for me to recreate with a few glances at some recipes, I didn’t have much success cooking my own Thai noodles until I discovered Thai Foodcast, a great site with clear, charming instructional videos on how to make lots of Thai dishes. Today, while we were at the grocery store, the kid got it into her head that she wanted to make Pad Thai with me, but when we got home, we had forgotten the peanuts and the tamarind. The cool thing about the way I make Thai noodles now is that the kid was able to make the sauce with no recipe. After setting the dry noodles in boiling water to soften, I fried the tofu and put it in the oven to stay warm. And tasty, too!

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French Fries: The No-Guilt Version There’s nothing like a french fried potato. The taste, the texture, the dip-ability; it’s probably one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. However, I don’t need the fat of an actual deep fried potato, and I certainly do not favor processed french fries that come from the frozen food section of the grocery store. Enter: Healthy French Fries* Step 1: Peel your ‘taters. This isn’t necessary, though, but if you decide you want the skin on make sure you scrub-wash them first. Step 2: Cut them into strips. Step 3: Place potatoes in colander and rinse the starch off of them. Step 4: Pat down the potatoes. Step 5: Drizzle Olive Oil over potatoes. Step 6: Salt those babies up. Step 7: Mix them up so they all get coated with the olive oil and salt. Step 8: Arrange them, on a baking sheet, in a single layer Step 9: Add anything else you like. Step 10: Place the potatoes into your preheated oven for 20 minutes. Step 11: Flip and continue to bake for 5-10 minutes. And then, voila… Healthy French Fries Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce This morning I was looking at my home page and I realized that there is a lot of orange sweet potato and pumpkin going on. Considering the time of year I think it is very fitting. Maybe I should go red and green when Christmas comes around? Got any green and red recipes that I can try out for Christmas? In keeping with the autumn orange theme I got the idea to try a sweet potato gnocchi covered in gouda cheese sauce. I have never made a potato gnocchi before. First and most important you need 1 pound of sweet potato. In the photos I as preparing a double recipe so that is why you see so many potatoes. Pierce the potatoes with a fork. Microwave the potato for 5-6 minutes on each side, until tender. Slice the potatoes in half and let cool. Scoop out the flesh of the potatoes and mash, you need 1 1/2 cups of mashed potato. Add Parmesan cheese, brown sugar, 1 teaspoons salt, and nutmeg; mash to blend. Mix in flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, until soft dough forms. You have made a roux! Gnocchi

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>>

What's Cooking in your World? Seven soups every Saturday: quinoa soup recipes - Soup Chick Honestly, I don't know who we have to thank for quinoa's culinary ascent -- chefs, Whole Foods, gluten-free bloggers, or all of the above -- but I'm firmly in the quinoa camp now. Grown primarily for its edible seed, quinoa is not really a grain; it's a green, from the same family of leafy greens (goosefoot) as spinach and Swiss chard. The quinoa seed, which is the part we eat, has a mild, somewhat nutty taste and texture, more substantial than couscous; when cooked, it acts like rice and tastes like barley, and that makes it perfect for soup. Seven quinoa soup recipes caught my eye this week: Quinoa soup with spinach and pumpkin, from A Mad Tea Party Sweet potato soup with quinoa and coconut milk, from A Veggie Venture Vegetarian avgolemono soup with quinoa, from The Well-Seasoned Cook Corn quinoa chipotle soup, from One Hot Stove Sopa de quinua con carne (quinoa soup with beef), from Laylita's Recipes Quinoa soup with avocado and corn, from Cheap Healthy Good

Recipe for Mujadarra (Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions) Mujadarra (pronounced moo-jha-druh and also spelled Mujadara, Mujaddara, Mujadarah, and Mujadarrah) is a humble middle eastern dish of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. This is a recipe where the flavor becomes much more than you'd expect from the simple ingredients used. Years ago I started ordering Mujadarra at a now-closed Salt Lake restaurant which served it with Middle Eastern Tomato Salad around the the plate, the perfect way to eat it if you have tomatoes and fresh herbs on hand. Rinse lentils, then add water and cook at a low simmer 20-30 minutes, until lentils are soft. Start cooking 3/4 cup long grain rice, either following the directions on the package or using a rice cooker like I did. Peel onions, then cut into quarter-slices to make 3 cups sliced onions. Heat olive oil in large heavy pan, then add onions and start to brown over medium-low heat, stirring every few minutes. Here are my onions after ten minutes, just starting to get brown. Printer Friendly Recipe

Fallen Fruit Steak au Poivre - The Showstopper I have a comment on this comment, then I have a comment for the OP. To Amy: Removing to foil is simply a way to keep the steaks warm whilst resting (FOR 5 MINUTES AT LEAST… ALWAYYYS!). When the OP says remove to foil, he/she doesn’t mean to wrap them tightly. To the OP and to anyone else who decides to try ‘flambe’: It is important to note: When you add cognac or any other high proof liquour to a hot pan, then ignite, you are not burning the alcohol itself, per se. - Never light alcohol while there is an open flame/heat source. - Notice how in the OP, they remove the pan from the stove and then light. - Keep a heavy lidded pan nearby, just in case things Do go awry (if you follow the first 2 tips, they won’t) - Always have at least an ABC rated fire extinguisher within arm’s reach I would like to add on a personal note, I LOVE steak au poivre. As far as the recipe goes, I would recommend spooning off all but a tablespoon of fat from the pan, before deglazing with the cognac.

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Greek Pizza and Freschetta Giveaway This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FRESCHETTA® for SocialSpark. I am being compensated for my efforts; all opinions are 100% mine. We make homemade pizza on a pretty regular basis around here. The other day, though, I talked my kids into trying something a little different: a Greek pizza. I’d made the pita bread dough earlier in the week and kept it in the refrigerator (I used this recipe), so all I needed to do was let it come to room temperature and roll it out. For the vegetables, I started by chopping 1/2 zucchini, 1 red pepper, and 1 red onion, which I combined with 1/2 pint tiny grape tomatoes, some chopped kalamata olives, and some minced parsley on a sheet pan. After the vegetables were done cooking, I scooped them onto the rolled out crust and added some crumbled feta cheese. Now even though this homemade pizza was super easy to make, there are definitely times when having a package or two of healthy-ish pizza in the freezer saves the day.

Spicy Crispy Roasted Chickpeas - Give Recipe Healthy snacks are always welcomed in our home and these Spicy Crispy Roasted Chickpeas are one of those snacks we love to munch on! If you love to devour something when watching a movie or the game of your favorite team, pop corn is not the only option you have. Open a bottle of cold beer and enjoy these spicy chickpeas with it! These oven-roasted chickpeas are amazingly crispy especially when they are warm and they will become a favorite of your family once they taste it. You will be amazed when you see how easy it is to make these crispy roasted chickpeas. These are best when served warm, and they start to lose that crispiness as they get cold. You can keep these in an airtight container up to one week, but believe me they don’t stay that long! If you don’t have time for any of these, but still would love to have a chickpeas snack, go with these Spicy Boiled Chickpeas, which are sold as a street food in my hometown. Spicy Crispy Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients Instructions