Wednesday, November 10, 2010

That's Souper

The one thing I love about staying in cold Wyoming through one more winter is the opportunity to create lots and lots of delicious soup. And here is yet another idea. I am so sorry that I don't have real recipes.

8-10 medium potatoes ( I used my little spuds and had to double that at least) chopped and placed in pot.
Add water until just covering the potatoes.
Add 2 Tbs garlic powder (or more to taste)
Add juice from 1 lime
Add about 1 Tbs salt
Cover and boil over medium heat
Once potatoes are tender, pour potatoes and water into blender and blend thoroughly.
While still in blender, add 1 Tbs cilantro (or more to taste) and either 1 can green chiles or roasted red peppers. I added the red peppers.
Blend just enough to chop mixture, but not puree.
Add mixture back into pot and taste. Make any adjustments necessary. Once suitable, remove from heat and add 1/2 cup sour cream (or kefir) and stir in. Serve with quesadillas. Enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Recipe (kind of)

I like to experiment with food. I also like to use what I have on hand. Those two thoughts combined, made this wonderful concoction tonight.

I used some of the remaining garden fresh tomatoes (they have been sitting on my counter for weeks slowly turning from green to red).

I started by cutting about 12+ medium tomatoes and adding them to a pot with about 3 cups of water, 2 TBS garlic powder, 1 1/2 TBS Italian Seasoning and 1 tsp salt. While these ingredients cooked, I brought another pot of water to full boil and cooked the tortellini to tender. I simmered the tomatoes in the pot until tender then transferred the liquid to my blender. Once thoroughly mixed I placed soup back in pot and turn burner to low, and added the last of this year's cilantro (about 1 TBS) I might add a little less because the flavor was strong, but I still like it. And Added the juice from 1/2 a lime (again you could add less). Once soup has cooled some, add 1 cup kefir and stir in. Remove from heat. Add cooked and strained tortellini.
Enjoy! So good! I'm gonna go have another bowl. Shhh... don't tell.

Oh, and I promise I will get to why I don't use the microwave. I just have so much going on right now and so many different thoughts for other posts.