Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

It's been many years since making Broccoli Cheese Soup and finally I stumbled upon a recipe (I don't remember where I found it) and it was sensational! SEW good that hubby had several bowls!

8 cups water
½ cup celery, diced
½ cup carrots, diced
2 medium potatoes, diced
½ cup onion, diced
2 Tbsp Chicken style seasoning

Bring to boil, reduce heat & cook 10-15 mins until veggies are tender. Remove veggies from broth and add veggies to blender along with 1 cup soup water and blend.  

Add the following ingredients and blend until smooth

4 oz pimentos or fresh red pepper, chopped
1 tsp onion powder
¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 block silken tofu
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup oatmeal
1 tsp tarragon

To the remaining soup water, add 2 bunches Broccoli Floweret’s and the contents of the blender. Cook 3-5 mins.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spicy Peanut Noodle

Spicy Peanut Noodle
Hubby had this Spicy Peanut Noodle at a Thai restaurant and loved it. We found a similar recipe in an old Vegetarian magazine that had cucumbers - which he cannot eat. So we came up with the following. Enjoy!

8 oz linguine
1/3 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
¼ cup water
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1.5 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1-2 tsp. Chile paste
1-2 cloves chopped garlic
1 medium size red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
3 green onions, sliced, about ¼ cup
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 cups broccoli, cut up
2 carrots, sliced thin
Optional: 4 lime wedges
Optional: ¾ c chopped cucumber

Cook linguine per package directions

Sauté green onions, garlic and red peppers, 2-3 mins.

Combine peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, Chile paste in large bowl, whisk until blended. If sauce is too thick, thin with a little water, it should have consistency of cream. Add green onions, garlic, red pepper, toss well.

Meanwhile steam broccoli and carrots or stir fry with green onions & red peppers until just tender. 

Combine linguine and sauce, stir well. Add cilantro and vegetables. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

We added lots more spicy seasoning!

Add for dessert . . . 

And finished our meal off with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered candied ginger root! Perfect!