Posted in March 2008

super-quick lentil soup

Ingredients 3/4 cup red lentils 1 1/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes 1 cup water (or more to taste) 1 cup canned coconut milk 1 heaping tsp curry powder* (or more to taste)   1/2 cup chopped cilantro Method  Add tomatoes, water, lentils and curry powder to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower … Continue reading

Kale and Coconut soup

Coconut & Kale soup- this was based on food and wine’s recipe Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1 clove garlic, minced 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, sliced thin 1 bunch kale, tough stems finely chopped (I had about 1 1/2 cups of chopped stems), leaves washed … Continue reading

shitake orzotto

Not exactly orzotto, not really risotto- it’s a hybrid. Ingredients 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 onion, diced 5 shitake mushrooms, diced 10 white mushrooms, diced 150 ml white wine 3/4 cup pearl barley 1/2 cup rice ( I used a brown/wild mix, but you could easily use another rice) 1/2 tsp dried sage, chopped 1/2 sprig rosemary 6-8 … Continue reading