Winter has hit
Snow takes its place in the air and on the ground
I do not object
to the season
But is there really any reason
That it has to go on and on and on for months at a time?
Maybe it will be lovely all winter long
My attitude is in need of an upgrade
Slice mushrooms and roughly cut up some sweet pepper. Sauté these in a few tablespoons of water. Add in about two tablespoons of coconut aminos (got mine from Trader Joe’s — least expensive brand that I’ve found). Shake in spices of your choice — I like Alden Mill’s Garlic-Pepper but when I don’t have that I use an Italian seasoning mix along with a bit of black pepper.
Often I add onions – depends on my mood!
This is good all by itself or added to a tossed salad or drizzled over mashed potatoes or rice.
(If you accidentally cook it a little to long and the water seems to disappear, add in some more water and this will pick up any dried spices and mushroom bits and it probably will taste even better.)
Good stuff — and easy to throw together.
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2 large cloves of garlic
2 medium potatoes
1 cup more of less of vegetable broth
3/4 cup of onions
1 cup of roughly cut orange sweet peppers
1/2 cup of diced celery
2 carrots rough cut or however you like
1 teaspoon of dried thyme (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon or so of dried basil
1/2 teaspoon or so of dried oregano
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup left-over marinara sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
I don’t mean to be a reduntant blogger but soup is so good and so easy that I keep posting slightly different recipes. For this one, I didn’t saute anything! I just threw things into the pot.
I started out by boiling a few russet potatoes. I cooked these with two large cloves of garlic (used a garlic press). Instead of draining the water, I removed the potatoes and used the water for a soup base. I also added a cup or so of low-sodium vegetable broth.
(I used the remaining potatoes for mashed potatoes one day and fried potato slices the next.)
I threw in onions, orange pepper, carrot, celery… in fact all of the other ingredients.
Once they simmered for a few minutes, I added some frozen corn and peas and a little salt and pepper.
Sky’s the limit. Add in whatever you have on hand….like zucchini or beans.
Just one more thing: I included a 1/2 cup or so of leftover spaghetti sauce…it added a good tomato-y flavor!
And damn, baby, that’s good!
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It is difficult
Lying so still
watching my mind
One hundred to one
and remaining alert
Long after I’m done
This sounds good..think I’ll try it today.
Garlicky Asparagus (from Cooking Light)
1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Steam asparagus 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
While asparagus steams, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Add asparagus, salt, and pepper; toss to combine.
CALORIES: 57 ( from fat)
FAT: 3.4 g (sat: 0.5 g, mono: 2.5 g, poly: 0.4 g)
CARBOHYDRATE: 5.4 g
FIBER: 2.5 g
CALCIUM: 27 mg
CHOLESTEROL: 0.0 mg
IRON: 0.5 mg
PROTEIN: 2.5 g
SODIUM: 74 mg
The spice of life…..
can be risky
and even scary
and even worth it
… most of the thyme!
You get the idea!