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Old 08-30-2014, 10:29 PM   #31
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Here's a fairly inexpensive soup and it's wonderful: Roasted Root Vegi Bisque
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:06 PM   #32
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Here's a fairly inexpensive soup and it's wonderful: Roasted Root Vegi Bisque
It sounds fantastic!
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:59 PM   #33
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I like the sound of the roasted root vegetable soup. In my kitchen it will probably be used to clean up a batch of roasted vegetables on musgo night. I roast a trio of vegetable almost every week and this soup would be a good way for me to use them up. I would probably use a cup or more of the roasted vegetables and a pint of tomato juice or stock for a quick meal.

Today I made a small batch of split pea soup using 1 cup of split peas, 3 cups of water, a carrot, a rib of celery and half of a medium sized onion. I added two packets of GOYA ham flavoring, a couple of whole cloves, a bay leaf, celery seed and a good amount of black pepper. I let it simmer for about 45 minutes until the split peas were breaking down. I enjoyed it much more than the split pea soup I grew up with. This soup was light, my Mother's version was like thick gravy. The only change I would make is to add the chopped vegetables after the first 15 minutes of cooking so they are a little firmer. This is a keeper!
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:15 PM   #34
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For lunch try this little invention of mine: Greek Salad Rollups:

Flour tortillas
Your favorite hummus
Feta cheese
Greek (or just green olives)
sliced scallions
Chopped Greek peppers
Shredded cabbage or kale or romaine lettuce
Salt and pepper
Small amount of Greek salad dressing (or vinegar and oil)

I start by spreading a thin layer of hummus
Add all the other ingredients and lightly sprinkle with the dressing
Roll up tightly in a length of aluminum foil which serves 2 purposes: to keep it fresh if it is to be eaten later and to keep it from getting loose and falling apart.

All lacto-ovo vegetarian and the only carb is the wrapper.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:33 PM   #35
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For lunch try this little invention of mine: Greek Salad Rollups:

Flour tortillas
Your favorite hummus
Feta cheese
Greek (or just green olives)
sliced scallions
Chopped Greek peppers
Shredded cabbage or kale or romaine lettuce
Salt and pepper
Small amount of Greek salad dressing (or vinegar and oil)

I start by spreading a thin layer of hummus
Add all the other ingredients and lightly sprinkle with the dressing
Roll up tightly in a length of aluminum foil which serves 2 purposes: to keep it fresh if it is to be eaten later and to keep it from getting loose and falling apart.

All lacto-ovo vegetarian and the only carb is the wrapper.
The salad sounds great, I would have to pass on the flour tortilla.

A few years ago we had a restaurant in the business district that served a similar chopped salad, chicken salad etc... in an ice cream cone from a pushcart in front of the restaurant. People used to line up for them on nice summer days and head for the park.

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Old 08-31-2014, 05:22 PM   #36
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I like the sound of the roasted root vegetable soup. In my kitchen it will probably be used to clean up a batch of roasted vegetables on musgo night. I roast a trio of vegetable almost every week and this soup would be a good way for me to use them up. I would probably use a cup or more of the roasted vegetables and a pint of tomato juice or stock for a quick meal.

Today I made a small batch of split pea soup using 1 cup of split peas, 3 cups of water, a carrot, a rib of celery and half of a medium sized onion. I added two packets of GOYA ham flavoring, a couple of whole cloves, a bay leaf, celery seed and a good amount of black pepper. I let it simmer for about 45 minutes until the split peas were breaking down. I enjoyed it much more than the split pea soup I grew up with. This soup was light, my Mother's version was like thick gravy. The only change I would make is to add the chopped vegetables after the first 15 minutes of cooking so they are a little firmer. This is a keeper!
So glad this worked for you!
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So glad this worked for you!
Ditto!
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Yay! Aunt Bea, I'm so glad you revisited split pea soup and loved it!
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