Saturday, March 01, 2008

Soups on!

It is still soup season in our neck of the woods. My cream of tomato soup and a tuna free sandwich from Vegan Planet. The kids loved this version of a no tuna sandwich! This recipe called for half a cup of blanched almonds that gave it a bit of a crunch that my honey loved. Okay, so it probably wouldn't fool anybody but, it did freakishly remind me of my high school days. I had my first babe in high school, and well, making lunch before school as I tried to get us both out the door was often not a goal I met. Luckily, my best friend's mom would pack her two sandwiches a day, and she was very willing to share. Often one would be a tuna sandwich and that would be the one I got. I hadn't thought about that in years. Funny how certain foods can invoke long-lost memories. I really wish I had written down this recipe! A "somewhat" cream of potato soup. I say somewhat because all I had was rice milk in the cupboard and, as you may very well know, it is not exactly creamy. Those are little bits of fake bacon on top w/ a dollop of vegan sour cream. I happen to LOVE this soup. The little ones not so much. I had the nerve not to puree the onion, garlic, carrots and celery for a change and that just didn't go over - AGAIN! Isn't there some magical number of times kids have to be exposed to food before they start to like it? From the ever popular Don't Eat of the Sidewalk blog the Tempeh Wingz. I truly can't get enough of these! If you haven't tried them yet, you really should! I happen to like tempeh a lot. I just haven't found any way to prepare it that my family likes too. Okay, so the kids don't gobble these up like I do, but they tried it and liked it. On the side are some spicy yam fries. The kids love these and it is a way easier and healthy alternative than the gooey brown sugar and butter method.

Spicy yam fries.
Pre heat oven @ 425
Coat yams in a couple of table spoons olive oil in a bag (I use an old bread bag)
In another bag add seasonings
add1 tbl flour
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt
add yams and shake to coat
Bake for 30- 40 min.

Ohh baby, left overs are so good on a bun w/ all the fixings! Go make it now!