Jamaican "Spinach" Soup

Monday, November 22, 2010

Of course the thing that stood out to me was the "Jamaican" part. :) Although I live in Florida, I've never had any Jamaican food... so I decided to give it a shot! I would conciser this more a vegetable soup than a spinach soup. Either way, it's VERY tasty!

The unusual combination of flavors is what really sets this soup apart. I highly recommend using fresh ginger if possible. I add a little more of each spice than directed. :)

* vegan
* freezes well

Vegetable Korma

Friday, November 12, 2010

After a less healthy lunch yesterday my husband and I were craving some veggies for dinner.  So we had an Indian inspired vegetarian/vegan korma.

I found that the turmeric really adds some complexity to the flavor of this dish. I prepared it with brown rice but I think basmati would be even better. :) Of course you could always adapt the recipe for carnivores by tossing in some chicken. :)

Please feel free to leave a comment! I'd love to get some feedback from you guys!  :)


Hungarian Mushroom Soup (Vegetarian)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

This "szuper finom" soup is perfect for the cold weather months and would be fit nicely at the Thanksgiving table, for those of you in the USA.

*sidenote: I am so excited to see that I have some readers from several different nations! If you think of a dish that you think would work well for this blog, please let me know! I love to experiment with different cultural cuisines!

So back to the soup... This recipe is fairly easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser! It's somewhat comparable to the mushroom soup they serve at Panera's, but I think it's tastier. :) This week I served it alongside some garlic-y beer bread biscuits with honey butter. I think it would pair wonderfully with a spinach salad, too... with steak for the carnivores.

Red Beans and Rice

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We have black beans and rice quite often -  the Costa Rican version, usually... so I wanted to switch things up and be edgy this week and have red beans and rice. I know... I need to get out more.  :) It was really good though! My husband happily took the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Red beans and rice is a classic dish from the southern United States, especially popular in Louisiana.
Here's my healthier version of the classic. Thanks to a variety of products now on the market, you can make this meal with meat, a meat substitute, or with neither. Also consider making a meatless version and then preparing a lean sausage on the side for the carnivores.

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