Soups & Sweet Treat 1.23.13

What a great week for soup this will be!  The Arctic blast, polar vortex, or just plain old bone chilling cold is about to settle in for the week.  To celebrate its return order a quart or two of warming, filling soup- soups that make you feel all warm & cozy inside!


Chickpea, tomato & bread soup…this soup is adapted from the cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi.  If you are a fan of cookbooks his are a real treat.  Beautiful to look at & the recipes are wonderful.  This is a great cold weather soup.  Ingredients:  onions, fennel, olive oil, carrots, celery, tomato paste, white wine, canned italian plum tomatoes, fresh oregano, fresh parsley, fresh thyme, bay leaves, sugar, bread, chickpeas, kosher salt & pepper.  Garnished w. basil pesto.  13. per quart served w. bread.  Vegetarian & Vegan (let me know & I will omit the parm from your pesto!)

Chicken Pho…I did pho a few years ago and then forgot about it- probably because there are so many Vietnamese restaurants in our area where you can get your Pho fix.  I was wanting to do a chicken noodle soup this week- the cold weather and amount of colds/flu bugs going around seem to call for it & viola!  The latest Smitten Kitchen blog entry featured a recipe for Chicken Pho.  Warming chicken noodle soup with bright, fresh flavors- great for this time of year!  Ingredients:  Broth: roasted onions, ginger, water, chicken, kosher salt, sugar, star anise, coriander, cardamom & fish sauce, rice noodles.  Garnishes: mung bean sprouts, lime, Thai basil, cilantro, crispy shallots & slice jalapeno.  13. per quart served w. bread- Gluten-Free

Sweet Treat: Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie- 2. per cookie

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