Yesterday was bone chilling cold. I thought the days of wearing gloves and not being able to feel my feet were over but I thought wrong . . . it was a tough walk to school yesterday.
Good news is, it ended up being a perfect day for a soup feast!
Class was all about the soups and stews. There were about 12 recipes to make and 12 of us so we each got to make something.
I was responsible for the Borscht. Now, I love me some beets but for some reason, Borscht doesn’t jive well with me. It is pretty though . . .
I also made some Tofu Sour Cream to dollop on top.
It helped, but it still tasted like a bowl of earthy dirt to me.
Everything else was amazing too. We had mushroom ragout, lemony lentil soup, sesame broth soup, onion soup, hearty vegetable stew, potato and watercress soup just to name a few.
I have the recipes for all and I plan on making some of them.
Soups are great because they have a lot of nutrients that leech out from vegetables or meats. They also freeze very well and don’t cost a lot to make huge portions.
I took home some onion soup with mushroom ragout and a bit of vegetable cassolet (vegetable casserole) topped with mushroom barley soup.
See those big purple things? Fava Beans . . . first time for everything
I still have enough leftovers for ~ 2 meals!!
I have a big post in the works about my new way of eating that I cant wait to share. So stay tuned!
What is your favorite soup or stew?