Tuesdays class, we learned how to make cream soups. The goal was to make a bunch of the same soups 3 different times with different thickeners. Some we used actual cream, or a butter flour roux.
And some we made with vegan thickeners such as:
* Arborio Rice
* Oat Flour
Although there were some subtle differences in each thickened soup, the tastes were spot on! We made mushroom, carrot, corn, asparagus and celery soups.
One cool thing you can do with cream soups is make a beautiful bowl of soup that is really appetizing to the eyes.
Like this . . .
Or Christine’s creation . . .
I also set my side towel on fire . . .
We dug it out of the garbage to document it on the blog
I was able to take some of the corn, carrot, mushroom and celery soup home with me.
(mushroom & celery soup (mixed) with WW toast)
As part of our midterm, we have to make one of the carrot soups. I will definitely be practicing them in the future so look out for the recipe soon!
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?