Savory Coriander, Black Pepper too Cheese Shortbread


Just 1 nibble together with y'all volition endure hooked on these savory coriander together with dark pepper shortbread bites amongst Gruyère cheese. I've made them on the smallish side then when I nation I ate 3 of this footling melt-in-your-mouth shortbreads inwards 1 sitting, I don't experience then guilty. Besides, it is no clandestine that I adore small-scale things, together with that preference extends from my eating habits into most other aspects of my life, amongst the exception of long pieces of good crafted music together with literature. 

I chose semi-firm together with somewhat salty Gruyère for the cookies every bit this cheese is splendid for melting, merely alternately endeavour these amongst Havarti or Gouda or become amongst to a greater extent than or less extra onetime Cheddar or creamier together with milder Fontina for something a combat different. 


Simple, savory together with buttery cheese, coriander together with dark pepper shortbread cookies amongst a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture — delicious for snacks or hors d'oeuvres

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups unbleached white flour 
1 tablespoon fresh Blue Planet coriander 
1 teaspoon fresh cracked dark pepper 
1/2 teaspoon ocean salt 
4 oz (125 g or 1/2 cup) Gruyère or other cheese, grated 
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1/2 loving cup (1 stick) mutual frigidity unsalted butter 

Instructions:
Preheat an oven to 325°. Line a baking sail amongst parchment paper. 

In a large bowl, combine the flour, coriander, pepper, tabular array salt together with cheese. Add the lemon juice together with cutting the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter until everything is good blended together with the butter resembles coarse crumbs. 

Shape into balls close 1 inch inwards diameter. Place on the baking sail amongst a combat of infinite inwards betwixt each. Flatten amongst a fork into a criss-cross pattern, close 1 1/2 inches inwards diameter. 

Bake for twenty minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack earlier serving. 

Makes 18 to twenty cookies 


Other shortbreads to taste from Lisa's Kitchen:
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Shortbread
  • Spicy White Cheddar Shortbread Crackers
  • Italian Lemon Cornmeal Shortbread
  • Peanut Butter together with Blueberry Shortbread Bars
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Fig Salad Dressed alongside Balsamic Vinaigrette


Figs are non something that seem on my tabular array really often, in addition to the argue sure enough must hold out because the fig flavour seems so dearly short. It is certainly non most the sweetness in addition to unique gustatory modality they contribute to dishes, peculiarly salads such every bit this balsamic dressed 1 amongst bitter radicchio, fresh basil in addition to peppery watercress. This is a bold salad that tin flame hold out enjoyed twelvemonth circular every bit a fleck of hunting inwards fifty-fifty pocket-sized size cities volition upshot inwards figs to adorn this dish. In this case, these figs were imported from State of Israel in addition to I had no argue to complain most freshness, despite the fact they were imported from overseas.


This recipe is inspired past times 1 of my latest cookbook acquisitions. Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking is a follow upwards to Plenty past times Yotam Ottolenghi. Both books are vegetarian in addition to characteristic stunning creations that are for the most business office slow to brand in addition to ever delicious. I enthusiastically display a few of Ottolenghi's beautiful books on my shelf, in addition to although the other 2 books are non strictly vegetarian, in that place are enough of offerings for vegetarians in addition to vegans inside the covers consummate amongst photos that tempt 1 to save the books every bit java tabular array browsing. That would nevertheless hold out a shame because the recipes deserve to hold out explored inwards the kitchen in addition to served upwards at the table. Impressive, always, amongst middle eastern flare in addition to loaded amongst enough of vegetables.


A uncomplicated salad of bold contrasts inwards color, texture in addition to flavor amongst soft sweetness figs, crunchy radicchio in addition to toasted walnuts, in addition to tender leaves of sweetness basil in addition to peppery watercress dressed inwards a robust herbed balsamic vinaigrette

Salad:
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 
1 medium cerise onion 
1/3 loving cup raw walnuts 
leaves from 1 little caput of radicchio, coarsely torn 
1 1/3 cups fresh basil leaves 
1 1/3 cups watercress leaves 
6 to 8 ripe figs, cutting into wedges 

Dressing:
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
1/2 tablespoon champagne vinegar 
1/2 teaspoon set down cinnamon 
1 teaspoon dried thyme 
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
sea common salt in addition to fresh cracked dark pepper to taste 

Instructions:
Preheat an oven to 425°. 
Peel the onion in addition to halve lengthwise, in addition to so cutting each one-half into wedges. Toss the wedges amongst 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil, a fleck of common salt in addition to around dark pepper. Transfer to a baking canvass in addition to roast inwards the oven for xx to 25 minutes, stirring at to the lowest degree 1 time during roasting, until the onions are soft in addition to golden in addition to merely start out to plough crispy on the edges. Cool in addition to split upwards the onions into seize amongst teeth size pieces. Set aside. 

Meanwhile, toast the walnuts inwards a little unoiled skillet over medium-low rut for vi to 8 minutes, tossing frequently, until lightly toasted in addition to fragrant. Set aside. 

Mix together the radicchio, basil in addition to watercress. 

To brand the dressing, whisk together the crude in addition to vinegars, cinnamon, herbs, in addition to common salt in addition to dark pepper to taste. Taste in addition to adjust. 

To get together the salad, accommodate around of the mixed radicchio, basil in addition to watercress on plates. Top amongst a few pieces of fig in addition to around roasted onion. Add a few to a greater extent than leaves to the plate, along amongst to a greater extent than fig in addition to onion. Drizzle around dressing over the salad in addition to garnish amongst around walnuts. 

Makes 4 servings 


This is my submission to No Croutons Required, a vegetarian soup in addition to salad lawsuit alternately hosted past times Jac in addition to myself. I'm hosting this month.


More stunning salads to bask from Lisa's Kitchen:
  • Fig Salad amongst Fresh Basil, Arugula, Goat Cheese in addition to a Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • Lentil Salad amongst Walnuts, Goat Cheese in addition to Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Vegetarian Caesar Salad amongst Toasted Nuts in addition to Polenta Croutons
  • Avocado Greek Salad
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Vegetable Coconut Sambar


Spicy sambars are to a greater extent than oft than non the outset course of written report of traditional South Indian meals, followed upwards past times brothy too lighter rasams too other vegetable dishes, such equally poriyals. These thick soup-like creations tin hold upwards made upwards of pretty much whatsoever vegetables you lot accept on mitt too are typically served amongst rice too other accompaniments. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 typical base of operations for sambars is tamarind, dal too yogurt. They are substantial plenty to serve equally the principal course of written report of the meal, equally I did amongst this ane amongst around rice on the side too around Indian apartment breads.

Here, an tardily glue is prepared for inclusion, too the base of operations is ane of toor dal too tamarind, amongst eggplant, pepper, white patato too drumstick equally the starring vegetables. I intend this must hold upwards my outset fourth dimension cooking amongst drumstick. It is easily constitute at Asian too Indian grocery stores. Long too skinny, it is somewhat crush similar too a pop improver to curries, dal dishes too soups. It comes from the Moringa tree. In improver to the immature seed pods, which are known equally the drumsticks themselves, the leaves, mature seeds too fifty-fifty the roots are edible. 

The texture of the drumstick adds a squeamish contrast to the softer eggplant too white patato equally the exterior of the drumstick stays rather theatre during the cooking process. This is fiery version of sambar amongst toor dal, coconut, slightly bitter fenugreek too sweetness tamarind. I would propose it is best served amongst a hot bed of fresh cooked white rice to cutting around of the heat, pappadums equally an appetizer, too around Indian apartment breadstuff if you lot are serving equally a principal meal.

Simple, thick too creamy vegetable too toor dal curry amongst coconut, eggplant, fresh drumstick too peppers seasoned amongst the classic tangy too spicy flavors of S Indian cooking

Paste:
2 teaspoons sesame or other oil 
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 
4 to half dozen fresh scarlet cayenne peppers, seeded too chopped 
1/2 teaspoon asafetida 
1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
3 tablespoons coriander seeds 
2 tablespoons chana dal, rinsed 
5 tablespoons unsweetened dried shredded coconut 
1/4 loving cup water 

Tempering:
2 tablespoons kokosnoot oil 
1 teaspoon dark-brown mustard seeds 
1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 
1 dried whole scarlet chili, broken into bits 
small handful of dried curry leaves 

Sambar:
2/3 loving cup toor dal, rinsed 
2 1/2 cups water 
1/4 loving cup tamarind pulp 
1 1/2 cups hot water 
3 to four shallots, minced 
1 pocket-sized eggplant, diced 
2 scarlet bell peppers, seeded too chopped 
1 drumstick, sliced 
1 pocket-sized potato, peeled too diced 
1/2 teaspoon turmeric 
sea common salt to taste 
handful of fresh chopped cilantro 

Instructions:
To brand the paste, oestrus the stone oil inwards frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add together the fenugreek seeds, cayenne peppers, asafetida, cumin seeds, coriander seeds too chana dal. Stir too youngster for a few minutes until the seeds accept darkened a few shades. Remove from oestrus too transfer the mixture to a nutrient processor or blender along amongst the kokosnoot too 1/4 loving cup water. Blend into a paste, adding only a flake to a greater extent than H2O if necessary. Set aside. 

In a medium saucepan, combine the toor dal too two 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, trim the oestrus to medium-low, too simmer gently for 1 lx minutes until the dal is really soft. Stir occasionally. Do non drain. 

Meanwhile, soak the tamarind pulp inwards 1 1/2 cups hot H2O for thirty minutes. Strain the tamarind liquid into a bowl, squeezing out equally much liquid from the pulp equally possible. Discard the pulp too laid the liquid aside. 

Heat the kokosnoot stone oil inwards a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add together the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, chili too curry leaves. Stir for thirty to lx seconds until the mustard seeds plow greyish too stimulate down to splutter too pop. 

Add the shallot too stir for around other two minutes. Add the vegetables, tamarind juice too common salt to taste. Cover too simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Stir inwards the cooked toor dal too the glue too simmer for around other v minutes. Add 1/4 to 1/2 loving cup H2O if the sambar is besides dry. Stir inwards the fresh cilantro or purpose equally a garnish. 

Makes 4 servings 

Vegan Black Bean Brownies


Considering how much I adore legumes as well as how of import a constituent they play inwards my daily diet, I suppose it's no wonder they lately showed upwards inwards a dessert. Mind you, these earthy brownies are non likewise sweetness as well as salubrious plenty to swallow for breakfast inwards add-on to a snack. The beans, combined amongst the dried cherries, cocoa as well as vanilla add together an most coffee-like sense of savor as well as if y'all wish, to convey that out further, add together a few teaspoons of brewed rigid java to the mixture.

I could hardly human face for these to cool inwards the pan earlier eating a few. Because they pick out dark beans inwards them, they are to a greater extent than substantial than most brownies I've encountered, as well as equally a consequence, I seat off eating dinner because I was rather stuffed! 


Healthy, protein-rich as well as not-too-sweet vegan dark edible bean brownies amongst an earthy coffee-like cocoa flavor

Ingredients:
2/3 loving cup dried dark beans (2 cups cooked) 
1/3 loving cup dried cherries 
3 tablespoons kokosnoot oil, melted 
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh basis flax seeds whisked amongst three tablespoons warm water 
scant 1/2 loving cup kokosnoot or brownish sugar 
1/3 loving cup unsweetened cocoa 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
1/2 teaspoon basis cinnamon 
pinch of ocean salt 

Instructions:
Rinse the dark beans as well as soak for 8 hours or overnight inwards several inches of water. Drain as well as rinse, therefore transfer to a medium saucepan as well as comprehend amongst fresh water. Bring to a boil, bring down estrus to low, cover, as well as simmer for i to i 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain as well as permit cool to room temperature. 

Line a 8 × 8 inch baking pan amongst parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 350°. 

Add all of the ingredients to a nutrient processor as well as procedure until combined as well as smooth. Transfer to the prepared pan as well as bake for xx minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. 

Let cool for xxx minutes or longer, therefore cutting into pocket-sized squares as well as enjoy. 

Makes 1 pan or 12 to sixteen brownies 

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pudding Cake


Oatmeal is pretty measure breakfast fare around my house, but it's unremarkably only cooked on a stove-top together with served evidently amongst a piddling milk, maple syrup together with unopen to berries. But I create savour going the extra pace in 1 lawsuit inwards a spell to brand a baked oatmeal pudding, together with amongst enough of pumpkin purée inwards the freezer, it was an slow choice to larn amongst a baked pumpkin oatmeal amongst all the pie spices that fill upward the kitchen amongst delicious aromas.

Soft, creamy together with chewy, this oatmeal pudding comes out of the oven similar a flour-less java cake, together with is every bit nourishing every bit it is elementary to position together. Soaking rolled oats inwards evidently practiced lineament whole fatty yogurt overnight earlier baking breaks downward the grain's complex proteins into easily digestible components together with results inwards a delightful spongey together with around custardy texture inwards the finished cake. And, of course, there's pumpkin together with unopen to toasted pecans… It's non likewise sweet, either, sweetened amongst exactly a quarter loving cup of maple syrup, but you lot tin larn inwards a sweeter dessert pudding cake past times increasing the maple syrup to a one-half cup. You tin purpose canned pumpkin easily every bit long every bit it is non the already spiced together with sweetened pumpkin pie filling.


Simple, soft, creamy together with good for you lot baked flour-less oatmeal pudding cake amongst pumpkin together with spices

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats 
1 loving cup evidently whole fatty or Greek yogurt 
1/2 loving cup pecans (optional) 
1 loving cup pumpkin purée 
3/4 loving cup almond milk or whole milk 
1/4 to 1/2 loving cup maple syrup, to taste 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 1/2 teaspoons solid soil cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon solid soil ginger 
1/2 teaspoon solid soil nutmeg 
1/4 teaspoon solid soil allspice or cloves 
pinch of ocean salt 

Instructions:
Combine the oats together with yogurt inwards a large drinking glass or ceramic bowl. Cover amongst a build clean dish towel together with allow stand upward overnight at room temperature. 

If using pecans, toast on an ungreased baking canvas at 350° for v minutes or until fragrant together with slightly darkened. 

Butter or petroleum an 8 × 8 inch baking pan together with preheat an oven to 350°. 

Add the pumpkin purée, milk together with vanilla to the oat together with yogurt mixture together with stir to blend. Add the spices, tabular array salt together with pecans if using together with stir until everything is good combined. 

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan together with bake for 25 to xxx minutes until laid together with lightly browned on the top. 

Let cool for v minutes together with hence serve warm, garnished amongst extra toasted pecans or drizzled cream or maple syrup on summit if desired. 

Reheat leftovers inwards aluminum foil at 300° for vi to 8 minutes. 

Makes 6 servings 

Staple Corner: How to Make Your Own Za'atar


My start sense of savor of this pop Middle Eastern herb together with sesame seed blend was an extraordinary outburst of tangy, zesty together with salty flavors. I brand a lot of spice blends for my kitchen from scratch, but never i that tasted together with then proficient only on its own. In fact, it is eaten almost on its own, often served amongst only breadstuff together with olive oil. Highly aromatic equally good equally delicious, consider using za'atar to brand uncomplicated petroleum or yogurt dressing or sprinkle it on fresh Lycopersicon esculentum slices or Middle Eastern vegetable dishes.

Although recipes for za'atar — too spelled equally "zahtar", "zatar" or "zaatar" — vary from portion to portion together with fifty-fifty from household unit of measurement to household unit of measurement inside the Middle East together with North Africa, each grooming features a combination of dried herbs such equally thyme, oregano or marjoram mixed amongst dry reason toasted sesame seeds together with salt. Other seeds or herbs are too sometimes added according to the local or household unit of measurement custom. This version includes dark tabular array salt — too called stone tabular array salt — together with dried fenugreek leaves to impart a smokier together with tangier flavor. Dried sumac — the berry of a modest temperature deciduous shrub — is too usually added. Ground to a powder, sumac is easily constitute inwards whatever Middle Eastern grocer together with inwards many Asian grocers.

A tangy, zesty together with salty blend of herbs together with toasted sesame seeds from the Middle East

Ingredients:
1/4 loving cup white sesame seeds 
1 tablespoon dry reason sumac 
1 teaspoon dark (rock) salt 
2 tablespoons dried oregano 
2 tablespoons dried thyme 
1 1/2 tablespoons dried marjoram 
1 teaspoon dried fenugreek (methi) leaves (optional) 

Instructions:
Toast the sesame seeds inwards a dry out unoiled skillet over medium-low oestrus for v to 10 minutes, tossing frequently, until lightly browned. 

In a mortar together with pestle, grind together the sumac together with salt. Add the sesame seeds together with grind further. Add the herbs together with fenugreek leaves if using together with grind a few to a greater extent than times, making certain everything is good combined. 

Keep stored inwards a sealed drinking glass jounce inwards the fridge for upward to four months. 

Makes nearly 3/4 cup 

Creamy Puy Lentils amongst Tahini, Cumin in addition to Red Onion


As I rarely purpose canned beans, I accept to mean value ahead as well as soak legumes as well as grains the nighttime before. On those occasions when I forget, lentils are ordinarily the solution because they require petty soaking time, if whatever at all. Here peppery marble specked French Puy lentils come upward together with Middle Eastern tahini as well as cumin flavors inward an slowly but nourishing as well as palate pleasing dish. Puy lentils gibe together good when cooked as well as they don't ask soaking. In this case, but simmer them upward until tender as well as and hence add together them afterward inward the dish. Spicy, nutty as well as fresh, served with brownish rice or to a greater extent than or less olive crude coated lightly toasted pitas, everything you lot ask for a nourishing repast is here, particularly when a side salad or vegetable dish makes an appearance at the table. 

Peppery French lentils simmered inward a uncomplicated earthy as well as nutty Middle Eastern fashion tomato, tahini as well as cumin sauce with cilantro as well as lemon

Ingredients:
1 loving cup French (Puy) lentils, rinsed 
3 tablespoons olive oil 
2 large cloves garlic, crushed or minced 
1 1/2 teaspoons basis cumin 
1 teaspoon paprika 
2 jalapeños, seeded as well as finely chopped 
4 medium tomatoes, diced 
1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro, trimmed as well as chopped 
1/3 loving cup tahini 
juice from one pocket-sized lemon (2 tablespoons) 
5 tablespoons hot water 
1/2 pocket-sized ruby-red onion, cutting into sparse rings 
sea tabular array salt as well as freshly fissure dark pepper to taste 

Instructions:
In a medium saucepan, encompass the lentils with water, convey to a boil, cut the oestrus to depression as well as cover. Simmer until the lentils are tender — roughly thirty minutes. Drain as well as gear upward aside.

In a medium saucepan, oestrus the olive crude over medium heat. When hot, add together the garlic, cumin as well as paprika. Stir as well as tyke for thirty seconds, as well as hence add together the jalapeños as well as stir as well as tyke for to a greater extent than or less other few minutes. Add the tomatoes to the pan along with the cilantro as well as simmer for to a greater extent than or less other v minutes to thicken, stirring often. Stir inward the cooked lentils.

In a pocket-sized bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, hot water, body of body of water tabular array salt as well as fresh cracked dark pepper to taste. Stir this mixture into the lentils as well as tomatoes, cut the oestrus to medium-low, as well as simmer, stirring often, for to a greater extent than or less other v minutes. Roughly mash to a greater extent than or less of the lentils with the dorsum of a spoon.

Serve hot, garnished with the onion slices as well as to a greater extent than or less fresh cilantro if desired, with rice or lightly toasted pita breads brushed with to a greater extent than or less olive crude as well as herbs.

Makes 4 servings 

No Croutons Required - Nov Roundup of Soups together with Salads

Welcome to the No Croutons Required roundup of vegetarian soups too salads for Nov 2014. Thanks every bit e'er to those beau bloggers who took the fourth dimension to percentage a recipe amongst us. Settle inward an cause got a expect at these lovely creations. We cause got 21 recipes to percentage this calendar month from beau bloggers.

Autumn Bean too Barley Soup

Chef: Deepika
Location: USA

Legumes too grains fit together similar a nourishing glove on mutual coldness fingers. Our get-go submission combines earthy barley, navy beans too lentils, consummate amongst squash, carrots, spinach, too some Italian seasoning. You volition non missy the tarka inward this balanced dish, too if y'all cause got children, give this a try.

Edamame, Cucumber too Shitaki Mushroom Salad

Chef: Erica
Location: Canada

Anything that features mushrooms gets my attending too it's skillful to know that mushrooms non exclusively gustatory modality skillful but they are total of nutritional benefits too. Here shitaki mushrooms come upward together inward a salad amongst cucumber too edamame. This delightful bowl is too thus dressed amongst sesame oil, tamari too rice vinegar.


I may non similar winter, but I exercise adore wintertime squash. Here nosotros cause got a beautiful creamy soup, described every bit "crunchy, sweetness too spicy, hot too cold. All at the same time." The roasted seeds amongst lime juice, chipotle chili paste, a flake of sweetener too body of body of water tabular array salt brand for an especially elegant garnish, along amongst matchsticks of fresh apple tree too some kokosnoot cream. Served inward glasses, this soup amongst certainly print your guests.

One of the comforts of tumble is sure as shooting pumpkin, too adding it to a soup too spicing it upward amongst some liberate pumpkin spices is certainly a fine agency to serve it up. Caroline suggests playing to a greater extent than or less amongst the spicing used to brand the soup to a greater extent than interesting, such every bit adding paprika too some curry powder. Or y'all tin boot the bucket along it simple, garnished amongst a dollop of yogurt or cream. Either way, I am sure it was delicious.

Curried Neep too Carrot Soup

Chef: Elizabeth
Location: UK

Elizabeth had some extra neeps — what nosotros telephone band turnips hither inward Canada — on mitt that needed using, thus she made this lovely soup that was enjoyed too provided warming subsequently a bonfire night. In add-on to neeps too some spices, carrots too ginger brand their agency into the soup pot. Wholesome too sure as shooting a bowl that volition "warm your cockles", it's served upward amongst a garnish of crispy fried onion too it comes together inward hardly anytime at all.

Fig Salad Dressed amongst Balsamic Dressing

Chef: Lisa
Location: Canada

Although figs are non inward flavor correct now, I had a craving too was able to discovery some to brand a stunning salad that was simply bursting amongst flavor. The salad makes for an impressive presentation at the tabular array too it's genuinely slowly to laid upward amongst bold contrasts inward color, texture too flavor amongst soft sweetness figs, crunchy radicchio too toasted walnuts, too tender leaves of sweetness basil too peppery watercress dressed inward a robust herbed balsamic vinaigrette. If figs tin live found, larn inward anytime of year.

Easy Winter Vegetable Soup

Chef: Ren
Blog: Ren Behan
Location: UK

What amend agency to boot the bucket along disease away than amongst pots of soups, stews, smoothies too raw preparations? Here nosotros cause got an elegant frothy soup that was prepared inward a handsome looking ability blender. Onion, carrots, potato, cabbage, celery along amongst tomatoes, stock too seasonings are a perfect combination. The vegetables are slightly cooked, poured inward the blender too and thus this silky soup is ready to serve.



Chef: Camilla
Location: UK

Waste non wishing non indeed, especially during pumpkin season. This gorgeous soup features leftover pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, curry paste, stock too kokosnoot milk for some extra creaminess. After blending, the bowls are garnished amongst chives too pretty carrot slices. I'm sure everyone at the tabular array would live satisfied and, of course, it's skillful for y'all too.

Chinese-Style Tomato Soup

Chef: Linsy
Location: USA

Linsy made her soup to larn along amongst a grilled chili cheese sandwich which she served for a satisfying too filling lunch. The soup features tomatoes along amongst garlic, onion, soy sauce, hot chili garlic sauce too a flake of sweetness. Tomato soup is e'er a comfort too a pop dejeuner pick but this spread could simply every bit easily live served for dinner.

Red Camargue Rice Salad

Chef: Shaheen 
Location: UK

Next upward is a lovely salad amongst scarlet camargue rice that is described every bit having a texture betwixt white too brownish rice. Tossed amongst some roasted butternut mash too scarlet peppers too some fresh tomatoes, at that spot was fifty-fifty some leftover for Shaheen to accept for dejeuner the adjacent day. Salads are delicious whatsoever fourth dimension of twelvemonth too this i is bursting amongst color too flavor.

Roasted Red Pepper too Garlic Soup

Chef: Linzi
Location: UK

Luscious soup is upward adjacent for the offering. I couldn't resist this lovely soup amongst roasted scarlet pointed peppers too roasted garlic brushed amongst fresh rosemary too thyme too and thus turned into a soup amongst onion too potato. Whiz it all together too garnish amongst crème fraîche or yogurt if y'all please.

Tomato too Basil Soup amongst Cheese Toasts

Chef: Michelle 
Location: UK

This impressive soup was made past times an eleven twelvemonth one-time too I am sure it was delicious. She fifty-fifty took the photos. In this bowl nosotros cause got tomatoes, onion, garlic, tomatoes, veggie stock too fresh basil. Blend it all up, altitude amongst to a greater extent than basil too serve amongst cheese toast. This is non exclusively an economical repast but i that would certainly live welcomed on my table.



Chef: Louisa
Location: UK

Cheese toasts brand an appearance in i trial to a greater extent than amongst this nourishing soup. If y'all are looking for a quick mid-week meal, this is sure as shooting i to pay attending to. Simply sauté onion too garlic, pour inward some vegetable stock too peas, along amongst a generous pinch of dark pepper. Remove from the heat, add together fresh coriander, blend it all upward too serve

Strawberry, Feta too Sugared Pecan Salad

Chef: Alise
Location: USA

Here is some other lovely salad that is especially suited for special occasions. This sweetness too vibrant salad features ripe strawberries, fresh salad greens too sugared pecans. This layered salad amongst delicious herbed feta cheese is dressed amongst a raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette. Feel liberate to purpose cherry tomatoes instead of the strawberries if desired.

Spinach, Watercress, Celery too Pea Pottage

Chef: Dominic
Location: UK

Our lastly submission is a wonderfully warming soup that comes together inward thirty minutes. Infinitely comforting, this chunky soup amongst onion, celery, potatoes, fennel, spinach, watercress, some elementary seasoning too plump dark-green peas served amongst some buttered crusty breadstuff is all y'all postulate for a proper too specially satisfying mutual coldness level meal. All this dark-green commons goodness has me craving a bowl.

And that concludes the Nov 2014 roundup of soups too salads. Jacqueline amongst live hosting the Dec edition, thus live sure to take in Tinned Tomatoes to encounter the announcement.

Kalamata Olive Bread alongside Sun-Dried Tomatoes


There is zip quite similar the odor of freshly baked bread, specially when yous add together roughly cheese, olives together with sun-dried tomatoes into the mixture. This slow quick breadstuff is guaranteed to endure eaten upward equally fast equally the fourth dimension it takes to make. Rustic, flavorful together with merely most the ideal accompaniment to whatsoever Italian repast or merely equally is for a lite luncheon alongside a pat of butter if desired, this ane ought to endure on the card all the time, at to the lowest degree in ane lawsuit a week.


Considering serving this equally business office of a tapas plate for gatherings alongside slices of fine cheese, to a greater extent than olives on the side, stuffed mushrooms, salsas together with uncomplicated salads, pickles, spiced upward chickpeas together with spreadable cheeses alongside crackers. Such a pocket-sized plate is all I would ask for dinner, or merely a few slices of this bread.


Easy together with comforting, this fresh rustic no-yeast breadstuff is baked alongside a flavorful Mediterranean-style assortment of cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, olives together with herbs

Ingredients:
1/3 loving cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked inwards hot H2O for xxx minutes, drained together with finely chopped 
1 1/2 cups spelt flour or unbleached white flour 
1/2 loving cup whole wheat flour 
2 tablespoons kokosnoot saccharide or brownish sugar 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon body of body of water salt 
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked dark pepper 
1 loving cup Fontina cheese, grated 
1/2 loving cup Parmesan cheese, grated 
1/2 loving cup Kalamata olives, pitted together with chopped 
1/4 loving cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 
2 large eggs 
1/2 loving cup olive oil 
1 large clove garlic, minced 
grated rind from 1 pocket-sized lemon 
1 1/4 cups buttermilk 

Instructions:

Soak the sun-dried tomatoes inwards hot H2O for xxx minutes. Drain together with chop finely. Set aside. 

Preheat an oven to 350°. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan together with work alongside parchment paper. 

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, common salt together with dark pepper. Stir inwards the grated cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, parsley together with rosemary. 

In a medium bowl, vanquish the eggs. Whisk inwards the olive oil, garlic, lemon rind together with buttermilk. 

Make a good inwards the pump of the flour mixture together with pour inwards the moisture ingredients. Mix until merely combined. 

Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan together with bake for l to 55 minutes until the overstep is nicely browned together with a cake tester inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. 

Makes 1 loaf 

Curried Red Kidney Beans alongside Paneer (Paneer Rajma)


One of my all fourth dimension favorite dishes, specially enjoyable during the wintertime months, is rajma, a robust due north Indian classic featuring plump scarlet kidney beans inwards a thick together with spicy tomato plant gravy. Just equally in that place are countless ways to railroad train Mexican-inspired chili stews ever thus pop inwards the Western world, in that place are likewise many variations on the rajma theme.

This particular version elevates the rajma sense a degree equally it incorporates succulent cubes of paneer cheese into the mix making for a substantially to a greater extent than filling dish that is specially unique together with satisfying. In add-on to adding texture, paneer acts equally a vehicle for the aromatic spices, farther enhancing the dining experience.

Consider serving this when cooking for a larger crowd. It's e'er been a pop dish with my household unit of measurement together with friends together with is ideally consummate when served with Indian flatbreads, vegetable sides together with rice. 

The recipe I acquaint hither is inspired yesteryear Lord Krishna's Cuisine yesteryear Yamuna Devi. This extensive cookbook was my really starting fourth dimension introduction to Indian cooking, together with I highly recommend it to both novice together with veteran cooks alike. I've gifted it together with recommended the mass on to a greater extent than than a few occasions together with a few of my dinner guests accept purchased the mass afterward tasting merely about of my creations inspired yesteryear the delicious recipes contained within. I ofttimes refer to it equally the bible of Indian cooking equally the recipes are slowly to follow, though they vary inwards complexity, together with a broad diversity of traditional Indian dishes are presented. With nearly 800 pages, recipes for beans together with legumes, grain, breads, vegetables, cheese, chutneys together with sauces, snacks together with sweets, together with beverages, inwards add-on to a really helpful glossary of damage together with definitions are offered up. 

As I accept noted before, I usually prefer cookbooks with lots of pictures, but the footling illustrations throughout this mass — along with detailed descriptions preceding each department together with recipe, serving suggestions together with data regarding the origins together with traditions of the dishes presented — to a greater extent than than compensate for the lack of photos. 

Notes: Ajwain seeds together with paneer cheese are easily available at whatever Indian or Asian grocer, but ajwain seeds tin endure substituted with a few extra cumin seeds together with a pinch or 2 of dried thyme. Paneer cheese has a consistency much similar tofu, solely it's made from whole milk rather than edible bean curd, together with is much tastier, rather similar a trouble solid version of cottage cheese. If you lot can't uncovering paneer, consider making it yourself. The dish tin endure made without the paneer, though its presence is highly recommended.


Precisely because this is 1 of my favorite recipes, I am updating this post with merely about novel photos together with slight revisions. 

A rich, earthy together with spicy scarlet kidney edible bean curry served with tender pieces of fried paneer cheese

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups dried scarlet kidney beans 
6 cups water 
1 bay leaf 
2/3 teaspoon turmeric 
1/2 teaspoon cayenne 
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1 tablespoon ghee or butter 
3 tablespoons coriander seeds 
1 tablespoon cumin seeds 
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 
1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds 
2-inch slice fresh ginger, shredded or minced 
2 - iii fresh chilies, seeded together with chopped 
1/2 loving cup water 
2 teaspoons garam masala 
1 teaspoon turmeric 
1/4 teaspoon asafetida (optional) 
1 tablespoon bounding main salt 
2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice 
4 tablespoons ghee or a mixture of butter together with crude 
8 to 12 oz (200 to 300 g) paneer cheese, cutting into 1/2-inch cubes 
4 medium trouble solid ripe tomatoes, diced 
1/2 loving cup fresh parsley, chopped 

Instructions:
Rinse the kidney beans together with soak overnight inwards several inches of H2O with a footling yogurt whey or lemon juice added. Drain together with rinse, together with then transfer to a large saucepan together with encompass with vi cups of fresh water. Add the bay leaf, turmeric, cayenne, paprika together with ghee or butter. Bring to a boil, bring down estrus to low, cover, together with simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender. 

Remove the cooked beans from the cooking liquid with a slotted spoon, roughly crush nigh 3/4 loving cup of the beans with the dorsum of a fork together with laid aside. Continue to gently simmer the broth until quite thick, until reduced to nigh 1 1/2 cups. Remove from heat, discard the bay leaf, together with laid aside. 

Meanwhile, combine the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds together with ajwain seeds inwards a spice or java grinder together with bring down to a powder. Transfer to a pocket-sized bowl. 

Place the ginger, chilies together with 1/2 loving cup of H2O inwards a blender or nutrient processor together with procedure until smooth. Stir inwards the powdered spices together with add together the garam masala, turmeric, asafetida, common salt together with lemon or lime juice. The mixture should accept the consistency of a sparse cream. Add a footling to a greater extent than H2O if it is besides thick. 

If using fresh paneer, estrus the ghee or butter together with crude mixture inwards a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. When hot, add together the paneer together with stir for five to 8 minutes, constantly turning the cubes to brownish them evenly on all sides. As they plough golden, take away them with a slotted spoon together with transfer them to a dish lined with kitchen towel. (If using pre-fried paneer in that place is no argue to fry them twice.) 

Add the ginger together with spice glue to the pan together with stir for 2 minutes. Stir inwards the tomatoes together with ready for 8 minutes or until the tomatoes are reduced to a thick paste. 

Pour the tomato plant mixture into the reduced broth, add together the cooked beans, mashed beans, fried cheese cubes together with stir good to combine. Gently simmer over depression estrus for xv minutes to estrus throughout. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley, amongst merely about cooked rice such equally Cracked Black Pepper Rice or Yellow Rice with Fried Cashews. 

Makes 8 to 10 servings