Sunday, July 08, 2012

quick update from the trenches

There’s been some cooking

Accidental sorrel soup.
How to turn an average end-of-the-week-leftover-veggie soup into a stellar meal? Just add a handful of sorrel and blend. The base combo of alliums/cauliflower/zucchini/potato simmered in stock got the zing it needed when blended with the lemony green herb. A little goes a long way.

Oranges are not the only fruit.
But certainly the most abundant one in our house at the moment due to the arrival of two boxes of home-grown citrus. A batch of orange and spice vegan truffles were scoffed with alarming speed and with zest added to every conceivable dish, the fridge is full of lemons and oranges devested of their skin. As always, there’s large batch of preserved lemons on the go.

Quinoa for breakfast and dinner.
Cooked in orange and ginger juice. A superb breakfast that can be dolled up with a drizzle of maple syrup and some toasted almonds for a deceptively healthy dessert.

Speaking of dessert.
You know I’m not the queen of cooked desserts, right? But my oh my, I had a brilliant idea and minutes later dessert gyozas were on the table. I’d call them a work in progress but really they’re so simple they don’t need work. Three batches down I can’t stop long enough to photograph them before they’re gone. Will share soon, blogging mojo willing.

What’s rocking your kitchen?



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3 Comments:

Anonymous bella from www.sammyandbella.com said...

i love Love LOVE sorrel soup! Actually, it's a very classic dish in Poland (where my family is from) and we eat it with little boiled quail eggs... yum!

7:24 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Interesting. Is the sorrel cooked or raw? I think everyone should grow sorrel it's so yum. I put it in vegetable juices as well.

5:43 pm  
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