Basic Vegetable Stock (Clear and Puréed)

If you’re looking for an easy weekend day project try making this basic vegetable stock. You can use veggies leftover from making other dishes, and it freezes well for later use. We make two kinds of veggie stock:  clear and puréed.  We use the clear veg stock in clear soups, but when we make soups that are more rustic, creamy, and thick, then we use the puréed stock … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Stock (Clear and Puréed)

Dandelion and Lentil Soup with Tomato

Believe it or not, Florida does get cold, and when it does we make soup!  Here is a fave; vegan dandelion and lentil soup with tomatoes.  Warm, delicious, nutritious, and VERY easy to make! Dandelion greens are slightly bitter so we add sweet diced tomatoes for some balance. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Cooking Time:  30 minutes Serves:  6 as main dish Ingredients: 3 cups of … Continue reading Dandelion and Lentil Soup with Tomato

Vegetarian Minestrone with Mizuna

Minestrone is like chicken soup, in that if you ask 10 cooks how to make it, you will get 10 different recipes. But it does have a few common ingredients:  beans, onions, celery, carrots, rice or pasta, vegetable stock, and fresh or canned tomatoes.  It can be, but is not usually, made with meat and/or meat-based stock like chicken stock. Our version of minestrone is vegetarian and … Continue reading Vegetarian Minestrone with Mizuna

Poultry Stock and Flourless Gravy

“What to do with all those giblets?” you may ask.  Roast them with some onions, carrots, and celery and make stock that you can use to enhance the flavor of another Thanksgiving dish, like our brown rice stuffing or flourless gravy, or save it for later.  We made enough to do both by adding a few more chicken parts also from Grove Ladder Farm. Waste … Continue reading Poultry Stock and Flourless Gravy

Kina Savoy and Split Pea Puree Soup

Kina savoy is an Asian cooking green that isn’t as well known as it’s close cousins, tatsoi, and bok choy.  Kina savoy, also known as yukina savoy, is mildly mustardy and peppery, and can be eaten raw as well as cooked.  The stalks look and cook a lot like celery.  That was our inspiration to use it in this vegan soup with split peas. Cooking vegan … Continue reading Kina Savoy and Split Pea Puree Soup