Tuesday, November 13, 2007

baby it's cold outside.....

.......what you need is a bowl of hot soup!!
Soup certainly warms you up and is so easy to make. A massive pot full can be split into portions and popped into the freezer for those cold frosty days when you don't feel like slaving over a hot stove making dinner.
My favourite soup is Fasolatha, or as it was more affectionatly known i my house, POOP SOUP. It sure helped keep the bed warm at night ;)
Greek Bean Soup (Fasolatha) Fasolatha is one of the heartiest dishes on the Greek vegetarian table, and one of the mainstays of Lent. Ingredients
1 cup Krinos extra-virgin olive oil
2 large onions, peeled, halved, and sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
2 celery ribs, trimmed and sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1/2 pound great northern or other small white beans, soaked overnight according to package directions
1 cup chopped plum tomatoes
1 fresh hot pepper (optional)
8 cups water
Salt, pepper to taste
Fresh strained juice of 1/2 lemon or 2-3 tablespoons Krinos red-wine vinegar
1. Heat 1/2 the olive oil in a large soup pot and saute the onions until wilted.
2. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic and cook until soft. Add the beans and toss gently to coat with oil. Add the tomatoes, hot pepper, and water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer soup uncovered, for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until the beans are very tender.
3. Just before removing from heat, adjust seasoning with salt, pepper, and lemon juice or vinegar.
Yield: 6 servings Recipe courtesy of Krinos Foods
My wonderful DH made a pot of thick chicken soup on Sunday and it's filled the house with the most wonderful aroma :) Now I always need a recipe to cook but Stuart has just put this together out his head!!
What he did was boil one whole chicken to make the stock.
Then he peeled and chopped 3 large potatoes and 1 onion which he added to the pot with some salt and left it to simmer.
He soaked a packed of Sainsburys dried soup mix, Country soup in water till soft and added it to the soup and again left it to simmer.
Potatoes have a tendancy to absorb all the salt so you may need to add a bit more close to the time of serving.
For more soup recipes have a wonder over to this site!
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Andrea said...

Yum :) I love soup.

Anonymous said...

Yummy Yummy Yummy they sound great!