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Soup Season!

November 20, 2016

 

As I was sitting at the computer, tap-tap-tapping, with my frigid fingers, I realized what would make this first gray, autumn day a bit better-a spontaneous pot of soup!  I foraged through my fridge and freezer and came up with enough bits and pieces to pull together a decent pot of soup.  Some carrots, a sad-looking zucchini, some frozen beans bought with good intentions, many months ago, fresh herbs left over from a previous meal, a few cloves of (organic, of course!) garlic, and  four, beautiful tomatoes. 

 

Voila.  A happy home smells like soup.   No, I correct myself.  Soup AND bread.  I whipped up some spelt biscuits for a perfect meal.  Maybe I'll take an extra few minutes and make some garlic- dill butter to spread on the biscuits when they are warm, out-of-the oven yumminess.

 

Want to make an easy dinner?  Make your own spontaneous soup and score major points with your husband/kids/roommates.  Here's an idea to get you started.  Feel free to improvise and substitute with whatever is hanging around in your fridge.

 

Spontaneous Soup Recipe:

 

Chop and saute some garlic and onions, add some chopped celery, tomatoes with the skin removed, cubed zucchini and carrots, a little tomato paste, fresh parsley, some salt, pepper, and turmeric, and whatever legumes you've got.  You can even add some quinoa or barley if you want it to be a heartier soup- just make sure to compensate by adding some extra water. Add filtered water, bring to a boil, then simmer for an hour or two.

 

Make it a meal with this easy Spelt Biscuit Recipe:

 

1 tbsp yeast

.5 cups warm water and 1 tsp sugar (to proof the yeast, mix these with the yeast and wait till it gets a bit bubbly)

3 tbls coconut oil or olive oil

2.75 cups of whole spelt flour

3 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

.5 cups warm water

 

Mix the ingredients all together and knead until smooth.  Spelt dough can be a little sticky when working with it.  You can add a bit more to get the desired texture, but even if it is a bit sticky it rises well. 

 

Cover and let rise for one hour

 

Shape into small rolls and place on a baking sheet.  Dust with rosemary or sea salt for some added flavor.

 

Bake at 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes.

 

B'tay avon!

 

 

 

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