December 18th, 2006

Potato, Corn, and Collards Chowder

My corn, potato, and collard greens chowder. Besides the ingredients in the name, the ingredients used were red bell peppers, celery, green onions, shallots, parsley, vegetable broth, soymilk, chipotle pepper, smoked paprika, Old Bay seasoning, and black pepper. Also works great with leeks instead of collards. :D

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Rice in soup/stew question

I put a soup/step to cook in the crockpot on low last night with the hopes that it would be nice and tasty and ready for me to package and take to work this morning.  

About 2 1/2 hrs before I was ready to go I added some traditional brown rice to it and let it continue to cook on low.

The rice is still crunchy!!!  Still edible, but certainly odd tasting.

Is the lesson learned that I need to precook rice before I add it to something.... or did I just not let it cook long enough in the crock pot?


Soul Curly

Cooking with houmous.

OK, checked the recipes and couldn't see anything which involved actually using the houmous as an ingredient. I've got 2 whole tubs of flavoured houmous in the fridge (one red pepper, one lemon and coriander) which are past their sell-by date but still good. They need to be used up quickly and I can't possibly eat 2 tubs on bread in the next day or 2, so I was thinking about using them in something else, like a roast or deep-fried balls. I had a great recipe for houmous patties in my Leah Leneman cookbook, but sadly it's at another house and I don't have it to hand. Any ideas, people? I think some houmous-based little burgers would be amazing, but I'm not sure how to make them from scratch and have them cook properly and not fall apart.

(NB One pescetarian and one meatitarian in the house besides me, who I'd like to be able to enjoy the largesse - both will happily eat veg*n but it's got to be tasty and not full of 'weird vegan' ingredients, whatever that means)
  • dorisp

Boyfriend-friendly vegan recipes...

I am vegan and so is my boyfriend. This works out extremely well when we are together because I love to cook, but right now we are in an indefinite long distance-type situation. He doesn't really cook and although he's expressed interest in learning, I think it would be best to start him off slow. I got a great deal on Frontier Organic Spices ($1.50 each) because I work at Whole Foods and I want to put together a cookbook for him as a Christmas gift.

Any easy, fast, simple, boyfriend-proof delicious recipes? The less ingredients the better.

Thanks! :)