October 10th, 2007

Jalapeño Poppers

I invented a quick Jalapeño Poppers (stuffed Jalapeño) recipe the other day. It was suggested that I share it with you all, so here it is!

Here's the recipe:

1 lb. of fresh Jalapeño, sliced lengthwise in half (stems cut off), hollowed and washed throughly with water.
3 cups of unbleached white flour
2 cups of cornmeal
2 tablespoons of paprika
1 block of vegan mozzarella cheese (or vegan cheddar)
vegetable oil for frying

Thinly slice the cheese so that each lengthwise slice cuts into four rectangles, then stuff each half with one sliver of cheese. Dust each with some of the flour mixture (mix the cornmeal, flour and paprika together. Add more or less cornmeal to taste.) Once they're all dusted, mix just enough water into the mixture to make a nice thick batter, start with a cup and add more as needed. Coat each Jalapeno half in the batter  completely and immediately put in the oil that's hot and ready to fry, first with skins down so they can get throughly cooked. Leave until completely cooked, and flip only once, doing the same to the other side. You can cook a lot at a time, but they will stick together a bit.

Once done, set them on a paper towel on a plate to let the oil leech out of them.

Remember, with this recipe, overcooking is much better than under cooking. Be careful not to lose the cheese!
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Quick, healthy soups

from so many things i've read, it seems as though soups are one of the best meals you can eat.  so many healthy veggies can be added as well as nutritional yeast.  i also love one pot meals.  i looked through the memories, and i've also been looking through google, but haven't found too much of what i'm looking for.

i'm trying to find some really easy soup recipes that are packed with nutrients.  i recently just put my own soup together, but it was just okay.  the soup i made was just a bunch of veggies and water with bouillon cubes.  i want to make something that really tastes good that i'll want to continue eating on a daily basis until it runs out.  at the same time, i want to try to get as many vitamins and veggies as i can get. 

if anyone could post or link me to some really delicious, healthy soups, i'd love you forever!!  if you have photos of the soup, that'd be even better!

i have no time lately at all, except for late sunday evenings.. so if i can make a pot of soup each sunday, that would be great.