Posts Tagged ‘celery

23
Nov
16

Beef Barley Tomato Soup

Similar to the recipe on the box of Quick Cooking Barley, but made with a soup base my daughter made.The  soup base consists of :

Celery, leeks, onion, garlic, parsley, tomato, potatoes, that had been cooked for 1 and one half hours, processed in a blender and strained. It’s a healthy food recipe called Special Soup or Hippocrates Soup,  it’s a good tasting nourishing soup alone or as utilized as a base for other recipes.

To the soup base, add the following, when completed cooking :

  • Beef chuck , diced to small size suitable for soup.
  •  Olive oil, bacon fat etc. in the pan. Fry the beef, till almost fully cooked.
  • Diced onion, roughly 1/2 as much as the beef.
  • Salt, pepper and seasonings to taste.
  • One or two medium tomatoes, diced chunky.
  • Finish with finely chopped garlic, cook till the ingredients are wilted.

Meanwhile in a oven proof measuring cup, mix a measured amount of quick cooking barley and water as package directs.

Microwave several minutes, drain, and add to soup.

 I needed some greens in the soup for color , my wife suggested some baby spinach . The spinach was added and then seasonings adjusted and grated Parmesan  added for the finish. Everything was warmed through.

(this soup base would also make a good pasta and beans recipe)

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A very tasty and nourishing soup a recipe worth repeating.

30
Oct
16

multi meat stew

A mild fall day, meat and vegetables made for the week.

A combination of meats along with root vegetables oven roasted several hours.

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Chicken breast, pork neck bones, pigs feet , chicken feet, beef rib, sausage, along with root vegetables.

Carrot, leeks, turnip, parsnips, onions, mushrooms, potato, garlic.

Lightly seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt , peppercorns, slight bit of hot pepper flakes.

Baked at about 350 decreasing to 250 degrees for several hours.

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The meat picked from the bones, pan juices reduced, chicken broth added, a bit of wine and finished with butter/flour thickening, strained.

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22
May
16

Oriental Style egg drop noodle soup.

Most will say it was a gorgeous day to be outside. I tackled a few technical details indoors, finished tranferring some files from an older computer to a new/old replacement. A Windows 7 upgrade for the wife, it was easier and cost effective to purchase a refurb machine than it would be to buy Windows 7 alone and worry about system requirements.  Very satisfied with what was available for the cost. The computer looked like it had not been touched since manufacture. For the techies ,3 gigahertz processor, 4 gig ram , Windows pro 64 bit, optical drive in a small form factor case. I’m not in the habit of dropping names ,HP Compaq. Tiger direct.

While this was going on made some veggie, chicken stock and utilized for soup.

Stock

Chopped carrot

Chopped onion

Chopped celery

Mushrooms

Rice noodles

Chopped chicken livers, gizzards

Slight dried hot red pepper addition

De canting some of the soup, and stirred in a beaten egg.

Plated with additional soup and toasted spent grain bread.

A good finish to the day.

Addendum: Windows 10 installed flawlessly. Also there is no bloat ware on the computer.

04
Mar
16

White and Black Rice with Veggies, Bacon and Squid.


The bottom of a one cup measure,  a grain thickness of black rice, the remainder,  common white rice, prepared. Rendered fat from diced bacon bits, sautéed  green onion, garlic and celery. Fried squid.

24
Feb
16

Another version of Rice Noodles

The cooking process for rice noodles is simple as can be, bring water to a boil, turn off the heat and add the noodles for about 8 minutes. Rinse with cold water. 

Prepare a scrambled egg , chop it , and set aside.

Prep and stir fry ingredients of choice, add chicken, beef etc, (in this dish roasted duck breast, coated with 5 spice powder). Add a small amount of sauce, fish, hoisin etc. Add the egg. Finish with chopped peanuts, toss add the green onions . Done !

  

08
Dec
15

Chicken n’ rice soup

Prepare rice, as much as needed for your amount of soup and reserve.

Utilizing veggies, dice small , in this soup , onion, peppers; green, orange and red. Carrot,  celery and small amount of garlic. In a small amount of olive oil , better yet chicken fat or a combination of both sauté the diced veggies.  Add chicken stock, another household members poaches chicken breasts and reserves the stock for me. Also the trimmed chicken tenders from the breast are reserved for the soup. 

Add water or additional stock to bring the soup up to quantity desired figuring the additional rice to be added.

To round out soup I added about 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill  soup mix. 

Season to taste with salt and pepper and other spices to your palate. (A dash of curry, cumin, hot pepper, etc.)

Add the chicken meat diced, and greens, I was fortunate to have kale, Tat soi, and brocolli leafs.  

 Simmer slowly, I prefer to have the rice added to the bowl when served rather than mix into the soup. 

Garnish with grated Romano. 

  
Accompanies a cold damp night. A side of toast or croutons perhaps?

10
Nov
15

soup’s ON !

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 Recently made soup from chicken carcass.

fresh made noodles, Garden grown Red Russian Kale, Tat Soi Asian Greens, and Te You Flowering Broccoli

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