New cooking discoveries!

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by PickyJaz, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. PickyJaz

    PickyJaz Guest

    I go to a local Farmers Market two towns away each Saturday morning,
    with also a stocking up pass through the larger grocer's there before I
    come home. While looking through the produce for items I wanted to
    make a predomanently vegetable soup with, I asked the farmer if he was
    any sort of a cook, and could he recommend something different for me
    to try. He suggested I get a good sized Diakon(?) radish and some
    China beets, using some of the beet tops shredded into the cook pot

    At the grocer's for a first, I saw one-pound packages of small
    "Chipotle Chicken & Turkey Meatballs" that were labled as appetizers.
    Wow! Those little meat spots are quite tastey, ans so the soup went
    well and certainly will be made again here. Though I do live alone I
    often take big pots of foods into share with my Marines, so tomorrow
    this is what they will have:

    Put together in this order to almost cook each veggie before adding on:

    2 boxes chicken broth
    2 cans vegetable broth
    (up to 3-quarts liquid)
    1 med. Diakon, 1/4" sticks 1" long
    6 China beets, 1/4" sticks 1" long, small tops shredded to add last
    12-16 smaller 3/4" carrots, sliced thin
    3-4 golf-ball-size shallots, sliced thin
    8" of scallion whites, sliced thin
    1 single celery stalk sliced thin, or use 2 heaping Tbsp. dried
    1 can diced tomatoes, Italian seasoned

    2/3 to 3/4 bag of frozen whole "tiny" green beans, cut to 1"

    1 box Organic frozen spinach, thawed or broken up
    1 can small black beans, rinsed well
    2 single pound pkgs. Chipotle meatballs, whole
    1 head Napa cabbage, shredded
    1 bag of teeny white mushrooms, rinsed and only roots trimmed

    Penzeys: sea salt & fresh ground black peppercorns, granulated garlic,
    dried red & green pepper bits, Bouquet Garni, Italian seasonings. At
    the very last, a shake or two of cinnamon-nutmeg mix.