Thursday, January 2, 2014

Flavor Forward

My first post of the New Year! Although it feels quite similar to Tuesday, I suppose.  ;)

A couple of images from yesterday:
 Tofu Scramble (green onion, lots of seasoning), spelt toast with Earth Balance, an orange (eaten about an hour later), black coffee.
 Baked potato, covered in cashew cream (bottom layer) and leftover chili.  Very filling.

This morning I met a friend at City O City and enjoyed the same breakfast burrito you saw last week.  I have an appointment shortly, but when I return:
I found this recipe in the "Soup" section of my recipe box, and thought I'd give it a try.  I've not used this broth flavor before, and am hoping it's tasty.  You'll see the final result in Saturday's post!  P.S. One pound of onion sounds like a lot. . .I might use less.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

11 comments:

  1. What a tasty start to the new year! I don't know why I've never thought to add green onion to a tofu scramble because that is genius. I love green onion so much, yum! So far all of my oranges have been good this year thankfully. I think they will end up being a staple on my 80/10/10 cleanse because I think I'll get super sick of bananas... and I just love them :) The stuffed baked potato looks hearty and delicious. Definitely a perfect winter meal. It is so damn cold and snowy here, yuck! How is it over by you?

    Can't wait to see how that soup comes out! I've heard that flavor of broth is good, definitely would love to hear what you think of it!

    Lucky you the week is almost over! Hope the day goes quickly tomorrow, yay for the weekend coming up so quickly!

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    1. I liked the green onion, but wished I had some spinach in there, too. I will definitely pick up some this weekend to add to future scrambles! I bought the green onion for miso soup, which I've only had once - I need to have to it again, as green onions wilt so quickly. . .

      It has been back and forth lately, 55 degrees and sunny, 29 degrees with a light dusting of snow. It's supposed to be pretty chilly Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Thus, more warm foods! Ha! I know that the east coast is getting slammed with snow right about now - I hope you can stay dry and warm.

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  2. All my favorites today: Tofu Scramble, Bread, Potatoes, Chili...

    I've used those cubes before and had difficulty getting them to dissolve, but they were tasty.

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    1. I've noticed that about the vegetable broth cubes - I have to use boiling water (pour over cubes in a pan or mason jar), and allow it to seep for 10 minutes before stirring to break up the rest of the cube. Glad to know this flavor is tasty!

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    2. This is what I keep in the fridge: http://www.vitacost.com/better-than-bouillon-vegetarian-no-chicken-base-8-oz-2?csrc=GPF-PA-098308225812&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=098308225812&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=098308225812&gclid=CJv6s-rF47sCFYl9OgodtngAyQ

      it keeps forever and it's a ...goo so you don't need to break it up like a solid cube.

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  3. I love potato leek soup! I hope it works out well for you!
    The loaded baked potato looks awesome. I really should make some cashew cream but always end up eating the cashews before I can....

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    1. I haven't made potato leek soup in years, and I'm so glad I did! As you can tell, I bought a 5lb bag of potatoes. . .

      I do dig into my bag of cashews too! Which is why I usually have enough to make two batches of cashew cream, but only one actually happens. Ha!

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  4. I love potato leek soup!! The recipe does look kind of wonky to me with only two potatoes yet so many leeks and onions....and there should be some white wine in there too. Anyways, hope it came out well, soup is a major food group for me all winter. That potato meal is brilliant, great idea with the cashew cream on there.
    Ttrockwood

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    1. Ooh, white wine would be a great addition! I'll have to sneak that in next time. I made a half batch, used less onion and no sea salt - it turned out well! As I finished off my Sour Supreme, cashew cream certainly works as a nice back up. ;)

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  5. Happy New Year! You're certainly starting the year off with a lot of delicious stuff. You can never go wrong with cashew cream, IMO. :)

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    1. Thank you, Molly! I enjoy cashew cream, so we're on the same wavelength there! Hope you are staying cozy and inside!

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