to chew or not to chew

I thought I would squish to meals together into one post.

On Tuesday we made something called Kale Pie. The recipe came from Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Vegetarian’. Basically, you sauté onion, garlic and kale then mix in some hard boiled eggs, make a dough, put the kale mixture between two layers of the dough and bake. This turned out pretty well. The hard boiled eggs really brought it up a notch.

We were supposed to make hummus soup on Monday, but a lack of dried chickpeas left us making scrambled eggs instead. Alas. We slow cooked our way to hummus soup (follow the link and the recipe is at the bottom of the page) last night though. This recipe came from ’50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker’.

The picture is dull, to say the least, but it didn’t taste as dull as it looks. You might notice that tiny little olive on top. You are supposed to put a dollop of greek yogurt and sprinkle some olives into it. We did this, but it all sunk to the bottom, so we ended up with a soup that looked like wet cement. Alas again. The soup was good, and did actually taste like hummus, but Hank and I decided 3 things: it was too runny, it needed something chunky in it (steamed broccoli??), and we probably won’t make it again. The last decision was based on the fact that we have about a million amazing soups that we make, so why make a mediocre one again? True, we could improve upon it, but nah.

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3 thoughts on “to chew or not to chew

  1. Wet cement.. that’s it exactly. Not taste-wise fortunately. And I would offer one elaboration: on Monday we made delicious huevos rancheros w/ the special red beans you made on Sunday, not just plain old scrambled eggs, though I like those too.

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