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smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 8:58 AM

SPEAKING OF RECIPES - HELP!

Since moving the venue for trivia night from a British pub-restaurant to a "hip hop hot spot" with no kitchen, Triv Night has taken on a new character. I now provide a crockpot dinner for the players, which has been enthusiastically received; everyone chips in to fund the next week's meal.

The first two weeks, I made Jeannarie's incredibly delicious, incredibly easy black beans served with tortillas and grated cheese (recipe available in Jeannarie's quizzes), to general acclaim. Next week was ham hocks, split peas and lentils served with cornbread, and this week, chili with more cornbread (by popular demand), and a huge apple and peach cobbler made with a withered bag of apples and a big can of peaches, sprinkled with granola, nuts and raisins, which vanished like a digital video effect. Donations were especially generous, and there will be strawberry-blueberry cobbler next week.

I'd be very grateful for any favorite crockpot or casserole recipes; the week after this coming we kick off a fall quiz tournament with my lasagna-like baked pasta dish - I've never had leftovers in 40 years of making it, so I'm making four square feet of the stuff. (tournament flyer's on my profile)

Anyway, I have a long-range need for 13 weeks of simple one-dish dinners that can be neatly served in a soup bowl. With repeats of the black beans, the pasta casserole and the chili, maybe half a dozen dishes. But my IMMEDIATE need is for a tasty vegetarian vegetable soup, requested for this coming week. I come from a long line of carnivores, and not well-versed in how to make flavor without meat. I'd be so grateful for a yummy veggie soup recipe, and for any others anyone would care to share.

Thanks!

roccotab
Roccotab  (Level: 60.4 - Posts: 185)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 9:27 AM

Well Smoke I can eat my weight in pinto beans and cornbread with some hot sauce generously poured over it, and a big fat slice of onion on the side.

Also you might take your favorite chili recipe get some paper plates, put some nacho chips on them sprinkle the chips with a shreaded 3 cheese blend to cover them, then pour on the chili, and maybe have a large container of sour cream on the side.

By the way where is this pub? lol Rocco

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 2:08 PM

crockpot vegeterian soup? Blah! But since you insist...

Here's one from America's Test Kitchens. It makes six servings, so if you have more poeple or a larger crock pot, just adjust accordingly. PS: I add a ham bone for flavor, but the vegetabletarians might take umbrage at that.

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
3 medium baking potatos, peeled and chopped
4 cups vegetable stock
2 cups water
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
pepper to taste
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary)


Set crock pot to high. Stir in olive oil and onion. Let this cook about 10 minutes, while peeling and chopping the potatoes. Add potatoes, stock, water, margarine, salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Cover and let cook for 6 to 8 hours. When done, you can mash up the potatoes with ease or serve them chunky style. Ladle into 6 bowls and garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Note: Great if you serve it with a crust bready (especially with a cheese dip on the side.)

When you need a nifty barbecue pork recipe for the crock pot, give me a holler!


eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 2:49 PM

Veggie recipes? Geez, I cook my vegetables in meat so I can't help.

geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 3:33 PM

Smoke --give me a minute and I'll send you plenty. I'm not only a vegetarian, but I'm in LOVE with my slow cooker. I've got lots of good ideas, but I need to be at home to check some of my recipes.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 3:41 PM

Outstanding, GW! Hugely appreciated!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 3:48 PM

Rev, I just spotted the sweet potato in yours! I wouldn't have thought of it but it sounds delicious!

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 4:15 PM

GW, if you can dupe the recipe list, I'd appreciate it. Always looking from some good recipes!

many graces!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 4:32 PM

Or I can pass it on, Rev.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 6:54 PM

I have a wonderful Indian red lentil soup recipe. Totally vegetarian & everyone loves it. It's not even spicy.

Indian Red Lentil Soup

1½ cups red lentils
3T unsalted butter – I use less. Just whatever gets the job done.
1 large onion, chopped
2T ground coriander
2t ground cumin
2t peeled & grated fresh ginger
½ t ground turmeric
pinch of cayenne pepper
6 Cups vegetable stock
1 can (15 oz. size) tomatoes – recipe calls for fresh peeled, seeded & diced.
I use Redpack plum tomatoes in puree, and break them up with my fingers
2T lemon juice
salt & pepper – depending on the vegetable stock, you may not need these

Wash and drain lentils, picking out & discarding any bad ones. In the soup pot, melt the butter and sauté onions, stirring occasionally until tender and translucent. Add the coriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric and cayenne; stir and cook a couple of minutes. Add the lentils; then add the stock. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover partially and simmer until the lentils are tender. Generally takes about half an hour.

If you insist on smooth soup, this is now the time to puree it. I like it just the way it is. Now add the tomatoes and lemon juice and season if needed.


I have let it sit in a crock pot for hours when I've served it as part of a buffet. You can easily double it - folks down a heck of a lot of it.

Let me know if you use it -

Alice

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 2nd Sep '07 11:22 PM

How ya coming with that recipe hunt, GW?

Bird, that sounds fabulous, but I just did lentils this past week. Definitely saving yours for soon though! I'll let you know when, and how it goes!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sun, 2nd Sep '07 11:49 PM


I make a killer Hungarian goulash. I'll find the recipe.


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