Tuesday, June 3, 2008

simple ways to green up your life

we like soup.

a lot.

i made another batch of coconut curry soup this week. this time using around 5 types of dried beans and rice in the soup. this time i also made some yummy delicious dumplings.

curry dumplings

1 1/2 c wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
garam masala
zahatar (middle eastern seasoning)
canola oil
1 c water

mix up and drop by the tiny teaspoon into bubbling soup. put on the cover and let cook 15 min. * measurements are approx.

i ended up making so much that at one point i had to split the soup into two stock pots. dried beans really have their way of expanding. even with our dinner guests there was still a whole lotta soup left over.

so what to do with all the extra soup?

i save all of my glass jars from everything we buy. they are perfect for recycled art projects, storing buttons, dried beans, rice, and bottling homemade jams. today, they made the perfect storage container for some extra soup without the worry of those nasty pvcs found in plastic storage containers.

guests can easily take one of these home for a meal the next day (it's always better the next day anyway!) and there is also plenty to take to share with a neighbor who is living alone.


1 comment:

Kara Lennox said...

You are making me so hungry. I love soup, too! I want to learn more how to make my own 'cause I can't tolerate the high salt in most commercial soups.

Yours sounds sooo yummy!

Kara(memopause on etsy)

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