All posts tagged: soup

Making your own Vegetable Stock

After making my Curried Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup, I had a lot of odds and ends left over! I couldn’t allow myself to throw any of it away. Instead, I tried my hand at making my own vegetable stock! I’ve never done it before, but basically it’s just boiling the leftover & tough bits of veggies in water until they die.  The only things that I added that were not “leftover bits” was 1 onion and 3 large whole carrots. Half way through the boiling process I accidentally removed the lid and forgot to put it back on. When I came back to check on it, the water level had dropped by nearly 3 inches. Oops! Hopefully this just intensified my stock flavor.

Curried Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Carrot and Apple Butternut Squash Soup Original recipe adapted from Food & Wine magazine, October 2014 edition: Curried Carrot and Apple Soup Source: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/curried-carrot-and-apple-soup Yum! I saw this recipe in my Food & Wine magazine, by Tamalpais Star Roth-McCormick, and decided that it was perfect for a chilly day. Originally thought that I would be making it in my slow cooker, but decided to make it in my super cute green Cuisinart ceramic pot (roaster?). Honestly, I thought that the bright orange would look lovely with the green. My soup didn’t turn out as bright as I thought it would, but it was still quite wonderful! Healthier cookware…. Ryan claims to hate carrots. Yet, they are one of the cheapest and easily transportable vegetables to eat so they are a staple in our diet. He tends to get them in his lunch almost every day! This week, I thought that a soup would be fun a more creative way to sneak them into his diet. Going to the grocery store on a Sunday is …