Posts tagged ‘tomato’

December 6, 2012

Recipe review: Italian sausage soup


I found this recipe for Italian sausage soup on my friend Eulalia’s blog. Like E, I  used pork sausage (my reason was b/c that’s what I could get without casings at the store and I only had a limited amount of time to make dinner). I also used plain diced tomatoes and added some garlic and oregano, so that I could use the no salt tomatoes. I didn’t really measure the spinach, I used most of a bag. We did use fresh basil – my transplanted herbs are doing pretty well inside! The parsley is actually doing better inside than out.

J and I thought the soup was awesome, although it was more of a stew (could have used more broth). The kids rejected the tomatoes and spinach, but thought the broth, pasta and sausage were good. Typical. We’ll still make it again – got to keep making the kids eat their veggies (and fruit). I’d probably double the recipe next time, this made just enough for the four of us.

September 10, 2012

PBBBT sandwiches and zucchini fries

That’s provolone, bacon, basil, balsamic, and tomato 🙂 open-faced on a whole wheat hamburger bun. The tomato and basil are from our garden.

The zucchini fries were something I had found on Pinterest. But, since we didn’t make it to the grocery store tonight and we were out of eggs, I had to get creative. I subbed in plain yogurt… And they turned out awesome! Sadly, the kids turned up their noses at the fries (W picked off the breadcrumbs). On to the next veggie idea…

February 22, 2011

Garlic and tomato soup with crusty French bread


Wow, was this soup garlicy. The recipe said just to blanch the clove before putting them in the slow cooker, and next time I’m going to try roasting them. J and I could barely finish our own bowls.

The bread, on the other hand, was amazing. Crusty on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. Here’s the recipe for that (I halved it):

I’ll post the soup recipe if I can get it fixed. Right now, wowza.