Recipe of the Day – It’ll Keep You Warm!

Today’s recipe of the day is a yummy, hearty soup. Perfect for damp/snowy/cold fall weather! This tasty soup is simple and adaptable. I was surprised how great it was when I had some leftovers from our adult cooking class last week 🙂 Personally I’m not a huge fan of fennel but I couldn’t taste it and was quite surprised to learn there’s an entire bulb in this recipe (plus the pretty frilly leaves).

The original recipe calls for chicken and chicken broth but Maria substituted veggie broth and seitan. You can omit the seitan and have a gluten free vegan soup or add the yummy texture for an even heartier version. Below are links to a few different recipes to make your own seitan (often tastier than what you can find in the store … when you can actually find it!).

Man … now I’m hungry …

Click the photo below for a .pdf version of the recipe or click here for a more printer friendly version.

Italian Tuscan White Bean Stew

 

Seitan Recipes:

Home Made Seitan – Vegetarian Times

Yummiest Seitan Ever – VegWeb

Home Made Seitan – Veg Kitchen

Bean Update!

We know you want one!  It’s Monday and they’ve had the weekend to dry.  The beans are now dark purple and a wee bit shrivelled 🙂  We’ll store them in a cool dark place until late next spring when it warms up enough to plant them again.  To check out what they looked like originally, here’s the first Bean Post!

This picture really shows a hint of the original colour

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Art Today . . . Food Next Summer!

The strong winds we’ve had over the past few days finally knocked down the runner bean plant we had in the office garden.  It started growing up our corn by the rain barrel then grew so big we hooked it to the roof overhang . . . The beans themselves were big with this awesome, weird fuzzy exterior.

But the best part was what was inside:

Sunset Runner Beans

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