Saturday, November 08, 2008

Three Great Autumn Meals

"White Bean Soup with Spinach & Rosemary"
from "Healthy Hedonist"
Delicious, creamy white beans in a flavorful broth full of garlic and rosemary. I used a combination of spinach and beet greens. I followed the suggestion to make this soup in the pressure cooker, which was fast and easy. This soup is hearty and filling and nutritious, and tasty!! Plus, it made an awful lot (serves 6?), so I got to have it for lunch for a few days too.

"Spicy Coconut Sweet Potato Soup with Collard Greens"
from "Fresh Food Fast"
One of my favorite meals that I've had in a long time. I can't quite stop thinking about this dinner, and I'm sure I'll make it again soon. Musty doesn't like sweet potatoes (crazy!), so I used a red kiri squash instead. There's a jalepeno with seeds in here, so it's got a nice heat punch... which I especially enjoy in the winter time. He suggests serving it with rice, which was a great touch. It's a great version of the classic winter-squash-coconut milk-ginger & garlic combo... with loads of collards added in. Totally delicious.

"Braised Pinto Beans with Delicata Squash, Red Wine, and Tomatoes"
from "Fresh Food Fast"
Spicy! Veggies! Beans! This stew was a big hit with Musty (oh, and with me!). Like all the recipes I've tried from this book, this dinner came together quickly, but had a variety and complexity of flavors that tasted like it had been cooking for much longer. The chipotle chile really kicked up the heat, but it wasn't at all unbearable. Just made us both blow our nose! I also appreciated the combination of beans and veggies, so that it's a complete meal all at once.

16 comments:

  1. All of those look so delicious. And soup/stew is totally the perfect autumn meal.

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  2. What a colourful selection!

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  3. 3 winning dishes there!!

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  4. Everything looks so good! I really should buy Fresh Food Fast!

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  5. YUM! The first soup reminds me of The escarole and bean soup I make. Only with a different twist. Yummy, Yummy, Yum, YUM!

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  6. All three sound remarkable! I just love recipes that include greens where you might not expect them--always looking for more ways to incorporate greens. I've bookmarked this page--can't wait to try them!

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  7. Oh, white bean soup? Yes please! I bet this would be awesome with a ton of different greens, too.

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  8. Wow- All three of these sound amazing! The Thai style soup really speaks to me though. It says, "Buy that cookbook and make me".

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  9. They all look great. But the Spicy Coconut Sweet Potato Soup wins my vote for favourite. I love that combination!

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  10. Oh my, I must get a bowl of that sweet potato collard soup! I love coconut milk soups...especially with a spicy kick.

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  11. Mmm, they all look fantastic!

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  12. oh, they all do look amazing, you really must come over and make my kitchen smell spicy and autumny sometime!

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  13. Mmmm it all looks so good!

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  14. Oh my, these all sound GOOD! I may need some new cookbooks!

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  15. I tagged you for 7 weird facts about yourself! See blog...

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  16. Those dishes are all perfect for fall... we finally got some colder weather here so soups are on my mind!

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