Showing posts from January, 2024

Cabbage Turmeric Coconut Soup

I've been looking for more good soup recipes, and got this yummy recipe from Shelley Million. It's very easy to make, and has an earthy, yummy taste from the cumin and turmeric. The version below is just slightly adapted. Ingredients 2 T oil 1 T cumin seed 1 head cabbage, chopped 2-4 cloves garlic, diced 2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 4 C vegetable broth 1/4 C coconut milk (or could use cashew cream) Instructions Saute cumin seed in oil for a couple of minutes. Add chopped cabbage and saute for 10 minutes until the cabbage is soft. Add garlic, turmeric, salt, and paper, and saute a couple more minutes. Add broth. Boil, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and add coconut milk. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. Serve! 

Za’atar Roasted Tofu with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Tahini

Judy and Robert made a variation of this delicious NYTimes recipe for Za’atar Roasted Tofu With Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Lemony Tahini for lunch before we enjoyed a beautiful hike through redwoods at Robert's Regional Recreation Area . Below is a variation close to what they made, and I want to replicate! Ingredients 14 oz firm tofu, drained 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes (can also try butternut squash) 1 (8-ounce) bag leafy greens, such as baby spinach, baby kale, arugula, or mixed greens Salt and pepper Marinade: 3 garlic cloves, diced 2 lemons 2T oil 1 1/2 T za’atar dry spice mix  1 tsp dried oregano or marjoram 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 T soy sauce (for 2nd half of marinade, used on tofu) Dressing: 1/4 C tahini 1 T honey 2T water Farro, barley, wild rice medley, or other grain, for serving Instructions Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the drained tofu into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Combine the chickpeas and tomatoes on a half