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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In Honor of Laziness

I decided to do the checking of the keywords. Sadly, how people find my blog is actually fairly boring. 

GourmetGoddess, or variants thereof, are the most searched keyword, naturally. The second highest keyword search is "curried wheatberry salad." Now, I am famous for this salad, so go me! I get a few other hits on various ingredients or recipes. Lately, I have had a whole group of folks come looking for information on the MAT. I am not the only anxious one, I guess. But for the most part, nothing very special.

Unless you could the person who found me with the search term "I had a dream about someone cooking another human." Or "recipe for ed gein stew." Or "What are 'apple dumpling cheeks?" Or people looking for info on someone named Kristen Leoiki. Or people really worried about the annanuki taking over or wanting to have some special quiet time with Michael Ironside.

Oh, and to the person looking for an "ed gein stew" recipe, please contact your mental health professional today. Thank you.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Southwest Veggie Soup of Get Wellness

Well, my poor sweetie has the plague, which I could normally cure with my Magic Chicken Noodle Soup of Get Wellness, but he is insisting on sticking to his no meat, no fowl diet. I personally would cave in the face of an ebola-level flu, but he is certainly a better person than I. So I had to improvise. Here is the Southwest Veggie Soup of Get Wellness.

2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 scallions, chopped 
1 bag southwestern style veggies (I think they were Flavor-Pak, but whatever brand, the bag contained corn, black beans, red bell pepper, poblano pepper, and onions)
2 quarts veggie stock
1 large can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1 Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoon Penzy's Adobo Seasoning
8 ounces Amish-style extra thick egg noodles (if you make your own, think parpadelle width and just slightly thicker, so they stand up to being boiled in the soup)

Heat oil in a large soup pan and then add scallions. Once a delicious oniony smell starts to come off (a couple of minutes), throw in the bag of veggies.  Add the stock, tomatoes, salt, and Adobo. Bring to a boil. Add the egg noodles and cook until done (about 15 minutes).

This soup has a touch of heat, due to the poblano, but if you want a greater kick, feel free to add some crushed hot pepper or spicy pepper of your choice, I would not add chili powder, however, as that would change the flavor profile quite a bit.