Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just Souper...Thanks for Asking

The Original- Cooking Light, October 2007
Tearsheets really couldn't have come at a better time. Knowing what I want to make and that I have everything need is saving my homelife right now. And making it healthy and delicious as well. Tonight- Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Sage-Walnut Pesto from October's Cooking Light. Again with LOADS of my favorite ingredients, although I was skeptical as to how they'd all go together. I was also inspired that their roses were the same color as mine. Yeah. I also match my water glass to my shirt every day at work. Sue me.

*Sweet Potato
*Pesto- Fresh Sage, EVOO, Walnuts
Fresh Lemon Juice
*White Beans (Recipe calls for Cannellini, but Navy or Great Northern would work...)
Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
*Swiss Chard
Asiago Cheese

It's cold and overcast here so soup sounded fantastic. Also, when I stopped into Stanley's to grab produce, it cost me $8.32 for what will end up being about 5 meals. I'll take it. Another thing to look at here is the asterisks. These are "Super Foods." They are linked to one of my very favorite sites: World's Healthiest Foods. It breaks down all of the good stuff in the ingredients you want to use. Plus, if you have 3 or more of these in a recipe and you don't sop them in butter, you're doing really well. I had EIGHT tonight. Yesssssss:)

Click the picture for the Readable Tearsheet

This was filling, made a ton and I had pesto leftover that I can freeze and use with gnocchi or crostini at a later date. Other than pot clean-up and pretty straight forward. Full recommendation though. My 4 additional servings should get me through the first warm snap!
Mine- Much better than it looks.

a) I can't wait to get a real camera with my tax refund, and
b) I got a little overzealous with the pesto and stirred it before taking the photo, thus giving it a deceptively muddled complexion.


Susie said...

Definitely making this!! Sweet potatoes? Hi, yes please!

I hate when the photo doesn't do the food justice...having a "real" camera is amazingg :)

Nilsa S. said...

You're getting an awful lot of practice cooking alone. Aren't you supposed to invite friends over to help taste-test? I will offer my super duper sweet camera in exchange for food. :-)

So@24 said...

I've been HOOKED on soups lately.

Thanks Cooky!

So@24 said...

Oh. And you get the blog award for Best Entry Title of the Week

ToKissTheCook said...

Sues: We should have an orange food club. I'll need a good camera to keep the color balanced.

Nilsa: Damn straight. I like where your head's at and I'm already formulating a menu. Sunday night blogette dinner, coming to Springtime near you!

So@24: I love the thought of you chillin out in the palm trees, sipping on the same hearty zuppa that we have in Chi. And thanks- glad someone caught the title ref:)

Cheryl said...

There are definitely worse things than pesto to get overzealous with. I have to try some of your recipes...

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

EVERYTIME i come to your blog, I want to shove my head in the panty and cook myself a BIG ASS MEAL.

ToKissTheCook said...

Cheryl- definitely let me know when you do...I like hearing other people's twists!

Chels- There's an R missing. And it's cracking my deliriously sleepy ass up right now:)