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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Could I have missed homecooking?

We are finally back from our trip to Pensacola, Florida and Lexington, Virginia! I can't believe I am about to say this but it definitely is good to cook a homemade meal. Eating out kinda gets to ya after a whole week! That and our indecisiveness on where and what to eat.



All I really wanted the past two days at home has been a good bowl of soup with bread on the side and so I decided to make a vege-black bean soup.

VEGETABLE & BLACK BEAN SOUP
1 Carton of vegetable broth
3 celery sticks, sliced diagonally
8 baby carrots, diced
1 can of black beans, rinsed well
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/4 onion, diced
3/4 C frozen corn
1 chicken breast, diced
some pasta

Now, I am not an expert on making soup but this one actually turned out pretty satisfactory. It was tasty. All I did was sauteed all the vegetables together in olive oil for about 5 minutes then added the drained and rinsed black beans, followed by the tomatoes with it's juices. After that heated through, I tossed in the vege broth and added the chicken and brought it to a boil then let it simmer for a good 20 minutes, adding the pasta 10 minutes into simmering and it's done!

I also have been looking long and hard for a good irish soda bread recipe that didn't include butter and at last while browsing through bakingsheet I came across her wonderful recipe . The only alteration I made was using soymilk instead of buttermilk to make it IBS safe.

Like I said, it's good to be home and cooking again in my very own kitchen. The simple pleasures in life.





1 comment:

parents said...

AHHHHHH!!!!!! can taste it from here! And the Soda Bread.....looks so inviting!!
Yes, you can't beat a simple meal cooked at home!
Lucky Brandon!!