Thursday, May 22, 2008


Tuscan chickpea soup (recipe in the comments)
Arugula salad with oranges and feta with sweet lemon dressing (dressing recipe in the comments)

Hot tea
We have clearly made this recipe before since it's in our cookbook and we've annotated it extensively, including writing in the preferred side salad and dressing combo. What's weird is that neither M nor I remember making it. This is rare for us. Even if one of us has forgotten a recipe, the other will remember. If neither of us remembers, we usually can jog our memories by looking at the recipe. Not so here. Who knows how this was lost to the mists of time. we rediscovered it because we have recently put all our typed recipes into Google Docs so they're searchable (I bless the ground M walks on for thinking of this, it's FANTASTIC). We had an extra can of chickpeas hanging around and we're already trying to clear food out pre-move, so we were looking for a chickpea recipe and weren't thrilled with the usual suspects. Up pops this soup. It was amazing. What a great day!

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Onion, garlic, Parmesan
Time: 30 minutes
Make ahead: Yep, no problem.

J: "An incredible re-discovery!"
M: "Delicious and filling."


J said...

Tuscan Chickpea Soup – Cooking Light
Serves 6

2 T olive oil
2 cups onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
1 t dried rosemary, crushed
¾ t salt
1 t black pepper
3 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 T balsamic, plus more to taste
6 T Parmesan

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in water, rosemary, salt, pepper, chickpeas and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Puree with immersion blender until a medium consistency. Stir in vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat; taste for vinegar, salt and pepper; and serve with Parmesan on top.

J said...

Dressing - M & J

3 T lemon juice
1 T olive oil
¾ t honey
2 garlic cloves, crushed

Mix all ingredients in a small jar. Shake well and toss with greens.