Tina, who posted a comment on the CHU blog, Bread’s Baking in the Oven, is October’s CHU giveaway winner with a recipe she tried from The New American Plate: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life.
The recipe, Roasted Red Pepper and Corn Soup, was a hit at her house. Tina says “it’s a real keeper.”
I’ve provided a link to the recipe at a blog titled Zen Foodism, where you can read the blogger’s personal comments, too. The cookbook comes from the American Institute for Cancer Research, and Beth the blogger says the recipes aren’t bland but packed with superfoods. Beth admits she could own a million cookbooks, and it wouldn’t be enough.
Ummm. . . sound like anybody we know?
Thanks, Tina, for pointing out a new cookbook that I may need to own someday soon. Enjoy your Mr. Potato Peeler and autographed novel.
Since autumn’s a great time for soup, I’m sharing two favorite recipes of my own.
The first is a vegetarian minestrone that we love at our house. Vegetarian soups can be suspect, but I promise you won’t miss the beef broth in this version. Uncle Bill’s Vegetarian Minestrone is simple and quick, and I can almost guarantee you’ll be happily surprised. For variety, try adding sliced cabbage instead of the zucchini, which is harder to find fresh, now that summer has ended.
The second was served to me this summer by a friend in New York. Lime Soup, by Rebecca Rather and Alison Oresman, is an absolutely scrumptious version of Tortilla Soup, and I was delighted to find it online at Epicurious. My friend cuts the amount of lime in the recipe to one cup, and since hers was perfect, that’s my plan, too. Lime Soup is a full meal in itself.
It’s November, and time for new recipes in the giveaway. I vowed to go through December, so that means you have November and December to pass your comments to me. Rules are simple:
- Make a recipe from a cookbook you haven’t used this past year (new or old) or “underused,” meaning you’ve made only a recipe or two from it ever.
- Comment on ANY CHU blog and tell us what you made, the name of the cookbook, and how you liked it.
More precise instructions here.
This month’s winner this month will receive an autographed novel AND Piggy Wiggy Little Whisk, pictured above. Everyone who has entered at any time during the giveaway will be eligible for the final prize, to be announced. Remember EVERY new recipe you try and comment on is one entry. You’re not limited to one a month.
Dig Out Your Cookbooks, and Start Your Ovens.