Posted by tinako on May 6, 2010
We’re on the summer schedule now – Thursdays are soup nights. Tonight I wanted to use some of that Toasted Celli Rice that didn’t work out so well yesterday – it was a nice addition to today’s soup. So this was the basic Soup where I clean out my fridge. I started with half a leftover onion, then added the chopped stalks from some beginning-to-flower broccoli, and I just at this moment remembered I put the chopped heads in the microwave and they’re still there. Oh well. Also in the soup was some almost-past-its-prime red Swiss Chard, and a carrot, the only vegetable that wasn’t a desperado. I added quite a bit of the Celli Rice when I put in the water, and I added some Spike seasoning I’m trying to get rid of. So, a very successful Refrigerator Soup, and delicious to boot.
I made Apple Wheat Rolls to go with it. So good. I put in 3/4 c soy flour in place of white flour. No taste difference, but it helps the nutrition – I’m not sure it makes it a complete protein, but closer.
Did I ever mention that I usually add 1 T of nutritional yeast for every 3 c of flour whenever I make bread or pancakes or muffins? It isn’t alive and doesn’t do anything, doesn’t affect the taste or texture, but adds B-12 and some other nutrients. I do this because I read about “Super Flour” in Super Baby Food by Yaron: For better nutrition, for every cup of flour, first put in the measuring cup a T soy flour, 1 T wheat germ, and 1 t brewer’s yeast (similar to nutritional). I don’t do this exactly, but use it as a guideline sometimes – the yeast is so little I just add it to the amount of flour. There are a couple of other flour-enhancing recipes in this book – if you have a baby, you need this book – an incredible value. Great for up to school-age I would say.
Some cookbooks use large quantities of nutritional yeast (like 1/2 c) to add a cheesy flavor to something like pasta, but I don’t like the flavor of it. I put cookbooks that do that back on the shelf.
And dessert was leftover Banana Chocolate Chip Cake.
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