For the Love of Soups
Who can resist a steaming bowl of homemade soup on a cool winter eve? And if your family is like mine, they will love coming home to the wonderful aromas of fresh home cooked soup. There is no better way to add vitamins, minerals and fiber to everyone's diet than with a warm, hearty bowl. Soups are a favorite low-calorie meal for weight watchers. Use them to sneak vegetables in the kids' diet too as most kids love soup.
Click on the name of the soup below to view the recipe on my blog.
Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup Parisian White Bean Soup
Here are some tips excerpted from my blog posting featuring soup:
Tip #1 - Add vegetables according to their cooking time
Tip #2 - Add only a little water in the beginning or you will drown the flavors
Tip #3 - Add herbs and spices at the appropriate time (dried herbs at the beginning, fresh in the middle or end)
Easy enhancements to soup stocks/broths include the use of miso, sea salt, and sea vegetables.
SBCC Upcoming Cooking Classes
Here are the classes I'll be teaching at SBCC Continuing Ed this Winter. Please note that the listings only display my married last name of "Lemagie"; they forgot to list "Landry" as well
. For full descriptions or to register, see the online schedule or call 805-687-0812.
* Fundamentals of Cooking
(Tuesdays Jan 10 through Jan 24 6pm-9pm)
* Cooking Fresh from Farmer's Market
(2 separate classes - Sat. Jan 14 & Feb 25 10am-2pm)
* Cooking Survival for Singles
(Mar 10 9am-1pm)
*Vegetarian on the Verge
(Tuesdays Feb 14 through Feb 28 6pm-9pm)
* Fresh and Easy Seafood
(Saturdays Mar 17 through Mar 24 9am-Noon)
New Recipes on my Blog --
Hearty Winter Fare!
I have some terrific new dishes on my blog, just in time for those comfort foods we seek out as the temperature drops. Click on the picture title to take you directly the recipe on my blog. To check out other recipes, go directly to the home page of my blog!
Stuffed Acorn Squash Best Ever Apple Pie
Know Your Produce Label Codes
Stores and suppliers aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified. Sticker labels on fruits and vegetables actually tell you how the fruits have been grown
Organic Fruit Labels - Five digits and starts with number 9
Conventional Fruit Labels - Four digits,does not start with 9 (most start with the number 4)
Genetically Modified Fruits - Start with the number 8
For more information regarding the issues of genetically modified foods, check out www.foodincmovie.com or www.futureofood.com. Both excellent documentaries aimed to lift the "veil" of the quality of our "farm fresh" foods found in most supermarkets.
For more information on how to read food ingredient labels on packaged foods, write to me for a free three page article.