Friday, September 26, 2008

Apple Smoothie

We have lots of apples right now. The girls are loving being able to just eat them raw as snacks, but I'm also looking for recipes to use them in. This one comes from the Urban Homemaker:

Apple Smoothie

1 ripe frozen banana, broken in pieces
1 Cup coconut milk, or kefir, or plain yogurt

1 Cup orange juice
small handful of pecans, if desired
1 small apple, cored, and peeled
1-2 TB honey or maple syrup, optional - taste first before adding sweetener
2-3 cubes ice, optional - for thicker smoothi

Using chilled ingredients, blend ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tomato Soup

I got some tomatoes from a friend (and still had some from Grandma from before) and dh didn't come home for lunch today (he doesn't like tomatoes) so I decided it was the perfect time to try this recipe. I'm re-typing it here in case it ever disappears off the other site (yes, I've learned this the hard way LOL):

5 lbs fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 c chopped onion
3 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp sea salt

Put it all in a big pot and cook 3 hrs (I stirred every so often, not sure how necessary that was?). Blend and serve (or freeze or can it for later).

I thought it was very good (& love that there's no sugar or anything in it!) the girls weren't too impressed (but generally aren't huge fans of tomato soup). This will be a good thing to keep on hand for me when they eat mushroom soup w/ Daddy (since I don't like mushrooms) :)