Cabbage and Carrot Soup

carrot and cabbage soup

After the Kentuckyaki Lettuce Wraps, I had a LOT of leftover shredded cabbage, carrots and tofu. I wanted to use it to make something different, but since I have little faith in my own kitchen inventions, I turned to Google, and as usual, I wasn’t disappointed. Not only did I find a perfect recipe, but also found a great new site to browse, with great photography to boot. (I think I may have stumbled upon a future Friday Fave!)

I followed the recipe for Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup almost exactly, however instead of red chili flakes I used a hot pepper from our garden and I substituted Soy Sauce for the Tamari because it saved me a trip to the store.

If you are expecting the type of Hot and Sour soup you get at Chinese restaurants, it didn’t taste like that (to me) because of the tomato base, but the end result was a soup that was healthy and filling. I made a large batch, and like any soup, it got better each day as all the flavors had a chance to really blend.

Posted in Recipes by Rhaya on August 20, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments

Kentuckyaki Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps

Anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that I love my Farm Fresh Delivery. The business as a whole has only improved over the past few years and I love the fact that they now send out an e-newsletter each week with stories about their products, food information and you know it, recipes. The recipe below is directly from the enewsletter from Farm Fresh Delivery. Even though I forgot to purchase the peanut sauce, substituted tofu for the chicken, and didn’t use any radish, it was still a tasty dish and a much healthier and cost-effective alternative to ordering it as take-away from a nearby restaurant!

Asian Lettuce Wraps

1 tablespoon olive, peanut or sesame oil
1 pound ground turkey or chicken
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2/3 cup Bourbon Barrel Foods Kentuckyaki *
Vegetables for filling: grated carrots, sliced radish, julienned cucumber, shredded cabbage
Romaine lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
Farm to Kitchen Foods Peanut Vinaigrette *

Heat oil in a large skillet and brown ground turkey. Add garlic and ginger and saute briefly. Add Kentuckyaki sauce and simmer for 10 minutes while preparing vegetables. Place filling and vegetables in center of a large platter, then surround with lettuce leaves. Serve with peanut vinaigrette for dipping. Serves 4.

* Available through Farm Fresh Delivery

Posted in Recipes by Rhaya on August 13, 2009 | Permalink | 2 Comments

Dublin Community Market

dcm

Attenion Columbus, Ohio, there is a new market in town!  Dublin Community Market opened up this past June and it’s a fantastic little farmers market with a big offering.   Open every Wednesday from 4:30-8 p.m. in the Dublin Community Church parking lot, the Dublin Market includes local producers with a wonderful variety of fruits and veggies, flowers, dairy products, meats and baked goods.  

Also at the market, volunteers will be accepting food or cash donatations for the Dublin Food Pantry in exchange for a discount coupon to participating Historic Dublin businesses.   

The market is located at 81 West Bridge St. in Dublin.  No pets allowed.

Posted in Going Local by Liz on August 4, 2009 | Permalink | No Comments