Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Slow foods are on the docket right now - what are slow foods you ask? 
Without looking up the definition officially, we are saying they are un-processed foods that 
are cooked as closely to their natural state as possible.  That's NOT to say some of this isn't processed - it is but from farm fresh or fresh ingredients as much as possible.  Can you make it yourself without a list of 
ingredients you cannot even pronounce?  Then it's probably a slow food. Yes, some of the ingredients were bought at a store but the point is, I could have made it with something from home. 
First up is the Italian white bean and sausage soup.  
2cans (or your own cooked white beans) 
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks,
1 onion, diced, 
2 Cloves of garlic minced
2 TBSP EVOO (extra virgin Olive Oil)
1 lb of Italian Sausage (yes, homemade is best but I bought mine from a butcher who makes their fresh with NO artificial ingredients. Just meat and spices) 
1 carton of Chicken broth (I used my own from a chicken I boiled) 
1 bunch of fresh spinach (picked from the garden is best. 
Salt and pepper to taste.
Sautee the onions and garlic in Olive oil, add the potatoes. Separately cook the meat and add to the 
onions, garlic and potatoes.  Add broth and cook until potatoes are tender. 
Then add beans and spinach, Salt and Pepper.

I have posted this recipe before - it is NOT my creation. Here is the link: 
This one again is even better with homegrown and fresh picked but it you don't have it, It's still 
worth buying the ingredients and making it - GOOD!!!!

Lastly, a very simple dish using a homegrown Spaghetti squash, and some garden fresh homemade
Pesto.  Cook the Squash by piercing the flesh with a knife, throwing it in the 
oven and baking on 350* for about 45 minutes.  Cut open, remove seeds and spoon the 
innards into a bowl.  Add your fresh pesto, salt and pepper and eat.  
This is so yummy!!!!!  
I encourage everyone to shop as much as possible at Farmer's Markets - support your local farmers and producers and stop sending your money overseas!!!!

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