I went to Trader Joes yesterday and saw a bottle of cornichon pickles and for some reason thought of this sandwich idea. It's nothing earth shattering, it could be better, but I liked it. Here's what I did basically:
15oz can of chickpeas, mashed a bit
4-5 cornichon pickles, chopped
1 scallion, sliced
1/2 carrot, fine diced
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
mayo (some like a lot some don't so use your own judgement)
salt and pepper
Toss it all in a bowl and adjust seasons to taste, you might want to add more pickles or scallions or whatever totally up to you.
I shoved most of it in a pita and added 1/2 of a sliced avocado. The other 1/2 of avocado I diced small and added to what was left of the sandwich filling to eat tomorrow.
As requested and with alittle bit of hunting around my blog I finally found my recipe for the Fire Roasted Tomato, Butternut, Curry Coconut Soup. So make it and enjoy it. Then use it as a sauce!
Fire Roasted Tomato, Butternut + Curry Coconut Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onions
4 Tablespoons parley, chopped
3 cups water
4 cloves garlic, sliced
28oz can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth, use those 1 cup amount containers of veg broth.
1med size butternut squash, diced medium (4-5 cups)
1 can coconut milk
2 1/2 -3 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
salt and pepper
Saute carrots, onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. When they start to get soft add the water and parsley. (This eventually turns into a broth so you dont' have to bother making a seperate broth.)
Add tomatoes, butternut and broth (i add this amout of broth just to give it an extra richness). Bring to a boil and simmer until butternut is soft. Mix in the curry powder and cumin. Then add the coconut milk. Cook for 10 minutes or more until all the flavors meld and season with salt and pepper.
Turn off the heat and let the soup cool a bit. Use and immersion blender and blend it up so that its has a nice and creamy consistancy. If you don't have an immersion blender you can alway's use a quisenart or regular blender.
For two people this makes alot of soup. So I freeze 1/2 of it which is alway's a nice surprise to find in the freezer since I forget about everything that's in there. Enjoy!
And now for some Reno. This is what happens to her when my sister comes over on Tuesday nights to hang out:
She's alittle nervous and uncomfortable sitting next to kermit.
She's a lot nervous and uncomfortable sitting next to kermit.
P.S. I responded to all your comments in the last post below.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Posted by JENNA at 3:23 PM