Monday, December 29, 2008

Cream of Garlic Soup (Knoblauchcremesuppe)

Coming home from the Christmas holidays with no shopping in the house, the pickings are slim. But, there'll always be garlic, onion and for us coffee lovers: milk. This doesn't make sense yet, but bear with me. This soup is actually quite popular in Austria and as always, I am happy to bring the good news to America...

1 whole thing of garlic
1 medium onion
2 cups bouillon
2 cups milk
3 Tb flour
butter/olive oil
salt/ pepper
fresh parsley if available (I only had oregano, which was good, too)

Chop onions finely and saute together with minced garlic until soft, before adding bouillon and milk and bring to a boil. Add flour and stir constantly for about 10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste and add fresh parlsey. Done.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mushroom Casserole

Hearty. Warm. Delicious.

Make 1 C. brown rice

1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
apx. 2 C. chopped mushrooms
then add and wilt:
apx. 4 C. chopped greens (I used Kale)

In a large bowl mix:
1 C. Ricotta (or cottage cheese)
a couple big spoonfuls of yogurt
2 eggs
salt and pepper
a little cumin
a handful of grated cheese

Add the rice (or any other delicious whole grain) and vegetable mixure into the cheese mixture.
Pour into a casserole, top with another handful of cheese, and bake 45min -- 1 hour at 350*. It will be bubblly and golden.

you could also add some chopped cooked sausage.