Monday, February 22, 2010

Lenten Meal: Blog with Meatless Recipes

Check out The Pious Sodality of Church Ladies for tasty little recipes you can use this Lenten season.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lenten Meal: Greek Pasta

This recipe shared by Barbara must about made my mouth water.

Bless Us O Lord: Greek Pasta Recipe

Lenten Meal: Recipes from the Diocese of Honolulu

In this week's Hawaii Catholic Herald, meatless recipes were shared by staff members. Check them out here

Lenten Meal: Kale, Orzo and Garbanzo Bean Soup

There is a traditional Italian soup made with escarole and Cannellini Beans. Check out Giada's version here.

However, this Lenten season, I am trying to plan meals around the ingredients already in the freezer, refrigerator or pantry. I had frozen kale in the freezer, cooked garbanzo beans in the refrigerator and orzo in the cupboard. Well, those ingredients reminded me of the aforementioned Italian soup.

My dear mother was given the task of making the soup with these ingredients and she came up with a wonderfully satisfying soup.

This recipe is enough for 4 servings but you can duplicate it.

1 cup chopped Kale or collard greens
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups water or vegetable stock
1/2 cup Orzo or less if you prefer thinner soup
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
Salt and Pepper to taste.
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Heat a saucepan, add olive oil and garlic. Brown garlic but be careful not to burn the garlic. Add the water or vegetable stock and greens. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until desired tenderness is acquired. Add the garbanzo beans and orzo. Cook until orzo is cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.

New Blog Added to the Sidebar - Kathleen's Catholic: Food for Fridays

Just what I was looking for in a blog...meal time suggestions during Lent.

Food for Fridays

I look forward to see what recipes Kathleen may be sharing.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dining With the Saints - St. Valentine

I found an interesting post for St. Valentine's Day Dining with the Saints. You can find a recipe for Tagliatelle with Black Truffles, Vaucluse Style. That recipe sounds very delicious. However, when I checked the prices of fresh black truffles on Amazon, I decided that this will have to wait until we hit the lottery ;-)