Earth Day Food & Recipes

The Kitchen's Tomato Soup

Serves 8-10Earth Day Food

  • 1 1/3 sticks butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • Sea salt
  • 3 16-ounce cans good-quality whole peeled organic tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

In a large pan, melt butter over low heat. Add onion and a fine pinch of salt. Reduce heat to very low, cover and cook onions for about 30min or until clear and soft (not browned). Add tomatoes with their juices. Increase heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes. Working in batches, mix tomato-onion blend in a food processor or blender, adding up cream as blending.Taste and alter seasoning. Serve hot, drizzled with a slight olive oil.

Nutritional in turn per serving:

  • 7 g fat
  • 9 g carb.
  • 2 g pro.
  • 192 cal.
  • 3 g fiber
  • 48 mg chol

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Braised Chickpeas with Tomato and Cumin

Serves 4Earth Day Food

  • 1/2 pound dry chickpeas, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 onion halved
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds, lightly crushed
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 16-ounce can best-quality tomatoes
  • 1 glove of garlic slices
  • A pinch of chile flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Place the saturated chickpeas in a big pan and cover them with water. Add the carrot, celery, onion and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer. This must take about 1hr to cook. When they're prepared, remove from heat.You can store up the chickpeas in the water for up to a week in the fridge. You can throw away the veggies, but they can also be mashed into the blend. Heat a large fry pan and add the chile flakes, cumin, onion, garlic and oil. Saute until golden brown. Add the strained chickpeas, fry up for a 2min and add the tomatoes. Reduce the heat to a simmer and leave for 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have condensed by half. Check for seasoning and serve. Stirring some clean cilantro in at the end is a good brightness lift to the dish.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • 379 cal.
  • 17 g fat (2 g sat.)
  • 0 chol.
  • 46 g carb.
  • 13 g pro.
  • 8 g fiber
  • 198 mg sodium

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Serves 8-10Earth Day Food

  • 12 dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 ounce espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces boiling water
  • 3 ounces butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • A pinch of salt

Caramel sauce:

  • 2 ounces pecans
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 ounces cream

Let butter humid to room temperature. Meanwhile, de-seed and cut the dates. Set dates in a food processor among the espresso, baking soda and vanilla. Pulse until somewhat blended, then gradually add the boiling water and keep pulsing until completely blended. Cream the softened butter in an electric mixer with the sugar for at least 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, and blend until combined. Put the blend in a bowl and crease in the sifted self-rising flour a little at a time, with a pinch of salt. Fold the date blend into the flour-butter combination. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Portion mixture into greased 4-ounce muffin cups and bake for about 15 minutes.

Caramel sauce: In a high-sided pan, dissolve the butter, and then mix in brown sugar until blended in a high sided pan. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 min; once sugar is dissolved, cautiously add heavy cream (it will bubble up) and mix in nuts. Serve the pulp warm over the pudding, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • 764 cal.Earth Day Food
  • 46 g fat (26 g sat.)
  • 167 mg chol.
  • 86 g carb
  • 5 g pro.
  • 2 g fiber
  • 616 mg sodium
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  • Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 1 package 4-serving instant chocolate pudding
  • 3-1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (16-ounce) package chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • Gummy worms or insects

Directions:

Whisk together milk with pudding mix until fully unified.Let blend rest for a few minutes then softly fold in whipped topping and 1/2 of the compressed cookies. Spoon 1 tablespoon of remaining cookie crumbs in the underside of individual cupcake liners set in a cupcake tin, or a large thin serving bowl.Fill dishes or bowl with pudding blend and top with the rest of the cookie crumbs.

Put gummy worms and insects around to garnish. Freeze until ready to serve.

Angel Hair Pasta with Asparagus

Makes 4 servings Earth Day Food

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked, kept warm
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Heat oil in huge hot pan more than medium-high temperature. Saute asparagus until crisp-tender, concerning 3 min. Merge in broth and mushrooms and cook an additional 3 minutes. Mix pasta with asparagus mushroom sauce and chuck. Top with red pepper as well as cheese.

Fresh Fruit and Nut Coleslaw

Makes 6 servings Earth Day Food
Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, reserve 2 tablespoons juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced celery
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 (8-ounce) container orange flavored yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Place sliced pineapple in a big bowl and set sideways. Merge saved pineapple juice with lemon juice. Combine in banana and combine with kept pineapple. Mix up in celery, walnuts, mandarin oranges, raisins and cabbage. Mix yogurt with salt and flip with fruit mixture.


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