Saturday, December 10, 2011

Where Food Comes From, Week 5

Dinner for December 3 - 9
Popcorn and Leftovers
Friend's Potluck
Sweet Potatoes with Meat Sauce
Hot and Sour Soup

We brought Curried Sweet Potato Coconut Soup (recipe at the bottom) to the potluck so I included those ingredients.

turkey stock
green pepper
diced tomatoes
dried shiitake
pinto beans
garbanzo beans
refried beans
Salsa De Casa
tortillas (local company, flour is from ?)

Should Have Been Local
kidney beans
green onion
bread crumbs
tofu (a company makes it locally although I don't know where the soy comes from)

Not Local
cheddar cheese (Tillamook)
sweet potatoes (red and white)
coconut milk
black fungus
dried lily
bamboo shoots
Sriracha sauce
red wine vinegar
rice vinegar
olive oil
sesame oil
soy sauce
spices (salt, pepper, bay leaf, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, curry powder, chili powder, white pepper)

Curried Sweet Potato Coconut Soup
saute - 1 lg onion, diced; 4 cloves garlic, minced; 1/4 c. ginger, minced; 2 T sesame oil

cook an additional minute after adding - 1 T curry powder, 1t cinnamon, 1 t turmeric, 1 t coriander, 1/2 cumin

mix in 1 1/2 lb. (about 2 large) cooked orange sweet potatoes

simmer after adding 1 qt. stock (vegetable or chicken)

add 1 can coconut milk and salt and pepper to taste

1 comment:

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