Monthly Archives: October 2021

Meatless Tortilla Soup

I had to be outside at 6:30 AM this morning. I don’t like to be out this early, and I especially don’t like it when it’s 0 degrees. That’s right, there wasn’t even a number on the thermometer this morning. It is a soup, warm your bones, kind of day.

I came up with this meatless Tortilla Soup. Amazingly, my entire family loves it! I repeat, my entire family loves it! Victory!

Meatless Tortilla Soup

Recipe after the jump

6 Tbsp vegetable oil
10 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1/2″ slices
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 onion, chopped
2 cans (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
3 bay leaves
2 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp salt
2 cans (14 oz) Great Northern beans, undrained
2 cans (14 oz) corn, undrained
sour cream

1. In a large pot heat oil. Add 6 sliced corn tortillas, garlic, cilantro, and onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

2. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add chili powder, bay leaves, corn, beans and vegetable stock. Return to a boil, reduce heat to medium and add salt. Simmer for 30 min.

3. Brown remaining corn tortillas in a pan with a little oil.

4. Serve soup topped with corn tortillas, sour cream, cheese and avocado.

Eat It: Baked French Fries

French fries how I love thee.
If only your fried goodness was good to my heart.
You deliciously evil thing.
It is my goal in life to find healthy french fries.
Okay, it’s only my goal until my attention fades away.

Baked French Fries

I tried this recipe from Annie’s Eats and they were great. The trick is to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes. And this is the first time using kosher salt. My new rule for life is that you must use kosher salt for french fries!

Because the burgers were not done cooking when the fries were done I wrapped them in foil to keep them warm. Please learn from me all you crispy lovers out there! Do not wrap your fries in foil. Your crispiness will become floppiness. And that makes all french fries weep. So what have we learned?

1. soak fries in water for 30 minutes
2. use kosher salt
3. time your cooking better so you will not use foil in desperation for hot fries

I will be trying this recipe again following all my rules closely next time.