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Dinner Last Night

16 Dec

Dinner last night!

I made the garlic soup recipe up after eating it at Iruna, a restaurant that no longer exists on Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. The second recipe I made up last night to use up the rest of the veggies for tonight’s pick up.

I’m fighting a cold that won’t go away, so I had:

Garlic soup:

2 tbls butter

2 large garlic cloves (from your elephant garlic), pressed or chopped fine

1 or 2 shallots, crushed or pressed

The white of one leek, well chopped

2 cups chicken broth

salt

white pepper

Sauté the garlic and shallots gently in the butter on fairly low heat for about 2 minutes. You want to just soften it. Add a smidge of olive oil if you worry about the butter burning. Add the chicken broth, stir,  raise the heat to simmer it gently for another 2 minutes, and then add the bread crumbs and seasoning to taste. This soup is delicious, warming, and will load your system with germ fighting garlic.

And then I had:

Hamburger/Veggie Scramble on Nan

1 tbls oil

1 or 2 leeks, sliced (substitute 1/4 onion chopped fine if you don’t have a leek)

1 or 2 baby bok choi, well chopped

1 lb hamburger

1 can of whole tomatoes (1 pint if you canned them)

Greek seasoning: garlic powder, oregano, mint, basil — as much as you like

salt, paprika if you want

Slices of Nan bread (you can buy them a the Co-op but I made mine), or pita

Use a non stick pan and heat the oil, adding the leeks (onion), garlic if you prefer to  use fresh, and baby bok choi. Sauté for 3 or 4 minutes until soft, then add the hamburger. I use low fat grass fed hamburger, so I don’t need to drain the fat. If you do, drain it when the hamburger is browned. Then cut up and add  the canned tomatoes and add its juice, then add the seasoning to taste.

Spread the mixture on the bread and enjoy.