Sunday, October 9, 2011
End of the week special :: Vegie Surprise Soup
As part of my new concerted effort to be a better steward of our income and to just love the planet more, I am not throwing out food anymore.
I don't know about you, but my 'crisper bin' in the fridge could be more of a 'compost bin' at times. I would be suckered into whatever the special was at the supermarket or I'd think, yeah, I'll make something with that eggplant and then never actually do anything with it. Not anymore.
I have always made shopping lists and weekly menu lists, but I can be weak and deviate off the plan. Now, my menu plan is more concise including a list of pantry items. Deviation is rare!
But, yes, sometimes there are vegies that need to be used up so on my weekly menu is the end of the week soup special- An Ode to the Fridge Remnants (if you will).
So, this past week's comprised of cauliflower, potato, corn, zucchini and carrot. I found an odd tin of vegetarian abalone, some soup mix (yellow split peas, barley etc) and flavoured it up with onion, garlic and vege stock. It was yum yum yum (even if I say so myself). And the mung beans? Yes, sprouted by me ...
Do you have a yummy way of cleaning out the fridge too?