Friday, September 19, 2008

filling goodness!

In the quest for more filling yet still vegan food this weekend, I pulled out a recipe I scored from Tofu Mom -- Italian Kale and Sausage Stew. Rather than purchase premade vegetarian sausages, I decided to FINALLY make the Spicy Italian Vegetarian Sausage recipe that had been floating around ages ago, originally from Julie Hasson, I believe. I served some bakery whole-wheat bread with a white bean and rosemary spread on the side. YUM:
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(Sorry the photo's a little overexposed -- the sun is setting earlier and earlier these days!)
I love it when fellow bloggers share their made-up recipes! This soup recipe is definitely a keeper -- loaded with vitamins and nutrients from the kale, tomatoes, and zucchini, but quite filling from the faux sausage and beans. The sausages were excellent, too -- a snap to prepare, and sliced and browned beautifully for the soup. Flavor? Reminded me SO much of Italian sausages we'd grill when I was a kid. Yum, yum, extra yum!

And the bean spread? Basically, hummus made with white beans instead of chickpeas, no tahini, and some freshly minced rosemary. Quite good, given that I practically murdered my cannellini beans by majorly overcooking them. :) What else to do with a bunch of nearly mushy beans, besides make dip??

Happy Friday night, everybody!

9 comments:

shellyfish said...

Oh Catherine, this looks so yummy! And I hear you on the dark kitchen conditions! Grrr, evil lack of sunlight!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

:blushes: Awww....
You liked it? Thanks so much, and using your own homemade sausages is an even better idea!! Now I have to try THAT!!!

VeggieGirl said...

Love the sound of that bean dip and soup!

Nikki Douglas said...

This sounds so great - I bookied it from Tofu Mom already.

aTxVegn said...

Isn't that sausage the best?!!! Tofu Mom has some great recipes and yours looks delicious.

vegalicious said...

Yumm..I've made hummus many a time that way. Sometimes the beans can be salvaged to make bean burgers, also. De-licious looking meal!

funwithyourfood said...

Hey this reminds me of a mix of olive gardens ministrone and tusonca(sp?) but a million and 3 times better. What can I say, my family lived next door to an olive garden while I was growing up haha

Teddy

Meg said...

This looks so yummy! Definitely a good comfort food!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

That looks SO GOOD!! I definitely want to try those sausages, along with the white bean spread. YUM!