Mary Flahavan’s Tomato and Oat Soup

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Chunky Tomato and Oat Soup
A meal in a bowl!
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 stick celery
1 small onion, peeled
1 carrot
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
750g/1 ½lb vine tomatoes, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
400g can tomatoes
300ml/ ½pt veg stock
50g/2oz Flahavan’s Organic Oats
I tsp sugar or balsamic vinegar
Olive oil to drizzle
6 basil leaves, torn, to decorate
Method
Dice the celery, onion and carrot finely. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and fry the vegetables gently for 5 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the garlic and fry for a few seconds then add the vine tomatoes and red pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes until softened. Add the canned tomatoes with 200ml water and the stock then bring to the boil.  Add the oats, stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.  Season to taste and sweeten with a little sugar or balsamic vinegar if necessary. Decorate with basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil before serving.

What’s in the Fridge Omelette.@bordbia

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Brunch, lunch or dinner in 15 minutes.

 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ tablesp. olive oil
  • 4-6 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 eggs, beaten with 2 tablesp. freshly grated cheese
  • A little salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped parsley

To Cook

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and cook the potatoes for 8-10 minutes until nearly cooked and beginning to brown. Add the onion and continue to cook until the onion is just golden, then add the garlic.

When the potatoes are just cooked, season the egg mixture and add to the potatoes. Stir well and allow the eggs to cook on the base. Place a plate over the pan, carefully turn the omlette onto the plate, then slide back into the pan to cook the other side.

Serving Suggestions

To serve, sprinkle with parsley and cut into wedges.

Note

You can add other ingredients, whatever is available – chopped ham, bacon, scallions, mushrooms. You can of course use up cooked potatoes, but the flavour is much better if you start out with uncooked.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/Christmas/Pages/WhatsintheFridgeOmlette.aspx

 

 

Mary Flahavan’s Chunky Tomato & Oat Soup

fla tomato soup

Chunky Tomato and Oat Soup
A meal in a bowl!
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 stick celery
1 small onion, peeled
1 carrot
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
750g/1 ½lb vine tomatoes, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
400g can tomatoes
300ml/ ½pt veg stock
50g/2oz Flahavan’s Organic Oats
I tsp sugar or balsamic vinegar
Olive oil to drizzle
6 basil leaves, torn, to decorate
Method
Dice the celery, onion and carrot finely. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and fry the vegetables gently for 5 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the garlic and fry for a few seconds then add the vine tomatoes and red pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes until softened. Add the canned tomatoes with 200ml water and the stock then bring to the boil.  Add the oats, stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.  Season to taste and sweeten with a little sugar or balsamic vinegar if necessary. Decorate with basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Recipe: Hearty Minestrone Soup with Farro

This recipe takes a classic Minestrone soup and turns it into a scrumptious one-dish wonder. Adding the ancient grain farro makes this soup hearty and gives it a nutty flavor. With cabbage, kidney beans, carrots, onion and tomatoes, you get lots of cholesterol-lowering, energy-boosting ingredients.

Ingredients

1 large yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
4 ribs celery
4 large carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
15-ounce can whole tomatoes
6 cups water
½ cup farro
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ of a head of savoy cabbage
15-ounce can (no-salt) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
¼ cup grated Parmesan

Directions

  1. Chop the onion and garlic. Slice the celery in half lengthwise, then slice crosswise into small pieces. Do the same with the carrots. (You may have to quarter them lengthwise if the carrots are especially fat.)
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic, celery, and carrots and cook, stirring often, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and let cook for 1 minute. Then add the tomatoes (break them up with your spoon as they cook), water, farro, thyme, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let the soup simmer until the farro is tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Split the cabbage in half and remove the core. Then slice one-half of the cabbage head into ½-inch wide strips (about 4 cups). Add the cabbage and beans to the soup and simmer until the cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve topped with grated Parmesan.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Each serving contains:

Calories 380 (about 3½ cups)
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Trans fat 0g
Protein 14g
Total carbohydrate 56g
Fiber 12g
Sugar 13g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 530mg
Recipe developed by cookbook author Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

Mary Flahavan’s Chunky Tomato & Oat Soup

fla tomato soup

Chunky Tomato and Oat Soup
A meal in a bowl!
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 stick celery
1 small onion, peeled
1 carrot
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
750g/1 ½lb vine tomatoes, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
400g can tomatoes
300ml/ ½pt veg stock
50g/2oz Flahavan’s Organic Oats
I tsp sugar or balsamic vinegar
Olive oil to drizzle
6 basil leaves, torn, to decorate
Method
Dice the celery, onion and carrot finely. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and fry the vegetables gently for 5 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the garlic and fry for a few seconds then add the vine tomatoes and red pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes until softened. Add the canned tomatoes with 200ml water and the stock then bring to the boil.  Add the oats, stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.  Season to taste and sweeten with a little sugar or balsamic vinegar if necessary. Decorate with basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Stuffed Baked Cabbage Leaves with Cheese

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Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 100g brown basmati rice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 large green cabbages, such as Savoy
  • 15g butter
  • 8 rashers smoked dry cured streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablesp. chopped thyme leaves
  • 2 tablesp. chopped sage
  • 1 teasp. paprika
  • 250g minced pork
  • 250g minced beef
  • 450ml vegetable stock

For the sauce:

  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • 30g butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 200g cheese, thinly sliced

To Cook

Cover the brown rice in cold water and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, boil the kettle. Drain the rice, tip into a non-stick pan and add 200ml boiling water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, cover and cook over a low heat for 25 minutes. Leave to cool.

For the sauce, stud the onion with the cloves and put into a pan with the milk, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to the boil and set aside to infuse with the flavours.

Meanwhile, remove 12 bright green leaves from the outside of the cabbages. Use the remainder of the cabbage for another meal. Drop the leaves into a pan of boiling salted water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Cut out and discard the thickest part of central stalk.

Melt the butter in a pan, add the bacon and fry until cooked but not browned. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes until the onion is soft but not browned. Tip into a mixing bowl and leave to cool.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC (350ºF). Add the cooked rice to the onions with the chopped herbs, paprika, minced pork, minced beef, ½ teasp. salt and some black pepper. Mix together well with your hands. Divide the mixture into 12.

Place one portion of the stuffing into the centre of each cabbage leaf, fold in the sides and roll up. Place side-by-side, seam-side down, in a lightly buttered shallow ovenproof dish. Pour over the stock, cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

For the sauce, strain the infused milk into a jug. Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and cook for a few seconds. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Preheat the grill to high.

Drain away any excess stock from the baking dish. Pour the sauce over the cabbage leaves and cover with the sliced cheese. Grill for 2-3 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/StPatricksDay/Pages/StuffedBakedCabbageLeaveswithCheese.aspx

What’s in the Fridge Omelette

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Brunch, lunch or dinner in 15 minutes.  Great for using up Christmas ham.

 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ tablesp. olive oil
  • 4-6 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 eggs, beaten with 2 tablesp. freshly grated cheese
  • A little salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped parsley

To Cook

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and cook the potatoes for 8-10 minutes until nearly cooked and beginning to brown. Add the onion and continue to cook until the onion is just golden, then add the garlic.

When the potatoes are just cooked, season the egg mixture and add to the potatoes. Stir well and allow the eggs to cook on the base. Place a plate over the pan, carefully turn the omlette onto the plate, then slide back into the pan to cook the other side.

Serving Suggestions

To serve, sprinkle with parsley and cut into wedges.

Note

You can add other ingredients, whatever is available – chopped ham, bacon, scallions, mushrooms. You can of course use up cooked potatoes, but the flavour is much better if you start out with uncooked.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/Christmas/Pages/WhatsintheFridgeOmlette.aspx