Basic Sour Cream Dressing

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: March 28, 2017
Yield: 3/4 cup
Time needed: 2-3 minutes

A quick to make dressing especially good for coleslaw.

Basic Sour Cream Dressing

Basic Sour Cream Dressing
2/3 cup sour cream
1 tsp. finely chopped onion or chives
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp. dried mustard
1 tsp. honey

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well.

Mushroom Soup

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: Jan. 7, 2015
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes or less

This is my very favourite recipe for mushroom soup.  It is simply exquisite.

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup
2 Tbsp. butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
4 cups large mushrooms, sliced.  (Portobellos are good)
1 heaping tsp. yeast extract (aka Marmite)
2 1/2 cups water
freshly grated nutmeg
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 Tbsp. heavy cream
1 Tbsp. dry sherry (optional)

Melt butter in a large saucepan.
Add the chopped onion and cook gently until golden brown.
Add the sliced carrots, celery and mushrooms to the onion.
Add the yeast extract and water and bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to simmer, cover the pan, and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are just tender.
Pour the mixture into a blender and blend for 30 seconds until smooth; return to pan.
Reheat and add a miserly pinch of grated nutmeg*.
Season to taste.
Just before serving stir in the cream and the sherry.

* Nutmeg gives a subtle flavour that makes the mushroom flavour sing out.

Oven Baked Sole

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: June 29, 2014
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

This is my favourite way to serve fish fillet.  Absolutely plain, flavoured only with lemon and white wine, and occasionally a bit of dill or rosemary. Quick and simple to make.

Oven Baked Sole

Oven Baked Sole

Oven Baked Sole
2 medium sole fillets, skinless
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup water or fish stock
juice of 1/2 lemon

Preheat oven to 350oF.
Season fish and place in a well-buttered oven-proof dish.
Pour wine, water or stock and lemon juice over fish.
Bake 15 minutes, basting occasionally.
Brown under a hot broiler for 2 minutes.

Potato Soup

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: August 15, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 15 to 20 minutes

This is a really delicious creamy leek and potato soup. I used curry powder in it today, but be sure to try the freshly-grated nutmeg some time.  It is the food of paradise!

Potato Soup

Potato Soup

 

Potato Soup
1 leek
2 Tbsp. butter
4 potatoes, about ½ lb. each, peeled and quartered
2½ cups vegetable stock or water flavoured with ½ tsp. yeast extract
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Grated nutmeg or 1 tsp. curry powder

Wash the leek thoroughly and slice.
Melt butter in a thick-bottomed pan and add chopped leek.
Allow to cook gently without colouring.
Add potatoes and vegetable stock.
Bring to a boil, cover pan and simmer gently until the potatoes are tender (10-20 minutes)
Transfer to a blender and process until smooth.
Return to soup pan and season with salt and pepper
Add a little milk or more stock to give a creamier consistency.
Add a pinch of nutmeg or a teaspoon of curry powder.
Serve, garnished with chopped parsley.

Mackerel with Sorrel or Gooseberry Sauce

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: August 9, 2016
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

I was planning to make this recipe another time to try it with the sorrel sauce. And on reading the recipe one more time, i realized I didn’t even get it right using gooseberry sauce.
I did make the gooseberry purée but that’s all. So what you see is broiled fish covered with gooseberry purée. Now I will have to make it again twice, once with a proper gooseberry sauce and once with a sorrel sauce. But, hey , the gooseberry purée is good!

Of course, i couldn’t find mackerel either, but I did find some frozen sardines. I think it probably worked well as a substitute, but I wasn’t thrilled when I opened the package to find they had been frozen completely whole, so I not only had to thaw them first, but clean them as well. I have never lived within a 1,000 miles of an ocean and fishing in lakes and rivers was not one of my Dad’s hobbies, so this is an adventure for me—and a not entirely welcome one.

Fish with Gooseberry Purée

Fish with Gooseberry Purée

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