|Here's my take on some healthy foods that pack
plenty of flavor. Try these easy to cook recipes
and you won't be disappointed. And of course,
don't forget my golden rule -
when in doubt use more beer!
|2 Beer and 3 Bean "Chicken" Chowder
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 bottle (12 oz) India Pale Ale
1/2 cup vegan chicken broth
14-oz. can red kidney beans
14-oz. can black beans
14-oz. bag frozen speckled butter beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 pkg. vegan chicken, cubed
1/2 bottle Guinness Export Stout
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
Sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
Season with the salt and pepper.
• Add the remaining ingredients.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour.
Adjust the seasonings.
• Serve with crusty bread.
|Beer and Peanut Soup
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup margarine
3 Tbsp. flour
1&1/2 quarts vegetable stock
2 cups smooth peanut butter
3 cups lager beer
Peanuts, finely chopped
Sauté onion and celery in margarine until soft.
Stir in flour until well blended.
• Add stock and beer stirring constantly and bringing to a boil.
Remove from heat and purée in food processor or blender.
Blend in peanut butter
Return to heat and warm.
|Give these recipes a try and you won't be
disappointed. They are quick, easy, and fun to cook.
And remember, when in doubt just use more beer!
Be seeing you.....
|For outstanding beer and vegetarian food Elaine recommends the
Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, 15 So. Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
For vegertarian food at a BYO try The Loving Hut, 538 Rt. 10, Ledgewood, NJ