Friday, December 10, 2010

Redo of Rock Soup w/ Pecans and Cheesy Crescents

Rock Soup, I make it a hundred times and a hundred different ways a year but this way was so great I had to talk about it.. and give the new recipe.

Pecans go so well with this soup. I was so surprised but its an awesome way to get some extra nutrients and some more yummy flavor. Even if you have never used nuts in soups, rice, etc. just because you think you wouldn't like it... try them they are awesome and are sometimes the cherry on the cake...  :)
Rock soup
All the flavors melded together so nicely that this was the best Rock Soup I have ever made.
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled & chopped
5 to 7 carrots, peeled & chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
3 medium potatoes, peeled, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, grated into soup
2 Bay leaves
2 heaping tsp smoked paprika
1 15oz can Chick peas/ Garbanzo beans, drained
1 15oz can Pinto beans, drained
1 15oz can Kidney/ or red beans, drained
1 cup corn- I added half a frozen bag
1 cup peas- I added half a frozen bag
Broccoli- I just dumped in the who bag
1 28ox can diced tomatoes
8 cups No chicken broth by Imagine, 2 Boxes
1 Tbsp Chipotle Hot sauce
1 Tbsp Hot sauce
1 Cup Pecans or pecans to your liking

Try to use a Big, heavy cast iron or hard anodized pot. This recipe makes alot. 

Heat pot with Olive oil in it. Add all the chopped veggies, garlic, bay, and paprika. Let this cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the onions are translucent and veggies are starting to cook down. Add the frozen and canned veggies, broth, & hot sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes or until carrots & potatoes are tender but not falling apart.

Spin into bowl and add pecans to top. I add a good amount like 1/4 a cup maybe a little more.  I really love the pecans in this. 


Cheesy Crescents
These are such a great appetizer but they will go fast!
Can of vegan crescents
Daiya vegan cheese
Tomato sauce or marinara of choice

These are super fast and easy and come out tasting awesome!

Simply role a small amount of daiya up into the crescent and then bake a directed. Warm to tomato sauce and serve. We have these with soup and other dishes sometimes as well. But they are yummy by them selves. We had these with our rock soup one night. 

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