Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Spring Fling GIVEAWAY!!!

Here's your chance to win a few things to make your spring cooking time in the kitchen more enjoyable!

Here's what one lucky winner will receive:

*A CD of 200 recipes "JUST DESSERTS"
* 2 Cookbooks!
"Sensational Salads" and "Quick Time Dishes"
*A Coupon Keeper
*A reusable "earth friendly" grocery bag

Here's how you enter.
*You may do one or more of the following:

1. Leave a comment telling me that you would like to win. (worth one entry)

2. Follow this blog site. (2 entries)

3. Tell me what you would like me to post as a recipe or menu idea, such as chicken recipe, casseroles, using fresh veggies, etc. (worth 3 entries)

4. Get another blogger to mention your name in THEIR comment ("Suzy sent me") worth 4 entries

5. Put a link in your sidebar for this contest then come back and tell me that you did.(worth 5 entries)

6.. Write a post about this giveaway- linking back to this site. Then be sure to let me know about it. (6 entries)

Contest ends on Saturday, April 18 @ 10:00 pm Central time.

Winner will be announced on Sunday , April 19 @8:00 AM Central time.

*Sorry, this contest is open to those in the continental US only.

SO get busy and ready for the SPRING FLING! Let me hear from you today!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Amrita's Homemade Tomato Spinach Soup

A wonderful lady and follower of my blog, posted this recipe on her site , YESU GARDEN, and she was kind enough to share it with all of us!

This comes all the way from INDIA!!!


Then travel to India via the internet and tell her how much you like it!

Homemade Tomato Spinach Soup


2 cups of washed and roughly chopped fresh spinach
or 1 can of spinach

4 or 5 medium size fresh tomatoes or you can use a can of
tomatoes (I don 't know what's available in the US)

You can add other vegetables too, like chopped up carrots
( peeled) cabbage, peeled and chopped bottle gourd, its like zucchini , or any other soup friendly veggie you like.
If you want to make a non-veg soup - substitute the veggies with chicken or beef broth.

1 medium sized onion sliced

3 or 4 cloves of garlic minced (I like to use more)

a dash of thyme ( according to your liking)

1 bay leaf

salt to taste


Tip everything into a saucepan with a cup of water and boil for 10 minutes. on medium heat. If you are using broth there is no need for water.
I use a pressure cooker, its faster and saves gas.

Strain the liquid into a fresh pan and press the vegetable or meat through a fine sieve with a large spoon so all all the soup is nicely squeezed out.You can add some mashed up pulp to make the soup thick.

According to the quantity of the soup , if you like you can add a cube of chicken or beef bouillon. You can garnish it with fresh cilantro. Serve hot with garlic bread.

Hope your readers can try this. its really simple. Try to use fresh ingredients if possible.--
Amrita from India