This recipe is loosely based from one provided by Rebar Restaurant in Victoria, BC. I haven't been there, or tried this yet, but the cookbook receives RAVE reviews on amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Rebar-Modern-Cookbook-Audrey-Alsterburg/dp/0968862306/sr=1-1/qid=1159824168/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6607531-9980102?ie=UTF8&s=books
I whipped this together this evening out of the blue - no real recipe served as a base other than measurements for dumplings. One taste, and it is as deep-down satisfying as anything I have tasted in a long time.
Here's a recipe I created by morphing several recipes I was able to find on the internet for tomato basil soup, tomato bisque, and roasted garlic soup.
(Note: I totally omit the cream. After cooking and then processing, the coup has a nice thick consistency that doesn't really need to be thickened more- or the added calories. Simply omit the pressing of the soup through the sieve and the addition of the step nine: Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan until foaming.)
"Visually intriguing, tasty and a bit different from the usual Mexican red rice. It is guaranteed to jazz up even the simplest grilled meal. Avocado slices are a nice garnish for this dish."
Outta Sight! Healthy, reduced fat, and unbelievably tasty! I served these at a family brunch and they were received quite well. If omitting the fruit, add nuts for textural stimulation. These would be great at Easter Brunch or in late summer when blueberries and lavender are in season. Recipe adapted from jemangelaville.com recipe
This recipe comes from Herb Companion magazine. Lavender scones made a lovely, exotic treat with herbal tea on a winter afternoon. They pair well with apricot jam, clotted cream, lemon curd, or cream cheese. Enjoy!
Do not underestimate the combination of nut butters and noodles! DELISH! If you have a peanut allergy, almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut and seed butter would work fine in this recipe. One serving is half a cup.