collard greens, sweet potato and lentil curry:
i added cauliflower to the recipe. also, i used diced tomatoes instead of crushed. one of the cans i used was fire roasted. don't know if it really added anything, but just to let you know. i didn't add raisins or walnuts (forgot and allergic). lastly, the sweet potatoes didn't all completely cook. the recipe doesn't give a specific time for how long to cook the potatoes. i recommend cooking them a bit beforehand. we ended up eating it with partially cooked pieces because it was taking too damn long. :) also, don't let the message of the website deter you. i found this recipe randomly. afterwards, i was looking at the rest of the page and saw some interesting notes at the bottom. hmm, oh well, the food was good.
easy creamy tomato soup:
holy cow, was this buttery goodness. we had this along with a loaf of bread anna made. hot fresh bread, slices of cheese, and tomato soup on a windy, rainy night equals a very happy girl. i used a purple onion because that's what we had and i added some garlic. i used crushed tomatoes for this recipe because really, why used diced and puree it if you can just used crushed. i did add one fresh diced tomato for a little extra substance. also, i used 2 cups of whole milk and 1 cup of 1%. man, this soups was so awesome i think i'm going to always make it instead of buying it in a can.
there you go readers. i have not forgotten you. i'm just busy stuffing myself for the winter ;)