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Ginger Oyster Mushroom Soup and Thrifty Finds

February 15, 2007

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  1. February 15, 2007 4:02 pm

    The soup looks wonderful!

  2. February 15, 2007 5:00 pm

    The cookbook looks really interesting. I hope it has some useful and/or new tips for us. The soup looks great – I hope it’s keeping you warm!

  3. February 15, 2007 7:59 pm

    I knew i recognized that image from the cookbook cover! I live right in the middle of Mennonite Land 🙂

  4. February 15, 2007 8:41 pm

    Nice stuff, Emmy! the “soup Nazi” (Seinfeld) has nothing on you!! That spoon is adorable. Those Mennonites have some good ideas we can all surely learn from…

  5. ritesofpassage permalink
    February 15, 2007 10:53 pm

    I’ll be curious to hear what you think of the book. I had a copy of it but never used it and recently sent it off to a member (if I had known you wanted it …) My impression was that most of the recipes would need extensive tinkering to make them suitable for a (healthy) vegan diet. But perhaps I just lacked the patience to find the gems in it. Good luck!

  6. February 16, 2007 12:29 am

    I have that cookbook too. It was of the first that I picked up at a library book store after going veg.

  7. February 16, 2007 1:54 am

    Holy Cow! A 50 cents pyrex bowl!? That’s a crazy good deal! I don’t really have any nice pyrex sources around my area. I’ve gotta go back down to san diego!

  8. February 16, 2007 7:43 am

    you always now how to catch good deals. !!

    yum soup!

  9. February 16, 2007 12:33 pm

    what an interesting combination. i’ve never had it! but it does sound quite good. is it very gingery though? i get overwhelmed sometimes.

  10. February 16, 2007 12:42 pm

    I love that pyrex bowl – what a cool wheat design! That’s a very interesting book you found, as well. I can’t wait to hear some of the ideas you find inside. I’ve always found the culture of the peace churches fascinating.

  11. February 16, 2007 3:59 pm

    My mom had a set of bowls like that when I was growing up!

  12. February 16, 2007 9:21 pm


    You now own one of my favorite books! 🙂 Not for the recipes, necessarily, but for the tidbits and the intriguing thoughts. I absolutely love the comments from missionaries in third world countries who really come to see the world from a different perspective, and how at the end of each chapter the author (who died of cancer shortly after the book was published) gives you tips on how to use of leftovers or extra bits and peices.

    Russell really likes the baking mix recipe in the breads section. I like the Pakistani Kima made with veggie crumbles or TVP rehydrated in mock beef broth. They also have a delicious potato roll recipe, soy bean spread recipe, roasted beans recipe etc. Some of the recipes are barely even recipes, but are great. One of my favorites is a simple suggestion of mixing peas (I know you don’t like them, but I do! :)) with steamed rice and a white sauce. Simple but so good!! 🙂 Of course, some of the recipes are completely unveganizable, such as “My Kids Love Liver” LOL

    Good luck with it. 🙂 I have a few peices in the American Harvest pyrex. 🙂

  13. February 17, 2007 10:33 am

    The more with less cookbook was one of my first “healthier” cookbooks. I love it. I’ve had success with a lot of the recipes.

  14. February 19, 2007 10:51 pm

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone 😀 I’m glad other people have the book and enjoy using it.

    Kleo, glad your back online and posting 😀

    Pinknest, I only used maybe two-thirds the required ginger, if that. It gave the soup a nice ginger flavor without overpowering it. I know what you mean about ginger…it doesn’t take much to overtake a recipe.

    VV, your mom has great taste in Pyrex 🙂

    Ruthie, thank you so much for all the recipe recommendations. I hope to start trying recipes from the cookbook next week. Rob loves peas so he’d totally go for the meal you recommended 😀 I’ll eat peapods in stir-fries and such but I won’t eat regular peas. Just something about them… LOL I’m definitely going to seek out the recipes you mentioned.

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