Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rainy Day Comfort Food at Quest Food Exchange

Vancouver has been blessed this summer with long stretches of heat, sun and plenty of outdoor time. It is now August 31, and it appears to be the first full day of rain, cloud, cold, and dreariness that signals the start of fall. What better way is there to combat the outdoors than to stay inside and enjoy a little comfort food?

Clients at Quest have many options open to them in the search for something warm and hearty on a day like today.

For those who are looking for something with little preparation and quickness, I suggest two meal options:
1. Lunch for One: Red Thai Cuisine tofu and rice, microwaveable and only $1.50.

2. Lunch for Two: Butternut Squash Soup with Poppy Seed Buns, easily heated up on the stove or microwave, total cost of $1.55

OR

Interested in doing a little cooking? There is some great selection of veggies right now (especially avocado). How about an easy avocado soup?

Puree two avocados, two cloves of garlic, one small yellow onion, and one or two chile peppers. Add 1 1/2 cups of (plain soy) milk. Season with salt and pepper. Flavour with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently or the milk will burn.

Garnish your soup with some diced tomatoes, chiles, and spicy sausage. Serve.
Total Cost: Less than $1 per serving. Should serve 4.

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