PART 2 of 2 ~ SURVIVAL “STEW vs. SOUP” ~ LOCKDOWN LEFTOVERS (4/5/2020) ~

PART 2 of 2 ~ SURVIVAL “STEW vs. SOUP” ~ LOCKDOWN LEFTOVERS (4/5/2020) ~

Yeah, I’m late with this, but it’s not like I was holding you up from going somewhere!

😆😘

ANYWAY…

As I had mentioned in my previous post, my quinoa took over the illness~preventing concoction that I made and turned it into stew instead of soup—NOT a PROBLEM because that just meant that I could extend my meal longer when it got low by adding more water, seasoning, vegetables (on their last legs), and transform it into a thinner consistency… which is what happened in Part 2 of my survival food chronicles; On around day four, I was down to approximately two scoops left in my pot of stew so, decided to reinvent my meal to break the monotony by not only turning it into soup, but also, CHANGING its FLAVOR! I went through my inventory and came up with CURRIED TOFU! Yes, another great way to clear your nasal passages and more!

I heated up some extra~virgin coconut oil in a separate pan then, sautéed yellow curry powder, cumin powder, black pepper, Himalayan salt (which I rarely use) to enhance their flavors then, added a dab of honey to cut the bitterness, some tofu that was about to expire, and onions into the mix for a proper stir~fry party. When I was finished, I spooned it into my pot of former quinoa stew~officially~turned~soup.

On that note—

I’ve discovered that quinoa is really great about not getting mushy like rice or pasta might if left to soak in liquids for long periods of time. This is a real game~changer for me, to be able to have a food staple transition into multiple dishes while on a budget.

Depending on how daring you are, I’d suggest altering the flavors to keep things lively while limited by maybe, adding sour cream, tzatziki sauce (my favorite) or what I had on hand, vegan mayonnaise for a richer, creamier taste.

(Sorry, I scarfed down the creamy goodness before taking a pic.)

Oh yeah, when I wanted a more hearty soup, I sprinkled in some rigatoni pasta to do the trick.

Next time, I’ll be working on this curry dish (sans the soup) from scratch and adding newly purchased chick peas, potatoes, and turmeric to join forces with the curry and cumin. I might get fancy and buy a can of Goya’s crema de coco, too, like Mommy used to do with other tasty meals. ☺️

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