Monday, March 3, 2014

Southwestern Style Chicken (or "Chicken") and Black Bean Stew/Jalapeno Cornbread Mini-Loaves

Hello, everyone!

I'm afraid that I have to postpone soup for another week due to a full work schedule this week and the fact that I'm DJing all day Saturday, March 8 at the Green With Indie craft show. However, I'm going to go ahead and take orders for next week (pick up/delivery 3/14-15) starting now.

I'm dreaming of a savory and thick beany, chicken (or a meat substitute "chicken") stew, full of vegetables and earthy spices like oregano and cumin, and a bit of brown rice. I'm still formulating the recipe, but I promise it will be rich and delicious, with a bit of chipotle heat! 


For accompaniment, I think cornbread with a hint of jalapeno is perfect for dunking into the stew. As usual, I will have the mini-loaves.


Soup
1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15     3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Cornbread Mini-Loaves $2/each
(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal) I'm taking orders till next Wednesday afternoon, March 12. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Pickup/delivery will most likely start as usual on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Miso Vegetable Soup/Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate

Who isn't fascinated by all the containers of miso at the international markets? I know I am! Miso, made from soybeans, is savory and salty and can impart that flavor we have borrowed from Japanese culture, umami

I was searching for something new and different to make this week. I admit to having a bit of cooking ADD; I don't really enjoy making the same things over and over, hence my tendency to rarely use recipes or write down the components of my own concoctions. It's all about improvisation in my kitchen (which does make it challenging to write these missives as they involve planning and commitment to specific ingredients; but for you all I adapt and change). So this week I'm making a miso vegetable soup; a rich broth with green onions, sesame oil, mushrooms (shitake and others), ginger, carrots, cubed tofu, bok choy, and more (see, sometimes I just can't commit in advance!). I think just a teensy touch of wasabi is in order as well (I promise it will not be overly spicy). Oh, and there will be some noodles in there too! I'm really excited about working with a totally different flavor profile this week.


If you want to make this soup even better, and you are a fan of Putting an Egg On It (I am very much a fan of this), I suggest topping your bowl of miso soup with a simple poached egg. SO GOOD.

I want to make another dessert this week and the power of suggestion put coconut and chocolate on my mind. So there will be fluffy coconut macaroons, drizzled in lovely dark chocolate. Really, I can't wait for this week's stuff.

As usual...

Soup
1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15     3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Macaroons - $5/doz
(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal) I'm taking orders till Wednesday evening. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Pickup/delivery will start as usual on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tomato Basil Bisque/Zucchini and Red Onion Cheesy Flatbread

I'm so late with the soup notification this week! I think my faculties are dulled by the stupid, relentless cold weather. Or at least that's what I'll blame.

This week I'm thinking about comforting food. I'm thinking about a creamy tomato basil bisque, full of chunks of tomatoes with a background full of tomato and vegetable aromatics, and a touch of cream for richness. I'm hoping the scent of the basil will make us all think of summer and warmth and gardening; frankly, anything that doesn't involve temperatures below freezing.

To accompany the soup how about a zucchini and red onion cheesy flatbread?

Are you hungry yet? I am!

Soup
1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15     3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Flatbread$4/each
(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal)I'm taking orders till Thursday morning because of the latest of this post. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Pickup/delivery will start as usual on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Creamy Cauliflower Potato Pea Soup (Aloo Gobi Mattar...sort of)/Granola!

My very favorite Indian dish is Aloo Gobi (spiced potatoes and cauliflower), and it occurred to me that I could make a delicious, creamy (dairy-free) out of the same ingredients as in this comforting dish. And why not add some sweet peas for a bit of texture while I'm at it? Turmeric, cumin, coriander, cayenne, ginger, and more will flavor the soup with warm, super savory spices and a bit of spicy heat. Coconut milk will provide the rich creaminess. Seriously, my stomach is growling just thinking about this soup!

As an extra this week I'm makkng granola, which I would not recommend pairing with your soup, unless, of course, you want to munch on some as a dessert. My granola is full of oats, quinoa, chia seeds, pepitas, dried cranberries, coconut, raisins, dried apples, and pecans. Coconut oil and honey will bind it all together. Oh my! It's going to be available in a limited quantity only, so orders for it will be first come, first served. Order early!

Soup
1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15     3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Granola
$4/small (but not too small) bag 


(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal)
I'm taking orders till Thursday morning because of the latest of this post. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Hopefully the weather will allow the usual schedule of pickup on Friday evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Split Pea, Meaty and Vegetarian, Madeleines for Dessert!

I was floundering this week, trying to decide what soup I wanted to make. Two different kinds? One kind in meaty and vegetarian forms? Experiment with bold flavors? (That last one is coming soon...) I was meandering around a food store, looking for inspiration when I stumbled upon my answer. So, this week we shall have Split Pea! Naturally thick and creamy, I will start with a mirepoix for rich flavor and add a homemade smoky sausage, diced potatoes, and a touch of barley to round out the soup. The vegetarian version can be with or without a similarly flavored meat substitute - your choice!


My sweet tooth is feeling terribly neglected so cakes and cookies are always in the back of my mind. Madeleines are a perfect combination of both so petite madeleines
 it shall be this week! Dark chocolate dipped if you so desire, plain if you don't Or a mixture of both! FYI, madeleines are a buttery French cake-like cookie with a hint of lemon baked in a shell-shaped mold.



Soup
1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15     3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Cookies
$5/doz (I can mix and match plain and choco dipped!)


(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal)

I'm taking orders till Wednesday evening. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Pickup will be Friday evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili Stew (with or without smoked sausage)

There is something magical about the combination of black beans and tender sweet potatoes, and with the addition of smokey, savory spices like paprika and cumin makes it even better. This stew is loaded full of vegetables including carrots, celery, onions, garlic (lots of garlic!), a variety of peppers, a splash of tomatoes, and the counterpoint sweetness of bite-sized chunks of sweet potatoes to the savory spice. The vegetarian version will be as is. If desired, I will add slices of smoked sausage for extra heartiness. This chili makes a filling bowl that you can eat as is, but if you want, it will be delicious served over your favorite grain like brown rice, quinoa, or couscous.
It's going to be a chilly week so I'm firing up the oven for freshly baked small loaves of crusty beer bread with just a touch of cornmeal for crunch to accompany your stew.

(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal)

I'm taking orders till Wednesday evening. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Pickup will be Friday evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.

Soup:1 quart/$8        2 quarts/$15         3 quarts/$21         4 quarts/$28

Bread
$3.00/loaf

Monday, January 13, 2014

Oh My Gosh, It's FINALLY Time for Soup!

Holidays, illness, and stupid stupid weather has blocked my soup making for long enough! With the turning of the year, I have embraced a culinary flexitarian lifestyle, which means I've cut my meat consumption way down. With that in mind, and due to the fact that I have a lot of vegetarian customers anyway, there will be more entirely vegetarian (and often vegan) soup weeks from here on in. Vegetarian soups are healthy and good for you, and I promise they will always be completely delicious.

To kick off 2014 I want to make a pot of delicious, rich vegetable soup featuring the best vegetables I can find in the market (but no broccoli or corn this time around), plus protein-rich garbanzo beans, and a touch of quinoa to make it extra nutritious, along with a starter stock that will be freshly made from roasted vegetables like carrots, onions, and garlic. I think a bit of spice will be in order (just a touch, nothing scorching) as well.

 



To accompany the soup, I'm making mini-loaves of jalapeno cornbread (no corn added this time around). This is good stuff for January weather!

Prices as follows:
 
1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15      3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28


Loaves: $2/each

(Payment via cash, check, credit, or Paypal)

I'm taking orders till Wednesday evening. Orders taken via emails, text messages, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc. Pickup will be Friday evening and Saturday. Delivery available for an additional $2 to City and inner ring suburbs.

I cannot wait to start cooking! I've missed seeing you all!

Monday, December 9, 2013

TMK Can Do Your Holiday Cooking!

This is basically a re-post of last year's TMK holiday offering. Everything listed here is available, plus other things like gooey butter cakes and cookies, peppermint bark, buckeye cookies, and on and on!

Too busy to do your own holiday cooking? Need something to take to a pot luck or to give as an edible gift? Need a cookie tray for your office holiday party? You've come to the right place! Tiny Montgomery Kitchen is here to help make your holidays less hectic. Just because it's not listed here, doesn't mean I can't make it for you. Also, any TMK soups can be had (minimum of 4 quarts if it's not the weekly soup). 
Email me to discuss your needs:  cattmkitchen@gmail.com or clp772@gmail.com

Savory

8-inch deep dish cornmeal crust pizza
-Sweet or hot Italian sausage, sweet onion, mushroom, and mozzarella with a slightly spicy tomato sauce:  $16/($14.50 w/o sausage)

10-inch deep dish cornmeal crust pizza
-Sweet or hot Italian sausage, sweet onion, mushroom, and mozzarella with a slightly spicy tomato sauce:  $18/($16.50 w/o sausage)

Pizzas will be frozen, unbaked. (Special topping requests can most likely be accommodated - just ask!)


9"x12" pan of ziti with sweet or hot Italian sausage, marinara, and topped with a blend of cheeses, ready for baking: $25 (8-10 servings)

9"x12" pan of vegetable lasagne with a variety of cheeses, marinara, squash, onions, sundried tomatoes and olives, ready to bake. $25 (8-10 servings)

9"x12" pan of spinach and feta pie in flaky, buttery, crispy phyllo dough, pre-baked or ready to bake. $25 (8-10 servings)

Sweets
1/2 pound of salted caramel chocolate pretzel bark: $8

1/2 pound salted dark chocolate coins: $8

1 doz. caramel or peanut butter swirl brownies: $12

Cookies (gooey butter, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal, snickerdoodles): $10/doz., $25/3 doz.
  

Pick up can be arranged, as can delivery for an additional $2-3 (in the City/inner ring suburbs).

Email me at cattmkitchen@gmail.com for further info or ordering.