SoupHaving sorted through a cupboard - what the hell do I do with dried Adouki beans and quinoa flakes?
Soak beans and flakes overnight in salted water.
Drain and refill pan with water until covered by about 2cm.
Bring to the boil and skim off any scum.
Add 2 x stock cubes of choice (chicken, beef or vegetable).
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer until everything is fully cooked. (Beware1 Pulses that aren't fully cooked can result in some of the hardest turds known to mankind!)
Allow to cool a little before serving in soup bowls.
Serve the soup with a bit of grated cheese on top and with either croutons (see below) or with "soldiers" of toast.
Cut up a couple of stale slices of bread into cubes.
Place the cubes in a plastic bag.
Add a sprinkling of salt.
Add bit of olive oil.
Shake everything together in the bag so that the olive oil and salt are evenly distributed.
Decant the contents of the bag on to a baking tray.
Stick it in a hot oven until dark brown (and crunchy).
Either sprinkle into soup or allow people to grab their own.
If you have any Doritos or similar then why not make Nachos & Dip as a main meal, instead of eating them on their own as a snack?
For the Dip:
- Bring to the simmer a tin of chopped tomatoes in a saucepan.
- Add sufficient chopped chillies (or chilli flakes, Tabasco Sauce, Harissa etc) to give it some oomph.
- Add a dash of Soya Sauce.
- Add a dessertspoonful of sugar, honey or syrup.
- Keep simmering until the sauce is reduced to half the original size.
- Pour the sauce into a shallow bowl so that it can be used as a communal dip.
- Place a layer of Doritos in a shallow baking tray and then sprinkle on a thin layer of cheddar cheese.
- Repeating these layers to a maximum of three.
- Place in an oven at 150*C until the top layer of cheese melts and the edges of the Doritos go brown.
- Allow the Nachos to cool and then break them up into manageable portions.