Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Kitchen of Good and Evil

The Good --

This is one of my favorite recipes. I LOVE bean soup :p It is only 1 point per cup. One little point! :) We usually throw a little bit of pickle relish in it for a garnish. I know, weird, but it's good.

Vegetarian Bean Soup

20 oz. mixture of various dry beans*
1 chopped celery stalk
1 clove garlic or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 potato peeled and cut into chunks
Salt (optional)
1 medium chopped onion
Pepper (optional)
1 carrot diced

Rinse beans and remove any debris. Put beans into a large pot and cover beans with 2 inches of water. Bring beans and water to a boil. Remove beans from heat and let stand for 1 hour. You may discard soaking water with fresh water. After 1 hour, add potato, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Add additional water, if necessary. Reheat bean mixture, stirring occasionally. Add more water if desired. Garnish with non-fat sour cream and chives. Serves approx. 12 (1 cup) depending on how much water is added.

*Use a combination of beans such as 15 bean soup mix (discard seasoning packet), kidney, Northern, pinto, split peas, lentils, navy, cranberry, black, lima).

Yield: 12 servings (1 cup)
1 POINTS per serving

The Evil --

Sex In A Pan

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tub whipped topping, 32 ounces
1 package (4oz) vanilla instant pudding
1 package (4oz) chocolate instant pudding
3 cups cold milk, divided
1 square semisweet chocolate, shaved, or mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation: Combine flour, butter and pecans and press into a 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack.

Combine cream cheese and confectioners' sugar and spread over pecan mixture. Spread half of the whipped topping over the cream cheese layer.

Mix package of vanilla pudding using 1-1/2 cups of milk. Spoon evenly over the whipped topping; spread until layer is even. Mix package of chocolate pudding using remaining 1-1/2 cups milk. Spread on top of vanilla pudding. Spread remaining whipped topping on top and sprinkle with shaved semisweet chocolate or mini chocolate chips.


Paige Lacey said...

Oh, yea! A veggie recipe. I'm all over that. It's supposed to get cold again this week...

sapphire said...

the bean soup... if you add in a bit of vegetable stock and half a bottle of beer in place of the same amount of cooking water... super yummers. ;) adds more flavor to the beans. of course, that might slightly change your points!