Spinach and Shiitake Soup
5 hydrated shiitake mushrooms
1/2 bunch of spinach leaves
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 sweet onion (chopped)
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of veggie broth powder
2 tablespoons of rice
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
In a sauce pan, add the water, broth powder, crushed red pepper, soy sauce and rice. Bring to a boil until the rice is nearly soft. This should take about 15 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, and mushrooms. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Once the rice is completely soft and the mushrooms are hot, add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for another 5 minutes, until the spinach is soft and slightly wilted. Serve hot.
I got some painting done at the house yesterday. The dry wall has been completed and it makes a world of difference. I forgot to take a picture of it but I will post it next time. It has been a relaxing weekend, if uneventful. I start real estate classes next week. Should be an eventful month.
The other day I made some brownies but they did not come out of the pan. I need to work on the recipe before I make it known. Here is a nice picture of a salvaged brownie with strawberry jam on top. They were tasty, just not aesthetically pleasing.