Who says there's not such thing as a free lunch? Only people who don't keep a Stoup container in their freezer!
Stoup is a stew-soup made from leftovers collected throughout the two weeks of the Cook for Good Challenge or anytime, plus anything that needs to be eaten before it goes bad.
Stoup embodies a key Cook for Good idea: perhaps THE key idea: Setting up a simple system to avoid wasting food results in many delicious, healthy, and free meals with very little work.
Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, and beans as needed to rev up the flavor and protein. For example, you might start with some extra pasta sauce, a carrot that's a bit limp, a handful of rice or pasta, broth from cooking chickpeas, and parsley stems. (Remove the parsley stems before serving.)
The Challenge shopping list includes two servings each of chickpeas and pinto beans to add to the Stoup, but you can save them for other purposes if your Stoup doesn't need them. Thin Stoup with broth from your broth jar.
Often Stoup is delicious as is: just thaw the container, dump it in a pot, heat, and taste. That's three minutes and zero dollars for a hearty meal or two. And by not eating the food you otherwise would have had for those meals, you are shrinking your carbon footprint.
Dishes you prepare today are marked in bold.
|breakfast||toasted Good Whisk Bread, peanut butter, tea|
|lunch||Stoup (page 198) with half-serving each of pinto beans and chickpeas, carrot, peach|
|dinner||rotini with Tomato Sauce with Bell Peppers and Onions (page 172), tablespoon nutritional yeast, half-serving Hummus, Garlic Flat Bread, cucumber, blueberries, Chocolate Coldocado|
You've completed the Cook for Good Summer Challenge! Whoo-hoo! Please take the Challenge Survey to let me known how it went. Filling out the survey is also the way to to get your certificate if you completed the whole challenge.
Time for a party? Some people love taking the Challenge so much that they want to share the experience. Hold a celebration to share your new recipes with friends, family, church members, co-workers, and more. If you did the challenge with a group, have a potluck lunch or dinner using recipes from the Challenge or others from Wildly Affordable Organic. If you did it on your own, invite friends over to try your new dishes. You may even want to make an additional donation of the difference between what you would have spent on a typical party and what you spend on the Wildly Affordable Organic one.
Check out the discussion guide for WAO for ideas to start the conversation rolling. And share in the coments below what you've learn and how much you've saved.
Updated to include plant-strong option, party ideas, and highlight the philosophical importance of Stoup. (It's funny but true that such a humble dish has philosophical importance!)