Entries by neelyhouse

Hot and Soup Soup (vegan)

1 tablespoon extra light olive oil 4-5 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked 4-5 hours 1 medium carrot 1/2 block bamboo shoot 2 cloves garlic A small handful (4-5) dried black fungus, soaked 4-5 hours 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt 1/2 block silken tofu 3 1/2 cups mushroom broth (recipe below) 1 tablespoon & 2 teaspoons low sodium […]

Tom Yum

  6.5 cups water 2 bullion cubes 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 2 TBSP fish sauce 2 TBSP sugar 3 stalks fresh lemongrass in a satchel 1 inch piece galangal Chinese ginger 2 kaffir lime leaves 2 TBSP + 1 tsp Thai Kitchen® Roasted Red Chili Paste 1/4 cup fresh mushrooms 1 small onion, thinly […]

Letter from the Food Bank October 2013

In 1991, Stephen Neely, a student at Carnegie Mellon University, joined a group of classmates to volunteer at an organization just entering its 11th year: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. He remembers shoveling frozen lima beans into small bags for distribution. Stephen doesn’t even like lima beans! But he returned to his dorm humbled and […]

Mulligatawny Soup II

Ingredients 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter), or vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 green chile peppers, chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground coriander seed 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 4 pods cardamom, bruised 1 tablespoon chopped […]

Tuscan Bean

3 TBS Olive Oil 2 Onions 2 Carrots 4 Garlic Cloves 2 Celery Sticks 1 Fennel Bulb 2 Zucchini 28oz Chopped Tomatoes 4 TBS Pesto 3 3/4 cup of Vegetable Stock 14 oz Navy Beans Rinsed and Drained Salt and Pepper 1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onions, carrots, crushed […]

Black Bean with Pesto

Adapted from Vegetarian Times March 2003 SERVES 4Black Bean Soup  • 1 1/2 cups dried black beans, picked over and rinsed  • 12 cups water • 1 large onion, diced • 6 cloves garlic, minced • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste • 8 large basil leaves, julienned for garnishBasil Purée  • 1/3 […]

What Can One Person or One Family Do? A Whole Lot!

by Iris Valanti, Director of Communications _ Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank One of the most wonderful things about working for the Food Bank and working toward ending hunger in our region is the special people you meet in the course of the work. These kinds of people don’t wonder IF hunger can be ended, […]