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It’s Soup Season!  My latest Delivered Dish of the Week menus feature soups nearly every week. The great thing about soups — and all my autumn & winter dishes in general — is that you can freeze them in small containers to enjoy later. Furthermore, ziploc bags of soup, frozen flat, can be stored vertically to save freezer space.

You can order online right here for any weeks you wish.  Easy peasy.  If you’ve never ordered before, do please read the full description of Delivered Dish of the Week service first.


Week of Oct 27th

Beautiful Beet Soup (my photo)

Beautiful Beet Soup (my photo)

Blood Red Beet & Lentil Soup w/ Ginger
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars. A satisfying fiber-rich soup for Halloween, to counteract any candy.  Very popular with beet-lovers plus a natural source of iron.

Fried Brown Rice w/ Shredded Cabbage & Carrots flavored with Coriander, Mustard & Fennel Seeds.
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars. One of a hundred easy variations on fried rice.  I add stronger spices here to spark up organic brown rice. A great way to use up left-over rice, too. Sauteed cabbage w/ fennel seed is a lovely, mild side dish by itself and, so easy to make at home –– try it.

Week of Nov 3rd
Squash Soup w/ Red Chile & Mint
Vegan GF, Paleo, soy-free, no added sugars. Spicy red chile & cooling fresh mint adds a nice twist on a classic autumnal soup. Dollop with queso fresco or yogurt to dress it up.

Butternut Squash Soup w/ Red Chile & Mint (Splendidtable.com)

Butternut Squash Soup w/ Red Chile & Mint (Splendidtable.com)

Beans & Greens Tamale Casserole w/ Tomatillo Sauce
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars; contains corn. Clients voted this an all-time favorite!  I always add chopped dark greens to beans for added nutrition and fiber. The mild tangy sauce disguises the taste of greens, too, if you have fussy eaters. It comes in a mini-loaf foil pan.

Week of Nov 10th
Minestrone w/ Rice Pasta
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars, Paleo option. Rice elbow noodles, kidney beans, green beans and other veg in a light tomato broth. I like Tinkyada brand rice pasta. You can request no pasta & no beans for Paleo diets.

 Roast Ratatouille w/ Lentils
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars, Paleo option. I adore ratatouille. Period. Especially when made of garden-sourced veg. I roasted & froze this in Sept for a wonderful infusion of summer days gone by. And it’s incredibly versatile: plop it on mashed pots for shepherd’s pie, spread on pizza, fill burritos, add to pasta sauce, et al.  You can request no-beans for Paleo version.

Week of Nov 17th

Ripe, medium ripe and green plaintains (web photo). Called the pasta of the Caribbean.

Ripe, medium ripe and green plaintains (web photo). Called the pasta of the Caribbean.

Caribbean Coconut Curry
Vegan GF, Paleo, soy-free, no added sugars. From Isa Moskowitz’s Appetite for Reduction cookbook and featuring naturally sweet steamed plantains. Mildly spiced. Really yummy.

 Quinoa Pilaf w/ Spinach & Cilantro
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars. A nice green pilaf that complements the curry.

 Week of Nov 24th: Impress your guests! Terrific with turkey.
Polenta w/ Sage
GF, soy-free, no added sugars; contains corn and dairy unless you request no dairy. Smooth polenta makes a great gluten-free side. For a stuffing substitute, brush slices w/ olive oil and broil til crispy on top, then chunk it up. Yes, it’s fab with turkey & gravy on top.

Wilted Kale & Roasted Beet Salad in Tahini Dressing
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars, Paleo. Two super foods in one dish to complement (and dare I say, counteract) starchy holiday meals. Creamy tahini softens raw kale’s texture while sweet roast beets balance its flavor. Sprinkle seeds or nuts on top, and/or go more even gourmet w/ dollops of goat cheese.

Week of Dec 1st
Smoky Split Pea Soup
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars. I always add chopped collard greens and puree the whole thing to hide it. Sometimes I add nori seaweed as well for extra umami (savoriness); it melts away. Smoked paprika provides that “ham” flavor.

Puerto Rican Rice
Vegan GF, soy-free, no added sugars. Another easy variation on rice w/ green bell peppers, sweet peas , tomatoes and some tumeric for color. However, it won’t be exactly the national dish of Puerto Rico as I’m omitting the grandule verde (pigeon peas) and using brown basmati instead of white.


Delivered Dish of the Week Is Back

Delivered Dish of the Week service resumes in full by end of November! 

Thank you so much to my regular clients who’ve been very patient as I’ve muddled through various changes and challenges. As a new tenant at GIA Kitchens in St Paul, I’ll be able to expand my delivery and catering business. I aim to get back to my former schedule as well as improve upon it. That said, this new situation will also mean changes to my routine practices which may impact your deliveries for a month or so. It will all work out. I just wanted to give you a heads up.

So, let me unveil the first improvement: I have a new online ordering form!  Check it out! 
This “cloud doc” will allow me to better track your orders, particularly those of you who order multiple weeks’ deliveries in advance. All your info will remain private.
Second improvement: multiple ways to keep abreast of DDoW menus and my other activities. (Tracy learns to use social media.) Choose the medium that’s easiest for you.
  1. Menus & reminders & news will be featured in my weekly E-Newsletter sent on Saturdays (a week ahead of the deadline). This is the method with the least effort on your part. Simply subscribe once.
  2. Menus & reminders & news will be posted to my One Dish page on Facebook. “Like” and add this to your Interest group list to receive posts in News Feed.
  3. Menus are posted on my blog’s Menu Archive.  Bookmark this page.
  4. Reminders to order will be tweeted. Follow me on Twitter at @onedishatatime.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: ordering deadlines are now by Friday of the week prior. If you order after this deadline I may not be able to fulfill it, but, you can always email to ask (contact me at new business email onedishatatime@me.com).
I’m continually figuring out ways to streamline the process. As always, I welcome your feedback.  THANK YOU!

NOV 12-17

1) Jamaican Jerk Millet & Beans gluten-free, soy-free, vegan; medium spicy) Redolent with spices and bell peppers.

2) Salade Nicoise with Dijon Vinaigrette (gluten-free, soy-free, vegan) A classic marinated potato & green bean salad. Feel free to add the traditional tuna or eggs.


Roast Beet & Lentil Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette (photo by Alicea Rose Photography). Vegan & Gluten-free.

1) Elegant Roast Beet & Lentil Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette (gluten-free, soy-free, vegan). A popular favorite that will wow guests, and a good protein source for vegetarians.

2) Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf (gluten-free, vegan). Another potluck hit, deepened with miso. If you wish, you can order a soy-free version.

NOV 26 – Dec 1  DETOX WEEK

1) Green Kale & Yam Soup (gluten-free, soy-free, vegan). Pureed thick soup of yam, kale/spinach and caramelized onions, scented with sage. From Love Soup book.

 2) Curried Barley Salad (soy-free, vegan; contains gluten).  A satisfying, chewy salad with crunchy veg and dried cranberries in a curry vinaigrette.