OUR FOOD CLOSET
RECIPIES

Lima Bean Soup
with Collard Greens

Baked Pork Meatballs 

Orzo with Butter
and Garlic

THE IDEA BEHIND

 

At the Food Closer, we're always looking for ways to encourage healthy food selection. That's why our volunteers are taking turns making low-budget recipes with ingredients we usually give out during distributions. They provide a tasty sample during distribution and a bag with the recipe and all the ingredients.

 

We hope that this will inspire our clients to experiment with new recipes and make healthy food choices. So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we're excited to see the growing list of recipes! Please feel free to share your feedback with us!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 C. Dried Baby Limas

  • 1 C. Chopped Onion

  • 1 C. Chopped Carrots

  • 1 C. Chopped Celery

  • 4-6 Cloves Garlic-Chopped(Optional)

  • 3 Tbs. – Vegetable Oil

  • 4 C. Stock (Vegetable/Chicken/Beef)

  • Salt and Pepper

 

In 4 Quart Soup Pot Soak 2 C. Dried Limas Covered in Water 4-6 hrs

 

Serves: 6 – 8 (8 - 1 Cup Servings)

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  • Drain Beans, Discard Soaking Water

  • Saute Onions, Celery, Carrots, and Garlic in 3 Tbs. Oil to soften, 5-10 minutes

  • Combine Beans, Vegetables + 4 cups Stock, Salt, and Pepper

  • Simmer on Low – 1 to 1 ½ Hour

  • Check Soup After 1 hour, Add Water if Needed

  • When Beans are Cooked Through, Add 4 C. Chopped Collard Greens,

  • Simmer Until Tender and Serve.

  • Optional Ingredients: Ham/Sausage/Hot Sauce

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