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soupy

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Blue soup Fri, 12/15/06 10:35 AM (permalink)
Hi,
I'm a newbie here. I made some soup and it turned blue. All it had in it was fresh green beans, a can of corn,red cabbaged and a brick of Ramon soup mix. I am concerned about the color. I ate it and have'nt died yet. I do'nt think it's toxic. I was concerned one other time when my wife was makeing peanut butter balls candy. I know that parifine wax comes from oil and I could'nt make the connection. I thought maybe she wanted to be a widdow. So I called poison control. Hope someone can shed some light on this.
Soupy
 
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    Donna Douglass

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    RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/15/06 10:48 AM (permalink)
    Not certain, but perhaps the red cabbage is what turned the soup blue. Maybe the mix with the green beans had something to do with it but doubt very much that it was harmful. Red cabbage has a tendency to turn darker, or maybe even bluish when cooked.

    Just a thought.

    Donna
     
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      Ashphalt

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      RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/15/06 10:49 AM (permalink)
      I don't know but I'd look into the possibility of a chemical reaction in the red cabbage. I think I recall hearing that at a certain pH level, red pigments in some foods will turn. Anyone else know more about this?
       
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        Ashphalt

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        RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/15/06 10:53 AM (permalink)
        Yep, red cabbage is like litmus paper. Blue in basic solutions, red in acids. Here's one source. http://www.epa.gov/docs/acidrain/education/experiment3.html

        If that's it, dropping some vinegar in your soup should make it miraculosly change color.
         
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          fdaniels

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          RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/15/06 10:55 AM (permalink)
          Vinegar will always leach the color out of red caggabe. I made the mistake of making cole slaw out of red cabbage once. ONCE! I am guessing it was the canned corn that did ya in.
           
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            Adjudicator

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            RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/15/06 7:48 PM (permalink)
            Red cabbage turning blue? Roossy's FAMOUS Runzas:

            [img]Red cabbage turning blue?
            Looks innocent SO FAR:

            But:


            Notice "blue hue" of cabbage.
             
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              roossy90

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              RE: Blue soup Mon, 12/18/06 11:12 PM (permalink)
              I KNEW that evil thing would pop up when I saw the title of this thread!
              Yep....
               
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                Big_g

                RE: Blue soup Mon, 12/18/06 11:27 PM (permalink)
                Man....I haven't thought of a Runza since I left Nebraska. They sure were tasty.
                 
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                  roossy90

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                  RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 1:33 PM (permalink)
                  Ok.. Adjudicator, You put the bug up my butt..
                  Now I have to make another one..
                  Not to worry, It wont be purple....
                   
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                    PapaJoe8

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                    RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 2:36 PM (permalink)
                    Now I have a bug. I must try making some blue food. Hey, those blue guys are real popular in LV. What is the trick to geting that cabbage to turne blue?

                    Oh, Roossy, don't get off a winning horse! Your Runzas ARE famous!
                    Joe
                     
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                      Wendy62

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                      RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 2:41 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by PapaJoe8

                      Now I have a bug. I must try making some blue food.



                      When I was young and stupid, I ate turquoise blue scrambled eggs for breakfast every morning. You'd not believe the lovely shade you can turn eggs with about a teaspoon of standard liquid food color.
                       
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                        Pwingsx

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                        RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 2:45 PM (permalink)
                        I'm dreaming of a bloooooo runza!

                        'Tis the season.....
                         
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                          NebGuy

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                          RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 2:48 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by roossy90

                          Ok.. Adjudicator, You put the bug up my butt..
                          Now I have to make another one..
                          Not to worry, It wont be purple....

                          The purple color aside, yours look better than the real thing.
                           
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                            PapaJoe8

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                            RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 3:24 PM (permalink)
                            Neb, theye are the real thing! Real "Roossy's Faomus Purple Runzas".

                            And Pwings, they do have a festive holiday feal to them.
                            Joe
                             
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                              roossy90

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                              RE: Blue soup Tue, 12/19/06 3:52 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by NebGuy

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by roossy90

                              Ok.. Adjudicator, You put the bug up my butt..
                              Now I have to make another one..
                              Not to worry, It wont be purple....

                              The purple color aside, yours look better than the real thing.

                              Thanks, Nebguy
                              NO NO NO..
                              I just got home from the store, and I bought GREEN cabbage..
                              GREEN GREEN... No mo' purple.
                              Papa.
                              The cabbage turns purple when you cook it.....
                              I wonder.. hmmm.. if I put some green food coloring in the green cabbage, will it stay green, and then I can have another day glow runza?
                              (Food for thought here)
                               
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                                fabulousoyster

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                                RE: Blue soup Wed, 12/20/06 2:17 PM (permalink)
                                Blue soup?
                                Maybe its the copper in the water reacting to the sulphur in the veggies.
                                I don't think you have to worry about it although blue is unappetizing.
                                 
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                                  Grillmeister

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                                  RE: Blue soup Wed, 12/20/06 2:43 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Wendy62

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by PapaJoe8

                                  Now I have a bug. I must try making some blue food.



                                  When I was young and stupid, I ate turquoise blue scrambled eggs for breakfast every morning. You'd not believe the lovely shade you can turn eggs with about a teaspoon of standard liquid food color.


                                  I had green eggs (literally) in the Army once....
                                   
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                                    CajunKing

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                                    RE: Blue soup Wed, 12/20/06 4:19 PM (permalink)
                                    I will have to find my recipe for blue corn soup, it was a wonderfully rich creamy concoction, that had a pale robins egg blue color to it.

                                    now to search my recipe cards
                                     
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                                      roossy90

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                                      RE: Blue soup Wed, 12/20/06 9:58 PM (permalink)
                                      Getting back to the Dilemma that started this thread reminds me of the time I used a red/purple cabbage to make some cole slaw, instead of green.
                                      I had a blue tinted liquid by the time it was ready to serve, so I would have to say, its not the pot, its the cabbage leaching out its colors, mixing with the vinegar, I would assume, because the only other "liquid" item's in there was pineapple juice (from the chunks) and miracle whip.....
                                      Ever seen blue miracle whip?
                                      It even stained the pineapple pieces that I used in my cole slaw.
                                       
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                                        Pwingsx

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                                        RE: Blue soup Thu, 12/21/06 12:02 AM (permalink)
                                        Does this mean purple cabbage is DYED? You know, like the colored carnations at the cheap florists? They leach their color into the water you put them in.
                                         
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                                          Neesie

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                                          RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/22/06 12:50 PM (permalink)
                                          Soupy, I wish you had posted a picture....

                                          Maybe next time use a tried and true recipe?????

                                          Come back Soupy and post some more!
                                           
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                                            CajunKing

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                                            RE: Blue soup Fri, 12/22/06 3:38 PM (permalink)
                                            I recreated Soupy's original soup problem,

                                            YES, it is the red cabbage turning everything a a funky blue color

                                            Soupy

                                            next time use white cabbage and you won't have that problem.

                                            It made a quick soup, good for a quick meal.

                                            Soupy use the search and look up some of the recipes we have posted here, I think you will find them wonderful and easy.

                                             
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