The Soup of Champions

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2008/07/23 16:48:23 (permalink)

The Soup of Champions

In a clinical test ------ isn't that the way you should
start off posts like this----- well anyhow in tests
taken at Tufts Univ. by a bunch of tuft guys, they have
figures to prove that Gazpacho is the soup of champions.
Full of vitamin C---so a big dish of Wheaties (the Breakfast
of Champions) in the morning and Gaspacho for dinner and you
can lick the big bully who kicked sand on you at the beach.

Actually it is a good article that I found on MSNBC. Just waiting til it is recalled for salmonella or something.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/07/24 06:59:48 (permalink)
    Hey Ancient One, You forgot a side of Wonder Bread.
    Builds bodys how many ways? Chow Jim
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    leethebard
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/07/24 07:56:38 (permalink)
    First 8...then 12...remember your Howdy Doody!!!
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/10/19 14:46:54 (permalink)
    Menudo, this is the breakfast of champs, even better with a hangover.

    A large saucepan (see note below)
    1 calf's foot (about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds)
    2 pounds honeycomb tripe
    1 large onion
    3 cloves garlic, peeled
    6 peppercorns
    2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    4 quarts of water
    A comal or griddle
    3 large chiles anchos
    A spice grinder
    A large chile poblano, peeled or 2 canned, peeled green chiles
    The calf's foot
    1/2 cup canned hominy (1 pound) drained (see note below)
    Salt as necessary
    1 scant teaspoon oregano

    Have the butcher cut the calf's foot into four pieces. Cut the tripe into small squares. Put them into the pan with the rest of the ingredients. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the flame and simmer uncovered for about 2 hours, or until the tripe and foot are just tender but not too soft. Meanwhile, toast the chilies well. Slit them open and remove the seeds and veins from the chile poblano, cut it into strips, and add to the meat while it is cooking. Remove the pieces of calf's foot from the pen, and when they are cool enough to handle, strip off the fleshy parts. Chop them roughly and return them to the pan.

    Add hominy and continue cooking the menudo slowly, still uncovered, for another 2 hours.

    Add salt as necessary. Sprinkle with oregano and serve (see note below).

    This amount is sufficient for 7 or 8 people. It should be served in large, deep bowls with hot tortillas and small dishes of chopped chile serranos, finely chopped onion and wedges of lime for each person to help himself, along with Salsa de Tomate Verde Cruda to be eaten with tortillas.

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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/10/19 17:00:47 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    First 8...then 12...remember your Howdy Doody!!!

    I once lost a sponsor from a radio program because I had a mental block and could not help saying Wonder Bread, helps build twelve bodies strong ways.
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    leethebard
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/10/19 20:16:15 (permalink)
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/10/19 21:00:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard
    First 8...then 12...remember your Howdy Doody!!!
    I once lost a sponsor from a radio program because I had a mental block and could not help saying Wonder Bread,  helps build twelve bodies strong ways.
    I kinda like that. So, what was wrong with that sponsor? No humor?!

    Unfortunately, I do remember Howdy Doody.....

    Go "Boomers" !
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    the ancient mariner
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/10/19 21:04:52 (permalink)
    Michael you have reminded me of a very embarrassing moment
    for my best friend and me. He just got a job delivering Silver Cup
    Bread. A new super market was having it's grand opening right next to
    a store I was designing----miles and miles from home. I walked into
    the new store and bumped into the Lone Ranger as played by my boyhood
    buddy. He was embarrassed, and I was embarrassed for making him embarrassed.

    Hey if you heat up the gaspacho I'll have a bowl with some Wonder Bread which
    built 12 bodies strong ways.
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    mncorn
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2008/10/20 02:09:35 (permalink)
    Come on tough guys, no menudo? For a Swede, it was great. My boss's wife at the time in TX made it for me after a long weekend of good tequila drinking.
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2009/04/19 18:43:01 (permalink)
    I used to eat menudo every Saturday.  Good stuff.  I'm going to be honest and say I've never had gaspacho.  I've wanted to, but just never got around to making it.  Perhaps I will this summer.
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    the ancient mariner
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2009/04/19 18:57:00 (permalink)
    Big Bad Ted -------- gaspacho will make you bigger than you already are, but in the right direction----and give you muscles where you never had them before.  Even give your old muscles new muscles. 

    This could put Campbell's out of bisnes!!! Oy Vey !!!
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2009/04/20 10:28:29 (permalink)
    Vegetables give you muscles? Here is a recipe I've been making for 10+ years, originally from Beverly Mills & her buddy Alicia, they used to do the Desperation Dinners column that ran in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    Chunky Southwestern Gazpacho

    1 medium cucumber, chopped
    1 large green pepper, chopped
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 can (14 1/2-oz) chili style chunk tomatoes
    4 cups low sodium vegetable juice, refrigerated
    1 can (15-oz) black beans
    2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
    1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce, more to taste

    Peel cucumber, cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and discard seeds. Cut cucumber into bite size pieces; put them in a large bowl. Seed green pepper, cut into bite size pieces. Place in bowl with cucumber. Peel and finely chop onion; add to bowl. Add tomatoes with juice and vegetable juice. Rinse and drain black beans; add them to bowl. Stir in vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and hot pepper sauce to taste. Serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.

    This is really good on a hot summer day. Very refreshing.

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    ann peeples
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2009/04/20 12:40:30 (permalink)
    Looks wonderful, SD-thanks for the recipe!
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    leethebard
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    RE: The Soup of Champions 2009/04/20 17:13:39 (permalink)
    Love gazpacho....a perfect summer time soup,,,and this looks like a great and simple recipe...thanks so much. Will put it to good use!!
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    Re:The Soup of Champions 2009/04/23 09:09:38 (permalink)
    I enjoy gazpacho and menudo both, but I have another candidate for the soup of chanpions, or at least the soup of heros.  Sometimes I think of it sometimes as Greek campfire soup:  Lentil soup prepared with what ever vegetables and seasonings are at hand such as garlic, onions, celery, thyme and a little salt.   Simple,  quick.  Probably helped defeat the Persians repeatedly, to say nothing of fueling those nasty conflicts the classical Greeks had with one another.
     
    And if those old Greeks had had Wonder Bread, well they surely would have thought it cake!
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    Re:The Soup of Champions 2009/04/29 12:51:31 (permalink)
    Looks like the Butterfly Girl done got swatted on only her third trip to the plate.  But don't quit Girl you can try again-------
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