Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thank You Readers! Cooking with Heide turns 1.

Wow, what a year it has been!

This is a very special post today. "Cooking With Heide" turns 1.

To all readers who have allowed me to share my recipes with you, thank you.

To my Dad thanks for the suggestion to start the sites. Thanks to Ellen for never letting me give up when others said I was wasting my time. Thanks to Bill and Judy for feedback on the 
sites and photos. Thanks to my mom for giving me the skills to cook.

It is my hope that these recipes have inspired you to have fun in the kitchen and that cooking is
very easy. And if someone who once burned water, or couldn't even make reservations can cook, so could you.

These recipes can be easily adjusted to fit any dietary needs.

If there is a dish that you would like for me to create an original recipe for, let me know.

Once again, thanks!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Gazpacho is a vegetable soup that is made with tomato juice and chicken broth. Here I used vegetable juice instead.

Gazpacho is often served cold. It's refreshing on a warm day and is excellent as a light lunch. I've even enjoyed it in cooler weather as well. Enjoy!

2 c each: tomato or vegetable juice (regular or low sodium), chicken broth (low sodium)
1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/3 c cucumber chopped
1/4 c green onion chopped
1/3 c  each: roma tomato chopped, onion chopped, bell pepper chopped
1/8 tsp diced jalapeno pepper (optional)

Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and chop. Cut and prepare remaining vegetables.

In a sauce pan, heat chicken broth for 3 minutes. You can also do this in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes, let cool.

Add vegetable juice to the chicken broth. Combine with remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.