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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.



Soup for a Cause.

Today’s class was CRAZY!  Once again, we had so much to do it SO little time.  When we started class, our Chef told us that we had a surprise “field trip” for the final hour of class, so we’d be down an hour in production time.  Better get to work!   We made a few different things today, but the only one that was really photo worthy for you guys was the Shrimp Bisque.

We started by peeling and deveining 2.5 lbs shrimp…

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And then we sautéed and simmered the shrimp shells to add flavor to our stock.  One of the main things they stress in school is using every part of everything – waste is money in the garbage can! 

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We added some paprika and tomato and let it caramelize.

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Added a gallon of fish stock…

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Sautéed the shrimp off to the side…

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And then removed the shells, added the cooked shrimp, and pureed it with the immersion blender.  No explosions today – success!

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Sorry – I forgot to get a picture of the finished product with all the cream and final flavorings added.  :(   The really cool thing about today’s soup was where it was headed.  Charlotte’s Hospice and Palliative Care Center is holding a fundraiser this weekend called Soup on Sunday, which is basically a big SOUP tasting festival – so cool!  Over 35 of Charlotte’s restaurants and schools are donating soups for tasting, including one from Johnson & Wales – my group’s Shrimp Bisque!!  I am so excited that we got to be part of this fun food festival for a great cause. 

Once the soup was finished, we broke for lunch before our “field trip.”  I don’t normally take lunch pictures for the blog, but today I felt the need to share.  After last night’s run, Kath gave me some Great Harvest Bread to take home.  This morning I quickly made a PB&J and slathered some PB2 and Crofter’s on a slice of the GH bread…

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Holy cow – this stuff is amazing!!  Now I know why she won’t eat anything else.  It was so soft and nutty and fresh – I definitely have to get some more.  One of my classmates insisted on taking a picture of me eating my packed lunch – don’t I look amused?  (Or possibly drunk?)  At least you can see me in my culinary finest.  :)

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After lunch we headed to the auditorium for our field trip.  I was less than thrilled to discover that we were being forced to sit an listen to an hour long lobbying presentation from Smithfield – the world’s single largest factory pig farm.

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Complete with giant pig carcass on the demonstration table!

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As a vegetarian, I don’t believe that eating meat is wrong. But it is a personal choice that I have made, and I feel that I am much happier and healthier because of it.  BUT – I do highly disapp
rove of the inhumane factory farming and horrific environmental practices for which Smithfield is notorious.  Interestingly enough, none of that was addressed.  I was pretty angry that Johnson & Wales was endorsing and promoting such a controversial and irresponsible purveyor.

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I booked it out of there as soon as it was over, and headed to work for the rest of the afternoon.  On my way home I stopped at Earth Fare because I was down to my last serving of steel cut oats – the horrors!  While I was there I couldn’t resist a few other items that caught my eye, including these chips…

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The bag said they are tortilla chips, so I thought they would be good with salsa, but after one bite I realized they were something totally different – DORITOS!

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Organic, all natural Doritos.  Not exactly the most nutrient dense snack ever, but fun every now and then, considering we almost never have chips in the house!  But now I still need to get some tortilla chips for my salsa…

I’m off to enjoy a homework free night with Casey – Thursday is my Friday since I don’t have classes tomorrow!  We’re making a few other Earth Fare finds for dinner tonight, which I’ll be back later to show you.

LAST CHANCE for the Crofter’s giveaway.  Jelly lovers unite!

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