Shaya, your beet soup looked so wonderful that I had to try to do one.
I had a lot of vegetables in the fridge, many from our last CSA farm pick up. For the kubba I kinda winged it from reading as many recipes here and from the net. I had made a few test runs of kubba made from semolina and ground rice with and without flour but found them a little too dense. I decided to make the shell using a combination of coarse and fine bulgur wheat, semolina and a little ground rice along with some 99% fat free ground turkey I found at the market and spices. I used this same turkey for the filling which was mixed with diced onions, celery leaves and spices.
For the soup I used 2 large beets, 2 large turnips, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, a red potato, sweet potato and the tops from the beets and turnips. Because this had so many vegetables I didn't want to add the kubba directly to the soup for fear of them breaking up so simmered them in chicken broth first which was then added to the soup. I good dose of lemon was added for a sweet and sour taste. Over all I was impressed with the soup and kubbah. Of course I will not be able to make it exactly two times in a row which is par of my cooking.
Edited by scubadoo97, 02 March 2009 - 10:31 AM.