Creamy, filling, satisfying, goodness *^_^*
Creamy, filling, satisfying, goodness *^_^*
The inspiration comes from a vegetable soup my grand mother used to make. She used to cut all the vegetables in super small pieces and I always enjoyed the aesthetic of her presentation. You could probably chop everything finely by hand but, if you’re in the lazy club (like me), a hand blender or a food processor work wonders.
This recipe isn’t the soup she used to make but, I would like to think it is as good or at least pretty close.
Delicate, slightly sweet and made with our homemade vegetable broth. The fennel leaves used as garnish but also as a component in the soup really shine with the star anise in the broth. The ginger giving it a nice kick and the lemongrass as the last taste hitting your palate. When it comes time to buy fennel, I always try to get the complete plant with the long rods and a lot of bright green leaves. Back home, I’ll cut it up in “parts” and keep the leaves in a separate container to use them like any other fresh herbs. Next time, I’ll probably add a little extra lemongrass because the taste could have been more pungent and, I would encourage you to do the same if you’re a big fan of lemongrass.
Makes three big portions or four smaller ones. Bon appétit!
This is a nice example of simple who met amazing.
For you, an humble green soup made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and a dash of love. I hope the creamy taste and texture of the end result will comfort you while you’re cuddled up in a warm blanket looking outside at the colour of the leaves dancing in front of your eyes.
Fall, a time for cuddles and great soups.
Today’s post is a 2 in 1…
Just the kimchi soup on it’s own is already delicious but once it a while I use to it make something a little bit more filling like this grilled smokey tempeh with lentils and rice filling bowl.
Two very simple, fully vegan recipes that can save you some precious time in the kitchen and keep you healthy and happy *^_^*
I wasn’t sure how to call this one. Is it a soup? Is it a bowl?
Since I didn’t make a “bowl” category, this went in the soup section. Searching for something easy to make, filling, healthy and super delicious? …Or, like me, you just came across a BIG bag of carrot at the grocery and you need to use it asap?
The recipe calls for carrot “noodles”… to make them, use your hand grater and like if you were to remove the first layer of skin, continue grating more and more of your carrot till you arrive at the core. Personally, I don’t use the core for “noodles” because the taste is a little too strong in my opinion but by all mean, save the planet, don’t be picky like me and use the whole thing. *^_^*
Hope you enjoy this recipe,
Bon Appétit! 🙂
“Eat your greens or you wont have any desert!”
…probably a sentence everybody heard a few times during their childhood. I don’t remember being over difficult to feed as a child, beside the terrifying grilled white cod filet with tomatoes my mom used to make (I still have nightmares about it, true story), so I was happy (most of the time) to eat my greens.
Kale was introduce to my diet much later in life. I do not recall my mom or dad buying any but, back then, the trend was more to eat spinach and I clearly remember the creamed spinach side dish my mom used to make. Let me tell you… THAT was insanely delicious and now that I think about it, I’ll have to ask her for the recipe next time I see her.
You could probably make this soup with baby spinach as well. Why do I say baby and no regular spinach? Only because I’m thinking the bitterness of the fully grown spinach might be a little bit too overpowering for the humble and light taste of this soup. While you can still try, I’m thinking that by trying to cover the bitterness, you might feel the push to add more salt and we all know by now that salt is a big no no for our dear arteries.
You can rock this soup in about 1:30 maximum and that’s with the prep included. For those busy and lazy week nights, a comforting soup made with real and a small amount of ingredients is always welcome.
I’ve been asked to post more vegetarian and vegan recipes on twitter…. I wont lie, I sometime find it constraining to create vegan approved recipes but I try to look at it as a challenge. Now since I love challenges, this is actually pretty fun and this vegan cauliflower & watercress soup is of the deliciousness that I have been able to create up to date 🙂
In this recipe, I used a Lipton onion soup pouch because I find that it’s adding a fun new dimension to the taste but you really don’t have to add it in there 🙂 What really makes this coup special is the grounded fenugreek seeds because they are giving you the impression of chicken broth without any being in there 🙂
Anyways, enough chatting and more tasting! …I hope you’ll enjoy this healthy recipe 🙂
The Cold & Flu fairy came to see me about a week ago and brought an amazing gift witch resulted in me being sick for the past week! What started like just a little bug that I thought was going to last a day, ended up becoming an uncontrollable cough that wakes me up at night and bothers me in my daily routine. I can even say that I started a resistance to the DayQuill and NyQuill because even when taking those meds, my dry and itchy throat is still there and there is not much I can do….
…or is there?
Taking a ton of medication is not my thing. I will, if it’s absolutely necessary, but even taking an Advil or anything of the sort when I have a headache annoys me. I’m all about simple and natural remedies but I do understand that real chemicals are sometimes required. Although today, I’m gonna be your guinea pig and test out a few hopefully delicious homemade remedies. I hope you’ll find this post entertaining, interesting and informative.
Remedy 1 – Honey, Lemon, Cinnamon and Cloves tea.
This is actually the first thing that worked the best for my dry cough around the forth and fifth day of sickness. I always keep a cup close to me and drink it when I need it. The benefit effects of honey, cinnamon, cloves and lemon for the flu symptoms have been proven many times, so obviously this has to work. You can buy a “all prepared” version at the pharmacy but personally, I find they always taste weird so instead I created my own. Here’s my recipe… in a big tall cup I add:
2 big cloves
1 tablespoon of non pasteurized honey
1 stick of cinnamon, slightly scratch with a knife or a fork
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (not from concentrate)
2 cups of hot water hot water
Remedy 2 – My homemade Spiced tea blend.
For the past few weeks, this homemade blend has replaced my daily soy latte chai tea. It’s DELICIOUS and i’m addicted to it… In bonus, it help relieve some symptoms of the cold and flu! In the early days of my sickness, this was my saver… Just make sure to add a bit of honey in your cup to help bring out all the delicious and spicy flavors while suiting your throat.
1 tablespoon of rooibos tea
1/2 teaspoon of Schezuan peppercorns, coarsely crushed
1 teaspoon of black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
1 teaspoon of whole cloves, coarsely crushed
2 cinnamon sticks, coarsely crushed
1 teaspoon of dried sprearmint leaves
1/2 teaspoon of whole green cardamom pods, coarsely crushed
1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers
Ok so on Monday we made “red pesto” chicken and we were left with a decent amount of delicious chicken and left over juices with tomatoes from the pan. For everybody who have kept all the juices and tomatoes, like I advised on Monday, here’s what we are going to do with them. Now the juices have been in the fridge for a day or two, time to get it out and use it to make a delicious and filling soup that will for sure please everybody and save you some precious time in the kitchen.
I made this the other day and it was a real success! I wanted to make something with the yellow curry powder that I have sitting in my pantry because it’s incredibly tasty and I’m always wondering what to do with it. I took my inspiration from a restaurant I went with a friend the other day and on the table beside us they served a fish curry (that’s what I thought it was) that smelled amazing. From there I had fun and experimenting to end up with an amazing surprise! Hope you’ll like 🙂