Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Creamy (no dairy) vegetable soup!

Wow… thank you for all the comments on yesterday’s post!!  I love Tasha’s idea about the deep purple!!  I will post a picture when I figure it all out!!

FYI – for those of you that liked the color it was Milk Pail by Martha Stewart!!

Onto FOOD!!

A few weeks ago I bought this stuff!! DSC_0250

I thought it would be great for lunches…

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Super easy ingredients and pretty healthy too!!

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I took it yesterday in my lunch and had it with some pita bread from the Farmer’s Market and some veggie soup!! and the verdict?

AMAZING!

It’s savoury and delish!! (and local YAY!)  If you live on Vancouver Island, look for it, it was about $5.50 for this block and I ate about 1/4 of it for lunch today!!    I found it in the deli section at Quality Foods!

I love finding new lunch worthy products!!

As for the veggie soup.

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I served it over fresh spinach with dried chow mein noodles on top (for crunch)

 “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” Soup!

1/2 green pepper

4 carrots

2 stalks celery

2 precooked potatoes

4 broccoli stalks

1/2 head cauliflower

1/2 onion

4 cloves garlic

Just enough water to cover everything!!

Boiled it together for a few minutes (to make everything a wee bit soft, but not too soft)

Then I blended it all together (in batches)

In the final batch I added 1/4 cup cashews (for creaminess)

To this I added for flavour

1 tsp lemon juice

1 TBSP miso

1 cube (no) chicken bullion

1 TBSP hot sauce

and a bunch of spices (I think I added curry)

S & P to taste!!

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It was tasty, we had it for 2 dinners (with some bread) and then I had it for lunch with the pate and pita!

Really you can just have fun with it, and add whatever you like!

I LOVED the spinach in it too! That was my favourite addition!

Happy Wednesday to you!!!!!!!!

Do you have any fun plans for the long weekend?  Do tell?

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