Asparagus & Watercress Soup w Marjoram & Thyme

Asparagus & Watercress Soup w Marjoram & Thyme
A beautiful, fragrant soup, and nice and light as well. No added fats, and as it's bursting with flavour, salt is optional. And although super quick to make, this soup has loads of character!
Watercress contains more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than oranges. It has a the highest amount of vitamin K, has anti cancer properties (through phenethyl isothiocyanates, honestly), and other disease preventing phytonutrients and antioxidants. Definitely worth making a soup of ;-)
Cuisine: vegan, nutritarian
Recipe type: soup
Serves: 2
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You need
  • 150gr cooked asparagus
  • 1 cup of watercress, packed
  • ½ liter vegetable stock (or ½ liter water + 1.5 tbsp vegetable stock powder, unsalted or salted)
  • 1 packed tbsp of chopped fresh marjoram & thyme (mixed)
  • pepper to taste
To do
  1. (if you want to cook the asparagus in the stock, use a little bit more water, as water will evaporate during boiling)
  2. bring stock to the boil, add asparagus, boil for a few minutes to heat asparagus
  3. add watercress and fresh herbs and blend the soup
  4. serve as entree (makes 2-3 portions) or as main (makes 1-2 portions) with salad, mushrooms or wholemeal bread on the side

 

Potato & ‘Chicken’ Salad w Pesto Sauce

Potato & 'Chicken' Salad w Pesto Sauce
An easy salad to take places. Tweak amounts of ingredients as you fancy :-)
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 3-4
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You need
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 6 asparagus, cut in pieces
  • ½ large capsicum, chopped
  • ½ apple, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup aioli
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp dairy free pesto
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 10 chicken style pieces, cut in 2 (I used VegiDeli Chicken Style Pieces)
To do
  1. cook and cube the potato (if you want a cold salad, do this in time so the potatoes can cool off)
  2. chop and cut all veggies
  3. mix the aioli with the pesto and garlic
  4. mix all in and you're done

 

Croutons w Mustard Cream & Asparagus

Croutons w Mustard Cream & Asparagus

Croutons w Mustard Cream & Asparagus

 

Mmmm… great snack, nibble, lunch, anything!

You need per piece (making 4-6 pieces out of one slice of bread):
♦   sliced bread, cut in 4 or 6 pieces
♦   about a heaped teaspoon of Cashew Cream
♦   1/4 tsp of mustard (any kind you fancy most)
♦   1/2 asparagus
♦   some oil
♦   smoked paprika powder

 

Way to go:
– heat the oil in a skillet and fry the bread on both sides
– mix the Cashew Cream with the mustard, and cut the asparagus in pieces
– when the bread has become crouton, put a heaped teaspoon of the Mustard Cream on top, and then the asparagus and smoked paprika powder.

Serve straight away.