5 Veggie Soup w Coriander Pesto & Garlic Cream

5 Veggie Soup w Coriander Pesto & Garlic Cream
Another nice and easy soup 🙂 This one is cooked, but really, you could have it raw too, just boil your stock cube in some water and add to the soup mixture. It will be a tepid soup then 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 1
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You need
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 capsicum (colour doesn't matter, I used a red/green one in this recipe)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • Cashew Cream (see recipe)
  • lots of garlic
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • coriander pesto or lots of fresh coriander.
To do
  1. blend all veggies except garlic with a little water in a blender
  2. transfer to pan
  3. heat and add stock cube
  4. grate or squeeze your garlic, add to soup and stir
  5. let simmer for half an hour
  6. In the meantime, add garlic, salt & pepper and if you want a little lemon juice to ⅓ cup of Cashew Cream.
  7. to serve, put soup in bowls and arrange your pesto and garlic cream.
Notes
If you don't have coriander pesto, you can use dairy free basil pesto too. If you don't have either, chop fresh coriander very finely and add to soup just before serving, with a bit of salt, pepper, and a dash of olive oil.

 

 

Another nice and easy soup! This one is cooked, but really, you could have it raw too, just boil your stock cube in some water and add to the soup mixture. It will be a tepid soup then 🙂

You need (for 2 persons):
•    3 medium sized tomatoes
•    2 stalks of celery
•    1 capsicum (colour doesn’t matter, I used a red/green one in this recipe)
•    1 small onion
•    1 medium sized carrot
•    Cashew Cream
•    lots of garlic
•    1 vegetable stock cube
•    coriander pesto or lots of fresh coriander.

You do:
– blend all veggies except garlic with a little water in a blender
– transfer to pan
– heat and add stock cube
– grate or squeeze your garlic, add to soup and stir
– let simmer for half an hour

– in the meantime, add garlic, salt & pepper and if you want a little lemon juice to 1/3 cup of Cashew Cream.

– to serve, put soup in bowls and arrange your pesto and garlic cream.

If you don’t have coriander pesto, you can use dairy free basil pesto too. If you don’t have either, chop fresh coriander very finely and add to soup just before serving, with a bit of salt, pepper, and a dash of olive oil.

Enjoy!

 

5 Veggie Soup w Coriander Pesto & Garlic Cream

5 Veggie Soup w Coriander Pesto & Garlic Cream

 

 

Garlic & Tarragon Gnocchi w Roasted Tomatoes, Wilted Spinach & Walnuts

Garlic & Tarragon Gnocchi w Roasted Tomatoes, Wilted Spinach & Walnuts
For this meal I used home made spelt gnocchi with tarragon, but you can also use pre fab gnocchi, if you want. Fresh gnocchi actually keep quite well in the freezer, so I like to make a double batch and freeze them. (Unless you have big strong hands, don't make much more, because then making the dough becomes quite a chore).
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: main dish
Serves: 2
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You need
  • 2 cups of gnocchi
  • 6 or more small tomatoes
  • a bunch of fresh spinach
  • fresh thyme sprigs, 4 or more
  • a few cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • dried Italian or Provençal herbs
  • salt & plenty of pepper
  • handful of walnuts, chopped
To do
  1. preheat oven to 200C
  2. half your tomatoes, put them in a dish with baking paper, sprinkle each half with a little bit of oil, the dried herbs, salt & pepper
  3. bake until done, about 25 minutes - depending on your oven and how soft you want them
  4. squeeze or chop the garlic, and strip leafs of thyme sprigs
  5. heat oil in skillet (don't be skimpy), add garlic & thyme, stir fry for a little. Don't let it go brown.
  6. roughly chop your spinach and add to skillet
  7. let slightly wilt over medium heat, stirring regularly
  8. switch off heat
  9. boil your gnocchi, which should not take more than 5 minutes
  10. then place your gnocchi on a plate, spinach and roasted tomatoes on top and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Add a dash of olive oil if you want, and done 🙂

 

 

Leftover Veggie Pasta Soup

Leftover Veggie Pasta Soup
Soup can be a piece of art, or it can be a practical way to get rid of left over dishes and veggies that would otherwise give up the ghost soon. I had left over pasta bake and made it into a soup. There was tofu in the pasta bake, but the soup doesn't need it, so it's optional (about half a block, crumbed) 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: soup
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You need
  • your left over pasta bake!
  • (This was in mine::
  • a cup of Orzo (or other pasta)
  • 3 leafs of curly kale or a bit more, finely chopped
  • 2 large Shiitaki muhrooms, sliced or chopped
  • ½ capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • few sprigs of fresh Rosemary or ½ tbsp dried Rosemary)
  • 1 tbsp white Miso
  • 1 tbsp of veggie stock powder
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • any veggies you have left over
To do
  1. boil the water with the stock powder and Miso
  2. add your leftover bake, stir and let it simmer for a while.
  3. serve!

 

Lemon & Garlic Tahini Dip

Lemon & Garlic Tahini Dip
A very simple but yummie dip, the zest gives it a beautiful flavour. It takes a lot of garlic, if you are afraid to use this much, try less and add to taste 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan, raw
Recipe type: sauce/dip
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You need
  • 4 tbsp of black Tahini (normal Tahini will do if you don’t have the black version)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt
To do
  1. mix and serve as dip. If you’d like it thinner, then dilute with a tad of lemon juice, non dairy milk or even water.