Sunday, 18 January 2015

Things To Make You Warm

The best things for a warm soul are (combined) - 

1.  A tasty bowl of wholesome vegan soup eaten with a good dunking of sourdough bread.
2.  A sudden blast of warm sunshine escaping through the dark clouds, directly through the kitchen window and onto your back whilst eating said soup.
3.  A good deep and earthy tune to listen to whilst you dunk the next bit of bread in the warm depths of the soup.

Phil's Winter Warmer Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion (diced)
3/4 tsp salt
Grind black pepper
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 medium potato (peeled and diced)
3 cups of tasty squash (e.g. Crown Prince) (peeled and diced into 1" chunks)
Hey - save the seeds from the squash to eat or sow to grow!
3/4 tsp dried oregano
Water - see below
1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soya sauce)
100g Cavolo Nero kale (stalks removed and leaves sliced as thinly as possible)

Fry the onion in the olive oil until translucent.
Add the salt, pepper and garlic and fry for a couple more minutes.
Add the potatoes, squash and oregano and mix well.
Cover the veg by 1" with boiling water and bring back to the boil.
Simmer gently for 20 minutes.  The potato and squash should be soft.
Top up the pan with a little cold water to cool.  
Blend thoroughly, adding more water if you think it needs it.
Add the Braggs and the kale and bring back to the boil, stirring to prevent sticking.
Simmer for five minutes.
Wait for the sunshine to burst through the kitchen window.
Press play on the track above and serve.


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