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it’s always time for soup! June 4, 2009

Filed under: home cooked — katrinacake @ 11:11 am
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inspired by the lovely pip, i made a hearty minty soup! her’s was from the handy vegan on a shoestring, a book i don’t personally own but have perused on a few occasions.

luckily  i had a huge bunch of garden fresh mint. alas, i was sorely lacking in other ingredients.  instead of chickpeas i used black dahl lentils which had been soaking overnight, i had no mushies, and the only greens in the fridge were a couple of bok choy bulbs.

despite this, it turned out fabulously (although a little salty says steph). the kick of lime really set it off for me. lime and mint are just natural friends!

minty winter warmer

ingredients:

  • one onion, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups soaked black lentils, rinsed
  • 3 medium potatoes, cubed
  • two bok choy bulbs, thinly sliced
  • one lemon or lime
  • half cup chopped mint
  • teaspoon of cumin (maybe more?)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock

this is so simple to make! saute the onions, throw in the garlic and cumin. add in the bok choy and lentils, and stir the flavours through.

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pour in the veggie stock, the potatoes, and chopped mint. bring to the boil, then simmer for a half hour or so (until the taters and lentils are nicely mushy). when it’s cooked through to your satisfaction, stir in the juice on the lemon / lime and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

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[this is a good juncture at which to warm some bread.]

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voila! tuck in!

as a side note, all this miserable weather is a fabulous excuse to rug-up inside and cook, cook, cook!

NOTE:

upon re-reading pip’s post, it seems i left out the vital “creaminess/cheesyness” of nutritional yeast flakes! argh! was still tasty!

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