I always start any soup recipe variation with a few basic ingredients. One stalk of celery one (at least one!) clove of garlic a quarter of an onion (I like red onion) 1 cube of Vegetable Bouillon.
Then you can add any other vegetable as the “STAR”.
When using butternut squash, broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus I always lightly steam them first to extract the best flavor!
So…for this recipe I start with my basics:
One stalk of celery one (at least one!)
clove of garlic
a quarter of an onion (I like red onion)
1 cube of Vegetable Bouillon
The “STAR” of this recipe is The Carrot!
6 small to medium size carrots
a slice of fresh ginger (about the size and thickness of a quarter)
½ scoop of protein powder (two tablespoons) I use the Whole Nectar Soy or you can use a slice of tofu
1 cup of canned coconut milk lite (can find it at most Ralph’s)
1 ½ cups boiling hot water
a few sprigs of cilantro or parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Finally, add any additional spices. I use one heaping tablespoon of The Blend It Up Thai Curry
Start the machine on a Variable Speed 1, increase to 10. Turn it on HIGH and blend for 5 to 7 minutes. The colder the water you use, the longer you will have to spin it on high to get it nice and hot.
When you have the desired temperature, lower the speed back down to a variable Speed 1 and add any cooked ingredients for texture, that you may desire. Cooked rice, chunks of baked potato, leftover chicken. Have fun with it…make it your own.