Cilantro & Sweet Potato Soup

It’s the middle of summer and I find myself browsing though vegan recipes. With so much fresh produce available my sentiment for dense, protein foods is close to none existent. By now you probably noticed that I am a huge fan of blended soups! They pack an amazing amount of goodness and keep your tummy cravings-free for longer. Here is my soup tip: never overcook the veggies; this way you will actually benefit from the vitamins they have to offer. On top of this I NEVER get rid of the cooking water/broth and instead I use it to loosen the soup. This time I would like to share with you this recipe with cilantro as a star. (I didn’t think it’s possible, but I got an actual hankering for cilantro!!)…I may have even licked my bowl 😉 (Adapted from MindBodyGreen). Continue reading

Asparagus, Broccoli & Spinach Soup

I could finally smell spring in the air today and decided to go green for lunch – all the way!! This one is packed with fiber and antioxidants as well as vitamins such as folic acid, potassium, iron and vitamin A. Oh, it was scrummy!! Continue reading

Carrot & Coriander Soup

This one was completely unplanned. I wondered what to make with all the carrots and parsnips I had in the fridge. Since I am still in my blended soups mode it didn’t take too much planning. I have to admit I have never had carrot soup before, it never sounded very appealing. Now I know I was missing out! A small tip: pick two of your favourite spices, they will elevate the flavours and completely transform this dish. Cilantro, cumin, garlic or ginger combine beautifully with carrots, but be creative and see what works for YOUR palate! Continue reading

Parsnip and Potato Soup

I woke up one day with an odd craving for parsnips. My taste buds communicate with my brain in a very specific way! lol. The result is the below recipe 🙂 Worth trying even if you are not the greatest fan of this particular vegetable and especially if you think is plain boring. Roasting it with butter brings out the nutty flavours and the sharp Gorgonzola gives it a well needed edge. Continue reading