Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday March 22nd, 2010 - Leek soup

TodayToday has been great. I did my housework early and ran some errands. After I got the following soup going I thoroughly enjoyed painting outside. The new piece is 2'x3' acrylics on recycled canvas. It's called "fury."

The soup I made today is kind of a leek/asparagus/ potato soup. We'll call it vegan asparagus soup. The attached photo is prior to puree and cream (soymilk). It smells outrageously fantastic. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients for a dinner for at least seven. Served with whole wheat French bread and white wine.

2 cans of vegetable stock
2 leeks cut from the tough greens. Chop and sauté
1 cup scallions Chop and sauté
2 big cups of chopped asparagus Chop and sauté
4 big cloves of garlic Chop and sauté
4 tablespoons olive oil (for the sauté)
6 russet potatoes cubed
1 cup of wheat bran (just to sneak some more health and roughage)
1 cup V-8
1 cup of sherry
put all that together in a slow cooker and add the following spices
2 teaspoons of mint
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of rosemary
1 teaspoon oregano
2 heaping tablespoons of curry
2 teaspoon hot chili sauce
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 bayleaves

Once you've let this cook for a few hours in the slow cooker, let it cool and puree the entire thing adding soymilk and soy butter.

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