Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

October 17, 2014 by Cobi | 6 Comments

I have a soup muse. My Uncle Jim, aka The Most Interesting Man in the World, was a fan of Chuck Todd’s “White House Soup of the Day” segment on The Daily Rundown. If one of the soups intrigued my uncle, he’d call me up and ask if I had a recipe.  We started with Carrot Dill Soup and Gazapacho over the summer but I was saving this rich, creamy bowl of  Red Lentil Coconut comfort for cozy Fall weather. It’s officially sweater weather here in the PNW, so bust out the soup pots and fire up the burners!

Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup
 
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Quick cooking red lentils make this soup perfect for healthy weeknight meals. You get big, rich flavors but it's super easy to whip up.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon ghost curry powder (more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over med-high heat
  2. Add onions, ginger and garlic, sauté for 1 minute
  3. Add carrots, season with salt & pepper
  4. Add curry powder, stir until fragrant.
  5. Add vegetable broth, stir and scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pot
  6. Add red lentils. Cover pot and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes
  7. Add diced tomatoes,Sriracha and coconut milk, mix well.
  8. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat
  9. Taste the soup and adjust seasonings
  10. Blend half of the soup mixture until smooth, return to pot and mix well.
  11. Garnish with chopped cilantro

 

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

July 27, 2014 by Cobi | 8 Comments


Pineapple Salsa
 
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This tropical salsa tastes like summer. Use it on tacos, toss with quinoa or dip your chips into this sweet and tangy taste sensation.
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Cuisine: Raw Vegan
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 serrano chile pepper
  • 2 limes
  • cilantro leaves
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Peel,core and dice pineapple.
  2. De-seed serrano pepper and mince.
  3. Combine pineapple, serrano pepper, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, cilantro and salt (to taste).
  4. Squeeze the juice of 1 or 2 limes (to your taste) over the pineapple mixture. Stir well.
  5. Allow flavors to get all cozy for about 30 minutes before serving.
  6. Refrigerate unused portion in airtight container for up to 3 days.

 

Curry Rice

May 10, 2014 by Cobi | 4 Comments


Since my last two recipes required some exotic ingredients, I thought I’d dial it back with a quick ‘n dirty Curry Rice.

Serve it as a satisfying side dish or easily gussy it up for a complete meal. While I prefer the sweet-tart-tang of cranberries and curry, occasionally  I mix it up with raisins, dried apricots or cherries.
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Natural Products Expo West 2014 Vlog

April 11, 2014 by Cobi | 0 comments

This is Part 2 of my experience at Natural Products Expo West 2014. It’s an incredible chance to see all of the latest and greatest food, beauty and eco-lifestyle trends in one place. New products should be available in stores by May.

Annnnnd, if you read the YouTube video description box, you’ll find out how to enter my secret giveaway. Good luck!

::Products mentioned in this video::

Natural Vitality
Parmela Creamery
BeeFree Honee:
Love Bean Superfood Fudge
Owl’s Brew Tea Crafted for Cocktails
ArtyWater
Veggie Fries
Blk. Mango Infused Water
TempehSure

 

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored but does contain affiliate links. Mahalo to Natural Vitality for donating the giveaway prize pack.

My Photo Shoot with ZE Photography

April 3, 2014 by Cobi | 19 Comments

 

Name: Geoff Souder
Vegan since: April 1st, 2011
Gig: Photographer
ZE Photography exists because: I wanted to show the non-vegan world that vegan food consisted of more than grass clippings and wood chips. I figured that if I could show how delicious vegan food is then maybe I could get some people to eat vegan for a meal or two a week. Continue Reading →