Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

April 20, 2014 by Cobi | 3 Comments

Thai Coconut Soup

by Veggietorials

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Keywords: stovetop soup/stew gluten-free nut-free vegan vegetarian coconut Thai

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups no-chicken broth
  • 2-3 stalks lemongrass, sliced
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • ¼ cup Thai ginger (galanga), rough chopped
  • 3 Hawaiian chilies split open with seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1T Sambal Olek
  • 1T lime juice
  • 2T Coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 cup seasoned shiitakes [See Braised Shiitake recipe]
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • For garnish:
  • Lime wedges
  • Vegan fish sauce [3T LeeKumKee Sauce + 2T Pineapple Juice]
  • Chopped tomato

Instructions

In a large pot, combine all ingredients except the shiitakes and cilantro. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Strain the soup into a large bowl. Add seasoned shiitakes, chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, chilies and a lime wedge

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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 →

The Beetbox Cafe, Haleiwa HI :: Vegging Out

February 18, 2014 by Cobi | 5 Comments


The RestaurantThe Beetbox Cafe 66-443 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712 Located inside Celestial Natural Foods. Phone (808) 637-3000. Vegetarian + Vegan 

The Dish: Portabella Stache’wich served with tortilla chips and salsa $11.00

The Rave: I guess I never thought about it before but a sliced mushroom does kinda look like a mustache, doesn’t it? This sammie is what all other portabella burgers wish they could be. Grilled portabella mushrooms get slathered with a Vegenaise based garlic aioli, tucked into a toasted wheat bun and topped with the crisp freshness of raw red onions, red bell peppers and sunflower sprouts. Every bite is a savory vacation to Umami Land. The toasted bun holds up well against dripping juices from the meaty ‘shrooms but you may have to opt for eating with a fork and knife near the end. Washed it all down with the Green Juice of the Day, a cooling mixture of apple, kale, dandelion greens and parsley, and left with a smile. Continue Reading →

Shangri La Estate Tour

February 7, 2014 by Cobi | 5 Comments

I’ve had a few requests to share more of Hawai’i’s picturesque scenery and places of interest.  I hope these posts will be helpful when you’re planning your visit to the islands. 

Shangri La. Mythical utopia, land of eternal happiness and fountain of youth. So aptly named was the private estate of Doris Duke, now open to the public, showcasing her extensive collection of Islamic art. The five acre, ocean-front compound is located on Oahu, behind a nondescript gate in Diamond Head and is accessible by shuttle bus only (no private cars). Continue Reading →