Vegan Mandu {Korean Dumplings}

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Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

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

 

Thai Coconut Soup Recipe


Thai Coconut Soup Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups no-chicken broth
  • 2-3 stalks lemongrass, sliced
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • ¼ cup Thai ginger (galangal), 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
  1. 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.
  2. Strain the soup into a large bowl. Add seasoned shiitakes, chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, chilies and a lime wedge

Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

I walked into my local craft store for a little Autumn inspiration. You know I need all the help I can get, since I live in the land of eternal summer. Expecting to see a wall of pumpkins, Fall wreaths, burnt orange and gold, can you imagine my complete horror when I was smacked in the face by Christmas?! In September?!!!!

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