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Red Lentils, Shitake, Veggies and Coconut Milk Soup [5-9-'13]
Use either a large Stock Pot, or a Slow Cooker perhaps along with a frying pan; as well as using another Pan (to prepare Broth) or a water boiler for preparing Water to then mix with Bouillion in the Stock Pan (used for the soup) or the Slow Cooker...
Ingredients (in the order to be used, the -number- to the right corresponds to the different timings of 'when' to add such):
2 Onions, chopped small. -1- (cook a minute or two on medium to high, you want them to be transluscent by the end of -2-)
2 tsp Turmeric. -2-
1 large tsp of Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Powder. -2-
Pinch of Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper. -2-
4+ cloves of Garlic, minced. -2-
1 can of Diced Tomatoes with the juice, or freshly diced Tomatoes. -3- (you'll just want this to blend in for a minute or so)
2 Celery branches of chopped, largely. -3-
6 cups of already hot, or boiling, Broth. -4-
2 cups Red Lentils which can be soaking in water from when you prep the ingredients or when you start the onions. -4-
1.5 cups of Shitakes, chopped into smallish cubes. -5- (-5- will be the last steps until the Coconut Milk. Let first begin to boil, then simmer it for at least an hour; if in slow cooker then hours on medium or less on high)
3 Carrots chopped, largely. -5-
1 can Coconut Milk -6- (cook for 20 minutes, then serve)
1/2 cup to cup of freshly chopped Cilantry, as topper on soup when serving. -7-

Peanut-Indian Spice Slow Cooked Tempeh w/ Rice
Flax Tempeh package -steamed 10 min. -cubed

Combine next ingerdients and mix:

1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/3 tsp Turmeric
1/3 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Coriander
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cardaman
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Sage
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Tarragon
1/4 tsp Lemon Peel
4 cloves Garlic
4 cups 'Garden Veggie' Broth
1 cup Peanut or Nut Butter

Combine all of the above in 'Slow Cooker' on Medium or Low and cook 6-8 hours.

40 minutes or so before that ends, turn 'Slow Cooker' to High.

Add Vegetables of your preference. Today, I'm using:

Bell Pepper
Green Onion

Around 20 minutes before finishing, cook Rice.
Or, cook the rice and add it to the 'Slow Cooker' for a few minutes before it finishing.

Chop to have as sides:
Lemon Slices

Sweet Potato Curry-Coconut Pureed Soup how I do it, typically.
(A Hand-held Blender is necessary for the best results. This is for a large, perhaps a few meals, amount; for 2 people.)
-- Sweet Potatoes, 3 or 4
Peeled and chopped into chunks.
Once the Red Onion is 'transluscent' and covered in the spices plus herbs, add the Sweet Potatoes.
-- Red Onion, 1 medium or large (white or sweet onions also work)
Chopped into slices.
First into the pan after the Oil has heated briefly on a medium-high heat.
-- Oil (Coconut, Sesame, GrapeSeed, Olive, or whichever other) or Butter.
However much works, perhaps start with a tablespoon or two.
-- Spices and Herbs:
Turmeric, Paprika, Coriander, Cumin, Ground Ginger, Curry, Thyme, Mexican Oregano, Himalayan Salt, Black Pepper
Not much Salt and Pepper. Play around and find what you like with the rest. I recommend around a 1/2 tsp to an overflowing tsp, of each.
Add all of these to Onions in Oil, at the very beginning.
-- Garlic, 2 or 3 cloves (more, of course of any ingredient, if you desire)
Chopped into chunks, or Minced.
Add soon after the Sweet Potatoes, or along with; stirring regularly till Water is added.
-- Peppers, 1/4 to 1/2 of 1 (red or green) -optional-
Chopped into slices.
Add along with other -optional- ingredients, a few minutes before blending.
-- Green Onions, 2 or 3 -optional-
Chopped up.
Add along with other -optional- ingredients, a few minutes before blending.
-- Parsley, small handful -optional-
Chopped up.
Add along with other -optional- ingredients, a few minutes before blending.
-- 'Not-Chicken' Bouilon Cubes, 2 or 3 cubes
Boil 1.5 litre of Water, and mix in the Bouilon Cubes.
Add that, once all the other, above, ingredients are combined and cooking in the pan.
Set on a medium-low, or simmer, heat and cover. Stirring every few minutes.
Once the Sweet Potatoes are soft (perhaps 30-45 minutes in) carefully, on no heat or simmer only, 'Blend' (again 'ideally' with a Hand-held Blender) to a puree.
-- Coconut Milk, 1 can
Add after the soup is pureed, then let cook a few minutes on simmer, stirring it in.
Guacamole how I do it, typically.
Combine all in a bowl (and always rinse everything thoroughly):
-- 2 Avocados (that when you touch gently, not pressing, are soft and that you can tell if you were to press may be soft but not 'crushing/mooshing')
Rinse them, remove top of seed from uncut Avocado, slice in half (pressing to seed in center and around the Avocado), with knife gently open and place half without seed down and remove seed.
Gently slice the inside of Avocado both directions as much as desired adn then, or if mushy enough simply, use spoon to remove Avocado into bowl.
I tend to leave the Avocado chunky.
-- Tomatoes, 1 or 2 (I avoid Roma, unless need be)
Sliced however you desire, chunks, slivers...
-- Onion, 1/4 or less (whichever type you'd like)
Chopped small.
-- Garlic, 2 or 3 cloves (more, of course of any ingredient, if you desire)
-- Cilantro, around a small palm full or handfull if folded over
Chopped small.
-- Cucumber, just a few slices
Chopped around the same size as the Tomatoes.
-- Pepper, 1/4 to 1/2 of 1 (any color/s)
Chopped around the same size as the Tomatoes and Cucumber.
-- Green Onions, 2
Chopped up small like Cilantro.
-- Lemon or Lime, 1 (it will help preserve the Avocado for maybe an extra day)
Cut in half or quarters, de-seed by slicing nearby seeds, then squeeze in the juice.
-- Himalayan Salt, or a Sea Salt, and some Black Pepper
>Nicaraguans sometimes use cooked Egg-White mixed in. That is good, with a bit of extra work.
Salad, not really a recipe, just how I do it, typically.
Combine all in a bowl (and always rinse everything thoroughly):
-- Kale, a good handful and sometimes of various types
Chopped in small sliver, yet not real small.
***Note - I LOVE KALE, the bitter YuMMMMM, I crave...***
-- Lettuce, a bit but not crucial like the Kale.
Chopped like the Kale.
-- Carrots, 2
Peeled and sliced.
-- Celery, 2 stalks
Sliced like the Carrots.
-- Pepper, 1/4 to 1/2 of 1 (any color/s)
Bite sized slices.
-- Brocolli, 1/4 to 1/4 of head
Ripped into bite sized pieces.
-- Cucumber, 1/4 to 1/2 of 1
Slices which are not thin nor thick.
Salad Dressing, what I do, typically but in different variations.
Combine all in a bottle (the 'Braggs - Giner and Sesame' dressing bottle I had left over, has worked well for me).
The ingredients I use are below, the amounts vary though and I will leave that for you to play with:
-- Apple Cider Vinegar, Braggs (I like)
-- Oil/s; Sesame, GrapeSeed, Coconut, Olive (I like Sesame with GrapeSeed and use 'less than' of Oil, than of Apple Cider Vinegar)
-- Liquid Aminos, Braggs (I like; it is very much like Soy Sauce but not it is used as a Salt/Soy Sauce alternative, often by me)
-- Sesame Seeds (the more the better, yet I don't have much often to use so...)
-- Ginger, minced
Additional things I have tried in it are: Shitakes (minced) and Herbs of various types, Garlic could be a Go too. Best of Luck, Hope you Like!
Spinach Soup with Asparagus (or alternate substitution like Shitakes perhaps). [**A Photo of this soup, to come soon...**]
Fresh Spinach - handfulls/+ of leaves (Organic and Non-GMO, everything, always preferred!)
Fresh Asparagus - handfull/+, chop to 1" pieces (or choose an alternate/substitute like Shitakes or Carrots)
Red Onion - medium to large
Garlic - as much as you'd like, at least a few cloves
'Not-Chicken' Bouilon Cubes - 2 or 3 cubes for 1.5 litre water
Water - 1.5 litre
Milk - 1 cup/+ of whatever, or whichever alternate non-dairy milk variant (optional)
Butter - 1 tbsp/+, or whichever alternate non-dairy butter variant (optional)
Oil - 1 tbsp/+, whichever type you'd like, I'll recommend Coconut or Sesame
Salt & Pepper - to taste (the bouillon cubes may be enough, depending...)
Herbs - Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Basil - pinches/+ (to your choosing)
Spices - Turmeric, Curry, Paprika, Cumin, Coriander, Tandoori Masala (whichever/s,to your choosing)
In Large (soup) Pan begin by heating on medium heat, the Oil, or Butter if you'd prefer.
Begin with the Red Onion. Immediately begin adding the salt, pepper and some of the herbs as well as spices (around half what you intend to use).
Once the Onions are 'transluscent' add both the Garlic and begin adding the Spinach, handful at a time.
Start the Water, to boil, separately.
After all of the Spinach is in and has welted, add the Bouillon along with the boiling Water, to the Pan.
Stir and let sit on low or simmer, 5 to 10 minutes.
Now, carefully blend (however you can manage, 'hand-held' blenders are easiest) to puree consistency.
Once pureed, add the Asparagus and let sit simmering 15 minutes.
Lastly, add either or both, of the Milk and Butter along with the rest of whichever Herbs as well as Spices; let sit simmering another 10 minutes.
Check that the Asparagus has not overcooked, the times above are just thrown out there, expirement till you find how you enjoy it most!
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