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Rich Creamy Carrot Soup

This Vegan soup recipe is so creamy you won’t believe not one drop of cream is used making this! Choosing more vegan recipes in 2015 has kept me out of dairy land and this one makes me feel like I’m not missing a thing!

 

Rich Creamy Carrot Soup
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Recipe type: Vegan Soup
Serves: 5-6
 
Creamy Carrot Soup
Ingredients
  • 3 large carrots peeled
  • 1 sweet potato peeled
  • 2 red potatoes peeled
  • 5 stalks celery hearts
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 -2½ cups vegetable broth
  • Avocado for garnish
Instructions
  1. Chop carrots , sweet potato ,red potatoes ,celery, and onion in bite sizes
  2. mince garlic
  3. grate fresh ginger
  4. In large saute pan or pot place vegetables and oil and saute for 10 minutes on medium heat
  5. add the 2 cups of vegetable broth and salt, bring to a simmering boil and reduce heat to medium low
  6. simmer till vegetables are tender about 15 minutes
  7. let cool about 15-20 minutes before processing as it can be dangerous to blend hot liquids! I found out the hard way when I was blending a squash soup once,ouch!
  8. Process in blender or food processor till creamy, add extra vegetable broth for desired consistency
  9. depending on vegetables water content. I almost always add another ½ cup in the winter months when veggies are not as fresh.
  10. You can leave it as my girls call it "baby food" consistency like in my pictures and garnish with avocado, salt and pepper to taste. I love it a bit thicker because it feels a little more substantial for a main course, and is very filling too!

 

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Simple Asparagus Soup

Simple and Easy Vegan

The best vegan diets are simple and easy.  Taking animal product out of your diet reduces your choices but it makes it more simple.  What it doesn’t do is reduce is taste and satisfaction.  Menu planning is crucial for any diet to remain intact.  One of the best things to do when you are eating vegan is to eat with the seasons.  This insures that you have the freshest ingredients and the nutrients will be at their highest levels.

Asparagus has been found to help with nutrient absorption in the intestines, has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits, helps with heart health and blood sugar regulation and has some anti-cancer benefits. Read more about asparagus here.

Today we are offering this recipe for vegan asparagus soup.

Vegan Asparagus Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches of Asparagus
  • 2 stalks of leeks – white and light green parts
  • 1 bunch green onion or 1 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (we use vegan infused butter olive oil by Millcreek Olive oil )
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • If you like it hot, ground cayenne pepper adds in that twist!
  • 4 Cups filtered water or vegetable broth

Directions:

  1. Wash and trim leeks, green onions or shallot. I always choose the skinniest asparagus available, I break them and not cut them, where the stem bends and breaks is where you will get the tastiest part. Set a few tops aside for garnishment
  2. Sauté the leeks, green onions or shallot, asparagus and olive oil until onions appear clear. About 5 minutes.
  3. Add water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil then reduce to simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Let cool to a safe blending temperature.
  5. Blend in blender till smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve warm or as a chilled soup

This is a delicious soup and very simple to make. We would love to hear your thoughts on this recipe and others. Please leave your comments below and join the discussion on Facebook

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