Thursday, September 06, 2007

‘Anyhow’ Soup

Photographer : Little JF
This recipe is rather similar to the creamy vegetable soup recipe that I post in my blog earlier on. I called this ‘Anyhow’ soup, as there is no need to exactly follow how much ingredients to use. If you find some ‘left over’ vegetables in the refrigerator and it can’t be cook into a dish by itself, you can mix them with some other vegetables to come up with this soup. There is no need to go and get broccoli stem just that I have it and therefore I just dump it in. If you have cauliflower stem, use it. Potato is a must for the creamy texture, if there are too much of the other vegetables and you don’t want a big pot of soup, reduce the amount of potato used. Then, just pour enough water to cover all the vegetable and boil. Pretty easily, isn’t it and real sweet and delicious. Carrot and onion gives the sweetness to this soup.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 1-2)
° 2 (± 200g) potatoes, peeled and chopped
° 2 stalks (± 100g) white leek (white portion), chopped
° 1 (± 50g) onion, diced
° ½ carrot, peeled and chopped
° 1 broccoli stem
° water
° ½ -1 tablespoon non-dairy margarine
° salt and ground black pepper, or to taste
° few sprigs coriander leaves, for garnish

Method

1. Place the potato, leek, onion, carrot, and broccoli in a pot. Pour just enough water to cover all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender. 2. Transfer to a blender or food processor and add in the margarine and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls.
3. Garnish with coriander leaves, sprinkle some black pepper and serve hot.

4 comments:

Mummy Barney said...

Hi went through your recipes but found that some of them included garlic and onion. Am aware that vegetarians are not supposed to take garlic and onion as well...

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi mummy barney

:) Hmmm... as far as i understand, not all vegetarians don't consume garlic and onion. Western Vegetarian, Indian Vegetarian, Christian Vegetarian etc does included such ingredients, as there is no religious inclinations for them.

Only Buddhist Vegetarian do not consume these ingredients. For those who don't eat garlic and onion, substitue them with ginger :)

For Buddhist Vegetarian, not only onion and garlic, chive, leek is also been avoid, if i am not wrong.

I am a vegetarian not because of religion, and i do like these, so for some dishes which i think it will help to spice up and therefore i included them :)

Mummy Barney said...

Strict vegetarians do not include the following 5 items in their food: big onion, shallots, spring onion, garlic and leek as they are too strong for the bodies of vegetarians. Just sharing...

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Mummy Barney

:) I heard of that too. I believe there must be some reasons behind this when it was first told, but not too convincing for me :p

As far as i understand, quite a huge number of Indians in India are Vegetarian or semi-vegetarian for many thousand years. In their diet, onion for example are used widely, yet there were no reports of such "harmfulness" to their bodies.

Quite an interesting topic to venture into when i have the time.

Have a lovely weekend :)

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