Friday, May 3, 2013

Vegan Recipe - Potato Soup

The calendar may say that it's spring but in my neck of the woods, there are still more than just a few wintery evenings. On a cool night, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup.

This month's recipe comes from ... me. It is a hearty dish, packed with flavor. I prefer using whole spices ... in my opinion, they taste better. One can certainly use ground versions but I encourage you to try using them whole ... you'll love the complex flavor.

I hope that you and your family enjoy this recipe.

Potato Soup
Makes 2-3 adult, main-dish servings


1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
4 cups Water plus more to cover vegetables
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
2 cups Potatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder (or 1 garlic clove crushed)
1 Tablespoon Dry Onion (or 1/2 medium onion, diced)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Parsley
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
Pinch of Turmeric
Pinch of Hot Pepper Flakes (or to taste)
Splash of Liquid Smoke
Splash of Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup Rice
1/4 cup Lentil
1 Bay Leaf
2 cups Mixed Vegetables (fresh or frozen ... I like a mix of corn, red peppers, zucchini, kale, etc.)
Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Put Cumin, Mustard and Fenugreek seeds into a dry pan and roast on medium-high heat until slightly browned, fragrant and seeds begin to pop.
  2. Remove seeds to a mortar and pestle and crush.
  3. Combine crushed seed, 2 cups water, nutritional yeast, 1 cup potato, garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, turmeric, hot pepper flakes, liquid smoke Worcestershire and ginger in a heavy stock pot and cook, covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blitz all ingredients until smooth and creamy (you may also use a traditional blender for this step. Remember to ventilate the lid with hot ingredients).
  5. Add rice, lentils, bay leaf and another 2 cups water to the blended ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add 1 cup potato, mixed vegetables, salt and pepper and enough water to cover. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  8. Enjoy!

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