Since it is still cold here,
(I know.... it's California, but when it rains, it is cold....to us!)
we are still eating a lot of soup. And for those of you that know me, you know I LOVE my soups. This soup recipe was modified from Toni Fiore's book Totally Vegetarian. If you haven't seen this book, you should at least check it out from the library and see what's there. I have raved about Toni Fiore before - but, I do love the fact that 1) she makes killer vegan food, 2) it's fast and easy - and I usually have everything to make her dishes in my fridge - which means no special trips to the store just to try a recipe, and 3) she's Italian!! :) Not that the Italian part matters all that much, but she does put an Italian spin on A LOT of vegan dinners. The best thing about her food is that you.will.not.miss.the.meat. With my non-vegan Mr. No-No, that is something I love.
I modified this recipe slightly because I didn't want it to be too spicy for my little Miss No-No. This recipe is great because it's slightly spicy, slightly Indian-inspired, and so creamy that it's hard to believe that it is truly vegan (but, believe me, it is!). BTW - the creamy goodness comes from the coconut milk (which, I believe, would temper a pinch of cayenne a bit, if you added it for extra kick).
Toni Fiore's (slightly modified) Potato-Chard Stew
2 - 3 T olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
salt1 medium sweet potato, cut into 2-in pieces
1/2 can (full fat) coconut milk
1/2 lime, juiced and rind grated (and reserved)
Thanks to everyone for their comments on my last post. Turns out that Catherine from Our Village is a Little Different likes Target, too - for all their little gifts that she can get for her little ones! :)
What are your favorite kinds of soups? What other kinds of things do you usually serve to your family when the weather is cold and rainy?
More later! :)