Posts Tagged ‘soup’

Eggrolls and Egg Drop Soup

The other day I made some eggrolls and egg drop soup. The eggrolls are filled with an assortment of veggies including cabbage, carrot,  and onions. For the soup I cheated a little and used a packet of mix and added the egg in.

Mock Chicken Noodle Soup

A couple days ago my husband was feeling kind of sick and asked if I could get him some chicken noodle soup. The canned version is full of sodium and I never thought it was that good so I asked if he’d like a homemade version instead. Only a crazy person would turn down homemade soup versus canned so he said yes! Since he’s not a vegetarian I decided to treat him and make the “real” version for him. But I needed dinner too I thought I’d try to make a vegan version.

chicken noodle soup

It turned out delicious!! I used this recipe for the base but replaced the butter with margarine, chicken broth with veggie broth, and chicken with Morningstar’s Chick’n strips.
I will definitely be making this again!!!

Tortilla Soup

I used to love tortilla soup before I went vegan, and the other day I realized that I could make a vegan version at home! I don’t know why it took me so long but I’m glad I figured it out. This recipe turned out fantastic and my (non-vegan) fiance loved it as much as I did! We ended up eating it in less than two days.

Ingredients:

1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Serrano pepper, minced
4 cups reduced sodium veggie broth
1 can (14 1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can corn
1/4 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon chili pepper
¼ teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 avocado
tortillas chips(optional)
soy cheese (optional)

Sauté onion, garlic, and pepper on medium heat with olive oil. Add broth, tomatoes, and corn. Add pepper, salt, cumin, chili pepper, and paprika. Bring to boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 8 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
Serve with sliced avocado, tortilla chips and soy cheese.

Onigiri and Miso Soup

Today for lunch I decided to use my onigiri shaper to make some onigiri (rice balls) to go with some leftover miso soup. It was my first time using it and it worked really well! Just fill it full of rice, press down on the lid, then pop out.

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The meal turned out to be simple, yummy, and filling!

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Since I made plain onigiri I ate it with a little wasabi and soy sauce.

A Cool Breeze

This morning when I woke, I heard the tree limbs tapping at my window. I thought, maybe it’s raining, but as I got down stairs I saw that it was not. Then I opened the back patio door and to my surprise it was cool outside!
This is the first real cool front we’ve had down here in Texas and I am very happy to get a break from the 90 degree heat. The weather went perfectly well with what I had planned for lunch too – score! I made some onion & mushroom soup last night and have a lot leftover. The recipe only turned out so-so so I won’t post it, hopefully I can perfect my own soon. Anyways, I needed some bread to eat with my soup, so I walked to my local grocery store and they had nice warm french bread so I got that and this is my lunch! The warm bread and soup went well together and I can’t wait for it to start cooling off even more so I can make lots of awesome soups.

What’s your favorite winter time soup?

Quick & Easy Noodle Soup

The other day I made some noodle soup to try to relieve the cold that I’m still getting over. It was a very simple recipe and turned out very yummy. When I went to take a picture, our African Grey parrot, Red, hopped over and had to take a peek.

Red Bird Soup

Here’s the recipe:
2 cups water
1 garlic bullion (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
1 onion bullion (or 1/2 tsp onion powder)
1/2 small onion
1/2 cup frozen asian stir fry vegetables (it had carrots, snow peas, onion, and water chestnut)
1/2 (or more) noodles

Add water to pot and turn on heat. Add both bullions (or use garlic and onion powders). Cut up onion in large pieces. Once water is hot, add onion and asian vegetables. Bring to a boil and add noodles. Once they are done cooking, about 8 minutes, turn off the heat and enjoy!