vegan corn soup

Vegan Corn + Bell Pepper Soup

Corn and Bell Pepper Vegan Soup Recipe

serves 4

Ingredients

2 TBS olive oil
1 celery stick, chopped finely
2 cups finely chopped bell peppers
2 cups frozen corn
4 cups vegetable stock
4 sprigs thyme (additional to garnish)
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium high.  When it shimmers, add celery and bell peppers.  Stir to coat and cook 3-5 minutes until softened.  Add frozen corn and stir again, let cook another 3 minutes.

Add homemade Jain vegetable stock (boiled water and salt + lettuce, kale, green beans and broccoli stalk) and leaves from four thyme sprigs and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes.  Remove 2 cups of the soup and puree with an immersion blender.  Add red pepper flakes, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to the puree.

Return puree to the soup pot and stir.  Serve garnished with fresh thyme.

Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Yes to both and vegan too.

Adapted via eatingrichly.com

Black Bean and Jalapeno Soup

If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been in the mood for soup this week. The freezing cold and constant snowstorms (no really, Boston, enough with the snow) leave me with a deep desire to make soup and curl up in a Netflix cave and never emerge again.

But since not going outside is not an option, I’ll have to settle for just the soup. But that is still a pretty grand option.

I love black bean soup for two reasons. First, because it’s hella healthy and contains a lot of protein. Second, because you can eat it with tortilla chips. Mostly though, I love it for the tortilla chips.

It’s savory, its spicy, it goes well with avocado. What more could you want?

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups veggie broth
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup corn (I used frozen)
  • avocado, tortilla chips for garnishing

Steps:

  1. Combine onion, garlic, and jalapeño in a pot on the stove with olive oil over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer until onions start to become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chili powder, beans, and veggie broth to the pot. Stir to coat, and continue to cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Blend half the batch in a blender, or use an immersion blender.
  4. Add lime juice and corn, stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with avocado and tortilla chips, and serve!
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CORN & FENNEL CHOWDER WITH CHIVE FENNEL OIL (VEGAN).

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anonymous asked:

do you have a list or suggestions of vegan food to make in a dorm room? (with only a microwave as a heating/cooking source)

Here are a few recipes and round ups that may be helpful:

If you have/are able to acquire a blender/food processor and fridge/freezer I suggest possibly doing so to make awesome smoothies, milkshakes and soups. You can make burritos, tacos, nachos, salads and more with or without a microwave. Check out Vegan Dorm Room Survival by One Green Planet, Staying Vegan In College by Vegan American Princess and How To Cook Vegan In A Dorm by Food Sense. Learn how to cook pasta in the microwave. Try out raw recipes. Check out this vegan grocery shopping list for a lot of choices that could be beneficial to you. If you’re able to, look out for Amys at the grocery store for microwavable mac and cheese, enchiladas, soups and more (double check to make sure you’re grabbing the vegan meals Amys provides as they do also provide just vegetarian meals; the ingredient list will specify at the beginning if the product is vegan or not). Also, look for Boca as they have chicken nuggets, burgers and more that you can microwave. There are more brands and products that are vegan listed above in some of the articles. Download apps to find vegan food in your area. I hope this helps some! I’ve never actually lived in a dorm/solely with only a microwave for cooking so if anyone else has any advice please feel welcome to comment on or reblog this!