vegetarian pot

Sweet Coconut Butternut Crockpot Soup

Great for summer when vegetables are plenty but you don’t want to heat up your kitchen.


  • 3 cups butternut squash, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped sweet potato (about 1 large sized potato)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (optional chicken broth)
  • ¼ cup margarine or butter
  • 2 cups coconut milk (optional milk of choice)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 TBL shredded coconut


  1. Place squash, sweet potato, onion, 1 cup of broth and margarine/butter in a slow cooker, and cook on high for about 4 hours.
  2. Using an immersion blender, or scooping your squash into a regular blender, puree until smooth. 
  3. Return to crockpot and add remaining broth, milk, cumin, and coconut.  Cook for about 30 more minutes, or until soup is heated through. 
  4. Sprinkle with extra coconut for garnishing.
  5. Preserving tip: while you have the knife and peeler, finish peeling and chopping the entire squash.  Arrange in a freezer safe bag and freeze for easy soup during the winter.

adapted from

The Signs As Things I've Eaten This Year
  • Aries: a rock
Taurus: an unpeeled orange
Gemini: two unpeeled lemon slices (at once)
Cancer: i downed a cup of salsa like a shot
Leo: cat food
Virgo: i got a scratch and licked it. yum
Libra: a crayon
Scorpio: i licked an eight ball before realising i would probably die if i ate it but it still counts
Sagittarius: milk (mmMMMMMMMMmmmm)
Capricorn: a few paper towels
Aquarius: pineapple on pizza (ITS GOOD FUCK OFF!!)
Pisces: vegetarian chicken pot pie

Today I made nabe!!! Not any particular style, just what appealed to me in a vegetarian way! And now that I think about it it was actually vegan! As you can see we put shirataki, tofu, leek, aburaage, carrots and konnyaku! We made the broth with water, Kombu, dried shiitake, vegan broth, sake and sugar but I think with soy sauce it would have been even better!


Redwall Deeper’n’Ever Turnip’n’Tater Beetroot Pie with Tomato Chutney

K gagged when we got this request (she’s not a big turnip or beet fan), so it fell to my plate to make this pie! I ended up with something that any mole would be proud to serve and K ended up going back for seconds! The chicken in this recipe is completely optional and it can easily be substituted for a bit more veg to fill in the gaps if you aren’t a meat-eater. 

Recipe under the cut!

- MJ & K

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