Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mixed veggie soup

Step 1
Boil the following for 30 minutes.(close the pot while it boils)
- 2 large tomatoes 
- handful of kale
- 1 onion
- 2 pods of garlic
- a piece of ginger
- couple of handfuls of baby carrots
- 6 tbl spoons of boiled whole barley
- dash of thyme
- dash of oregano
- 2 green chillis
- 10 black peppers whole seeds
- 1 tea spoon phenugreek seeds
- 1 tea spoon coriander seeds
- 1/2 teas spoon Ajwain seeds

- Keep the Vitamix ready
- Carefully take out the boiled veggies (avoid putting the hot water into the Vitamix) and put it into the Vitamix jar
- On the lowest variable setting , start the blender. slowly increase the speed to about 1/2 of maximum
- The idea is u dont want to create smooth texture. Thats like gerber food. I like my soups a little chunky so that I can bite into the little pieces of veggies

Step 3
Pour the blended soup into the hot water left from boiling the soup.
Avoid adding salt to the entire contents. Not everyone likes their soup salty

- Dim the lights
- Light the candle
- get out some real nice china ware
- Soup tastes most horrible in throwaway paper bowls
- Surprise your spouse/partner/friend
( Let them add salt if they like)