Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sweet Walnut

2 cups raw walnuts
3 TBS Arorio rice
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 15oz can light coconut milk

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet, and toast 15 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool. 

2. Cook Rice in 1 cup of boiling water. Drain. Puree rice, walnuts, and 4 cups in blender until smooth. 

Transfer to saucepan, stirl in sugar and salt, and bring to a simmer. 

Stir in coconut milk. 

Yin-Yang with Chocolate Soup.

Vegetable Peanut Soup

2 TBS Oil
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp chili pepper
2 red peppers, finely chopped
2 large carrots 
1 large potato
3 celery sticks, finely chopped
4 cups of vegetable stock
6 TBS of Crunchy peanut butter
1 cup of corn
salt and pepper

top with Panuts

1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion and garlic to about 3 minutes. Add the chili powder and cook for another minute. 

2. Add the red pepper, carrots, potatoes and celery. 

3. Add the vegetable stock, followed by the peanut butter and corn. Stir until combined.

4. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until all the vegetables are tender. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

Tuscan Bean

3 TBS Olive Oil
2 Onions
2 Carrots
4 Garlic Cloves
2 Celery Sticks
1 Fennel Bulb
2 Zucchini
28oz Chopped Tomatoes
4 TBS Pesto
3 3/4 cup of Vegetable Stock
14 oz Navy Beans Rinsed and Drained
Salt and Pepper

1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onions, carrots, crushed garlic, celery and fennel and fry for 10 minute. Add Zucchini and stir for 2 minutes.

2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, pesto, stock, and bean and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes, until the vegetables are completely tender. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Top with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Mulligatawny Soup II


  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter), or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander seed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 pods cardamom, bruised
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh curry
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup Masoor dhal (red lentils), rinsed, drained
  • 8 cups broth
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat ghee or vegetable oil in large pan (use low heat); cook onion, garlic, ginger, chilies, spices and curry leaves, stirring, until onion is browned lightly and mixture is fragrant. Do not over brown the onion or else it will give the soup a burnt taste.
  2. Add carrot, apple, potato, dhal, and stock to pan; simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Discard cardamom pods and curry leaves.
  3. Blend or process soup mixture, in batches, until pureed; return to pan. Add tamarind, lemon juice, coconut milk and fresh coriander leaves; stir until heated through.

Thai Cashew and Coconut Soup top with Cilantro, Scallions, Cashews, and Coconut milk

2- tablespoons sunflower oil
2- red onions finely chopped
1- birds eye chili pepper- seeded and finely sliced
2-garlic cloves -chopped
1- 1inch lemon grass outer layers removed and inside finely sliced
1-cup of red lentils, rinsed
1- teaspoon ground coriander
1- teaspoon paprika
2/3- cups coconut milk
3 3/4 - cups water
juice of 1/2 lime
1 cup of cashews
3- spring onions or scallions- chopped
1- cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions, chili, garlic and lemon grass
2. cook for 5 minutes or until the onions have softened but not browned stirring occasionally......
3. add the lentils and spices
4. pour the coconut milk and 3 3/4 cups water and stir
5. bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for 40 to 45 minutes until the lentils are soft
6. Add 1 cup of cashews
7. pour the lime juice and add the spring onions and cilantro...and reserve some for garnish to each bowl before serving
8. season as needed with salt and pepper and serve