Now that the cooler days are here I’ve found myself craving warm hearty foods. Yay for soups. Here’s some green goodness to warm you up from the inside-out.
What goes in:
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
300g spinach leaves
Half a celery
2 large heads of broccoli
3 turnips or parsnips
1 tablespoon of chicken-style stock powder
2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt to taste
1-2 cups of quinoa
How you do it:
Place the quinoa in a saucepan with water and cook until soft.
While the quinoa is cooking crush the garlic and chop the onion. In a separate saucepan heat the oil and fry the garlic and onion until the onion goes soft.
Chop all the veges and throw into the pan with the garlic and onion. .
Fill the pan with water. I always guess the amount of water but generally I will fill the pan until I see the water just poking out from the veges. The more water you add the thinner the soup will be so I suggest adding less initially because you can always add more later if the soup is too thick. Add the stock, spices and salt to taste.
Bring the water to boil and then allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Once cooked, blend the soup in the blender until smooth. Serve with the cooked quinoa.
Love Alana xx