Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ginger Peanut Soup and Coconut Bread

Another day, another batch of bad food porn. *Sigh* I will get around to reading my camera manual....I will get around to reading my camera manual...

I bought a really big head of cauliflower last week. I used about half of it in the 2nd Avenue Vegetable Korma, but I still had a good amount left over. I decided to put it to good use and make a special dinner my hubby really enjoys - Ginger Peanut Soup from How It All Vegan! and Luscious Coconut Bread from VegWeb. I know I've said it before, but I still feel the need to apologize for the bad pictures!

The soup is dynamite - it's really so, so easy to make, and it has a ton of good-for-you stuff in it, like broccoli, cauliflower, ginger, onion, garlic, tomatoes, and peanut butter. Sometimes I'll also add some chickpeas or tofu to the pot, but this was just the regular, straight-up version. I love to top our soups with some shredded coconut and chopped peanuts. It just adds that little somethin' somethin.'

The soup was murderously hot and we were starving, so I put some frozen spinach at the bottom of our bowls and added the hot soup on top. This is one of my favorite tricks - you cool your soup down AND add some more veggies! I do this with my son's hot foods all the time, usually with frozen peas :)

Of course, no soup is complete without a great bread alongside. The Luscious Coconut Bread is, indeed, luscious! It's sweet and moist and utterly delicious.

Soup and bread is one of our favorite combinations in the fall and winter, so you'll be seeing lots more over the coming months!


auntie said...

WOW!! just read your blog, awesome, made me hungry, actually hannah found ur blog and showed me!!

Bethany said...

HI AUNTIE AND HANNAH!!! I'm so glad to see you gals! :) Take a look around, tell me what looks good, and then come over for dinner soon..I'd love to cook for you! xoxo