My first raw creation! I'm in a crazy coconut phase. So this is what I came up with tonight. It was smooth, creamy and tasty!
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (half an orange)
1 small clove garlic (the tiny one in the center of the bulb)
1 tsp curry (mild)
1 tsp nama shoyu
2 tbsp fresh basil
minced fresh ginger (to taste)
pinch of salt
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced mushrooms (baby bellas)
few flakes red pepper
Blend all ingredients together (except the topping). Add topping. Voilà! Let sit for a while so the tomatoes and mushrooms take on some of the soup's taste.
I thought of taking a picture, but... well, it got eaten before I could find the camera! Sorry! Next time I make it I'll try to remember (I'm a adventurer of the food kind -- rarely make the same recipe twice!--). Or if you try it and take a picture, feel free to put it on here.
Due to time constraints I used canned coconut milk, since I can't eat dates I used 1/2 tsp agave, for the ginger I measured out 1 tsp, and I was nervous about the curry so I used less - but next time I make it, I'm using the whole teaspoon!!!
Also, I took a picture, and as soon as I can figure out how to post it I will (gotta download it first, I'm still eating my soup!)
Oh, and since I had lots of green onions, I put some of that on as well. Chives would be great too - I'm always looking for some way to use my big pot of chives!
Even without the toppings, this soup is spectacular.
Oh, and I like measuring everything so I did:
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp ginger
I also didn't add extra salt as I figured the Nama Shoyu was salty enough, and I didn't use red pepper flakes as I don't have any. Next time, I'll leave out the mushrooms, though. It was OK, but I really prefered the tomatoes and green onions.
I'll edit this post in a bit when I get my picture downloaded & etc. - I'll plonk it right in this post. Might be a while though, I'm having techncial difficulties with my camera.
All righty, let's see if I can get the picture in here!
Oops, that didn't work, let me try something else ....
Last edited by Rowan : 10-06-2008 at 03:18 PM.
Reason: Edited to note technical difficulties & to add picture
Today is the coldest one we've had so far (1 degree! Brrrrr )
1 º BRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!
Carmi !!!!!! It's still warm here; got all my windows open! no heat, don't like heat; eek! and I posted in the corn chowder section I'm getting my last batch of tomatoes !!! they'r still hanging on the vines !!! going gone gonnnne into the corn gazpacho again!!!!