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Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby temom on Fri May 06, 2011 11:14 am

My best buddy has the crud that is going around. I'd make chicken soup for her, but she is a vegetarian. So I need a recipe for something soothing that will make her feel better. Any ideas?
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby lendube on Fri May 06, 2011 11:30 am

How about a vegetable soup using vegetable boullion? Flavor it up with herbs and spices, spicey tomato chunks, noodles, etc. Mmmm, sounds good to me.
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby kaitlinnegan on Fri May 06, 2011 2:59 pm

Lennie's idea is a good one. You can add some beans to make it more filling. I also have a really good recipe for lentil soup - I'll post it when I get home.
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby kaitlinnegan on Fri May 06, 2011 10:10 pm

Lentil Soup

1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
1 carrot, diced - I usually add more celery and carrots as long as I have some.
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons vegetarian soup base -- for example, Vegetable Better than Bouillon, or you can use vegetarian bouillon cubes instead if you can find them, just check the ingredients carefully
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 1/2 pounds lentils (I use brown lentils, but any variety would do)
1 gallon water
1 tablespoon salt (adjust to taste at the end)
1 tablespoon black pepper

Saute the carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in the oil until softened. Then add all of the other ingredients and simmer for about 1 hour or until the lentils are softened, stirring occasionally.

This soup makes great leftovers, and freezes and reheats well.
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby temom on Sat May 07, 2011 7:33 am

Thank you Kaitlinnegan and Lennie!
That soup sounds so yummy! I'll let you know how it goes!
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Sat May 07, 2011 10:12 am

I was going to suggest adding a little olive oil to any vegetarian soup. This makes for a richer flavor and of course the more herbs the better..
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby temom on Mon May 09, 2011 3:04 pm

I made it on Saturday. I split it between my bud and my family, so we fed 8 people between the 2 families, and I had leftovers. It was rather yummy, I must say! :D :applause:
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby kaitlinnegan on Mon May 09, 2011 6:59 pm

Yay! I'm glad you liked it! I forgot to mention that it's really good over rice (we like basmati rice).
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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby DorothyL on Tue May 10, 2011 6:14 am

I made lentil soup on Saturday. I love it. I like lentils and rice with cinnamon a lot. I thought about doing the soup with cinnamon but went with dill instead. Sometimes I like it kind of woodsy with thyme or rosemary.
Lentils are very versatile.

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Re: Ideas for a Soothing Vegie Dish

New postby Magot on Tue May 10, 2011 9:39 am

Wow that soup looks good Kaitlin, and what a volume!!
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