Heirloom tomato quinoa soup

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Here’s an easy and ¬†tasty one for you friends .

Whatcha gonna need

– 1 pint box of heirloom tomatoes ( the lil fruit/veggie stand sells them )

-6-8 cellery stocks

– 3 cloves of garlic

-1 zucchini

-1/2 cup of quinoa

-1 tablespoon of ginger powder or fresh ginger

– salt to taste

Easy peasy…..

add the tomatoes, celery, zucchini , garlic and ginger to 2 cups of water .

bring to a boil.

allow to chill ** the freezer helps to speed up the chillin’ process.**

Once chilled blend the soup with your trusty hand blender and blend that puppy to a nice smooth consistency.

Now we add the quinoa and bring the soup back up to a boil. This will cook the quinoa in with the soup. Make sure to keep an eye on it and stir as needed.

You may find you need to add a little more water…go for it! can’t hurt ; p

Once all the little quinoa grains have opened up … you’re ready to eat!!

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Miso Eggplant… what you so?

mmm mmmm mmmm

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Guess who got a new mandolin for christmas??

NOPE , no the instrument, a mandolin slicer. Vegans best friend ; p

OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

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I highly recommend this product! The V-blades are all self contained storage-wise on this puppy and it comes completely apart for easy cleaning : )

It props up on an angle for ease of use and the safety guard is quite large and…. well safe ; p Oh the things I shall slice …

Mooving on to the edible stuff

What you need.

2 “chinese ” eggplants AKA “long eggplant”

2 cloves of garlic

2 table spoon of miso paste

1 teaspoon of fresh chopped ginger

1/3 cup of water

2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1 splash of sesame oil

The process

Preheat the oven to 425

* wash and slice the eggplant as desired. I used my mandolin and julianed the eggplant using the french fry setting.

In a bowl, mix the miso paste,vinegar,sesame oil  and water until a saucy like consistency is achieved.

Dice and stir in the fresh garlic and ginger.

Pour and mix the miso sauce with the eggplants.

Place on a coconut oil greased baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes making sure to stir every 5 minutes. ( time may vary depending on oven)

Once they begin to brown remove from the oven and serve as a delicious side dish! *I paired mine with steamed rice and barley.

yummmers!

Enjoy!

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