Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 54: Cozy Spinach Soup

    Today I made this simple spinach soup recipe from the book “Living among Meat Eaters” by Carol J. Adams that I talked about on day 44. This great dish had a very cozy winter feel to it will the thick rich soymilk sauce, with nutty taste of nutmeg and cloves. This is definitely a dish one should try during the winter around the holidays. While the dish was warm and delicious, I am not much of a spinach fan so next time I am going to try substituting the spinach with broccoli and see what happens.

Cozy Spinach Soup:

3 cups plain soy milk
1 bunch spinach (when chopped, drained, and chopped, it will be 1 ½ cups)
2 tablespoons vegan margarine
2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
1 small onion
6 to 10 whole cloves
½ teaspoon salt
Dash of nutmeg

    Step 1: Warm soy milk in a sauce pan for a few minutes.

    Step 2: In a separate pan melt the margarine and add flour; heat, stirring a minute or two to cook the flour. (Don’t let brown)

    Step 3: Add the warm soy milk and stir with attention until mixture comes almost to a boil and begins to thicken. (Don't let boil)

    Step 4: Peel and trim onion. Stick the cloves into the onion and submerge in the sauce. Add salt and nutmeg. Simmer on the lowest heat for half an hour, stirring every once and a while. Then remove and discard the onion and cloves.

    Step 5: Warm up the frozen spinach. Blend the spinach in a blender with about 1 cup of the sauce. Then mix in with the rest of the sauce.

(Serves 3)

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