Wednesday, 2 October 2013

SPINACH SOUP / +VEGAN VERSION (OCTOBER MENU)


WIKI NOTE: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green flowering plant native to central and western Asia.Its leaves are a common edible vegetable consumed either fresh, or after storage using preservation techniques by canning, freezing, or dehydration. The English word "spinach" dates to the late 14th century from espinache (French, épinard) of uncertain origin.
The comics and cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man has been portrayed since 1931 as having a strong affinity for spinach, particularly the canned variety. He becomes physically stronger after consuming it. However, spinach contains iron absorption-inhibiting substances, including high levels of oxalate, which can bind to the iron to form ferrous oxalate and render much of the iron in spinach unusable by the body.

SPINACH SOUP 

YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
1 package of frozen spinach
100g potatoes
40g leek (white part)
50g carrots
A generous splash (about 50ml) of extra virgin olive oil or olive oil, to taste
A generous splash (about 50ml) of milk (optional) /*soy milk
Salt, to taste
White pepper, to taste
Nutmeg (optional)
Water (to boil)
2 whole eggs /*sliced tofu, to fried

LET´S COOK!
1. Wash the vegetables well. Peel potatoes and carrots. Cut potatoes into big pieces. Chop onion, carrots and leek.
2. Defrost frozen spinach. Squeeze out any liquid before using it.
3. Heat the olive oil in the pot. Saute the onion and the leek until transparent.
4. Add carrots and potatoes into the pot. Stir several minutes with the rest of the ingredients.
5. Cover with water (the water has to exceed a couple of fingers the ingredients) and cook the vegetables for approx. 20 minutes. When the veggies are tender, turn off the stove and remove the pot from heat.
6. Add the spinach and the milk. Mix everything with the blender until it is the consistency of a soup. Then simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the white pepper, nutmeg and salt, to taste.
NOTE: If the texture of the soup is too liquid, add a few tablespoons of cornstarch (corn flour refined).
7. Serve the soup warm.


  • LET'S MAKE THE OMELETTE FLOWER!
How to make an omelette flower: omelette cubes (petals), omelette cube or circle (flower center).

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