I used to not care about eating organic veggies. I assumed it didn't make much of a difference, besides why spend the extra money on organic veggies at Whole Foods when I could use that money to go shopping in SoHo? That is until I educated myself on the importance of eating clean, organic vegetables. Why put pesticides in my body? It kind of defeats the purpose of eating a vegetable. It's creepy buying genetically modified tomatoes that are covered in wax, bright red, and perfect looking. So how do I pay my Manhattan rent and buy organic? It's simple, I cut costs on other things such as new shoes and $16 dirty martinis at The Standard because those items don't always make me feel good in the long run. It's not as expensive as I thought it would be either. Save the $10 a day spent on a to-go salad on your lunch break and put it towards some clean produce that makes you feel good! Think of it as an investment in your health. I'm really not trying to preach here, I hate when people try to push their opinions on me, how annoying. However, I just really want to share how strongly I feel about it after spending the time researching it.
So, I present to you a delectable soup recipe that makes me feel good and energized when I eat it. It's random, it's vegan, it's a weird color, but I promise it tastes amazing. Plus, no cute, fuzzy animals were harmed in the making of this dish. Use whatever vegetables you have, my mom and I just happened to use what was already in the fridge. These pictures were taken with my I-Phone, one day I'll have a fancy camera and can take pretty pictures. It takes two blondes to figure out a good soup recipe. I still count as a blonde even though I'm now bald, right? Anyways, we need to name this soup! Any suggestions?
|Cucumbers & Celery. Note the cute panda bear salt and pepper shakers. They like to watch us cook.|
|Broccoli. So green, so pretty.|
|Chopped onion, celery, & cucumber. We peeled the skin off the cucumber.|
|Lightly steam the veggies. Don't overdo it, you don't want to kill your vegetables.|
|In a big separate pot add organic veggie broth, light coconut milk, and a can of red curry paste. Red curry rocks, I like a nice kick to my food. This explains my Sriracha sauce addiction.|
|Mmm, veg broth. Look, the pandas are still watching us cook. They have a good attention span, sitting on top of that stove all day they must learn a lot.|
|Coconut milk, also mmm.|
|A squeeze of lemon for some acidity.|
|Add the red curry paste. This makes the soup. So much flavor, your taste buds will thank you. Ignore my chipping manicure.|
|Add your lightly steamed veggies and simmer for about 15 minutes.|
|Voila! Dig in, it's delectable and there's not one unhealthy ingredient in this concoction so eat as much as you want of it! It's never satisfying eating something only to feel guilty ten minutes later.|