Red curry with cauliflower, beans, carrots, and celery

Served with a side of kale.

For the curry: blend until smooth–2 shallots, 3 garlic cloves, 1 kafir lime leaf, 2 TBL lemon juice, 2 TBL dark soy sauce, 1 TBL vegan worchester sauce, 1 TBL ketchup, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 TBL galangal (or ginger), 1 tsp 5 spice powder, and 1/2 cup Thai chilis.

In a dutch oven, saute 2 chopped tomatoes with 2 chilis until tomatoes are very soft. Add curry paste, 2 cups of chopped cauliflower, 3 carrots, 3 celery stalks, and two cans of beans drained (kidney and white). Add can of light coconut milk and stir. Add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook on low for 30 minutes. Stir often.

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Carrot, Ginger, Pumpkin, White Bean Soup

1 onion, diced
5 carrots, sliced
1/2 can leftover pumpkin
2 fennel fronds (or celery)
1 tsp cumin
1.5-2 tbls grated (fresh) ginger
cayenne, salt and pepper
1 can white beans
3 tbls vegetarian chicken stock powder (or bouillon cubes)
water to cover (2-3 cups)

saute onion in olive oil until translucent. add ginger, carrots, fennel and spices. cook 2-3 minutes. add water to cover, bring to a boil and stir in stock or bouillon until dissolved. add in beans and stir. cover and reduce heat to simmer. cook about 30 minutes, or until carrots are soft.

optional: you can puree the soup before adding the beans with your immersion blender!

original recipe here.

Mediterranean Tomato Chickpea and White Bean Soup

1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
1 can chickpeas
1 can white beans
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
2 small potatoes
4 jalapenos and juice
4 garlic cloves
2 tsp. parsley
1 tbl. cumin
1 tbl. Hungarian paprika
1 tbl. oregano
1 tbl. cayenne
1 tbl. red curry powder
1 bay leaf
1 tbl. tahini
1 tbl. tamari
dash of sherry
olive oil
pepper
water

In a large stock pot, saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add in spices, along with chopped potatoes, carrots and celery. Add sherry (to taste) and jalapenos. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add in canned tomatoes and beans. Stir well to prevent stickage. You may want to add between 1/2 cup and 1 cup of water to cover all the ingredients (and depending on how soupy you enjoy your soup.)

Bring to a boil, then cover loosely and reduce heat to simmer for at least 30 minutes.

We served this with a scoop of rice and grated Mustard Seed Cheese.

Portabella Mushrooms Stuffed With White Bean and Spinach Hummus

4 portabella mushrooms
1 can white beans, drained
1 cup frozen chopped spinach
1/2 tbs lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
pepper, oregano, rosemary, parsley to taste
red wine vinegar
olive oil

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine beans, lemon juice, spinach, garlic and herbs in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Place mushrooms on a baking sheet with a little bit of olive oil on the bottom. Spoon the filling on top of the mushrooms evenly. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until hummus is golden on top.
Serve with a delicious salad and homemade slausage.