Looking for different soup to try? Try my Roasted Red Pepper Soup! It's a tasty, healthy & quick to make. Watch me make it here.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients

  • 8-10 mini sweet red peppers or 3 standard size sweet red peppers, roasted
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil, butter, or vegan butter
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth or plain water
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt or omit
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp of sugar. Optional, only add if needed, after checking the seasoning about half way through cooking.

Instructions

  1. Heat grapeseed oil or butter in a medium sized pot.
  2. Cook onions & garlic on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until they are translucent. Stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chili pepper, salt, roasted peppers, bay leaf & thyme. Stirring for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the stock & bring to a boil. Then bring it down to a low simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the vinegar.
  6. Taste and adjust any seasonings. Add the sugar, if needed.
  7. Simmer for another few minutes.
  8. Cool slightly and puree until smooth. Or leave it a little chunky.
  9. Serve hot & Enjoy!

Notes

You can roast the peppers in the oven, on a gas range, the outside grill. Or make it easy on yourself and by them from the grocery store, already roasted. They are canned, in glass jars or in some deli sections.

This soup tastes even better the next day. If you are serving it to guests, make it the day before. Refrigerate it & heat through before serving.

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Some ingredients that I use, online: 

Mccormick Organic Bay Leaves Turkish, 5 Gram & Frontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Chili Peppers, Red Pepper Flakes Organic Pouch, French/English, 27-Gram & Frontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Peppercorns, Black Whole Pouch, French/English, 39-Gram & Everland Sea Salt, 1Kg

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Nadia

This is not only a delicious recipe for vegans but for those who are allergic to eggs. Or if you run out of eggs and the grocery store is closed. Flax seed is that magic ingredient that doesn't make your banana bread taste any different than the original. If you do make it, come back & let me know how it went. Watch me make my Healthier Vegan Banana Bread here.

Nadia's Banana Bread

8-10 Slices or 24 mini muffins

Nadia's Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 extra large ripe, mashed bananas or 3 small
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup oat bran or wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp flax seed gel

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F/176°C.
  2. Prepare the flax seed gel. Measure out the 2 tbsp & set it aside.
  3. Mash the bananas. Set them aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, measure the dry ingredients. Except the oatmeal. Mix well & set aside.
  5. Measure and mix the remaining ingredients, this includes the oatmeal.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mix. Fold the batter, just until mixed. A few streaks of flour are okay. If you overmix or beat the batter the final product may be rubbery in consistency.
  7. The mini muffins will take about 15 minutes to bake.
  8. If you use a small loaf pan it will take 30-40 minutes.
  9. If you use a standard size loaf pan (if you double the recipe) it will take 50-60 minutes. Oven times will vary.
  10. You can use the toothpick test, to check for doneness. If a wooden toothpick comes out clean, your banana bread is done.
  11. Let it cool in the pan for 4-5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire baking rack.

Notes

For extra fibre you can grind the flax seed before adding the hot water. Then adding the whole mixture to the batter.

You can use either oat bran or wheat germ or any other whole grain that you like.

If you use a more refined or processed oatmeal, you can skip soaking the oatmeal & just add it to the dry ingredients.

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How to make flax seed gel.

Some ingredients that I use, online: 

Yupik Organic Brown Flax Seeds, 1Kg & Only Oats Pure Whole Grain Rolled Oats, 1Kg & Only Oats Oat Bran, 1KgYupik Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, 1Kg & Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, 444 ml & Club House Nutmeg Ground, 43 Gram & Club House Organic Ground Cinnamon 40g

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Nadia