Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: April 4, 2018
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

This is a really, really nice soup, beautifully flavoured.

Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup

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Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 23, 2018
Yield: as needed
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

Quick to put together, especially if you use a blender or food processor to grate the carrots. Looks lovely too. Nuts and/or seeds add protein content as well as taste. The pineapple is a great addition.

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad
grated carrots
peanuts, chopped
raisins
sunflower seeds
crushed pineapple (optional)

peanut butter
mayonnaise

Mix carrots, peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds and pineapple in a bowl.
Make a dressing of equal parts mayonnaise and peanut butter.

Spanish Bean Soup

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: March 11, 2018
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 2-3 hours (or longer in a slow cooker)

Prior preparation needed:
Soak dried beans overnight

The contributor notes that her uncle came on this recipe in a Cuban section of Tampa, Florida nearly 40 years ago and it has been a family favourite ever since.

Spanish Bean Soup

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Mild Vegetable and Meat Combo

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: January 25, 2018
Yield: 8-10 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

I think I spent twice as much time chopping and slicing the vegetables as I did on cooking this dish. The actual time at the stove is about 20 minutes and you need to have all your ingredients on hand for quick work. For me, it was also an unusual process. But the finished dish is well worth the making of it.

Mild Vegetable Meat Combo

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Basic Vegetable Stock

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 26, 2014
Yield: 8-10 cups
Time needed: 3 hours

This is a lovely vegetarian stock, very simple to make.  After the initial sautéing, just allow to simmer, then strain.  The stock can be used as a base for sauces and soups or for cooking grains.  It is also good as a light first course with bread.

Basic Vegetable Stock

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Indian Style Green Beans

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date November 28, 2017
Yield:5 servings
Time needed: approx. 25 minutes

This dish is a treat for the eyes, and a good side dish, though it could use some enhancement in the seasoning. On its own, it does not seem particularly “Indian” though it would certainly fit into an Indian-themed meal. And will grace almost any meal. Definitely worth trying, with perhaps more than the tiny hint of ginger suggested.

Indian Style Green Beans

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Tagine of Moroccan Vegetables with Couscous

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: July 25, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

This is a delicious and quite an impressive dinner fit for company.
In spite of the long ingredient list, it is fairly simple to make.

Tagine of Moroccan Vegetables with Couscous

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Potato Soup

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: May 24, 2012
Yield: 3-4 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

I love potato soup and this is one of the best recipes for potato soup I have come across. It can also be made in infinite variations with the addition of ham, cheese, ground meat, dumplings, or corn or whatever takes your fancy. I needed to use up some cauliflower so that is what I added today.

You might like to compare this recipe with Old Fashioned Potato Soup from Diet for a Small Planet.

Potato Soup
2 Tbsp. butter
½ cup (125 mL) chopped onion
3 cups (750 mL) diced potato
2 cups (500 mL) water or vegetable broth
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ cup (60 mL) celery with leaves, chopped
½ cup (125 mL) carrots, diced or shredded
1/8 to ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, dried marjoram, celery salt, dried dill weed, or paprika
2 cups (500 mL) milk
2 Tbsp. flour
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Chop, dice or shred the vegetables as indicated.
Melt butter in a large saucepan.
Add onion and sauté until translucent
Add vegetables, water (or broth) and seasonings.
Cover and cook until vegetables are tender—about 15 minutes.

(If you would like a creamy soup, take some of the cooked vegetables and pureé them. Then return to saucepan and continue.)

Mix a bit of milk into flour to make a smooth paste.

Continue adding the rest of the milk to the flour, keeping the mix smooth.
Add milk/flour mix to soup and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley

The second picture above shows the “Cheeseburger Variation”. To make this delight add 1/2 lb/250g browned ground meat and 1 cup/250ml shredded cheese to the basic soup. Just before serving stir in 1/4 cup/60 ml plain yogurt. In summertime add a garnish of finely shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.