Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Soups

Since my bike accident, I've barely been cooking. I've been able to eat out more. My injuries were worse than I first thought - a sprain and possible hairline fracture in my arm bone - no wonder it hurts all the time! I am so glad that Bone Up now makes a vegan formula, too bad they haven't changed their name.

To comfort myself from the pain, the lack of riding my bike, the pain of paying for the bus and
the recent Portland Fall weather - I've been making soups. Soups are dishes that rarely require recipes. They are usually just lots of ingredients thrown together to make a delicious food I can spoon out of a bowl with one hand.

Black eyed Peas and Greens:
This was nice and smoky soup with the inclusion of liquid smoke. The caramelized onions helped make a great broth along with some blended roasted eggplant. I added a few ripped up pieces of field roast slices. Very filling.

Vegetable Soup:
Lots of zucchini, onions, garlic, carrots, cubes of eggplant and chickpeas.

Hearty Breakfast Mush:
Blended steel cut oats, cream of wheat, cashew milk and flax seed. All topped with a spoonful of peanut butter, brown sugar and dried blueberries.


Fall Cake:
My friend Joe just got back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and he needs fattening up so I made a cake. One layer is chocolate chai and the other is a vanilla nut spice layer. In between in a sweet cashew fluff layer and topped with two layers of chocolate ganache.

14 comments:

erica said...

That cake looks SICK! (I mean that in a good way).

Totally soup weather, hope your arms heals quick!

Courtney said...

I am so sorry to hear about your arm! I hope you feel better soon.

That cake looks amazing! I hope you got to eat some along with your friend!

Courtney

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh I can't wait till soup making season arrives in Texas!! Those look yummy. I love how you can just toss anything you have laying around in a soup. Perfect for cleaning out the fridge.

I must go for a hike now around my neighborhood so I can earn me a piece of that cake :-)

Johanna3 said...

wishing you to heals soon!

the food looks great!

VeggieGirl said...

oh no, Webly!! I wish you a full, speedy recovery!!

ooh your soups, Hearty Breakfast Mush, and ESPECIALLY that cake (wow!) look divine.

Emilie said...

that cake sounds delicious! happy continued healing with comforting soups!

Judy said...

Your breakfast 'mush' looks a lot like some of the concoctions I have come up with - all tasty, of course.

And what a beautiful cake...

Brooke said...

That cake is amazing looking. No, really. Amazing!

Kris said...

That cake... oh god. It's too much to handle.

I hear you on the soup, this weather lately has me in total soup mode!

Hope you feel better soon!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I'm sorry about your accident!
The soups sound awesome, I've only made a basic lentil soup so far. That cake looks amazinggggg.

bazu said...

Ouch, I hope you continue to heal, Webly! Those soups and that cake all look awesome.

Webly said...

Vegan noodle - does soup weather ever arrive in Texas?!

Thanks everyone!

Kati said...

The soups sure look good, but that cake...oh my! So much drippy gooeyness...

Hope your injuries heal up quickly!

Kittee said...

hi weebles,
i just found out about your bike wreck, i hope you're hanging in there!

xo
kittee