Vegan Pan Asian Mushroom Soup

This soup is all about the broth. Layers of flavor come together to create a complex broth in a relatively short amount of time.

It has a strong chinese influence, but it draws from various cultures.

It's great on its own and delicious over rice too. All the flavor is in that deep, dark, unctuous broth.

1 pint mushrooms, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
3/4 cup diced carrots
1 poblano pepper, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1 serrano pepper, minced
1 cup chopped kale
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 can black beans, rinsed

4 cups water
3 tbls olive oil
1 tbl horseradish, the one with just vinegar, no mayo
1 tbl soy sauce
2 tsps chinese mustard
2 tsps dill
2 tsps crushed pepper flakes
2 tsps celery seed
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp paprika
3 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper

In a large stock pot cook down your mushrooms with 1 tsp salt. I used cremini mushrooms, but it's dealer's choice. When they start to take on a little color add olive oil. Give it a stir the add th…

Hot Sweet Salad

Here's a fun take on a classic salad that's packed with way more nutrients. We'll replace ordinary lettuce with some crispy cabbage. When it's in season it is quite cheap. Ah, but the real magic of this recipe is in the salad dressing. You've never had a dressing quite like this one. Sweet, spicy and rich, it turns a random batch of veggies into something desirable.

Salad Ingredients
1/4 cup shredded white cabbage
1/4 cup shredded red cabbage
1 meidum red onion diced
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1 red bell pepper matchsticked
1 cucumber thinly sliced
1/2 can sliced black olives
1/3 cup roasted almonds
3 cloves roasted garlic minced

Combine all ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Lightly toss to combine. Set aside in the fridge.

Dressing Ingredients
1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing
2 tbls roasted garlic hummus
2 tbls hot sauce
zest and juice form one lemon

Whisk together all ingredients. Let sit at least 1 hour in the fridge. Pour over salad mix. Toss to distribute over the salad. Serve immediately

Top with rinsed black beans or wasabi edamame.

Garnish with shredded pepper jack.

It's vegan if you leave off the cheese or use vegan cheese.