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Cumin Spiced Cream Style Vegetable Soup

Cumin spiced veg soup done 3The weather has taken a turn for the worst in Melbourne today. We can’t complain though, we have had a warm, dry and still autumn so far, the crisp nights helping the deciduous trees to change to the most vivid hues I have seen in years. Right now it is raining, there is thunder rumbling overhead and our ever sensitive pooch is trembling snuggled into his master on the couch! I made a delicious soup for lunch, one of those bottom of the fridge concoctions, whipped up with the remains of last week’s vegetables. These quantities made about 2 ½ litres.

 Cumin Spiced Cream Style Vegetable Soup

1 medium zucchini roughly chopped

4 small carrots roughly chopped

Small wedge of Jap pumpkin (about 350g) peeled and roughly chopped

2 potatoes, scrubbed and roughly chopped

2 large sticks of celery, strings removed, roughly chopped

1 brown onion, peeled and chopped

3 cloves of garlic peeled

1 1/2 litres of stock or water and 1 organic vegetable stock cube (I use Swiss Nature brand)

250 mls milk (I use Bonsoy)

2 teaspoons ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped parsley.

Wash all the vegetables then roughly chop them. Put everything together into a saucepan, cover, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegies are soft, about 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and purée until smooth with a stick blender. Add the cumin and soy milk, and season to taste. Reheat gently before serving but do not allow to boil. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

2 comments on “Cumin Spiced Cream Style Vegetable Soup

  1. frugalfeeding
    April 23, 2012

    I absolutely adore cumin spiced soup – fantastic recipe.


    • Sandra
      April 23, 2012

      Thanks, it was a warming winner! Thanks for taking the time to read the post 🙂


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This entry was posted on April 23, 2012 by in Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , .
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