Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yoga Soup

I simply adore VegWeb and their awesome Facebook page which is updated with recipe highlights several times a week. Often times, when I'm stuck for a recipe, I jump right to the VegWeb Facebook page and check out their latest highlights. The one that most recently caught my attention was a recipe posting for Yoga Soup by VegWeb member "mishkalee." Just look at the recipe's comments section and it's quickly apparent that it's a favorite among many.

I made the soup on Friday night because my fiance teaches a night adult photography course and doesn't get home until 9:30 and I was tired and not feeling great and just wanted something quick and fairly easy. I made a few adjustments to the recipe, adding chopped crimini mushrooms, green onion, collard greens, broccoli, and sesame seeds, and excluding lime juice. I also used our homemade veggie stock rather than a veg bullion. The soup was ridiculously easy to make - I mean, just throw all the stuff in a pot and cook - and it tasted delicious, more like something I'd spent at least an hour on.

Although I don't actually know the nutritional facts for this soup, I think it must be low in fat and in calories. The only thing that bumps up the calories/fat is the veggie potstickers. The potstickers certainly aren't required, but they did add some nice flavor and texture to the soup. I threw 6 into the pot and each of us had 2 in our bowls, but really it didn't add that much. I think this soup will become our go-to recipe for those nights when we're just too tired to think about cooking or we're in a rush. And the great thing is, you can keep playing with it every time you make it by making subtle changes to create new flavors.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! This is my recipe and I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Or at least you did 3 year ago :) I still eat variations of the soup on a weekly basis. If you can get your hands on some Korean rice cakes, they make a great substitute for the potstickers.