Outside my front door today
Of the rain?
no, not me
love the rainy season
when everything is lush
sick with stuffy nose and aches and pains
so I made me some Chickpea & Zoodle* Soup
a.k.a a hug in a mug
and even though I couldn’t taste it I’m sure it was good
like a hug in a mug should..
…. I’m a poet
and I didn’t even know it..
Cooked chickpeas I used 1 can no salt added
Zucchini, zoodled, but not long zoodles, short zoodles.
Vegetable broth, I used a good pinch of vegezest and 500mml boiling water (because my mug is that big).
Frozen spinach or other leafy veg or vegetable scraps as much as you like.
Nuts, I used a handful of cashews, unsalted of course about an ounce.
Aromatics any kind/qty (doesn’t really matter when you can’t taste it) I used some dried herbs.
Lemon (or lime), the juice only, I used a half a lemon.
Zoodle or julienne the zucchini with your spiralizer or julienne cutter or even with a knife. Save the the core for the soup base. Bung 3/4 of the can of chickpeas plus the spinach and any extra veggies (I used the zucchini core and yellow bell pepper and onion) into the pan with the vegetable stock. This will be the soup base, add in aromatics e.g garlic, herbs, spices and simmer so the flavors can mingle. Pour into blenda and add the nuts. Blend. Return to the pan and add the rest of the chickpeas and extra green leafy veg because you need all the nutrients you can get and simmer a bit longer. Add the zoodles and simmer until softened, it doesn’t take long. Squeeze over the lemon juice, pour into a ginormous mug and drink.
* shamelessly “borrowed” name for zucchini noodles from another member of Dr Fuhrman’s member center
Can you tell I’ve got a fever…
Big hug in a mug
Normal posting shall resume soon
love Ria xx